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May, 2010

  • 6 May

    First IDN domains launched

    After decades of an Internet ruled by the Latin alphabet, the first IDNs are now available after passing a stringent evaluation by ICANN. The three new extension are مصر for Egypt, السعودية for Saudi Arabia, and امارات for the UAE. These new domains will make the web more accessible to …

April, 2010

  • 14 April

    Register .BO domain

    If you’ve been pining to register a .bo ccTLD, now is a great time to do so as NIC Bolivia has cut the registration fee by 35%. The normal price without discount is around $40 USD. Unfortunately, the discount does not apply to third-level domains like .com.bo and .net.bo. NIC …

March, 2010

  • 12 March

    Rod Beckstrom draws criticism over DNS security comment

    While speaking at an ICANN international meeting in Nairobi this week, Rod Beckstrom criticized the security of DNS, saying it “can stop any time.” Furthermore, he went on to state: The domain name system is under attack today as it has never been before. I have personally consulted with over …

February, 2010

  • 24 February

    More restrictions placed on .cn registration

    China, which has seen rapid growth on its .cn domain, has made news lately for its attempts to cut down on illicit .cn websites. Recently, new rules were instituted requiring prospective domain owners to submit paper application. Now the People’s Republic has gone even further. Domain applicants will now be …

  • 19 February

    .Be hits 1 million registrations

    After ending last year with 978,000 registrations, Belgium’s .be ccTLD has finally reached 1 million registrations. Despite a sluggish economy, .be has experienced solid growth. Earlier this week, we reported that every year for the last six years it has broken the previous growth record. Jo Van Gorp, general manager …

  • 15 February

    Registration record for .be ccTLD broken for sixth year in a row

    For the sixth year in a row, the Belgian .be domain has broken the registration record set the previous year. Last year, 232,746 .be names were registered– a 4.4% increase from 2008. Given the huge popularity of ccTLDs lately, this news isn’t surprising at all. DNS BE, the operator of …

  • 3 February

    Domain sale revenue falls by 12.5%

    A recent report reveals that although $102 million worth of domain sales were reported last year, this revenue has dropped 12.5% from 2008, when $116.7 million worth of sales occurred. What does this mean for the domain industry? Keep in mind that this number only represents the gross revenue from …

January, 2010

  • 15 January

    .HT domain still operational after earthquake

    The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti earlier this week has killed 50,000 people and destroyed much of the capital. Currently, access to the nation is mainly limited to the few relief planes that can get in. Amid this tragedy there is at least some hope for Haiti, as its DNS …

  • 14 January

    Credit.fr sells for $851,875

    Topping all other domain sales this week is credit.fr, which has sold for €587,500 ($851,875 USD). It is the highest sale ever recorded on the .fr ccTLD. The previous domain to hold this spot, mutelle.com, sold for $116,221 in October of 2009. Other recent ccTLD sales include Südtirol.eu for $14,355 …

December, 2009

  • 16 December

    How many domain extensions are there?

    From generic domain extensions like .com and .aero to ccTLDs like .fr, there are a lot of domain extensions out there. Making things even more complicated, new ones are introduced every year. But just how many are there right now? According to ICANN, the answer is 280. Of these, 248 …

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