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June, 2010

  • 11 June

    Abusive X-Box domains transferred to Microsoft

    Microsoft has managed to win back a full 18 domain names it managed to prove were abusive. All the domain names were centred around Microsoft’s Xbox 360 product. The company requested the transferral of the domain names to its own management from the National Arbitration Forum, which ruled in its …

  • 11 June

    Mexico promotes .mx domains: "Let's Be More .MX

    NIC Mexico, the registery which administers the ccTLD of .mx has launched a new promotional campaign called “Let’s Be More .MX”. The campaign aims to promote more registrations of .mx domains to grow Mexico’s domain market. The idea is to use the projects and ideas of .mx users to reach …

  • 8 June

    No nation names in TLDs: further amendments to gTLD application guidebook

    The actual names of countries will not be permitted as TLDs in more admendments to ICANN’s gTLD application guidebook. Names such as .mexico or .germany will not be allowed, especially given the interest registered in these kinds of domains by some countries. The move prevents countries investing directly in domain …

  • 8 June

    Bahrain TLD .arab and “عرب.” planned

    Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority is looking for information from the Arab League on the possibility of managing the gTLD .arab and “عرب.”. After the Emirates set up its .emarat domain it looks like Bahrain will follow suit and create its own IDN. The head of the Bahrain TRA, Ahmed Aldoseri …

  • 7 June

    .XXX a waste of time according to porn industry

    The .XXX domain mooted for pornographic sites looks like it will never be launched with the list of detractors getting longer. This time it’s New Zealand porn guru Steve Crow who has entered the fray, saying that .XXX gTLDs would be a waste of time. According to Crow, until such …

  • 4 June

    Verisign raises domain prices, gets $27 million extra

    Verisign has informed its registrars that the wholesale prices of .com and .net domains will be going up as of July 1st, so if you’re in the market to be purchasing a domain name, get ready to pay more. Verisign has stated that .com domains will increase by 7% and …

May, 2010

  • 28 May

    Ghana Becomes Third African Nation to Register Domains


    As Africa continues its quest to catch up with the rest of the Internet world, a company in Ghana called Ghana Dot Com Limited, has become the third in Africa to become an accredited domain name registrar. Accreditation was awarded by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), an …

  • 14 May

    ICANN Launches Russia's Cyrillic TLD

    Yesterday, the first Russian Internet domains with Cyrillic characters were launched. There has been talks about this move for quite some time. The preparation received both praise and concern. Now, ICANN has officially assigned the .рф (.rf, for “Russian Federation”) top-level domain to Russia. What this means is that users …

April, 2010

  • 23 April

    Protecting Your Whois Information

    If you run a company and have your domain registered under the name of that company, having your Whois information public might actually do your business some good. If something ever goes wrong with your website, Internet-savvy customers will still know how to contact you. But if you are an …

March, 2010

  • 15 March

    First dotcom domain celebrates 25th anniversary

    Although it was 1985 with Symbolics computers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA registered the very first .com domain name, it would take nearly 12 years for Web as we know it to really explode with doctoms. “This birthday is really significant because what we are celebrating here is the internet and …