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A look at .io domains through the lense of startups and the crypto market

Art Malkov takes a look at .io domains through the lense of startups and the crypto market: .Io history, who is using .io domains and why. After I spent years in the domain space, often through the lense of digital marketing, I started to get involved in exciting and promising blockchain and crypto space projects, […]

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3.1 million .au domain names move from Neustar to Afilias

3.1 million .au domain names moved overnight from Neustar to Afilias, the new .au registry and domain name infrastructure. .au Domain Administration Ltd CEO, Cameron Boardman, said the transition of the registry to Afilias Australia was a milestone in the development of Australia’s digital economy. Here is the announcement today: The transition was completed on […]

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Some very interesting domain name statistics

Afnic has published its 2017 study on the global domain name market, based on ICANN statistics, registry figures, specialized site information and internal research: At the end of 2017, the global domain name market represented some 342 million domain names, including 172 million legacy TLDs (.COM, .NET, .ORG, etc.), 24 million nTLDs created from 2014 […]

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.CO domains get approved in China

The .CO country code top-level domain (ccTLD) has been approved by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) to proceed with full commercial operations in China. This allows Chinese entrepreneurs and companies who own domain names ending in .CO to operate and manage their domestic Chinese websites from Chinese servers. “The final barrier our […]

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.EU suspends over 11,000 abusive domain names

On 21 June 2018, EURid, the .EU registry, suspended 11,760 domain names that were registered with non-eligible registration data, of which some have been reported for abuse. With actions as such, .EU says that its focus is on the safety of online consumers. EURid work closely with law enforcement and our partners, both on a […]

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Internet grows to 333.8m domains in Q1 2018 with no help from new gTLDs

Verisign released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the first quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 333.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs),  an increase of  approximately 1.4 million domain name registrations, or 0.4 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2017.1,2 Domain name registrations have grown […]

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Here is what .EU is doing about GDPR (more sensible than many other registries)

The .EU registry announced how they are going to treat whois details and what will be publicly published after GDPR goes into full effect today. Their plan is more sensible than many other registries even though .eu registrants are based (or are supposed to be based) 100% in the European Union. Personal data available in […]

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Iceland’s .IS will continue to publish email addresses on whois

To comply with the European GDPR Directive, ISNIC will, before May 25th, stop publishing names, addresses and telephone numbers of personal contacts by default  from the ISNIC WHOIS database. Customers (individuals) who wish to continue to publish their information, must log in, go to “My Settings” and select “Name and Address Published”. ISNIC will however, […]

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.UK domains: Registrant data will be redacted from WHOIS from 22 May 2018, unless explicit consent has been given

In preparation for the enforcement date of 25 May 2018, Nominet conducted a review into how EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect its operations. A number of proposed changes were published for comment between March 1 and April 4 2018. The key changes confirmed following this process are: Registrant data will be redacted […]

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.EU grows by 52,085 domains in 2017 – Back in growth since 2014

EURid released its Annual Report, which contains an overview of statistics, achievements, and financials from 2017. Compared to 2016, total, net registrations grew by 52,085 (from 3762970 to 3815055), the average renewal rate rose by 2.5% (from 79.4% to 81.9%) and DNSSEC signed domain names grew by 95,199 (from 348401 to 443600). “With EURid’s expanding […]

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