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October, 2009

  • 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 …

  • 2 October

    Rod Beckstrom answers your questions

    ICANN has been criticized in the past for paying too little attention to end users. Now the agency’s CEO, Rod Beckstrom, has decided to give Joe the Plumber an ear and an eye by answering a few questions submitted by readers at Guardian.co.uk. Here is a summary of the questions …

September, 2009

  • 25 September

    .SU celebrates 19 years

    The .su ccTLD was delegated to the Soviet Union in 1990– just one year before its collapse. Though Russia eventually switched to the .ru suffix three years later, .su is still alive and kickin’. It celebrated its 19th birthday this week. Today, there are more than 80,000 .su registrations. The …

  • 21 September

    Free domain offers aren't all they're cracked up to be

    One perk offered with web hosting packages these days is a free domain. If you sign up for several months, many providers are willing to register any major TLD for you. This may look like a good way to save money at first glance, but read the fine print. Most …

  • 14 September

    Save money with long-term domain registrations

    Have a domain you know you will be keeping for a long time? Why renew it yearly when you could register it for an extended period of time and save money? Many registrars offer discounts on long-term registrations. Usually the longer the period, the greater the discount. For instance, you …

  • 8 September

    Michael Moore misses out on movie domain

    Yesterday, American documentary maker Michael Moore presented his latest film, Capitalism: A Love Story, at the Venice film festival. The tag line of the movie is “Capitalism is evil, and you cannot regulate evil.” Moore already owns capitalismalovestory.com, but could did not register capitalismisevil.com. Not only does it match the …

  • 8 September

    Bulgaria's .bg domain now available in Cyrillic

    Well ahead of ICANN’s planned implementation of IDNs, Bulgaria’s official domain registry, Register.bg, has announced the availability of .bg domains in Cyrillic. This makes the Balkan country one of the first to support a non-Latin alphabet. There are some caveats, however. Most notably, only one Cyrillic character can be used …

  • 4 September

    The best domain finder: your mind

    Can’t think of any good domain ideas? Your first inclination might be to visitor one of the many free domain name finder sites on the Internet. This isn’t a bad thing to do, but you are overlooking the most powerful resource available: the human mind. With a little bit of …

  • 3 September

    Registering TLD variants

    Domains are so cheap these days, why stick with just one? You may use a .com or .co.uk for your site, but it’s always worthwhile to register other top extensions if you can. Why is this important? It’s all about brand protection. Someone once registered the .net version of my …

August, 2009

  • 26 August

    Cybersquatting has cost businesses more than £133 million

    Going after cybersquatters is expensive. Recent research conducted by the Corporation Service Company (CSC) shows just how must it has cost businesses over the years: £133 million ($220 million USD). How can companies avoid this expense? According to the CSC, the best remedy is simply to be proactive and register …

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