Indonesia will roll out shorter .id Domains Next Year

TechInAsia.com reported that the country code for Indonesia will be getting shorter.

From the article:

Next year, Indonesians will have to get used to a brand-new ending to web addresses that sounds really short and sweet. It’ll be ‘.id’. The new domain ending will go on sale as early as January 20. The domain name was approved a couple days ago by the highest internet domain name authority in Indonesia, the Forum Nama Domain Indonesia.

As with all new domain endings, the sale of ‘.id’ domains will commence in three phases. The first phase, which is called sunrise and goes on for three months, will prioritize trademark name owners in Indonesia to allow them get their hands on important homepage addresses.

Two months afterwards comes the second phase called grandfather, which lets owners of ‘.co.id’ or ‘.web.id’ sites buy the new ‘.id’ domains. Then starts the third phase: the landrush.

The second and third phases will happen between June and August next year. If name disputes happen, then the domain names will be auctioned to the respective parties.

This should bring about a few popular domain hacks.  Student.id, Fake.id, Squ.id and if they allow 1 character registrations put me down for B.id.

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