Category Archives: Domain Names

New gTLD documentary

Our Marketing team asked me to do a “short” video on new gTLDs, I asked them to pick another topic…. Rather than sit for days and try to work out what to say, I stayed behind after work with my … Continue reading

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Finally, new gTLDs are real!

The majority of my time over the last few years has been spent trying to keep up with the new gTLDs (generic top level domains) that are about to start hitting the internet (hence the lack of blogging). For those … Continue reading

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Do you want to register myname.uk?

Nominet, the .uk Registry published their second consultation on the 1st July 2013 to ask you the following questions: Do you want direct registrations under .uk? If you do, how do they decide who gets certain domain names first? Over … Continue reading

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Are you aware that the domain name world is about to explode?

I haven’t blogged for ages and for that i apologise, the truth is that so much has been happening in the domain name world that i haven’t made the time. I have been busy writing articles, but boring “PR” ones … Continue reading

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.UK reaches 10 million Registrations!

The number of registered .uk domains broke through the 10 million barrier, i won’t lie, i had my fingers crossed that it would have happened on my birthday earlier this week, but still, its cause for celebration ☺ Preference for … Continue reading

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Lots of New Domain Name extensions (TLDs) coming

The domain name system (DNS) today includes over 300 TLDs (Top Level Domains): 249 ccTLDs – Country-code Top Level Domains such as .uk (United Kingdom) .de (Germany) .fr (France) 30 IDN ccTLDs – Internationalized Domain Names such as .امارات (United … Continue reading

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Is it a ‘true’ extension?

There have been a lot of difficulties with domain name extensions recently that are not officially recognised by IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority). When I first started I didn’t know that CentralNic was actually a group of private individuals that … Continue reading

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ICANN will increase the number of domain extensions

I didn’t want to cover this yet as I have a newsletter in final draft going out for work shortly (this is my lead article), but with the amount of enquiries we are getting following the news on the BBC … Continue reading

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Nominet Landrush short domains

I know I haven’t blogged for a while, apologies…. The Nominet Landrush release of the reserved, short domains kept me quite busy. In a weird way I’m going to miss it, it was nice to be doing a release that … Continue reading

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Whether you like it or not .xxx is launching

The important release of 2011 is the introduction of .XXX, which after many years of controversy and debate is through the final stages of approval by ICANN. The release process is not yet finalised, but the first .XXX addresses have … Continue reading

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