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.Org and .EU now configured with DNNSEC

The Public Interest Registry and EURid, operators of the .org and .eu domain names respectively, announced the deployment of DNNSEC on the two gTLDs this week at the 38th ICANN meeting. The domains are the largest yet to adopt the new standard, which will bring greater security to Internet users. As boring as it sounds, […]

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EU critical of American influence on Internet

In a recent meeting, the EU’s European Economic and Social Committee expressed concern about America’s dominant influence on the Internet. Thomas McDonogh, a member of the committee, stated, “A possible threat to internet security is that so many internet services are controlled from the States.” According to McDonogh, most of the Internet’s infrastructure, including financial […]

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Changes to .eu domains and use of symbols: domain registrations in "bad faith"

New criteria to reject abusive .eu domain registrations has been established by the European Court of Justice. According to reports, a clause for using special characters has been exploited, in particular by Austrian company Internetportal und Marketing GmbH. Using the “&” symbol, the company managed to register 33 generic trademarks before the three phase period […]

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.eu IDNs launch

Today is a big day for Europeans with the availability of .eu IDNs. Interestingly, so far most of the names registered are German. Here is a list of the first ten IDNs registered. All of them are in German and contain umlauts. 1. ärzte.eu (doctors) 2. börse.eu (stock exchange) 3. flüge.eu (flights) 4. bücher.eu (books) […]

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Preregistration for .eu IDNs now open

Those itching to get their hands on a non-Latin character domain will be happy to know that .eu registrars are now accepting preorders for IDNs. The names cost the same as a normal .eu and are available on a first come, first serve basis. IDN registration will go live on December 10. There will be […]

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Exterminator.com sells for $600,000

An unreported deal up until now, Exterminator.com sold in a private sale for £369,871, or $600,000 USD. The buyer remains unknown. Country-code domains have been doing very well as of late. Antivirus.es sold for $63,325 in a private sale, while Blackjack.eu reached $45,000 in an online auction. Most interestingly, patiofurniture.net, which was originally bought in […]

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More domain extensions to be IDN-ready

Yesterday, Bulgeria made news when it announced the availability of its .bg extension in Cyrillic. Now, two more extensions are stepping up to the IDN plate: .eu and Russia’s .rf. Because .eu is a TLD intended for all of Europe, plans are in place to support alphabets for 23 different languages starting December 10. This […]

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More details about Christian.com sale emerge, .eu registry grows

More details about the sale of Christian.com have emerged. The buyer is Boris Kreiman, the same person who bought Call.com for £675,364 ($1.1 million USD). He plans on using the name for a Christian social networking and general information site. Kreiman has also acquired several other names as of late, but is keeping the details […]

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.eu domains to be available in Cyrillic and Greek

In an effort to encourage greater adoption of the .eu top-level domain (TLD), the European Commission will start allowing non-latin characters to be used in domain registration. In the past, only “a to z” and “0 to 9″ characters were allowed. European states that will benefit greatly from this move include Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Czech […]

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PIR advocates to keep registries and registrars separate

The Public Interest Registry (PIR), the non-profit organization responsible for the management of .ORG top-level domains (TLD), is raising its voice to advocate registry-registrar separation. The organization is concerned that ICANN is moving toward removing restrictions that prevent a registry, responsible for maintaining the infrastructure and management of a Top-level domain, from simultaneously owning registrars, […]

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