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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...

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...

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...

Special Auction For 100+ .CO Domains On Sedo

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Sedo, one of the leading domain marketplaces, today revealed a one of its kind ‘No Reserve’ auction for .co domains, an event with mostly English keyword domains from July 23 to July 30, 2020. It is holding the auction to commemorate .co’s ten-year anniversary. It was on July 20, 2010 that the TLD was opened for the general public to register, as it’s also the ccTLD for Colombia. The hundred and...

Nominet Seeks Feedback On New Policy For Expiring .UK Domains

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Nominet, the registry that handles the .uk domains and its family of sub-domains, today proposed its new policy on expiring .uk domains. This new development follows on from previous policy discussions on domain drop lists. Its new decision sets-out to allow a more transparent and informed process for registrars and the general public to know when an expired domain would be made available for re...

Betting.com Finds New Owner In Game Lounge

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The Game Lounge Group, a leading digital and affiliate marketing company for the iGaming sector, announced that it will be acquiring the premium domain Betting.com. The acquisition will happen through its holding company, Game Lounge Sweden AB.   The acquisition marks Game Lounge’s entry into the US sports-betting market and re-affirms its intentions to diversify and expand into important...

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