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November, 2009

  • 19 November

    .Asia to be IDN-ready by 2010

    DotAsia has announced that it will be ready to accept IDN registrations on the .asia TLD in the second half of 2010. Because of the diverse nature of Asia’s languages and the wide variety of characters each uses, .asia will benefit immensely from IDN technology. Edmon Chung, CEO of DotAsia, …

  • 11 November

    Domain sales up by 15%

    While economic activity in most industries is stagnant, the domain market continues to show growth. A report recently released by a large domain auction house shows a 15% increase in its sales. Other auction sites don’t always report their growth, so it’s hard to tell if this increase has occurred …

  • 6 November

    What's the point of .africa?

    This week, a group of African communication ministers met in Johannesburg, South Africa to discuss the creation of a .africa TLD. The thing is, does the continent really need its own extension? Maybe further down the road there will be a use for it, but considering Africa is the most …

October, 2009

  • 21 October

    ICANN considering .post domain

    With so many people choosing email over traditional snail mail these days, it seems as though post offices are feeling a bit left out in the Internet age. The U.N.’s Universal Postal Union hopes to change that with the creation of a .post domain. The gTLD would be available to …

September, 2009

  • 30 September

    e.biz rakes in $66,001 at auction

    The .biz registry, in conjunction with a prominent domain auction website, auctioned off all single-letter .biz domains this week. The highest sale price of the lot belongs to e.Biz, which yielded a stunning £41,240 ($66,001 USD) after ending with 20 bids. Here are some other big sales: 1.biz- $32,003 a.biz- …

  • 29 September

    Domain registrations grow amid recession

    Despite the recession, domain names continue to grow. Though the number of TLD registrations last quarter was only 1% more than the quarter before, compared to last year, new registrations have gone up by 9%. This growth easily outpaces most industries. ccTLDs also saw similar growth, increasing by 1% this …

  • 23 September

    Yahoo seeks to get hands on Yahoo.tel

    Internet giant Yahoo recently filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum, arguing that it has rights to Yahoo.tel. The domain was registered on March 23, 2009 by David Blanco of Oviedo, Spain. Yahoo will likely win the dispute. Given the company’s vast web presence and many trademarks, how can …

  • 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 …

  • 17 September

    .CAT turns four amid great success

    The Catalan language domain, .cat, celebrated its fourth birthday today. When the suffix was launched in 2005, critics argued there was not a sufficient market base for it to succeed. They couldn’t have been more wrong. As of this writing, there are some 36,000 .cat domains registered and 80 million …

  • 9 September

    More domain extensions to be IDN-ready

    Yesterday, Bulgeria made news when it announced the availability of its .bg extension in Cyrillic. Now, two more extensions are stepping up to the IDN plate: .eu and Russia’s .rf. Because .eu is a TLD intended for all of Europe, plans are in place to support alphabets for 23 different …

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