.SBS : Sunrise phase opening

The .SBS (side by side) is a short, thoughtful, three-letter domain extension, perfect for social causes, charitable organisations and other philanthropic initiatives, and any progressive business, individual, or community that believes in social and financial inclusion. It is important to note that a part of the profits linked to the registration of .SBS domain names will be donated by the ShortDot registry to a non-profit organization.Here is the launching schedule: Sunrise Phase: M... Read More

.EU: Brexit and UK citizens, what will happen at the end of the transition period ending on 31/12/2020

Image source: MIH83 via Pixabay Last January, we indicated that we would keep you informed of the expected updates from Eurid regarding the conditions of registration of the .EU for UK citizens following the Brexit. Eurid has indeed announced that from January 1st, 2021, it will NO LONGER allow the registration of any new domain name by UK holders. The registry will also refuse the update of a domain name to a UK registrant. Registrants who do not comply with these rules will be not... Read More

Modification of registration conditions in .DZ – Register the equivalent in .TM.DZ to keep control!

Image source : SofiLayla via Pixabay The Algerian registry has changed its registration conditions quite restrictively. These changes also affect already registered domain names: The applicant must now be “an entity established in Algeria, having legal representation in Algeria”.This means that holders or applicants holding only an Algerian brand and who cannot justify a local presence in Algeria will have to move towards the registration of a .TM.DZ domain name.Please note, r... Read More

The launch of 8 new extensions for India

Image source: 0426xgds via Pixabay .IN Registry launches new Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) in Indian Language. IDN registrations will begin on March 16th 2020 and listed as below: Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) .ಭಾರತ .ଭାରତ   .ভাৰত    .भारतम्   .भारोत  .بارت     .ڀارت        .ഭാരതം      Language Kanna... Read More

Grandfathering registrations of a .TW in Chinese characters are opened for .TW domain names’ holders

Image source: Yenyu_Chen via Pixabay The .TW registry (TWNIC) offers grandfathering registrations for holders of existing ASCII.TW domains that wish to register the same ASCII domain under .台灣 (.xn--kpry57d). Before the official opening, TWNIC provides priority registration for registrants who meet the eligibility requirements. For example, twnic.tw can be registered for twnic.台灣 in the grandfathering period. The following eligibility criteria apply and are checked by the registry: ... Read More

BREXIT – The plan of the .EU for UK citizens

Following BREXIT, Eurid (.EU registry) had recently updated its Domain names Registration Policy, by modifying the conditions of attribution of a .EU domain name for the British and Gibraltarians, according to the plan below: * From 1st November 2019, EURid will NOT allow the registration of any new domain name where the registrant’s residence or establishment country code is either GB or GI, unless the citizenship country code of the registrant corresponds to an EU27 Member State. * ... Read More

Cyprus: Registrations of first level .CY domain name are opened

Image source : dimitrisvetsikas1969 via Pixabay The .CY registry announces the registration of first level .cy domain names, i.e.domainname.cy The owners of second level registered domain names, can also apply for the same domain names with a first level extension .CY. Please note that the 2019 Decree does not provide for commitment on any domain names and thus, all requests will be examined on First Come First Served basis. To submit a request, don’t hesitate to contact our ... Read More

ccTLDs news : .AR domain name registrations for Argentina are opened

Image source: Mampu via Pixabay Argentina now offers the possibility to register .AR domain names. Until now, it was only possible to register third level domain names particularly in .COM.AR. Here are the launching periods planned: Sunrise period – From 11/09/2019 to 09/11/2019 Priority to holders of domain names registered in the zones .com.ar, .net.ar, .org.ar, .int.ar, .tur.ar, before December 1st, 2015 and in effect at August 27, 2019. At the end of this period, if only one ... Read More