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Org.za and Net.za Migrating and Relaunching

ZACR will be taking over running both .org.za and .net.za as one of the final steps in the consolidation of the South African namespace. In an email sent out earlier today ZACR outlined the timelines for the transition and relaunch. From August 1 2014 ZACR will be the official registry operator and the namespaces should […]

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New Zealand To Get Shorter Domains In September

The New Zealand domain name registry will be launching domain registrations directly under .nz at the end of September. From 1pm on 30 September 2014 it will be possible to register .nz domains. In a similar fashion to how Nominet launched their .uk domains recently, existing holders of .co.nz domains will be given priority rights. […]

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IEDR Announce Longer Opening Hours

IEDR, who run the .ie ccTLD’s operations, have announced longer opening hours. In an email to registrars this morning the company announced that they would be extending their opening hours during weekdays, as well as introducing half days on Saturdays. Registration Services will operate from 8.00am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday (please note that the […]

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Who Is Using Domains and How?

So what happens to a domain after it is registered? Where does it end up? Who uses it? How do they use it? These aren’t trivial questions, as they provide very clear indicators of how an entire namespace is growing or dying .. If a a TLD isn’t used actively then it will die. And […]

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TLDCON To Be Held In Baku

The .ru domain registry is holding their annual conference for domain registries and registrars this year in Baku, Azerbaijan. This year’s conference has the catchier title of “TLDCON”. The event, which is free to attend, will take place on September 9-12 at the JW Marriott Hotel Absheron Baku The conference agenda covers a variety of topics […]

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DotEU By The Numbers

The guys over at EUrid released a nice graphic that gives a summary of key data related to .eu in 2013: At the recent ICANN meeting in London EUrid was firmly focussed on highlighting European businesses that actively use .eu for their websites.     Related articles EUrid Awarded .eu Contract For 5 Years (internetnews.me) […]

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.Us ccTLD Adopting URS From July 1 2014

Neustar, who run the backend registry operations for .us and others, announced yesterday that the .us ccTLD will be adopting the URS from July 1st 2014. The URS  is a shorter and cheaper method of lodging a domain name dispute than the UDRP. Of course it’s .us, so the terminology is a little different. In […]

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.Uk Launches Tomorrow

Domain name registrations directly under .uk launch tomorrow morning at 0800 London / Dublin time. Nominet, the .uk registry, have put in place a “grandfathering” system to decide who has the right to register a .uk domain name. Essentially if you have an existing .co.uk domain name registered before October 28th 2013 you get first […]

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Lesley Cowley To Step Down From Nominet

Nominet CEO Lesley Cowley is leaving the company. Ms Cowley, who has been with Nominet for more than 15 years will depart in July. Nominet hasn’t appointed her replacement yet. Here’s the release: Nominet is announcing the departure of Lesley Cowley OBE as CEO. The Nominet Board acknowledges the contribution Lesley has made to establish […]

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Norwegian ccTLD To Open Up To Private Individuals

Norid, the ccTLD registry of Norway, has announced that they will be changing their policies in order to allow private individuals to register .no domain names. The changes come after the registry conducted a public consultation earlier this year. The new policy will come into effect on June 17th 2014 at 10 am local time. […]

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