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PIR’s portfolio has expanded. Which extensions have joined?

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In a previous post we had explained how the Public Interest Registry (PIR) had planned to expand its portfolio. PIR had partnered with Donuts Inc. to acquire .foundation, .charity and .gives to its set of existing domain name extensions. Now, these extensions have been integrated into the PIR’s .org family of domains. With this addition PIR’s family includes extensions like .org, .ngo, .ong, ...

Ahead of general allocation of .au, accountants warn users

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The Australian domain space for .au is going to open for the general public on 20th September. This means that anyone wishing to register a .au domain name can do so, on a First Come First Serve basis. Ahead of the general allocation of names, the accountants association of Australia has warned users of the domain space. The general manager of technical policy at Institute of Public Accountants...

CentralNIC bags registry rights for .gl ccTLD

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CentralNIC is on a high. The company is expecting a brilliant First Half of 2022 and now the company has signed yet another brilliant agreement. The London based company has signed an agreement with Tusass A/S. The agreement gives CentralNIC registry rights for the ccTLD of Greenland .gl. Tusass A/S is one of the oldest and biggest telecommunications companies in Greenland. The company also...

Budweiser has claimed this ‘beer’ domain name

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As of August, 2021 Budweiser has got into hands on a new domain name. The domain name is obviously beer related. However, the choice of the extension made the deal even more exciting.  Budweiser has bought the domain name Beer.eth. This is a huge step by the American beverage company with regards to its adoption of the new craze of Blockchain technology.  .eth stands for Ethereum, a popular...

Radix’s unique branding to promote .tech TLD

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Radix is an interesting new take on the popular gTLDs. The company hopes to replace the age-old, boring gTLDs with the TLDs for the new ages which it calls ‘new TLD’, or nTLD.  The company has also been quite successful in its vision, by showing a continued growth. In the industry where there are hundreds of different extensions available for the consumer, how is Radix holding...

ENS reports the best month in its entire existence

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ENS is on a roll in the month of May. The alternative to DNS just marked the best month in its entire existence on all metrics that the service monitors.  The service made an unprecedented jump across different metrics: Registration, Renewals, Revenue (USD & ETH) and Income (USD &ETH). And the month is yet to conclude. If compared with the figures in May 2021, Revenue (ETH) in May 2022...

NexBloc announces two new dTLDs

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After gTLDs (generic Top-level domains), nTLDs (new Top-level domains) and ccTLDs (country code Top-level domain), we have another TLD. This new TLD is called dTLD or decentralised Top-level Domain.  More and more companies are adopting domain names based on the Blockchain. Amid this NexBloc has announced the launch of two new dTLDs as .nex and .artist. The first extension does look a little...

Vietnam adds 3 new extensions

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The Ministry of Information and Telecommunications of Vietnam has released a Circular talking about the launch of 3 second level domain names. Circular 21 talks about the launch of 3 new domain extensions,i.e., .id.vn, .io.vn and .ai.vn. These domain names have their own different usage and implementation. .id.vn has been reserved for Individuals, while the other two domain names .io.vn and .ai...

Would .HipHop rise?

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HipHop isn’t a genre of music, but a lifestyle in itself. Them sick old beats have accompanied us in our darkest of times to our glorious ones. However, surprisingly the domain name industry hasn’t done appropriate justice with the industry.  The .HipHop domain name has been around for sometime, but the registration of related domain names hasn’t shown any exceptional and...

Argentina’s legal gambling extension, getting increasing support

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During the Covid pandemic a wave of counterfeit domain names mushroomed. Among a major contributor to that wave was the Online gambling industry. Argentina, in particular because it hosts a number of malicious domain names related to online gambling.  The National Directorate of the Registry of Internet Domains of the National State has started a new extension to combat the spawning of...

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