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November 19, 2019 12:46

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.EU domain extension continues to shrink in Q3

EURid released its EURid’s Q3 2019 Progress Report, sharing its quarterly statistics and developments. Total registrations decreased from 3 623 691 at the end of Q2 to 3 617 536 at the end of Q3 losing 6,155 domains. But the real loss is shown comparing Q3 2019 with Q3 2018 where .eu has dropped from […]

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Nominet wants feedback on 3 .UK issues

Nominet announced a new .UK Policy Consultation, inviting feedback from all interested stakeholders. The .UK policies provide the framework of principles for the .UK namespace. They are developed in consultation with a wide variety of stakeholders and aim to ensure a connected, inclusive and secure space for the UK internet community. The 2019 consultation invites […]

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Nominet increases .uk prices

Nominet announced that following the annual review of pricing, the wholesale cost for a .UK domain registration or renewal will change to £3.90 per year from 13 January 2020. Nominet claims that “the 15p per domain increase reflects some of the increased costs of running the business since prices last changed in 2016. Having absorbed […]

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.EU domain extension is shrinking

EURid released its 2019 Quarterly Progress Report. .EU is shrinking ending Q2 2019 with 3,623,691 domain registrations. The extension had 3,790,450 domains ending Q2 2018. But you will not find this number comparison in the report below! Q2 2019 saw the launch of the 2019 .eu Web Awards, the strengthening of EURid efforts to fight online […]

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.UK domain name complaints drop

Nominet released the 2018 annual summary of domain name disputes brought before its Dispute Resolution Service (DRS). The total number of domain names that were subject to DRS Complaints in 2018 was 763, which represents just 0.0063% of the domain names on the register.  Just under half of the complaints (49%) in 2018 resulted in […]

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Owners of .eu domain names in United Kingdom may keep their domains after BREXIT

On 18 July 2019, the European Commission published an updated notice to stakeholders about the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (BREXIT) and EU rules on .eu domain names. The notice highlights that at the time of the UK withdrawal, EU citizens residents in UK may still keep their .eu domain name(s) thanks to the changes […]

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Neustar to operate .us extension until 2029

Today, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced it awarded to Neustar a contract to continue operating the .us registry for 10 more years. The announcement says that Neustar will continue to operate the .us registry at no cost to the federal government. The cost is actually the big yearly profit Neustar earns for operating […]

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41,459 .uk domains registered in stage one of the release

Stage one of the unclaimed .uk domains release ended and 1,793,701 domains were made available to the public via participating registrars. In the first week, 41,459 of those .uk domains were registered. That is 2.26% of all released domains. 251 registrars participated in stage one. z.uk was the most contested domain of the week, with […]

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Trending domain name keywords: Libra, Psychedelic, Snafu, Casino, Bet

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of June 2019 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. You can find the list from last month here. My experience shows that 700 or 800 (or even less) domain registrations are enough to bring a keyword into the […]

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Domain name Viajes.es sells for €147.000

The domain name Viajes.es sold for €147.000 that is about $165,000 USD. The domain name was registered in 2005. The buyer is not yet known. The sale took place at Sedo. .ES is the ccTLD of Spain and Viajes in Spanish means “travel”. The sale of Viajes.es is the largest ccTLD domain name sale in […]

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