Holidays are coming and they bring along some presents. That’s why EURid (.eu-registry) organises a Christmas campaign which gives you a chance to win an iPad2.
At the start of this year, the American online retailer Overstock cut a deal with the .co-registry to get hold of the domain name o.co. They were allowed to register this fancy domain name in return of running an expensive promotion campaign for their new brand o.co, which was supposed to also give the .co-extension more credibility. It looks like this has now backfired to both parties.
Most probably ICANN will reject the second application Bulgaria filed for the registration of the Cyrillic extension “.бг” once more.
According to a study produced by LE Wales in order of Nominet (.co.uk-registry) under Welsh companies 59% of the people who were questioned mean the region needs an own domain name extension. 40% also thinks that this own extension would help them to promote their business within Wales.
Nominet (the .co.uk registry) announced that as of May 1st 2012 it 1 to 10 year registrations will become possible for the .co.uk domain.
ICM (the .xxx-registry) has announced they’ll postpone the auction for sunrise applications until December. Reason for this is the amount of applications which were filed during the sunrise, approximately 80.000, and the fact the registry needs more time to process all those applications.