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Domain Names Soon In All Of India’s 22 Languages - 14 August, 2018, 10:35 pm

It will soon be possible to register domain names in all 22 of India’s scheduled languages, including 9 Indian scripts. “Work is on for nine Indian scripts – Bengali, Devanagari,...

Donuts Explains Premium Domains in Their TLDs - 14 August, 2018, 10:15 pm

In a recent blog post, Donuts published a “premium insights” into the premium domain names registered in their new gTLDs. Donuts believes the range and scope of this activity offer...

.LUXE Launches With Ethereum Blockchain Innovation And Security At Its Heart - 9 August, 2018, 8:59 pm

Minds + Machines (MMX) has launched what they’re describing as the first open top level domain to combine Ethereum blockchain innovation and security with ease-of-use for today’s world, with a...

Escrow.com Introduces Escrow Pay: Secure Online Payment of Domain Names - 8 August, 2018, 9:54 pm

Escrow.com has introduced a new streamlined checkout payment system for the buying and selling of domain names, as well as cars, boats, aeroplanes… anything of value, with one line of...

Ice Baby! Ice.com Rockets To Top of Yearly Sales Chart in Week of 5 6-Figure Sales - 8 August, 2018, 9:12 pm

The sale of ice.com last month for a whopping $3.5 million, brokered by Grit Brokerage/Brannans, to Intercontinental Exchange, who currently use theice.com as their home online and where ice.com is...

auDA’s Last Elected Demand Class Director Fed Up and Resigns - 7 August, 2018, 9:54 pm

The last director with any real connection to domain name registrants at the .au policy and regulatory body, auDA, has finally succumbed to pressure and resigned today. The resignation of...

ICANN Loses Another Round in Battle Over Whois and GDPR With EPAG - 5 August, 2018, 10:51 pm

ICANN announced Friday they had lost another round in their battle to get EPAG, a subsidiary of Tucows, to enforce their “temporary specification” on the collection of domain name registrant...

Google Launching .PAGE Sunrise on 27 August - 4 August, 2018, 11:07 pm

Google is launching their fifth open new gTLD – .page – with a Sunrise period that commences on 27 August. Google wants the .page new generic top level domain to...

Romanian .EU Registrations Boom While British Decline as Brexit Looms - 3 August, 2018, 11:01 pm

Romanian domain name registrations in the .eu TLD surged 28.2% in the second quarter of 2018, according to the latest EURid Quarterly Update. And while there were 171,843 new registrations...

.IE Registrations Surge on Back of Liberalised Eligibility With Calls To Reduce Registry Fee - 3 August, 2018, 9:57 pm

Registrations for Ireland’s ccTLD, .ie, surged 39% for the year to the end of June, taking total registrations to 252,222 in a record-breaking first 6 months of 2018. As of...

New gTLD Domain Names Shown To Rank Well in Search Results - 2 August, 2018, 9:32 pm

In a post on his blog, Bill Hartzer has written of how new gTLD domain names can rank well in search results. Hartzer gives the example of searching for “designer...

Inception.com Blitzes Weekly Chart In Half Million Plus Sale - 2 August, 2018, 9:09 pm

It was a big week for BestWeb as they brokered the $550,000 sale of inception.com which became the fourth biggest sale of the year, according to Domain Name Journal’s chart...

As auDA Cooks The Books With Hundreds of Foreign Members, They Stave Off Member Revolt - 1 August, 2018, 10:28 pm

Hundreds of people from outside Australia have joined as members of auDA in recent weeks who have no demonstrated link to the future wellbeing of the .au policy and regulatory...

Verisign Launches Hebrew gTLD As It Struggles To Make An Impact With IDN gTLDs - 31 July, 2018, 3:00 pm

Verisign has launched a phased rollout of the קום. new gTLD with a Sunrise period having commenced on 30 July and running through until 4 September. The registry operator for...

.DK Introduces Stronger Identity Checks And Sees 3,000 Scam Sites Closed - 30 July, 2018, 2:28 pm

The Danish ccTLD manager, Dansk Internet Forum (DIFO), has reduced the number of online shops engaged in suspicious scams using .dk domain names, such as those selling counterfeit goods, by...