DNS.pt (.pt registry) has announced they’ll soon relax the rules or .pt domain name registrations. By doing this the registry hopes to increase the number of .pt registrations.
A while ago we already informed you that AFNIC (.fr-registry) was considering to introduce IDN names (Internationalised Domain Names). The decision has now been made and AFNIC will soon introduce the possibility to register IDN names.
The Serbian registry now offers the IDN extension .срб (.serbia). Everyone who already owns a .rs name can register this name under the new IDN extension for free until mid June.
ICANN, the umbrella organisation for gTLD’s, just published the numbers of the last quarter of 2011. These show that on October 31st 2011 100.540.971 .names were registered under the .com extension. In October 2011 alone, 690.243 new names were registered under this extension.