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All .eu domain names held by UK, cancelled

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Yesterday, all .eu domain names under UK citizens and organizations were cancelled permanently. This marked the completion of the long .eu domain names adaptation to Brexit.  The process had started at the beginning of the last year itself. At the start of 2021, a number of domain names showed a ‘suspended’ sign. The domain names could have been reinstated once the registrant showed the necessary...

Saudi Arabia extends the date of transfer of domain names

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Saudi Arabia has extended the date of transfer of it’s domain names. With an extension of three months, the domain names could be transferred till 31st of March, 2022. This applies to all the domain names under .sa and السعودية. TLDs. The transfer is regarding the change in the registrar of Saudi domain names. Saudi domains have been until now managed by SaudiNIC. However, now everyone has to...

After the most popular domain name, TikTok also besieges the app space

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In a recent post we talked about how TikTok dethroned Google as the most popular domain name in 2021. Now, after conquering the domain name space TikTok has also acquired the top spot amid the apps in 2021. A blog by apptopia discusses the Most Downloaded Apps in 2021. TikTok is ranked 1, with Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram at successive places. The blog also discusses the most...

The most popular name in Somalia

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Somalia is a country in the western part of Africa. The country’s coastline is the largest in the continent while majority of the country practises Islam. However, I found something very interesting regarding this country, the most popular name. The most popular girl’s name in the country is ‘Istanbul’. Why does the name ‘Istanbul’ have such popularity in the country? The question is valid...

Registration of a domain name gave up the reveal of this anime

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The Domain Name Industry gives you a lot of things: Safe investment options, brand protection and extension, targeting audiences, online recognition, and many more. But did you know, it gives you the ability to predict the future?  Type-moon, is a gaming company based in Japan. The company recently announced that it is going to release an anime movie based on Mahotsukai no Yoru, also called...

Popular adult websites to be banned in France

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France is about to take some strict measures against the 5 most popular porn websites. A government authority will request the court to ban popular adult websites Pornhub, XHamster,  XVideos, XNXX and Tukif for failing to introduce sufficient measures to prevent underage children from viewing their content. The problem is that currently the only filter while viewing such type of content, is the...

France.com to stay with France

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The US Supreme Court has given a decision that could end a prolonged dispute that has been going on for the past 5 years. The dispute is an epic tussle for the prized possession of France.com. The contesting parties in this dispute is one Jean-Noël Frydman and the French Government. Frydman had registered the domain name way back in 1994. He had the trademark rights for the name in the US as well...

Okada Manila is now UE Resorts International

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Okada Manila is one of the most popular resorts in the Philippines. Situated in Manila, the 42 acre campus along with the picturesque ocean view is just mesmerizing.  The resort however recently announced that it is going to rebrand. It is going to adopt a new name of UE Resorts International. The name change has certainly been with an idea of expansion. The company wants to venture out to...

CentralNIC looks towards Lat-Am with this acquisition

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After a marvelous year, CentralNIC is aiming at yet another high. CentralNIC has acquired a prominent Latin American domain name service provider company, NameAction.  Based in Chile, NameAction was established in 1997. A report by Youinvest , stated the acquisition to be valued at $ 1 million. CentralNIC looks forward to capitalize on NameAction’s more than two decades long experience...

This company dropped Dutch reference from name as well as its residence

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Royal Dutch Shell Plc announced some major changes in its name as well as its operating country. The company has dropped the term ‘Royal Dutch‘ from its name, which it had kept for more than a century, and from now will be simply called Shell Plc. Along with this the company has also moved its headquarters from Hague to London.  The reason behind this move is two fold. Shell is a...

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