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Verisign pays $5 million annually for the rights to operate the .TV registry

Verisign pays $5 million annually to the Government of Tuvalu to be the sole registry operator of .TV. Verisign has the rights to sell .TV domain names up to December 31, 2021 that its contract expires. The domain is currently operated by dotTV, a Verisign company; the Tuvalu government owns twenty percent of the company. The …

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.EU has 3.76 million domains (renewal rate is 79% & other interesting statistics)

.EU published its Q4 2016 Progress Report that measures some interesting findings about the developments of the extension and the registrar community. During Q4 2016, the number of .eu registrations decreased by 32 655 domain names, a net decrease of 0.9%, to 3.76 million. The total number of .eu domain names registered at the end …

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.US considers release of 1 and 2 character domains & whois privacy for $0.50

The usTLD Stakeholder Council and Neustar, Inc., the registry operator for the usTLD, is seeking public comment on the Council’s recommendation to Neustar to release one and two character domain names in connection with the us TLD Premium Domain Name (PDN) plan and to allow for the implementation of a registry-based wholesale whois privacy registration …

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.EU domains: The first decade (eBook)

Want to know the origins and development of .eu domains? Then this 209-page eBook is for you. This book tells the story of how .eu was born and developed. “This book captures our story and reveals our motivation to create a domain name that’s different than the rest, a powerful symbol of Europe that brings …

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Final results of the .AT domains auctions (1,000 domains sold for $1M+)

More than 1,000 domains worth more than $1M were successfully sold during three .AT short domain name auctions. The third and final .AT short domain auction closed on Monday with nearly 4,000 placed bids and more than 350 sold domains. Adding these results to the previous two auction events make for more than 1,000 .AT domains …

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Results from the .AT short domain name auctions

The 1st and 2nd of the 3 .at short domain name auctions have ended with nearly 800 domains selling. The 1st .AT short domain auction closed last week with 6,000 bids originating from countries like China, the US, Canada, Germany and Austria, on almost 400 domains. Top 10 sales from the 1st auction: Domain Price …

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8,049 .UK domains suspended because of criminal activity

Nominet today published its update on .UK domains suspended for criminal activity over the 12 months to October 2016. Nominet suspends domains following notification from the police or other law enforcement agencies that the domain is being used for criminal activity. The criminality report shows that the number of .UK domains suspended between 1 November 2015 …

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.AT Will Release 1 And 2 Character Domains

Starting with August 29, 2016 nic.at releases one and two character domains under the TLD .at. Until now the minimum length of a domain name under the top-level domain .at has been three characters. This regulation will be changed which means that around 5.000 one and two character domains will be made available. The introduction …

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.UK Domain Registrations Increase While DRS Complaints Remain The Same

Nominet, the .UK registry, released an annual summary of domain name disputes brought before its Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) in 2015. A total of 728 complaints were made to Nominet in 2015, just two more than were made in 2014, while the number of domain registrations increased by more than 118,000. (Over 10.6 million .UK …

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.FR ccTLD Grows 3.2% In 2015

Afnic, the .fr ccTLD registry, produced its 2015 annual report. Afnic operates both the .fr ccTLD and 13 New gTLDs. Afnic’s main achievements and commitments in 2015 Finalization of the opening of the registration of domain names consisting of one or two characters under the .fr TLD; Implementation of multi-year domain name registration under the …

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