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Changes To The .CA WHOIS Privacy Policy

Posted August 21st, 2012


As we are reaching a critical point in the evolution of the internet, we will begin to see several agencies making changes to the way they do business.Barrister & Solicitor Lorraine Fleck, has been keeping an eye on the changes that The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) have been making regarding the privacy of its registrants.She imparts important information for .ca holders that they may not have noticed after the jump.

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Japan Launches Prefecture-Type Domains

Posted August 8th, 2012


From our friends at Com Laude

Japan is launching 47 new .jp extensions to coincide with the 47 Japanese prefectures (e.g. name.tokyo.jp or name.osaka.jp). The launch will proceed in three phases, a Sunrise, Landrush and General Availability.

During the Sunrise Phase, 16 July 2012 through 18 August 2012, trademark holders may register domain names exactly matching their trademarks. Only one domain name per trademarked term is allowed under each extension; registration under multiple extensions is allowed. International trademark holders are eligible, provided that the target area for the mark is limited to Japan.

Landrush will run from 17 September 2012 through 21 October 2012, and is open to any person or organization with an address in Japan – Com Laude can assist if required. Registrants may apply for any number of domain names. Multiple applications for the same name will be decided by drawing lots.

General Availability begins 19 November 2012. Registrations will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis under the same rules as regular general-use .jp registrations.

The third level (the term ‘domain’, in the example domains) may be registered in both ASCII and Japanese.

 

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DENIC closing in on another milestone : 15 million .DE domain names

Posted March 5th, 2012


From DomainNews

DENIC,the company responsible of the administration of .DE extension ,is approaching 15 million domain name registrations under .DE . This number makes .DE one of the largest ccTLDs when one looks at the number of domain names registered per person. DENIC registered the 14 millionth .de domain name on 26 November 2010 .

Every six inhabitants of the German Republic has registered a .de domain name and the number is constantly growing .

The annual average growth rate of the recent years has been about 1 million domain names,which is an impressive number .Moreover,at the end of October/beginning of November 2010,domain growth gained particular momentum through the introduction of the special character eszett, ß .

There are 14,899,865 .DE domain names registered up to date,according to the most recent figures on Denic’s website.

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.РФ passes 900,000 Registration Mark

Posted January 18th, 2012


From domainnews

There are now more than 900,000 active  .РФ domain names,according to statistics on the Coordination Center for TLD RU,the .RU registry website . As of today there are 902,531 .РФ domain names registered and the number is increasingly rapidly .

A year and a half ago,on May 12,2010,the Coordination Center for TLD .RU became the administrator of the new cyrilic domain name .РФ . On November 11,2010 domain names registration in domain .РФ became accessible for all comers.

 

For the full story go HERE.

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IDN ccTLD Request From Malaysia Successfully Passes String Evaluation

Posted October 20th, 2011


As posted to ICANN.org: “ICANN is pleased to announce the successful completion of String Evaluation on proposed IDN ccTLD string for Malaysia.

Details of the successful evaluation are provided here: http://www.icann.org/en/topics/idn/fast-track/string-evaluation-completion-m-en.htm#my.”

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“IDN ccTLD Request From Kazakhstan Successfully Passes String Evaluation”

Posted September 8th, 2011


According to ICANN.org: “ICANN is pleased to announce the successful completion of String Evaluation on proposed IDN ccTLD string for Kazakhstan.

Details of the successful evaluation are provided here: http://www.icann.org/en/topics/idn/fast-track/string-evaluation-completion-k-en.htm#kz.”

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.ly Hacked

Posted August 22nd, 2011


As reported by Mashable.com: “Nic.ly, the site of Libya’s top level domain (TLD) name registry, has been defaced by hackers, with the content of the site replaced with an anti-Muammar al-Gaddafi message.

The front page of Nic.ly currently sports these messages: “HACKED By Electr0n” and “bye bye Qadaffi.”

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South Sudan Gets Two Letter County Code .SS

Posted August 12th, 2011


As reported by DomainIncite.com: “The new African nation of South Sudan has officially been given the two-letter country code SS, meaning it is likely just months away from getting the top-level domain .ss.

The SS string appeared on the International Standards Organization’s ISO 3166-1-alpha-2 code list this week, following a request by the government of the country.”

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“Legal Fight Breaks Out Over .pr Domains”

Posted July 18th, 2011


As reported by DomainIncite.com: “The University of Puerto Rico has accused the manager of the .pr top-level domain of hoodwinking ICANN in order to “illegally” take over the registry.

It recently filed a lawsuit seeking to regain control of .pr, saying that the current registry operator has made an estimated $2 million from domain registrations since it somehow took over the ccTLD.”

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North Korea’s Internet Domain Is in New Hands

Posted May 19th, 2011


As reported by PCWorld.com: “Control of North Korea’s top-level Internet domain has been formally assigned to a government-backed venture after the previous operator, a German company, let the national domain disappear from the Internet for several months.

The dot-kp domain was officially transferred at the beginning of May to Star Joint Venture, a North Korean-Thai company that has been chartered with providing “modern Internet services” to the insular country. Star JV has been in de-facto control of the domain name since December last year.”

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