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Have Your Say On Making .NZ Even Better

New Zealand’s Domain Name Commission is seeking feedback on their first independent review with a view to making the organisation even better and fit for purpose for the years ahead. The review found the organisation has been effective in its oversight of the .nz domain name industry. “The Commission is pleased the review found no […]

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.BLOG Hits 200,000 Registrations Milestone

The .blog new gTLD hit the 200,000 registrations mark on 1 April with the registry, Knock Knock Whois There, announcing the milestone last week along with a renewal rate of almost 73%. KKWIT say they’re “especially excited to have hit 200,000 .blog registrations.” They note “it’s more than just a number. It’s a growing number […]

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Lessons on protecting your trade mark online

Today we have a guest post from Nicole Murdoch from Australian law firm Eaglegate Lawyers who writes of the importance of protecting your domain name. Murdoch writes “the first and primary rule must be to never ever let the Domain Name that corresponds to the name everyone knows you by, or which corresponds to your […]

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Neustar Wins Awards For Marketing .CO To Australians

Neustar has won 2 awards for a marketing campaign they ran in Australia to promote .co at the Summit International Awards – a ‘Platinum’ prize in Marketing Effectiveness and an ‘Innovator’ prize in the Emerging Media Award. In 2018 Neustar ran an integrated marketing campaign promoting .co domain names to the Australian market. It was […]

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Openprovider Founder/CEO Talks Best Thing About New gTLDs, Company Challenges, Why GDPR Is Good, But Execution Terrible And More

Growth and GDPR implementation along with the high costs of domain transfers among gTLDs due to ICANN policies were among the lowlights of 2018 for Openprovider’s Founder and CEO Arno Vis, but there were significant highlights including being the largest domain registrar in the Netherlands in all major TLDs. Challenging was maintaining growth. And if […]