One Tiny Country Gets Some Exposure from One Large Movie Franchise

The Pitcairn Islands are a group of four volcanic islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. The population is 56, yes 56. It is safe to say that most have no idea that the Pitcairn Islands have their own country code, and even fewer would know what two letters represent this tiny nation. The country code is .PN. Pitcairn is getting the greatest piece of marketing they could ever hope for with the … [Read more...]

.UK Gets Over 50,000 Registrations On It’s 1st Day

According to itproportal.com,  the new .UK extension has surpassed 50,000 domain registrations in the first 24 hours following its launch. Nominet, the UK domain name registry, expects 10 million domain name registrations and why not? There are over 10 million existing domain holders with a .co.uk or one of the other variations that will have first crack at getting the shorter address and … [Read more...]

KSregistry Becomes Registry For .VG But ccTLD Is Frozen Until April 15th; Registrations Resume May 12th

The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Virgin Islands (TRC) has sourced out the operation of .VG, the ccTLD of Virgin Islands to KSregistry GmbH. Due to the difficulties with the former .VG zone manager, IANA performed a re-delegation which brought back the .VG zone under the control and the responsibility of the TRC on April 11, 2014. However, the .VG zone will remain frozen until … [Read more...]

.Ar Domains (Argentina) Go From Being Free To Around $25 A Year On March 5th

According to the Buenosairesherald.com, .Ar domain names, which is the Country Code (ccTLD) for Argentina will go from being free to costing  "less than" 200 Argentina Pesos ($25.42 based on today's official exchange rate) a year starting on March 5th. The change from free to less than 200 pesos applies to new registrations and any renewals of .Ar domain names starting on March 5th. The … [Read more...]

SHorter .UK Domains Are Launching On June 10th

Nominet announced that shorter .UK domains are going to become available on the 10th June 2014.   Nominet says: “We are proud to announce the upcoming launch of .uk - out on its own for the first time A shorter, sharper domain name which puts the emphasis firmly on your website name – exactly where it should be.” One of the most important aspects of the dotUK launch is that .co.uk … [Read more...]

“In the face of confusion, people will default to something they trust and understand”

George Pongas is the general manager for Aus Registry, AusRegistry is the current registry operator and wholesale provider for all commercial .au (Australia) domain names including .com.au and .net.au, and non commercial domain names .gov.au and edu.au. He recently posted something on the Aus Registry website with regards to 2013 being a good year for .au domains. He makes mention of the new … [Read more...]

.CN Landrush exceeds 50 Million Yuan

NiceNic.net out with another interesting piece of news, the .CN Landrush auctions of previous reserved domains has generated over 50 Million Yuan/RMB.  That equates to over $8.2 million They posted today: As of Jan 12th, 2014, the open auction of previously-reserved .CN domain names by CNNIC entered into heating-up period, and the total price of recent auctions already exceeded 50 million … [Read more...]