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August, 2009

  • 18 August

    FTC: Company Tried to Trick UK Customers

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is pursuing litigation against a California-based company called Balls of Kryptonite for allegedly using using websites on two .co.uk country domains to trick UK customers into thinking the company was local. According to the charges, the company had two domains, bestpricebrands.co.uk and bitesizedeals.co.uk, and used …

July, 2009

  • 14 July

    Domain Convergence Conference in August

    Registration is now open for the second annual Domain Convergence conference to take place in Toronto, August 13-14. It is a conference for domainers to learn from each other, share ideas, network, and acquire useful tools. The first event was held in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In addition to general domainer …

June, 2009

  • 30 June

    Two Chinese domain registrars to blame

    The names of the two Chinese domain registrars allegedly responsible for a large chunk of the world’s spam, have come under fire from University of Alabama’s director of research, Gary Warner. Last week I posted a short entry about Warner’s research, concluding that 70 percent of spam originated in China. …

  • 29 June

    .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 …

  • 24 June

    Chinese domains linked to 70 percent of SPAM

    A new report by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has concluded that as much as 70 percent of all spam sent in 2009 originated from domains ending in .cn, China’s top-level country domain. Furthemore, the report claims to have confirmed that nearly all of those spam messages originated …

  • 15 June

    .CM domains to enter "Sunrise" phase

    EuroDNS, the domain registrar specializing in .eu, .de, and many other Top-Level Domains has announced the “Sunrise” phase of .cm registration. The company hopes that this limited registration phase will give trademark holders a chance to register and protect their brands before the names are released to the public. The …

  • 15 June

    ICANN to host gTLD events around the world

    ICANN has announced that it will start hosting gatherings at various high-profile locations to encourage more discussion and education about their plants to introduce a new gTLD (generic Top-Level Domain) program. The events will include on-site consultation to answer many of the concerns people have about regulations, trademark policies and …

  • 2 June

    PIR to introduce new security for .ORG

    The Public Interest Registry (PIR), the non-profit organization responsible for managing .org top-level domains (TLD), will announce today that it is adopting DNS security extensions called DNSSEC. Domain Name System Security Extensions is a set of extensions that helps domain name systems (DNS) verify the integrity and security of data. …

May, 2009

  • 27 May

    NETCOM.cm launches .CM Toplevel Domains

    The Cameroon-based domain registry in charge of the Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) for the Republic of Cameroon has announced that the .cm TLD will be available this summer. NETCOM.cm Sarl is based in Yaounde, Cameroon and provides services to countries in central Africa, including domain name registrations and …

  • 25 May

    Bulgarian residents look forward to Cyrillic domain names

    In anticipation that ICANN will soon allow domain names in languages other than English and characters outside of the Latin alphabet, Bulgaria has submitted an application to allow the registration of domains using the Cyrillic alphabet. Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin stated that this move was highly anticipating by Bulgarian residents, …