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Backlash rising against second level .uk domains

Existing .uk domain owners upset about plans for second level domains. Earlier this month I reported about .uk registry Nominet and its plan to release second level .uk domains. As of right now you can only register third level .uk domains, such as domain.co.uk

By |October 29th, 2012|Promo Codes|Comments Off on Backlash rising against second level .uk domains

115 Top level domain trademarks and their current status

I’ve made plenty of commotion about companies filing for trademarks on future top level domain names. It always seems that they’re successfully pulling a fast one on the U.S

By |January 25th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on 115 Top level domain trademarks and their current status

The Real o.co Lesson

Branding a new domain name — and especially a new top level domain — takes a long time. News that Overstock.com, err, o.co, is slowing down its efforts to rebrand to o.co, didn’t come as a big surprise to me. Too drastic. Too fast. That’s how I’d describe the company’s move from Overstock.com to o.co

By |November 14th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on The Real o.co Lesson

Google launches regional domains for Tunisia and Iraq

Google continues its quest to cover 99 of the world's Internet users with the launch of google,iq and google,tn, covering the countries of Iraq and Tunisia respectively.

By |April 1st, 2011|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

India May Try to Block .XXX

Government may block access to .xxx. India’s government will block access to the .xxx top level domain name, according to an article in The Economic Times. A senior official at the ministry of IT said that the domain goes against the country’s IT Act and Indian laws

By |March 24th, 2011|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

Libya’s domain "morality" crackdown worries URL shorteners

Watch out, Web 2.0-ified short URL services: the Libyan government is beginning to crack down on certain uses of its national top-level domain. The Libyan governing authority for .ly domains, NIC.ly, explained this week that domains that run afoul of the country's "morality" laws are being taken offline, waking users up to the fact that registering domains regulated by other countries can be a ...

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

Premium TLDs: Not All Domain Extensions Are Created Equal

Some people may be under the impression that it’s what comes before the dot in a domain name that matters most. I would love to put that myth to rest. In this article, I will be sharing my thoughts and opinions on the many domain name extension options available today and some that are coming soon. Here is a brief explanation of the different types of top level domains .

By |June 27th, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

ICANN Traveling to a Changed Colombia

Security is only a minor concern for upcoming ICANN meeting in Colombia. My image of Colombia is colored by the past. It’s an image of the days of Pablo Escobar, rampant kidnappings, crime, and guerrillas forces

By |June 24th, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

The Tunisian Internet Agency selects solutions from AFNIC to operate its « تونس. » IDN ccTLD

On March 23, 2010, ATI successfully completed ICANN’s evaluation of its Arabic script TLD project «تونس.».

By |June 11th, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

French Fashion House Loses Case for Guy’s Nickname Domain Name

Designer can’t have Sandro.com domain name. I’m so angry about losing this case! French apparel designer Sandro Andy has lost a domain name dispute to get the domain name Sandro.com. The company will have to stick with its current Sandro-Paris.com domain name. The company the complaint with World Intellectual Property Organization against Alessandro Balzarin of Frankentahl, Germany

By |May 3rd, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

First non-Latin country domains approved by ICANN

Four countries can register domain names in own language ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, has approved the first four country-code domain names written in non-Latin script.

By |April 29th, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

ICANN Gives Final Approval for Four Countries to Use Non-Latin Languages in Internet Address Names

The ICANN Board of Directors has approved the last application step for four countries to use their national language scripts in the last portion of Internet address names.

By |April 27th, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

ICANN Approves First Non-Latin Top-Level Domains (Digital Trends)

Four countries and two territories have passed preliminary approval to have their Internet domains written entirely in their native languages.

By |March 25th, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

ICANN Says More IDNs Are Go

ICANN this week gave preliminary approval to four countries and two territories in five language scripts for additional internationalised domain names (IDNs) as part of its IDN Fast Track Process.

By |March 25th, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

ICANN approves more domains in native scripts (The New Zealand Herald)

NEW YORK - Four countries and two territories have won preliminary approval to have internet addresses written entirely in their native scripts as early as this summer.However, proposals for internet addresses that would say "China"...

By |March 24th, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

Internet agency approves domains in native scripts (USA Today)

Four countries and two territories have won preliminary approval to have Internet addresses written entirely in their native scripts as early as this summer.

By |March 24th, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

Internet agency approves domains in native scripts (San Francisco Chronicle)

Four countries and two territories have won preliminary approval to have Internet addresses written entirely in their native scripts as early as this summer. However, proposals for Internet addresses that would say "China" and "Taiwan" in Chinese will require... China - Republic of China - Asia - Google - Taiwan

By |March 24th, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

Internet agency approves domains in native scripts (AP via Yahoo! News)

Four countries and two territories have won preliminary approval to have Internet addresses written entirely in their native scripts as early as this summer.

By |March 24th, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments