The Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br) now allows registration of city domain name extensions (ccTLDs) for larger cities in Brazil. Some of the new extensions are: .FLORIPA.BR, .GRU.BR, .RIO.BR, and .SALVADOR.BR, among others. These names are administered through CGI.br who work to make sure the internet in Brazil is democratic and sustainable. If, for example, […]
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NIC (Malta), the registry for .MT domain names, is applying changes in its domain registration policy for .MT, which is the top-level country domain for Malta. The proposed new policy will make it possible to register domain names at the second level, directly to the left of the .MT. This new policy will be effective […]
On August 23rd, 2017 the .RADIO domain authority commenced its “Launch Program” phase by opening the .RADIO top level domain to the public. During this “Launch Program”–which ends on October 31th, 2017– the .RADIO authority will be accepting domain application with the following priority order: Priority 1: Trademarks in ICANN TMCH (Sunrise) Priority 2: Union […]
Kenya domain authority (KeNIC) has recently started the liberalization process for second level .KE domain names (for example www.mybrand.KE or www.myname.KE ). Previous to this liberalization, only third level domain extensions were allowed to be registered in Kenya, these extensions are: “co.ke”, “.or.ke”, “.ne.ke”, “.go.ke”, “ac.ke”, “sc.ke”, “me.ke”, “.mobi.ke”, “.info.ke”. The liberalization process for .KE […]
New gTLDs offer a great opportunity to have the domain name you want with a creative ending. Some gTLDs are very popular while others just don’t sell enough to make them viable. ICANN, the Internet Corporation who administers domain names, recently approved the .Africa (dotAfrica) gTLD. This development, following the efforts of various interested parties […]