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Amazon has purchased Amazon.se for an estimated $554,500

April 7th, 2017 Comments off

In an article on TheLocal.se there is a report that Amazon quietly purchased Amazon.se for $554,500. Tip of the cap to Aaron Strong for the info. Only a few days after it was announced that Amazon is to establish three data centres in Sweden, it has now emerged that the American e-commerce and computing giant […]

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Popular Topic at ICANN 58 “Two-Character Domain Names in the New gTLD Namespace”

March 20th, 2017 Comments off

Centr.org published their report on ICANN 58 for the most part it was a lot of technical things that our readers might not be highly interested in. The one topic that might be of interest centered around the release of LL domain names that correlate to matching cctlds. Relevance to ccTLDs These discussions are highly […]

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CENTR Report: 309.4 Million Domains At End of 2016

January 28th, 2017 Comments off

DomainWire Global TLD Stat Report published its  CENTR’s quarterly publication covering status and trends in global top-level domains with a focus on European ccTLDs (country code top-level domains). At the end of Q4 2016 there were 309.4 million domain names across all top-level domains (TLDs) globally. Net growth over the quarter was around 1.03 million […]

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.US Wants to Sell 1 & 2 Character Domains & Allow Privacy on All .US Registrations

December 19th, 2016 Comments off

On Thursday, December 15th The .US Registry opened two issues up for  requests for public comment. All comment should be emailed to stakeholdercouncil@neustar.us The first issue relates to the potential release of 1 and 2 character .US domains. The second relates to the potential allowance of .US registrants to utilize privacy protection services. The comment […]

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.LA Announces Premium Domains & The .LA Bear

October 14th, 2016 Comments off

Page Howe, Chief Evangelist for the .LA domain space announced the new Fall promotions Today including winning a .LA Bear and release 1K+ Premium domain names. “Join our community and win a .LA Bear. We are giving away random .LA Bears to social media likes, follows and email subscribers. Help us name our .LA Bear […]

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.US Extension Tops 2 Million Registered Domains For 1st Time After 31 Years

October 8th, 2016 Comments off

.US has passed two million domain names for the  first time since the extension was unched 31 years ago. Yes .US was launched on February 15, 1985; 31 years ago as the first ccTLD. ON the last day of the $.10 sale by the domain name registrar Uniregistry.com, .US domains had a net add of […]

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.US Gains Over 100K Domains On 1st Day of $.10 Registration Promotion

October 5th, 2016 Comments off

The .US domain name extension gained over 100,000 domains yesterday. The domain name registrar, Uniregistry started a promotion of .US registrations for only $.10 officially starting at on October 1 but but yesterday was the first day Uniregistry actually sent out an email blast of the $.10 domain registration promotion. According to RegistrarStats.com; the number […]

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Must Read Story: Nominet Overcharges .UK Customers To Pay For Cheaper New gTLD’s

September 27th, 2016 Comments off

Kieren McCarthy published a post yesterday entitled “The Great British domain name rip-off: Overcharged .uk customers help pay for cheaper .vodka; Time for competition authorities to take a hard look at Nominet” Here are some of the highlights of the story “.UK domain name holders are being overcharged while the company behind it wins contracts […]

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Verisign: As Of June 30 There Are 334.6 Million Domains In The World; Up 12.9% From Last Year

September 15th, 2016 Comments off

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), today announced that approximately 7.9 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in the second quarter of 2016, bringing the total number of domain name registrations to approximately 334.6 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of June 30, 2016. The increase of approximately 7.9 million domain name registrations […]

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Guest Post: .WS Goes To China

July 18th, 2016 Comments off

This is a guest post by Alan Ezeir who is the Founder & President of Global Domains International, Inc which owns and operates the .WS registry which is the ccTLD of Samoa.  I found it an interesting read not just for .WS domains but for all short domains in China. The following was written by […]

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