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Rwanda: Domain Name .rw Soon to Be Held By Rwanda

| June 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetIf there’s one thing that’s giving intense headaches to Rwanda, a country that’s determined to become the regional ICT hub by 2020, is the fact that its country-code top-level domain (ccTLD) name (.rw) is still in the hands of an individual — a foreign citizen to put it right. “It’s shameful that our country’s ccTLD [...]

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Google spends over $9-million dollars on new TLDs

| June 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetLast month, Google told Ad Age that it was poised to go on a web-domain buying spree. Today, thecompany announced in a blog post some of the specific top-level domains it is applying for and the general categories they fall into. Among the top-level domains (the part of a web address to the right of the dot) [...]

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Google applies for .google, .youtube, and .lol domain names

| May 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

Tweet (Karen Bleier – AFP/Getty Images)Google said Thursday it has applied for the Internet identifiers “.google,” “.docs” and “.youtube,” with the planned expansion of the Web’s domain name system. Aside from the suffixes that reflect their brands and services, the search giant said in a blog post that it has also applied for a bunch of other [...]

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Researchers Propose TLS Extension to Detect Rogue SSL Certificates

| May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetA pair of security researchers have proposed an extension to the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol that would allow browsers to detect and block fraudulently-issued SSL certificates. Called TACK, which is short for Trust Assertions for Certificate Keys, the extension was developed by security researchers Trevor Perrin and Moxie Marlinspike and was submitted for consideration to the [...]

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.Africa domain name plans

| May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tweet Scramble for .Africa domain heats up, with an ICANN gTLD process imminent: ARC Africa can soon look forward to having its own online space, with plans firmly afoot to introduce a continental .africa generic Top Level Domain (TLD) by 2013. This is according to the African Registry Consortium (ARC), a pan-African consortium that aims [...]

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Software error delays ICANN application deadline for new domain names

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetThe Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) deadline for companies to apply for their own unique generic top-level domains (gTLD) has been extended by a week to midnight on 20 April, due to software problems. Applications were meant to have been completed by midnight this evening, with the view to make an announcement [...]

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London files for its own domain name with ICANN deadline

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tweet The introduction of new gTLDs has divided opinion in the industry, with some claiming that it forces companies to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds in fear of not securing their own company name and adds confusion to a system that was fairly simple.Whereas, others argue it will be an opportunity for companies to [...]

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New TLDs

| March 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetHow will the new gTLDs will affect the value of. Com domains? This was the question of the Domain Name Wire blog in its seventh Domain Name Wire Survey for Disposition. Overall, participated in the annual survey of more than 1,000 people. The results of the survey can not of course be taken as representative, there is still a very [...]

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.PRO Auction Nets Big Sales with Go.pro

| February 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetVANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb 14, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — RegistryPro’s recent premium auction of one-, two-, and three-character domain names is the most successful .PRO auction to date. Held in conjunction with GoDaddy.com, the auction began on January 10, 2012, and concluded on January 17. The seven-day event had opening bids ranging from $50-$5,000 in [...]

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Proposal to regulate the “.music” domain

| February 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetThe Recording Industry of America (RIAA) has announced that it is backing a proposal that will highly regulate those domain names that end with .music. If approved, then those web addresses will be limited to members of accredited music industry associations. Moreover, the content of the websites will be monitored on a regular basis for [...]

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