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November, 2009

  • 5 November

    Singapore to introduce Chinese IDNs

    The Singapore Network Information Centre (SGNIC), operator of the .sg ccTLD, has announced the availability of Chinese-character domains starting November 23. Unfortunately, only government applications for the new names will be accepted at that time. The .sg registry will use the following schedule for IDN adoption: Phase 1: Government Applications …

  • 4 November

    Report: 77% of UK residents prefer .uk over .com

    A report released this week by Nominet, the operator of the .uk ccTLD, shows that Britons hold a strong liking for their .uk extension. According to the study, 77% prefer it over .com. So far this year, .uk has grown 10.7%. Though this is the same as the average growth …

  • 3 November

    PokerBonus.com sells for $85,000

    The slow sales trend of last week seems to be continuing on into this week. Topping all other recent sales is PokerBonus.com, which just sold at auction for £51,851. A number of ccTLDs have also sold as of late: blackcard.es- €9,000 europalace.eu- €7,000 direkt-versicherung.de- €7,000 auberges.fr- €6,000 zazzle.com.ar- $5,500 ftp.co.uk- …

October, 2009

  • 29 October

    Seo.at nets €12,500 at auction

    Three-letter domain Seo.at sold for €12,500 this week at auction. The .at domain suffix is the ccTLD for Austria. Search engine optimization, or SEO, is a very profitable niche. Its popularity no doubt was the main reason why the domain sold for so much. Other recent sales: npwr.com- $4,000 quizmaker.com- …

  • 15 October

    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, …

  • 12 October

    An extension you will probably never be able to register

    It’s not uncommon for ccTLDs to have strict residency requirements. While this limits a domain’s growth, it stops foreign interests from taking all the good names and keeps the extension open to residents. Such is the case with .aq, the ccTLD for Antarctica. Barring the extensions of a few Communist …

  • 12 October

    Scammers target .ch and .li owners

    If you own a .ch (Switzerland) or .li (Lichtenstein) domain, watch out. SWITCH, the registry responsible for the two ccTLDs, has warned of a scam targeting registrants So far victims of the scam seem to all be businesses. Con artists will email or call a firm offering to sell it …

  • 9 October

    600,000th .cz domain registered

    Ireland’s .ie domain isn’t the only ccTLD reporting strong growth today. The Czech Republic’s extension, .cz, reached 600,000 registrations today. The name’s growth has been phenomenal. In less than 10 months, the number of .cz registrations grew from 500,000 to its present level– an increase of more than 20%. Ondřej …

  • 9 October

    Strong growth for .IE domain

    Despite a sluggish economy, Ireland’s .ie domain is taking off. Compared to last quarter, it has seen a growth of a 15%– 31,862 registrations. IE Domain Registry chief David Curtin stated: It is encouraging to see continued growth in .ie domain names, demonstrating that Irish businesses are seeing growth opportunities …

  • 6 October

    Dubai's .ae domain grows 30%

    Dubai is now not only known for its explosive economic growth, but now its domain growth. Compared to last year, the country’s .ae domain extension has seen a 30% increase in registrations. The cause of the growth is fairly self-explanatory. The ccTLD had for a long time only been available …