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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

  • 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 …

  • 25 June

    Is mass web confusion on the horizon?

    As ICANN’s expansion of the gTLD landscape grows closer, many bloggers and tech analysts are speculating mass confusion with ensue, that people will not distinguish .food from .eat domains. Some worry that the default .com for businesses will fall by the wayside and make it difficult for users to find …

  • 18 June

    Two Companies Fight Over Dumb TLD

    What? from dot eco on Vimeo. With ICANN getting ready to begin receiving applications for new TLDs, there are a lot of great ideas for new extensions, but also a lot of duds. Chief among them is the proposed .eco TLD. Even worse, two companies seem to think it’s a …

  • 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 …

  • 12 June

    Former New York City Mayor Backs dotNYC

    Numerous New Yorkers have gotten behind the idea of a .nyc TLD, but multiple companies and organizations are fighting for the right to manage the domain. Yesterday, Former New York City Mayor Koch made news when he announced his support for dotNYC LLC, whose plan calls for selling the names …

  • 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

  • 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, …

  • 21 May

    New gTLDs Available for Preorder, Customers Being Misled

    Registrars Pool.com and Quintaris made news today with their new joint preorder program for gTLDs under the auspice of ICANN’s new policy, which allows the creation of additional domain extensions by businesses and organizations The names are being registered at a rate of 10,000 per day. The extensions available include …

  • 20 May

    ICANN's New gTLD Program Delayed

    Citing “community concerns on particular aspects of the program,” ICANN has announced that it will not take applications for its new gTLD program until next year. The program, which was supposed to start accepting applications later this year, would let organizations and businesses create their own generic top-level-domains (gTLDs). Guidelines …