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CENTR: domain growth now slowest EVER

The number of registered domain names in the world is growing at its slowest rate ever, according to CENTR. Its latest CENTRstats Global TLD Report, covering the first quarter of 2019, shows median domain growth of 3.4% year-over-year, a “record ...
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Court rules domain name list should stay secret

Publishing a list of every domain name in their zone is something that most TLD registries do automatically on a daily basis, but a court in Chile has ruled that doing so is a cybersecurity risk. NIC Chile, which runs .cl, said last week that it has wo...
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Dead dot-brands hit 50

Two more dot-brands are on their way out, bringing the total to fall on their swords to date to a nice round 50. Both of the new departures appear to be brands belonging to the Saudi telecommunications company Etihad Etisalat, which does business as Mo...
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Turkish government takes over ccTLD

Turkey’s ccTLD has been transferred into government hands. ICANN’s board of directors at the weekend formally approved a redelegation request from the country to its IANA division. The new official ccTLD manager is Bilgi Teknolojileri ve İl...
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