A while ago we already informed you that NIC.ar (Argentina) considered to allow registrations under .ar directly. Well it looks like the decision has been made. Registrations under .ar are possible from now on. NIC.ar follows in the footsteps of for example Nominet (.uk-registry) which also liberalised registrations under .uk a while ago.
Afilias, the registry for .info, .bet, .pink,… introduces the registry lock for all 28 extensions they manage. This registry lock, not to be confused with the transfer lock, is an extra security that you can activate to protect your domain name.
DNS-LU (.lu registry) reached 100,000 registered .lu domain names last week. A milestone for this extension.
Top Level Design (the .gay-registry) communicated that the .gay release will be postponed until 2020. Originally .gay would have gone live October 19th 2019, coming out day, but this won’t happen.
EURid (.eu-registry) has announced that from October 19th 2019 onwards, it will be possible for all EU citizens to register a .eu domain name regardless of their residency.
Whoever wants to start a dispute resolution today because he thinks his trademark is being violated, better makes sure he has plenty of time and sufficient financial resources. The .ie registry believes this process can be simplified and therefore introduces an alternative process from July 1st 2019 onwards.
Since January 14th 2019 the .homes registry has modified his policy. And this new policy only brings along good news.
The release of the .web extension is causing quite some difficulties. This has everything to do with the way Verisign acquired the management for this extension.
Verisign, who also manages .com and .net, gained the management of .web by hiding behind a third party, namely Nu Dot Co, the administrator of the .co extension. Other interested parties to manage .web were amongst others Donuts and Afilias (the manager of .info).
Red.es, the registry who manages the .es extension (Spain), experienced technical issues with their nameservers earlier today. Because of this several .es domain names were not or hardly accessible. The problem should be solved now. The problem would have been caused by a failed DNSSEC signing of the zone file, but no further details have been published yet.
The .travel-registry has eased the registration policy for .travel domain names. Because of this it’s easier to register a .travel domain name. In the past, you needed to have an UIN number in order to register a name under the .travel extension, this is no longer necessary.