Typosquatting In .UK Domain Names Is Booming

ukTyposquatting in .UK domain names is going crazy and few companies have noticed. Most of the top 120 UK websites have had their domain names registered in .uk by typosquatters. Companies such as Google, Amazon or the National Rail have fallen victims of typosquatting.

On 10 June 2014, .uk domain names were made available for the first time.

The vast majority of existing registrants in the .uk ccTLD had the Continue reading

.FR In 2014: 2,853,406 Domain Names With A 5.06% Growth

afnicThe January 2015 edition of the Afnic Industry Report on Domain Names reviews the developments and trends in the French domain name market in 2014 after the opening of the new gTLDs.

The .fr TLD represented 2,853,406 domain names as at 31 December 2014, an increase of 5.06% in 2014. This performance continued to be higher than that of the Continue reading

Report: There Are Now 286.7 Million Registered Domain Names (1.5% Growth)

gtldsAs of November 2014 total registrations across all Top Level Domains (TLDs) stood at 286.7 million.

This represents a growth of roughly 1.5% (4.1 million registrations) for the 3 months since August 2014.

As new gTLDs are being delegated and opening for general availability, their combined registrations have grown in absolute terms by around Continue reading

.CH Registry Stops Direct Sale Of .CH Domain Names

gtldsThe SWITCH Foundation stopped selling .ch domain names on 1st January 2015 and is successively handing over client support to its business partners, the registrars. SWITCH will be asking its clients to gradually transfer their .ch domain names. The basis for this change is the new Ordinance on Internet Domains (OID). SWITCH will in future focus on Continue reading

Russell Haworth Joins Nominet (the .UK Registry) Today As CEO

nominetBack in October, Nominet, the .uk registry, named its new Chief Executive Officer that is Russell Haworth. Russell joined Nominet today as its CEO..

Nominet said in the announcement that "Russell will lead the organisation as it develops its core registry business, explores the potential of new technologies, and delivers on its commitment to ensuring the internet is a force for good."

He will lead the organization as it Continue reading

.EU Q3 2014 Report: Domain Name Registrations Grow By 4.7%

euThe total number of .eu registrations grew by 4.7% in Q3 2014 compared with the same quarter last year, according to the progress report released by the .eu registry EURid.

“As the new gTLDs continue jostle for position in the changing TLD landscape, Continue reading

Kids.us Will Remain Suspended

usAn Education Advisory Committee recommended that Kids.us should remain suspended. The Kids.us Education Advisory Committee was convened in April 2014 to consider the ongoing suspension of the kids.us third-level namespace, as well as to contemplate future initiatives and principles through which Neustar, the .us registry, can advance positive and educational experiences for kids within the usTLD more broadly. Continue reading

.PL Reaches 2.5 Million Domains & 1 Million Registrants

gtldsNearly one million Registrants and over 2.5 million active names - this is the result the .pl ccTLD domain registry attained in the third quarter of 2014.

As it results from the report of the NASK scientific institute, which runs the registry, by the end of the first half of the year the volume of the Polish registry increased by more than 26 thousand new names, therefore its growth dynamics amounted to 2.48 percent on a year to year basis. Continue reading

1 Million .CH Domains To Be Transfered From The .CH Registry To Registrars

gtldsThe SWITCH foundation will stop selling .ch domain names as of the beginning of January 2015 and successively hand over the related client support to its business partners, the registrars. The basis for this change is the new Ordinance on Internet Domains (ODI), which was passed by the Federal Council on November 5th. SWITCH will in future focus on operating the .ch domain name directory and on ensuring that the Swiss Internet remains secure and stable.

SWITCH and the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) have Continue reading

.ee Domain Price To Drop From 12 To 9 Euros

gtldsOn 1 January 2015, the Estonian Internet Foundation will bring the price of an .ee domain down from 12 to 9 euros.

An .ee domain can be registered for one, two or three years. The domain name registration fee in 2015 will be 9, 17 or 24 euros depending on Continue reading