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Entire Slovak ccTLD .SK was stolen, claims Czech technocrat

Czech technocrat, Ondřej Caletka, alleges that the Slovak ccTLD, dot .SK, was stolen in 1999. After the breakup of Czechoslovakia in 1993 into the Czech Republic (now Czechia) and Slovakia, both countries were given new ccTLDs: .CZ and .SK respectively. While the Czech Republic’s ccTLD management history seems normal and boring, that wasn’t the same […]

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CENTR Report: 309.4 Million Domains At End of 2016

DomainWire Global TLD Stat Report published its  CENTR’s quarterly publication covering status and trends in global top-level domains with a focus on European ccTLDs (country code top-level domains). At the end of Q4 2016 there were 309.4 million domain names across all top-level domains (TLDs) globally. Net growth over the quarter was around 1.03 million […]

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.US Wants to Sell 1 & 2 Character Domains & Allow Privacy on All .US Registrations

On Thursday, December 15th The .US Registry opened two issues up for  requests for public comment. All comment should be emailed to stakeholdercouncil@neustar.us The first issue relates to the potential release of 1 and 2 character .US domains. The second relates to the potential allowance of .US registrants to utilize privacy protection services. The comment […]

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Three millionth .it name registered

Italian ccTLD .it has topped three million domains for the first time, according to registry Registro.it. The milestone name was abbigliamentoludica.it, seemingly a clothes shop. It appears to have been registered November 25. The registry announced the news in English last week. It appears that growth is slowing somewhat over the long term. The ccTLD […]

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.LA Announces Premium Domains & The .LA Bear

Page Howe, Chief Evangelist for the .LA domain space announced the new Fall promotions Today including winning a .LA Bear and release 1K+ Premium domain names. “Join our community and win a .LA Bear. We are giving away random .LA Bears to social media likes, follows and email subscribers. Help us name our .LA Bear […]

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.US Extension Tops 2 Million Registered Domains For 1st Time After 31 Years

.US has passed two million domain names for the  first time since the extension was unched 31 years ago. Yes .US was launched on February 15, 1985; 31 years ago as the first ccTLD. ON the last day of the $.10 sale by the domain name registrar Uniregistry.com, .US domains had a net add of […]

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.US Gains Over 100K Domains On 1st Day of $.10 Registration Promotion

The .US domain name extension gained over 100,000 domains yesterday. The domain name registrar, Uniregistry started a promotion of .US registrations for only $.10 officially starting at on October 1 but but yesterday was the first day Uniregistry actually sent out an email blast of the $.10 domain registration promotion. According to RegistrarStats.com; the number […]

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Chinese domain market report : China’s investment in .CN explodes

In January, during NamesCon, the Chinese domain registrar CNNIC proudly announced that .CN is the largest ccTLD in the world. At the time, more than 14 million .CN domains were “in circulation,” having surpassed Germany’s .DE registrations. The number is considerably higher now, as the domain market and investment in .CN domains has exploded. According […]

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What are “Generic Country Code Top Level Domains” to Google?

There are more country code top level domains (ccTLD‘s) than actual countries in the world. In fact, there are several active ones for obsolete countries, such as dot .SU for the former Soviet Union. When it comes down to search engine visibility of ccTLD domains, not all are created equal. Google, the quintessential search engine, […]

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One and two-letter .at domains coming soon

Nic.at will next month start selling .at domains shorter than three character domains for the first time. All one-character and two-character domains will be released, the ccTLD registry said, about 5,000 domains in total. The released domains include those containing any of the 34 non-Latin letters Nic.at supports, it said. Holders of trademarks valid in […]

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