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September, 2009

  • 7 September

    More details about Christian.com sale emerge, .eu registry grows

    More details about the sale of Christian.com have emerged. The buyer is Boris Kreiman, the same person who bought Call.com for £675,364 ($1.1 million USD). He plans on using the name for a Christian social networking and general information site. Kreiman has also acquired several other names as of late, …

  • 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

  • 27 August

    Chinese Language TLDs Coming

    China is moving full speed ahead in its plans to introduce a top-level-domain in the Chinese language. Like the current .cn TLD, the new country domain will use two characters. There have been technical hurdles to implementing Chinese characters in TLDs, but the China Internet Network Information Center now seems …

  • 19 August

    Guatemala to open up .gt domain

    Like many countries, Guatemala does not allow registrations on its .gt domain. Instead, registrants can choose between .com.gt, .net,gt, and other second-level names. The country has decided to change the rules, however, and will start accepting top-level registrations on the .gt domain. The new registration option will be available by …

  • 13 August

    Report: average .net auction price exceeds .com

    A popular domain auction site recently released a report detailing statistics about more than 9,000 auctions in the last three months. Surprisingly, the average sale price for a .net domain came out to $1,775 USD, a wee bit higher than the average .com value of $1,768. This is a sharp …

  • 12 August

    Gore and Gorbachev in battle over .eco

    The battle for the .eco top-level domain (TLD) is heating up with more politicians turned activists jumping out of the pasture and into the crossfire. We have already told you about Al Gore’s involvement in trying to secure the ultimate “green” TLD. His Dot Eco LLC has been engaged in …

  • 7 August

    Should there be price caps on new gTLDs?

    One issue of contention among domainers lately is when the new gTLD system is introduced next year, should price caps be placed on the extensions? Currently, ICANN forces price caps on all TLDs, including .com, and limits registration terms to ten years. This helps ensure customers get a fair deal …

  • 3 August

    Internet Engineers to Open Source Secure DNS

    In an effort to speed up adoption of DNSSEC, a group of interested Internet engineers has created the OpenDNSSEC project with the intention of creating an open source version of Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC). The project leaders hope that this will make it easier for organizations to adopt …

July, 2009

  • 30 July

    TLDs slow to adopt IPv6

    It seems as though data center operators and ISPs aren’t the only ones lagging behind in IPv6 adoption. Recent data provided by ICANN shows that 41% of the existing 280 Top-Level Domains have no IPv6 support whatsoever. With IPv4 addresses still slated to run out some time in 2011, this …

  • 24 July

    PIR to test new security implementation

    In early June, we reported about the Public Interest Registry (PIR) and their plans to introduce new security to .org top-level domains (TLD). After a month of preparing, PIR is ready to move some 18 live domains to the security extensions for testing. The official launch of the new system, …