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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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.Me Passes 1 Million Domain Name Registrations +28% in 2015

February 17th, 2016 Comments off

The .Me registry announced today that for the 1st time, the number of .Me domain registrations passed 1 Million domains. .Me is the country code or ccTLD for Montenegro. According to the Ministry for the Information Society and Telecommunications, the total number of registered domains amounted to 1,014,867, representing a whopping 28.36% annual growth in […]

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.WS Changing 2-3 Character New Domain Pricing & Releasing All 5-20 Number Domains

January 27th, 2016 Comments off

Due to the recent demand for the .WS extension coming from the emerging China Domain market, Global Domains International, the operator of the .WS registry, announced today that they are changing their pricing for all 2 and 3 character .WS domain names. In December 2015, thousands of .WS domain names were registered in China. The entire […]

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CENTR Reports There Are 311.5 Million Domains In The World

January 22nd, 2016 Comments off

According to a new report out today (PDF) by CENTR, which is the European country code TLD organisation, as of December 31, there are 311.5 million domain names in the world. 158.7 million domain names are Legacy TLD’s including .com, .net and .org; 140.1 million are ccTLD’s (country codes), 1.6 Million are IDN ccTLD’s, and […]

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