.ar might soon be available

NIC.ar is considering to allow registrations under the second level extension .ar. They follow, among others, Nominet who made .uk domain names available for registration. Read More…

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This post was written by Vanessa De Loose on July 24, 2019

Afilias introduces registry lock

Afilias, the registry for .info, .bet, .pink,… introduces the registry lock for all 28 extensions they manage. This registry lock, not to be confused with the transfer lock, is an extra security that you can activate to protect your domain name.

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This post was written by lieve on July 19, 2019

100,000 registered .lu names

DNS-LU (.lu registry) reached 100,000 registered .lu domain names last week. A milestone for this extension. Read More…

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This post was written by lieve on July 11, 2019

Voice.com sold for 30 million dollar

Last week the domain name voice.com was sold by MicroStrategy Incorporated for as many as 30 million dollars, fully paid in cash. This transaction is considered by DNJournal as the largest domain name sale this year and even the largest known domain name sale ever, paid for in cash. Read More…

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This post was written by Vanessa De Loose on June 25, 2019

Release .gay has been postponed

Top Level Design (the .gay-registry) communicated that the .gay release will be postponed until 2020. Originally .gay would have gone live October 19th 2019, coming out day, but this won’t happen. Read More…

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This post was written by lieve on June 20, 2019

.eu launches .ευ

EURid, the .eu registry, is launching the .ευ extension. Nowadays everyone knows the .eu extension, the extension that shows your European roots. Within the European Union, we don’t only have different languages, we also have different writings. After the .eu launch, the Cyrillic writing .ею followed. Soon however, also the Greek .ευ will follow. Read More…

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This post was written by Vanessa De Loose on June 19, 2019

Giant surge in .uk registrations

Last week over 350.000 .uk domain names have (finally) been claimed by their rightful owner. Over the last 3 weeks combined, there were even well over one million .uk domain names registered. That’s much more than for example the 271.000 .uk names registered during the 52 weeks of 2018.

Almost exactly 5 years ago, direct registrations under .uk were launched. Prior to that time, only registrations under subdomains like .co.uk or .org.uk were possible. Owners of a .co.uk (or .org.uk, .net.uk,…) however had their name reserved for them free of charge for the first 5 years. Because of this, most stuck with their .co.uk domain name and didn’t bother registering (and starting to pay for) the same name under .uk. Read More…

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This post was written by admin on June 19, 2019

The .ie registry releases special domain names

The .ie registry decided to release three special domain names. These domaine were previously restricted because they match other top-level domain name extensions. The three domains are … Read More…

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This post was written by Vanessa De Loose on June 18, 2019

.eu soon possible without European address

EURid (.eu-registry) has announced that from October 19th 2019 onwards, it will be possible for all EU citizens to register a .eu domain name regardless of their residency. Read More…

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This post was written by lieve on June 11, 2019

.ie registry introduces alternative process for dispute resolution

Whoever wants to start a dispute resolution today because he thinks his trademark is being violated, better makes sure he has plenty of time and sufficient financial resources. The .ie registry believes this process can be simplified and therefore introduces an alternative process from July 1st 2019 onwards. Read More…

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This post was written by lieve on June 7, 2019