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Brexit blamed as .eu hits six-year low

EURid’s .eu top-level domain has hit a six-year low in terms of total registrations, and Brexit is to blame. The registry has just announced that it had 3,684,750 domains under management at the end of 2018, down 63,129 domains compared to the 3,...
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Brexit boost for Irish domains

Irish ccTLD .ie saw record growth in 2018 after the registry relaxed its registration rules. According to IEDR, there were 262,140 .ie domains at the end of the year, an increase of 10.4%. There were 51,040 new registrations, a 29% increase, the regist...
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Bad.de sells for $138,443

The 25th highest .de sale of all time took place on Wednesday. Bad.de sold on Sedo for $138,443. Currently the domain does not resolve to a website. Here is the top 25 courtesy of Namebio kredit.de 1,169,175 USD 2008-12-02 Sedo poker.de 957,937 USD 200...
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All Cyrillic .eu domains to be deleted

Eurid has announced that Cyrillic domain names in .eu will be deleted a year from now. The registry said that it’s doing so to comply with the “no script mixing” recommendations for internationalized domain names, which are designed t...
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Facebook launches gaming portal on FB.GG

Facebook launched their gaming creator portal on a .GG domain. The country code for Guernsey has become popular for esports. Facebook is using the domain name FB.GG. Some background: Wikipedia info .gg is the country code top-level domain for the crown...
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Domainers not welcome in this Whois database

Inquiries from domain investors are specifically barred under one registry’s take on GDPR compliance. The Austrian ccTLD registry, nic.at, yesterday stopped publishing the personal information of human registrants in its public Whois database, un...
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