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Facebook launches gaming portal on FB.GG

Facebook launched their gaming creator portal on a .GG domain. The country code for Guernsey has become popular for esports. Facebook is using the domain name FB.GG. Some background: Wikipedia info .gg is the country code top-level domain for the crown dependency of Guernsey, including the islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou and Lihou […]

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How all 33 European ccTLDs are handling GDPR

Happy GDPR Day everyone! Today’s the day that the European Union’s not-quite-long-enough-awaited General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect, giving registries and registrars the world over the prospect of scary fines if they don’t keep their registrants’ Whois data private. So I thought today would be the perfect day to summarize what each EU or […]

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Domainers not welcome in this Whois database

Inquiries from domain investors are specifically barred under one registry’s take on GDPR compliance. The Austrian ccTLD registry,, yesterday stopped publishing the personal information of human registrants in its public Whois database, unless the registrant has opted to have their data public. The company said it will provide thick Whois records only to “people […]

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Pacific independence : #Hawaii rolls out its own #ccTLD domain names

Hawaii is the youngest US state, joining 49 others on August 21, 1959. The isolated volcanic archipelago in the Central Pacific, consists of six main islands, renowned for their rugged landscapes of cliffs, waterfalls, tropical foliage and exotic beaches. Hawaii now has the world’s youngest ccTLD domain on the planet, dot .HI. “Hawaiians love to […]

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Portugal and South Africa surpass one million #domain names

Portugal surpassed one million dot .PT domain names in March, with more than 23,000 domains registered in 2018 so far. Meanwhile, South Africa now has 1.1 million dot .ZA domains, making it the largest African nation in terms of ccTLD registrations. Lastly, the number of dot .EU domains continues to grow, despite the oncoming Brexit, […]

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Now South Africa looks to second-level domain sales

South Africa looks to be the next country to start letting people register domains directly at the second level of its ccTLD. Local registry authority ZADNA this week opened a policy consultation on allowing registrants access to direct, second-level .za names. Currently, if you want a .za you have to register at the third level […]

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Namepros member MapleDots reported that they purchased the premium one word domain for $20,000. MapleDots said they will be re-branding the domain as a Canadian Domain Re-seller. This would be a top 50 all time sale in .ca according to Namebio. manufactures digital cinematography and photography cameras and accessories. Congrats to both the […]

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Domain universe grows almost 1% in 2017 despite new gTLD slump

The total number of registered domain names in all TLDs was up 0.9% in 2017, despite a third-quarter dip, according to the latest data compiled by Verisign. The latest Domain Name Industry Brief, published yesterday, shows that there were 332.4 million domains registered at the end of the year. That’s up by 1.7 million names […]

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Roberts elected to ICANN board

Channel Islands ccTLD operator Nigel Roberts has been elected to ICANN’s board of directors. He gathered an impressive 67% of the votes in an anonymous poll of ccNSO members conducted last week. He received 60 votes versus the 29 cast for his only opponent, Pierre Ouedraogo, an internet pioneer from Burkina Faso. Roberts, a Brit, […]

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China and cheapo TLDs drag down industry growth — CENTR

The growth of the worldwide domain industry continued to slow in the third quarter, according to data out today from CENTR. There were 311.1 million registered domains across over 1,500 TLDs at the end of September, according to the report, 0.7% year-over-year growth. The new gTLD segment, which experienced a 7.2% decline to 20.6 million […]

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