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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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Domain Registry Of America Suspended By ICANN

ICANN has suspended Domain Registry of America aka Brandon Gray Internet Services aka NameJuice. The registrar is forbidden from registering any new domain names or accepting any inbound transfers until 17 October 2014. The announcement was posted on the ICANN website earlier this evening and will probably be welcomed in many circles. What happened exactly? […]

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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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Dreamhost Hit With ICANN Breach Notice

Dreamhost is one of the larger webhosting providers out there. The Los Angeles based company was founded back in 1996 and offers Linux hosting exclusively ie. no Microsoft software. According to HosterStats they currently host around 1.3 million domain names. Earlier this week the company was hit with a breach notice by ICANN’s compliance team. […]

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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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DotPress Pioneer Program Launches

One of the other uncontested strings that Radix applied for is .press. Personally I think this could be quite an attractive extension, though I’m not sure how “big” it will be in terms of volumes. As a blogger and someone who is fascinated by the media I really think that a .press domain name could […]

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DotHost Launch Pioneer Program

Radix, who have applied for several domain extensions, announced today the launch of the .host pioneer program. The .host domain is pretty self-explanatory and is aimed at companies operating in the hosting sector. They’ve been doing quite a bit of targeted marketing over the last year with them exhibiting at industry events worldwide such as […]

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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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XYZ’s Launch Day Video

A LOT of the domain name bloggers have been talking about the launch of .xyz over the last few days. Prior to the launch Daniel Negari posted an article on his blog, which of course uses a .xyz domain, and was very optimistic about how the TLD would fare. I don’t know Daniel Negari personally, […]

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Commonwealth DNS Forum at #ICANN50 Venue

If you’re heading to London for the ICANN meeting at the end of the month you might consider going over a couple of days early for the Commonwealth DNS Forum. The event is being organised by The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), ICANN and Nominet. If you come from a Commonwealth country then the event is free, otherwise […]

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