Any use for .africa.com when .africa is around the corner?

africa_comCentralNic, the registry specialised in second level extensions like .eu.com and .uk.com, has just announced that there will be a simultaneous sunrise/landrush for .africa.com domain names starting August the 1st. It does very much look like CentralNic is doing its very best to get this launch done before people notice that soon there will be a possibility for registrations under the real TLD .africa. Read More…

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This post was written by admin on July 30, 2013

List of new gTLD’s including estimated sunrise date

There clearly was a need for a simple downloadable spreadsheet of all new gTLD’s. We have updated all information to include recent results made available by ICANN. With the information at hand, we also made an estimate of the earliest possible start of the sunrise for each TLD. This does assume the first sunrise does actually start October 5’th and that ICANN will actually release 20 new TLD’s every week, as they announced earlier. Read More…

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This post was written by admin on July 29, 2013

Lots of traffic to domains that do not (yet) exist

Most accessed TLD'sTo asses the impact which adding over 1000 of new domain name extensions will have on current systems, ICANN has asked Interisle Consulting to analyse the log files of one of the internet root-servers.

The review of the logs revealed that a surprisingly large amount of requests is for domain names under extensions that actually do not yet exist, but that might be created in the future. Most requests where for .com en .net, but in third place there already is the first non-existing extension: .local. This even received over twice as much requests as .org. Problems with .local were however already foreseen as that extension has been blocked from being requested. Read More…

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This post was written by admin on July 18, 2013

Downloadable list of new gTLD’s

Since ICANN is no longer publishing a spreadsheet with information on all new gTLD requests, we thought it would be a good idea if we would make the overview we compiled of this public.

Anybody in need of an easy to browse through overview of all new gTLD requests in one spreadsheet you can sort any way you want, simply follow this link: bn.md/gTLDList

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This post was written by admin on July 18, 2013

5 September first new gTLD launch

bpnoj0mcaaizeav_largeICANN just released actual dates for when they expect the first new gTLD’s to launch. The first TLD’s should be put in the root zones September 5’th 2013. From then on, it will however still take a month before the first sunrises actually start.

Do keep in mind that the first TLD’s will all be IDN TLD’s. So those are the extensions in for example Cyrillic or Chinese script.

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This post was written by admin on July 15, 2013

Also dns.be website hacked

Screenshot of defacement taken by @ibramdotbe

Screenshot of defacement taken by @ibramdotbe

Shortly after the .nl-registry revealed that one of their systems had been hacked into and sensitive information might have been stolen, dns.be also released information about a hack on their website. Read More…

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This post was written by admin on July 10, 2013

.nl registry has been hacked

The SIDN (.nl-registry) reported earlier today that one of their servers had been compromised. Malicious software had been installed and the hackers even had access to a list of user-names of registrars and encrypted passwords. The registry hasn’t revealed how safe this encryption was, but abuse of these passwords isn’t ruled out.

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This post was written by admin on July 10, 2013

.se registry takes over .nu

At the end of August the Swedish registry ISS (.se registry) will take over the .nu registry. All registered names as well as all new registrations, transfers, redelegations,… will be managed by IIS from then on.

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This post was written by lieve on July 4, 2013