Tuesday, October 21, 2014

.AU Domains Grow Six Percent To 2.9 Million, While 2 In 3 Domains are Registered Less Than 4 Years

The .au domain has one of the highest growth rates in the world of around six percent and one of the highest domain densities in the Asia Pacific, the first of a new quarterly series of reports from AusRegistry has found.

Additionally, almost 50 percent of all .au domain names are between nine and 15 characters in length, while New South Wales, the state with the largest population, claims the honour of the state with the largest number of .au registrations although distribution is broadly proportional to the population size of each state but with slightly higher ownership rates per capita for the eastern seaboard states of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.  Full article..

EURid Partners With Savethedogs.eu at 2014 SMAU Milano

"EURid will be among the key players at SMAU which takes place from Wednesday the 22nd to Friday the 24th of October 2014 at FieramilanoCity in Milan, Italy.

With over 50,000 expected visitors and a highly anticipated workshop and conference programme, SMAU is Italy’s biggest event featuring the most innovative national and international ICT, digital brands and solutions over a three day period.

EURid will be promoting .eu as the obvious choice for start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) aiming at extending their operations beyond national borders and taking full advantage of the European market.

At SMAU, EURid will be proud to showcase the success story of ‘Save the Dogs and other Animals’, a volunteering association committed to the protection of animals and the promotion of a culture that recognizes that animals have rights too. The team behind savethedogs.eu will join EURid staff at stand A14 to present its activities and initiatives.  Full article...

This Week's New Domains: Military, .Realtor and Other Domains

Rightside launches three military-themed domains: .Navy, .Army and .Airforce
On Wednesday, Rightside releases three military-themed domain names: .navy, .army and .airforce. Pricing runs from about $25-$35.  Full article...

Ebola.com Owner Wants $150,000 For Rights To Domain Name

What's in a domain name?  As much as $150,000 if the owner of Ebola.com has his way.  Las Vegas-based entreprenuer Jon Schultz paid $13,500 for the rights to Ebola.com back in 2008.  Now he hopes to make a killing off the disease's domain and figures his asking price is more than reasonable.  Read more...

The New Wild West of Domain Names Includes Everything Rrom .beer to .bmw

Heather Parker is a technically savvy businesswoman. She has her own Heather Parker Photography website, she knows about social media and search-engine optimization; she publishes examples of her work on Yelp.

But she didn’t know about one of the biggest changes happening right now: a massive expansion of domain registrations beyond the well-known .com, .net, and .org. If she wanted, she could move her website to heatherparker.photography today....

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Icann: environmentalists to control use of .eco internet domain name

Coalition of more than 50 environmental groups, including WWF and 350.org won out over three other groups competing for .eco   Read full article...

FC Barcelona Loses Attempt To Grab The Domain Name: FCB.email

FC Barcelona just lost its attempt to score the domain name FCB.email away from Joerg Lindemer of Neuenburg, Germany in a Uniform Rapid Suspension proceeding (URS).  Full Article...

Name.Space is looking for your help to take on ICANN

There is a campaign running on Rally.org to help Name.space take on ICANN. On the home page of their campaign it explains what the battle is all about, it seems like Name.space has been running an alternate route and feels like it has claim to .nyc, .sex and a whole host of other extensions.  The company is looking to raise $75,000 and so far has raised a little over $1,400.  Full Article...