Technical issues at registry causes .es names to go offline

Red.es, the registry who manages the .es extension (Spain), experienced technical issues with their nameservers earlier today. Because of this several .es domain names were not or hardly accessible. The problem should be solved now. The problem would have been caused by a failed DNSSEC signing of the zone file, but no further details have been published yet.

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This post was written by lieve on June 8, 2018

.travel registry eases registration policy

The .travel-registry has eased the registration policy for .travel domain names. Because of this it’s easier to register a .travel domain name. In the past, you needed to have an UIN number in order to register a name under the .travel extension, this is no longer necessary.

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This post was written by lieve on April 26, 2018

Irish registry eases registration policy

On March 21st 2018 the Irish registry will ease its registration policy. From that day onwards, it will be easier to register a .ie domain name. Read More…

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This post was written by lieve on March 15, 2018

South African registry considers .za registrations

The South African registry is currently holding a survey to gauge the interest in registrations directly under .za. Depending on the results of this survey, they will further examine whether the introduction of .za can be interesting. Read More…

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This post was written by lieve on March 15, 2018

Registrations under .boats much simpler now

Until recently you needed to meet a lot of restrictions if you wished to register a .boats domain name. The .boats registry has now reconsidered this decision. Read More…

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This post was written by lieve on March 8, 2018

Registrations directly under .ke are now possible

The .ke-registry (Kenya) now offers the possibilty to register domain names directly under .ke. Until now only third level domain names could be registered via the .ke registry for instance under .co.ke, .org.ke,… Read More…

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This post was written by lieve on January 25, 2018

Irish registry contemplation liberalization of the rules

The Irish registry IEDR is currently carrying out a public consultation asking if it should loosen its registration rules or not. Currently, in order to register a .ie domain name, you need to proof a link with Ireland and to have a claim on the domain name you want to register. This claim can be a registered trade mark or a company name, which are easy to verify. But it could just as well be something more vague like a type of service you plan to offer in the future. The new plan would be to still require proof of a bond with Ireland, but if you can proof such an Irish link, then you may register any .ie domain name.

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This post was written by admin on September 28, 2017

.cd registry becomes abandoned ghost ship adrift

Without anybody noticing, the .cd-registry recently became an abandoned ghost registry adrift. For many years, the registry was run by one person who originated from Congo, but is now employed by a South-African university. According to contacts with the Congolese government, they wanted to bring back the management of the .cd domain space to within Congo and the South-African administrator left the ship abandoned before a take-over could be arranged.

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This post was written by admin on September 27, 2017

.no registry discovers new letter

The Norwegian registry NORID carried out some small alterations to their terms and conditions. One of which is to also allow the usage of the accented letter ï (i umlaut) in .no domain names. Apparently they only now discovered that this letter is being used in one of the official languages spoken in Norway, exactly 13 years after allowing the usage of accented letters for .no domain names. Read More…

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This post was written by admin on February 16, 2017

.africa (finally) ready to launch

After about 5 years of bickering behind the scenes and over 3 years after the first new gTLD’s went live, .africa is finally ready to launch. It took so long before the launch was possible because there were two applicants for this TLD. Both claimed to have support from African countries, but reasonably soon it became clear that the bid coming from the registry also running .co.za (ZACR) was the more sound bid. Read More…

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This post was written by admin on February 16, 2017