ICM, the future .xxx registry, will soon sign his contract with ICANN. Once this is done, ICM will become responsible for the management of the .xxx extension. At the moment they are already working on a registration policy for anyone who wishes to register a domain name under .xxx. And clearly ICM is working on a very strict policy.
Afilias (.info-registry) decided not to charge the renewal fee of a .info domain name to the victims of the tsunami in Japan. By doing this the registry wants to show his compassion with the victims of this natural disaster.
Friday we posted a message about the fact that the .sx extension (Sint Maarten) could be a great alternative for the .xxx domain since ICANN didn’t make a final decision about the .xxx domain. Finally ICANN made a decision, the .xxx extension has been approved.
Until April 30rd, Afilias (.info registry) accepts applications for 1 and 2 character .info domain names. If you wish to file an application for such a domain name, there are several things you need to take into account.
A few days ago, the 9 millionth .org domain names was registered. Obviously PIR (.org registry) is very pleased they’ve passed this milestone. The .org extension now is the third largest gTLD and the 4th largest extension overall. However it needs to share this 4th place with the .uk extension.
ICANN seriously warned Employ Media, the .jobs-registry. The reason they did this was because the .jobs registry had set up a partnership with their preferred partner the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The .jobs registry allowed this company to register domain name under the .jobs extension while these registrations weren’t in line with the current policy of the .jobs registry.