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Why did this county made a shift from a .com to a .gov name?

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Centre County, is a county in the State of Pennsylvania of the US. The county is going to conduct its municipal elections. Amid this electoral process, the county decided to make a transition in its election related domain name. The transition was switching from the previous .com name to .gov name.  .com stands for commercial, while .gov stands for the Government. Although, a .com name has been...

Amid speculations of a name change, could Facebook be switching TO this domain name?

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I’m sure your newsfeed would have been bombarded with the news of Facebook trying to adopt a new name. Well, so has been mine! Facebook, the social media giant is planning for a name change, which might be concluded this month. Everyone is speculating about the new name.  There have been many names that have been suggested. Some people have been claiming the name ‘Horizon‘...

What are the proposed changes in .se and .nu registration?

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The Swedish Internet Foundation has made some changes in the process of registration of .se and .nu domain names. A report by Gandi.net stated that the changes will come into effect from 1st of November.  Regarding the .se registration, a personal Identification number or a business registration number is required for people belonging to regions outside of Sweden. Also with cases related to .se...

EURid gets an extension of 5 years over .eu

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The European Commission has announced the name of the registry manager of .eu TLD for the next 5 years. The commission has again chosen EURid to manage the extension. A job that it has been performing since a long time and will continue till October 2027. .eu is the ccTLD of the European Union. The popular extension has been sponsored by the European Commission, the executive branch of the Union...

Rational behind domain name change of this Chinese public platform

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China’s growth among the biggest powerhouses of the world has been very rapid. The overwhelmingly high growth, through a sustained period of time, also brought one unfavorable thing: pollution.  Recently, the Chinese government changed the domain name of a public platform meant to ease pollution levels. The domain name that was changed was bjhjyd.gov.cn. This website belongs to a car...

This city’s TLD just came LIVE

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Top level domains have existed for a long time. So have ccTLDs. Now even city’s are getting their own TLDs. The latest addition to the list is the city of Zurich.  Although the domain name was requested way back in 2012, the extension wasn’t available to all. The extension until now was only used by the local government. However, the great potential of the city and the economic...

Covenant Logistics’ logic behind name change AND a new website

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Covenant logistics, or as you would have rather known it before now as Covenant Transportation, has completed its re-branding and name change process. The company has shifted its name, replacing the earlier word ‘Transportation‘ by a new term ‘Logistics‘.  The rebranding and name change came as a step to broaden the functionality and scope of activities that the company...

PIR get its new CTO

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Public Interest Registry, the company that manages the .org has appointed its new Chief Technology Officer. The company has appointed the vastly experienced Rick Wilhelm at its senior most technology post.  Rick has a plethora of working knowledge related to domain name registry and registrar services. Rick had been earlier working as VP Platform Management for VeriSign, the registry for ...

Google gives TapTap a premium domain without any charges

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Business is a fierce venture. People, in the strive for victory in a competition, venture into unfair territories. Seldom do we find instances of kind and dignified gestures. However Google has entered into one of those surprising rare actions.  TapTap is a game sharing platform from where you can download various kinds of interesting games. The Shanghai based company has been gaining a lot of...

Is The UK Government Colonizing The .IO Extension

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The .io is a popular domain extension for many SaaS (software as a service) companies. In the world of computers, I/O stands for Input/Output, a common term used when discussing computing processes. Such is the popularity of .io that Google’s ad targeting treats it as a gTLD. However, the origins of this extension don’t lie in the tech world, but in Britain’s colonial history. The Chagos...

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