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May 24, 2019 19:53

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.Pro Lost 30% Of Its Registrations Yesterday; 123,000 Domain Names as Last Years $3 Promotional Rate Domain Start to Expire

  Over 120,000 domain names ending in the domain extension .Pro got deleted yesterday according to RegistrarStats.com .Pro which opened itself up in November 2015, lifting the previous restrictions which were in place since it’s inception, saw some nice organic growth up to 175,000 domain names, until February of 2016 when the main domain registrar […]

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Non-COM domain sightings : Signworks.PRO in Canada eh!

Merry Christmas! We keep track of non-COM domain sightings, involving domain names of companies and brands “in the wild” that don’t use dot .COM. Today’s sighting is a dot .PRO domain, a rare find! Jim Pallero, an eagle-eyed friend from Canada, caught this gem on camera, after visiting the area of Collingwood in Ontario to […]

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Domain Registration on Record Pace? Over 750K Added Yesterday Alone

Registrations of domain names seem to be going on at a record pace. Yesterday saw the number of domain registrations across all Top Level Domain (TLD) names have a net add of over 750,000 domains according to registrarstats.com “Net Add” mean its the amount of domains registered less the number of domain names deleted. The […]

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.Pro Domain Extension Hits All Time High Number of Domain Registrations

On November 15th, 2015 the restrictions on the TLD .Pro were lifted. Since it was approved in 2000, .Pro domain names had been restricted to to three classes of professions; lawyers, doctors, and accountants. According to Domainincite.com, “.pro started this July with about 122,000 registrations.” According to RegistrarStats.com, .Pro never hit 150,000 registrations when it […]

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.pro now open to all

Afilias today made the .pro gTLD available to anyone, regardless of their professional qualifications. The previously restricted TLD was able to do so as a result of its six-week-old contract with ICANN, which loosened many of the conditions former registry RegistryPro originally agreed to when the TLD was delegated 13 years ago. Under the original […]

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URS arrives in three legacy gTLDs

The legacy gTLDs .cat, .pro and .travel will all be subject to the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy from now on. Earlier this week, ICANN approved the new Registry Agreements, which are based on the new gTLD RA and include URS, for all three. URS is an anti-cybersquatting policy similar to UDRP. It’s faster and cheaper […]

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URS fight brewing at ICANN 53

Should the Uniform Rapid Suspension process spread from new gTLDs to incumbent gTLDs, possibly including .com? That’s been the subject of some strong disagreements during the opening weekend of ICANN 53, which formally kicks off in Buenos Aires today. During sessions of the Generic Names Supporting Organization and the ICANN board and staff, ICANN was […]

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Two more legacy gTLDs agree to use URS

The registries behind .pro and .cat have agreed to new ICANN contracts with changes that, among other things, would bring the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy to the two gTLDs. Both gTLD Registry Agreements expire this year. Proposed replacement contracts, based heavily on the base New gTLD Registry Agreement, have been published by ICANN for public […]

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