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.NL domain registration

The .nl registry, SIDN, will be introducing a new system designed to make .nl registrations simpler and faster. Dubbed DRS5, it will remove a great deal of the paperwork and hassle from the process. For example, it will no longer be necessary to sign a form when making changes to …

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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. …

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.Asia domain registration

.Asia is a regional TLD intended for Asia, Australia, and the Pacific region. Considering it only became available last year in 2008, is it an extension worth registering? First off, it’s important to note that the TLD can technically only be registered by Austro-Asians, but this restriction is easy to …

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UK police shut down 1200 .co.uk domains

The Metropolitan Police’s Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) announced today that it, in conjunction with the .uk registry, has shut down more than 1200 .co.uk domains. The domains in question were used by organised criminal networks for scamming. Many contained fake online stores where consumers could order designer goods for low …

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ClimateGate.com sells at auction

Those familiar with the Climategate scandal will recognize the value of climategate.com, which sold at auction right after the news broke for $10,099. Personally, I think the seller could have gotten a higher price had he waited a few days or even a week after the scandal broke. Looking at …

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Domain trademark

Domain appraisal site Valuate.com has a new feature this week: built-in trademark checking. The tool will now check any domain for trademarked company names. Given the number of people who register a trademark without realizing it and then run into legal problems down the road, I think the feature is …

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Bulk domain name registration

If you plan on buying a large number of names, bulk domain registration is a great way to save money. For orders as small as ten domains, registrars often offer discounts. In addition, some also offer special services to clients with large accounts. Typically, a registrar will offer a bulk …

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Domain name arbitration

Coca-Cola has won rockncoke.net in a domain name arbitration case at the WIPO. The beverage company claimed the domain was confusing similar to its trademark and used in bad faith. The panel responsible for the ruling also believes that the registrant intended to sell the name to Coca-Cola and turn …

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Renew domain name

After registering a domain name, it will be necessary to renew it at some point. Domains must be registered for a period of at least one year, but you can also buy one for up to ten years. Believe it or not, but many people lose their domains simply because …

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