Libya Takes Hard Line On Link Shortening Domains

Hugh Pickens writes "BBC reports that Libyan government has removed an adult-friendly link-shortening service from the web, saying that it fell afoul of local laws in a crackdown that could come as a blow to other url shortening services such as, which is particularly popular on Twitter where all messages have to be limited to 140 characters. 'Other ly domains are being deregistered and ...

By |October 7th, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

Web domains owned by BBC revealed

The BBC has disclosed a list of web addresses it has registered for programmes.

By |June 1st, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

BBC web domains revealed

The BBC has disclosed a list of web addresses it has registered for programmes.

By |June 1st, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

The First Non-Latin Web Addresses Go Live

The BBC has called it a historic day: Arabic web addresses have appeared for the first time ever in top-level domains.

By |May 7th, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

First Non-Latin TLDs Go Online Today

eldavojohn writes "ICANN today switched on the country code top level domains for Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates which are the first non-Latin TLDs available and are also fully readable right to left.

By |May 6th, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

Thatcher and Carter: the not-so special relationship (Daily Telegraph)

Newly released documents from Margaret Thatcher's first year in office reveal her widespread distrust of the Establishment - especially the BBC - and her growing impatience with the Carter administration

By |February 6th, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

Apple confirms date for its ‘event’ (Guardian Unlimited)

The name and the price - oh, and precise details of the interface - are all we don't know about the next product from the iPhone maker Here we go. Perhaps piqued by BBC Tech correspondent Rory Cellan Jones saying that Apple was leaving it late to issue invitations to its event on Wednesday week at the Yerba Buena Arts Center in San Francisco to launch its tablet, Apple has issued invitations to ...

By |January 19th, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

US Government Releases Control Over ICANN in Affirmation of Commitments

Effective October 1, internet governing body ICANN will no longer be under the control of the U.S. Government. The Affirmation of Commitments signed today by the US Government’s National Telecommunications Information Administration and ICANN commits to allowing ICANN remain a private not for profit organization.  It also declares ICANN is independent and is not controlled by any one entity. The commitment recognizes that ICANN is a multi-stakeholder model robust enough to review itself.  Previous agreements between the US Government and ICANN operated under a three year time period, but this new agreement is not limited in time, essentially completely releasing ICANN from direct U.S

By |September 30th, 2009|Recent Domain News|0 Comments Sale Continues to Bring Mainstream Media Attention to Domains with ABC News Story

The $5.1 million sale of to ToyRUS last Friday continues to draw mainstream media attention to domain names. Yesterday it was The BBC, today it is ABC News.

By |March 5th, 2009|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

The BBC Reports on the Domain Aftermarket: Has the Recession Really Cut Prices in Half?

The BBC has issued a report on the domain aftermarket and the recent $5.1 million sale of in a bankruptcy auction. Have prices really been cut in half by the current recession? We don't think so and we explain why.

By |March 4th, 2009|Recent Domain News|0 Comments