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All the latest news in domain names.

.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...

DNSSEC now available for .ASIA

The registry DotAsia has now implemented DNSSEC for the gTLD .ASIA. This implementation shows that the registry furthers their commitment to make .ASIA a safe and secure enviroment. DNSSEC allows domain owners to secure their DNS infrastructure with digital signatures protecting their site from being attacked or redirected to an unintended destination....

No local contact needed for .AL

Interested in registering a .al domain? Well now you can do so without worrying about having a local contact or using ours. The removal of the local contact requirement is a recent desicion from the registry. By looking at other cctlds we know that the removal of certain restrictions can...

.HEALTH will be released tomorrow!

​ On December 5th you and other health-professionals will be able to register .HEALTH on a first-come, first-served basis. More people than ever are searching for .health related information online – whether it is pressing health questions, services or products. With your new home at .health you can feel...

Ports Group is Swedens first .NZ registrar!

We can finally announce that Ports Group is the very first Swedish registrar for .NZ, the ccTLD for New Zealand. The TLD is administered by InternetNZ through its subsidiary NZRS Limited, with oversight and dispute resolution handled by the Domain Name Commission Limited (DNCL). The registry recently decided to...