Liberalisation .pt coming soon

DNS.pt (.pt registry) has announced they’ll soon relax the rules or .pt domain name registrations. By doing this the registry hopes to increase the number of .pt registrations.

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This post was written by lieve on February 28, 2012

Nominet applies for .wales and .cymru

A while ago we already informed you that there was a possibility that the extensions .wales or .cymru were coming up. Nominet (.uk registry) has now confirmed they’ll file an application for both extensions.

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This post was written by lieve on February 24, 2012

AFNIC introduces IDN

A while ago we already informed you that AFNIC (.fr-registry) was considering to introduce IDN names (Internationalised Domain Names). The decision has now been made and AFNIC will soon introduce the possibility to register IDN names.

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This post was written by lieve on February 22, 2012

Landrush .jp.net has begun

On February 20th 2012 the landrush for .jp.net domain began. This landrush will end on March 16th 2012. During this landrush everyone who wishes to do so, can register a domain name under the .jp.net extension. Moreover it’s also possible to register 1 and 2 character domains.

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This post was written by lieve on February 20, 2012

New IDN extension: .срб

The Serbian registry now offers the IDN extension .срб (.serbia). Everyone who already owns a .rs name can register this name under the new  IDN extension for free until mid June.
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This post was written by lieve on February 10, 2012

Over 100 million .com registrations

ICANN, the umbrella organisation for gTLD’s, just published the numbers of the last quarter of 2011. These show that on October 31st 2011 100.540.971 .names were registered under the .com extension. In October 2011 alone, 690.243 new names were registered under this extension.

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This post was written by lieve on February 6, 2012