PIR, the organisation behind .org (dotOrg), has released its first biannual domain report - The Dashboard. The report, which runs to 10 pages, goes into detail on the type of websites that opt for .org as their domain extension. Not surprisingly a lot of non-profit or non-commercial sites are using .org.What's also interesting to see, and will come as positive news to industry … [Read more...] about PIR Releases Domain Report
Doteco Bids Heat Up – Catfight Anyone?
The new TLD process is occupying a lot of people in the domain name industry at present.While some people are obviously very much against the entire concept of new TLDs, there are plenty of people and organisations who support the project.But what happens when you have more than one organisation vying for the same namespace?While the ICANN new TLD application process itself has … [Read more...] about Doteco Bids Heat Up – Catfight Anyone?
New Hosting and Domain Statistics Site Launched
John McCormac has been collecting and processing statistics on domain registrations and hosting for as long as I can remember. He is probably best known for Hackwatch and WhoisIreland, which produces monthly reports for the Irish hosting and domain industry.John's latest project has been in development for several months and offers an alternative to some of the existing domain … [Read more...] about New Hosting and Domain Statistics Site Launched
Domain Pricing – Is There A Ceiling?
The announcements by Verisign, PIR and Afilias of price increases in com,net,org and .info shouldn't really come as a surprise to anyone.However if the year on year price increases do leave an interesting question - is there an upper ceiling?Will the next price increase have a negative impact on some of the low cost registrars? (The last one didn't seem to have much … [Read more...] about Domain Pricing – Is There A Ceiling?
PIR Blog Now Live
The management team behind PIR (dotOrg) have a blog. Although there are only a couple of articles on there at present hopefully they'll be adding more content over the coming weeks and months. … [Read more...] about PIR Blog Now Live