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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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Verisign: There Are 314 Million Domain Names As of December 31, 2015

April 14th, 2016 Comments off

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), announced that approximately 15 million domain names were added to the Internet in the fourth quarter of 2015, bringing the total number of registered domain names to approximately 314 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of Dec. 31, 2015, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief. The increase […]

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UPDATE: Domainking.ng Moved To A New Registrar After Rick Schwartz Announced UDRP

March 31st, 2016 Comments off

The domain name domainking.ng changed registrars yesterday, apparently as a result of our post announcing that Rick Schwartz filed an administrative proceeding similar to a UDRP with the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) which manages the Top Level Domain (.ng ccTLD) based on his “domain King” trademark. The domain name domainking.ng is being used as […]

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Rick Schwartz Files UDRP To Protect His “Domain King” Mark & There’s More To Come

March 30th, 2016 Comments off

Rick Schwartz who has been known in the domain community as the “Domain King” has filed an administrative action to gain control of the domain name DomainKing.ng. .Ng is the country code (ccTLD) for Nigeria. Rick not only is commonly known as the Domain King inside the domain community, but has a federally registered trademark […]

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There are Over 2 Million .in (India) Registered Domains

March 21st, 2016 Comments off

There are over 2 million registered .in domain names. The IN Registry the official registry for the .in ccTLD domain extension for India has started to post registrations stats  on their site showing the number of .in registered domain names. I’m told the registry put the stats up last week for the first time. As […]

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