Category Archive: cctlds


Mar 16

CENTR Report on ICANN55 Meeting Published

The Council of European National Top-Level-Domain Registries (CENTR) has published their summary of last weeks ICANN-55 Meeting … TL:DR; Highlights Volunteer shortage / fatigue is a very real problem for the multi-stakeholder model ccNSO charter to be revised and updated GAC as usual had a lot to say, thinking their opinion is more important than …

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Apr 15

Temporary suspension of .TC, .GD and .VG from registration and update

Due to continuing uncertainties regarding the administration and delegation of the ccTLDs: .TC .GD .VG we are temporarily unable to allow any modifications, registrations, transfers or renewals of domains of these ccTLDs. Currently, the resolution of existing registered domain names is not affected. We are awaiting the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) decision over the …

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Mar 30

The myths of .brand

So you’re ready to (or already did) apply for your very own “slice” of the internet with a .brand application. After months of planning, financing, application forms, trademarks, legal documentation- its all green lights across the board – this time next year you’ll be billionaires owning a piece of the future, all costs are detailed …

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Jan 16

Top 12 for ’12 Promotion

2012 is going to be an exciting year for Domain Names in general, and Astutium in particular – new datacentre space available, new product launches coming, the new ICANN gTLD/sTLD program – all in January ! To kick off 2012 we are offering … 20% off our 12 most popular domain TLDs at Domain …

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Nov 04

Nominet Registrar Day today at Lords MCC

Nominet Registrar Day today at Lords MCC. To celebrate we’re offering you the chance to get your own .UK domain during the conference for just £2.95/2yrs (saving £3) Use promocode “LORDSCRICKET” when registering a new domain at OthelloNames .UK Domain Registration Promotion Terms & Conditions: one domain per customer, new and existing clients allowed

Aug 21

.Ax ccTLD (Aland Islands) Becomes Operational

ICANN finally announced that the Aland Islands country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) .ax has now become operational. The announcement follows formal approval of the new ccTLD by the ICANN Board on the 9/June/2006 and addition of the .ax domain to the root zone shortly afterwards. The Aland Islands is an autonomous province of Finland, representing a cluster of 6,500 islands located …

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Jan 31

A New Registrar Is Born …

Google, the ubiquitous group running the Search Engine, shopping portal , news group archives and world famous gmail have today begun plans to break into the Domain Name Regisitration market. A quick visit to the IANA list of Registrars shows a new entry in the charts at number 895 domain pickers … 891-894 Unassigned 895 Google, Inc. 896-900 Unassigned How long until they …

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