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Europe’s GDPR Cools Liquid Domain Names Market

As Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect, Escrow.com has reported the lowest volume of quarterly domain name sales in the few years GGRG has been publishing their Liquid Domains Market Overview. The inception of the GDPR last May brought significant changes to the domain name registration data collected, or Whois. For the first […]

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.IE On A Roll As It Hits Quarter Million Domains

Ireland’s ccTLD hit the quarter million domain name registrations mark last week as .ie has been on a mini boom since a relaxation in eligibility rules in March. Today there are 254,400 .ie domain names registered, and 34,000 have been registered this year. The magical domain name chosen as the 250,000th was for a leading […]

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DomainTools Sees 1 Billionth Domain Name

There are currently around 335 million domain names registered around the world, but many domain names are deleted or expired and some are re-registered. So DomainTools has announced they’ve seen their 1 billionth unique domain name in the 17 years they’ve existed. But how many domain names that have come and gone, nobody knows. DomainTools […]

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ICANN: Recommendations for Managing IDN Variant Top-Level Domains

Brief Overview Purpose: Recommendations for managing Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) variant labels for top level domains (TLDs) have been developed by ICANN organization. The relevant materials along with the recommendations are being published to seek community feedback for finalizing them. Current Status: The community has identified a need for IDN variant TLDs; however, the ICANN […]

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World.Rugby launches .rugby as global rugby community invited to join digital revolution

World Rugby has made history by launching the .rugby internet domain name, kicking-off a digital revolution that will deliver multiple promotional benefits to the global rugby community. World Rugby’s website has become www.world.rugby and all of the international federation’s digital properties, including email addresses, are being seamlessly transitioned as part of a phased major digital […]