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ngTLD summer launches

During summer we are looking forward to several new gTLD launches. On 21st of July .abudhabi will enter general availability with the mission to enable the digital community and inspire innovation that drives the global promotion of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Followed closely on July 23 by .llc...

.eu and Brexit

Domain names registered to UK residents or organizations established in the United Kingdom without presence in the EU, will no longer be eligible to continue to hold their respective .eu domain names after Brexit. Accredited EU registrars are restricted from processing registration requests or renew any domain names effective...

The local version of .gr launched today July 10

.ελ, the local version of .gr launched today July 10 Most countries have their own country code top level domain that is the popular and most used choice of local businesses and people. In countries with a native language based on other characters than Latin the local version is...

.MUSEUM becomes more accessible

.MUSEUM is one of the older top-level domains and was launched in 2001 as the first so-called sponsored top-level domain, catering exclusively to Museums and museum associations as defined by International Council of Museums (ICOM).In the beginning registration was only allowed at third level beneath generic. Some of these...

gTLD launches and rule changes in Georgia

On April 20th a new Chinese gTLD is launched, . 购物 (.xn--g2xx48c). The English translation being “shopping”. Sunrise starts on April 20th and continues until June 19th. During sunrise only trademark holders are eligible. General availability commence June 21 2018. All phases applies first come first serve allocation. Domain...

Easier to register .ie domain names

Starting today, March 21st  the registry of the Irish top level domain .ie are changing the registration rules to make it easier and faster to register .ie domain names. The need to provide a claim to the name has been removed, but proof of your connection to Ireland is...

Google launches .app on March 29

Google secured the rights to the top level domain .app with a winning bid of US$25 million through an ICANN auction with 12 other participants. This is the third highest amount paid for a new generic top level domain behind .shop and .web .app, short for applications, offers a...

Two-character domain names

The registry for Bulgarian .bg domain names will be launching registration of two-character domain names starting February 8. Domain names will be awarded to the winner of a sealed bid auction. The first auction on February 8th will be for all domain names consisting of a digit and an...