The Russian ccTLD, .ru, has broken the 3 million mark in terms of domains registered. At time of writing there are over 3 million active domain registrations. While any milestone is impressive the fact that this comes after the Russian registry tightened controls on domain registrations renders this news particularly noteworthy. … [Read more...] about Russian ccTLD Breaks 3 Million Mark
Archives for September 2010
ICANN's 40th meeting will be held in San Francisco from 13-18 March 2011. Expect more details including the venue and more to be made public in the coming days and weeks ... … [Read more...] about ICANN 40 In San Francisco
The .no registry has very restrictive rules governing both who can register domain names and how many they can register. Only Norwegian companies can register .no domain names and they are limited to registering a maximum of 20 domain names. From November of this year there will another option - co.no. Sunrise opens on November 1st, with Go Live scheduled for February 22nd … [Read more...] about Co.no To Launch November 1st
Nominet, the UK domain registry, has been investigating how to handle the release of short domain names ie. 1 and 2 character domains. While a number of short names had been registered prior to the formation of Nominet there are still a large number that have not been assigned. Nominet has now announced the process for the assignment of the short names, as well as a full list … [Read more...] about Nominet To Release Short Names
According to an announcement on the Swedish domain registry's site one of their registrars, One.com AS, is being suspended for 30 days from September 14th 2010. The registry claims that One.com registered domain names using their clients' data without their knowledge:During the summer, One.com registered a large number of domain names without being asked to do so by … [Read more...] about One.com Suspended By Swedish Registry For 30 Days
ICANN announced last night that a new application form for potential registrars had been put live. The new application form reflects changes made to the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) in 2009, as well as making the terminology used more international. The previous version of the form was very US-centric in its wording and did not take into account a company's activity … [Read more...] about ICANN Updates Registrar Accreditation Application
According to an article in the Wall Street Journal the GoDaddy group might be up for sale. Godaddy's founder, Bob Parsons, had toyed with taking the company a couple of years ago, but in the end pulled away. … [Read more...] about Is Godaddy For Sale?