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French Torrent Giant Vaults Through Domains To Prevent ISP Blocking

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What do you do when your domain is at the risk of ISP blocking? You go domain (s)hopping! Well, at least that’s what this French torrent giant is doing, with its newest stop being .si, the ccTLD for Slovenia. Just seven months into the year and Ygg Torrent has already changed three domain extensions, all of them being ccTLDs. The site fully runs in French and stands for a prime example of a site...

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...

Google Fails To Renew BLogspot Domain, Breaks Millions Of Websites

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Google just made a big howler. Their most recent blunder has downed millions of websites hosted on its blogging and publishing platform, Blogger which it acquired in 2003. The reason is not a server outrage, but the lapse in responsibility by a certain someone. It has lost ownership of blogspot.in, its India-specific domain for Blogger. The domain expired and the concerned person didn’t renew it...

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...

Why The ZACR Believes .ZA Domain Prices Must Increase

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South Africa’s ZA Central Registry (ZACR), the non-profit organization which handles the 2LDs under the country’s ccTLD, is pushing for a price restructuring for its co.za, web.za, org.za and net.za domains. It wants to increase the wholesale registration and renewal price by R10. The present annual domain fee of R45 has remained unchanged since 2014, and the ZACR desires it increased to R55. It...

South Africa Registers Steep Growth In Domains Amidst Covid’19

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South Africa’s flagship .co.za TLD has crossed the 1.25 million mark in domain registrations. ZA Central Registry (ZACR) which handles the .za domain, attributed this milestone to the rise in domain registrations by SMMEs (small, medium and micro enterprises). The COVID-19 lockdown made people turn to online services and business owners quickly took the cue. “It speaks volumes that CO.ZA...

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