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 with so many new TLDs to choose from there are going to be some that simply do not succeed. So … [Read more...] about Who Is Using Domains and How?
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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 dibs on the matching .uk domain. In fact … [Read more...] about .Uk Launches Tomorrow
Nominet, the UK domain registry, have announced a pilot of their new "cyber security" service aimed at small business. The new service which is being marketed under the moniker of "Nominet Cyber Assist". The service was first announced back in February. It's not clear if Nominet intend to charge for the service once the 3 month trial period ends. It's also not very … [Read more...] about Nominet Launch Pilot Of Security Service
It looks like there's a pattern emerging. Remember the 10 registrars that got breach notices last week? While some have "cured" the breach another one of the 10 has been sent a new breach in the last 24 hours. Cheapies.com was sent a new breach notice yesterday. You can download the letter here. This time round the issues are in relation to domain transfers and their … [Read more...] about Cheapies.com Gets Another Breach Notice From ICANN
Unless you're really fascinated by domain names and trademark law and disputes, domain name disputes aren't exactly an "exciting" topic. Afnic, the .fr registry, however, are trying to change that in their own little way. Earlier this morning they released an infographic that is packed with information, facts and figures about their new domain name dispute resolution … [Read more...] about Afnic Release Infographic On Domain Disputes