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Black Friday has been gaining popularity in recent years. It originated in the United States (the day after Thanksgiving) and it’s the shopping day par excellence. It’s the unofficial start of the holiday season and lots of stores have incredible promos and special offers.

You have a great promo and you want to make sure your promo stands out? Then a .blackfriday domain name is exactly what you need. Register your .blackfriday domain name. It’s clear what it’s for and it will give you a higher ranking in the search engines.

Make sure your promo won’t get lost in a sea of promotions. Register your .blackfriday name now and make sure everyone knows about your special offer.

October 4th, World Animal Day. Did you know that you can also put your pet in the spotlight with a .pet domain name?

Nice videos of your cat? Cute pictures of your dog? Funny stories about your guinea pig? Exciting adventures of your hamster? Fresh news about your chickens? New fish in your aquarium?

Share it with everyone and put your best friend in the spotlight with its own .pet name.

You can easily register a .pet domain name via bNamed. With just a few clicks you can get started with your own .pet name.

The .fr extension (France) is blowing out 35 candles today. Currently (September 2021) there are 3.82 million names registered under the .fr domain.

On September 2, 1986, .fr took its first steps. At the time, this extension was mainly used by academics. In 1997, Afnic (.fr registry) was created to manage the .fr extension.

From 1997 to 2006, only French companies could register a name under .fr. From 2006 this also became possible for individuals.

Via bNamed you can easily and quickly register a .fr domain name. Moreover, no less than 91% of the French indicate that they think that a .fr domain name radiates trust. A domain name under .fr is therefore indispensable if you want to conquer the French market.

The release for .zuerich domain names has started. As of today, holders of a registered trademark which has been applied at the TMCH can register their naan under the .zuerich domain. This first phase, the so-called sunrise, will run until 29/10/2021.

On November 22, the Early Access Period (EAP) starts for a period of 10 days. From then on, anyone can register a name under .zuerich for a higher price. This price will drop slightly every day.

General Availability (GA) will start on December 2, 2021. From then on, anyone who wishes to do so can register a .zuerich name.

Keep in mind that the registry does impose certain conditions. A name under the .zuerich extension is only available to companies or public institutions in the canton of Zuerich.

At bNamed we also offer you the option to pre-register your .zuerich name for the GA.

The Australian registry has announced that they will allow direct registrations under .au from March 24 2022. Until now, only third level registrations are possible (.com.au, .net.au, .org.au) but that will change from March 2022.

With the release of the .au domain, Australia is following the lead of the UK and New Zealand, among others, who, after years of emphasizing third level domains (.co.uk and .co.nz respectively), also released . uk and .nz.

The Priority Allocation Process will start on March 24 2022. From then on, owners of an Australian domain name will have priority for 6 months to register their name directly under .au. The owner of getyourdomain.com.au will then be able to register getyourdomain.au.
If party A has registered getyourname.com.au and party B has registered getyourname.net.au and both want getyourname.au, priority will be given to the one with the oldest domain name registration.

After 6 months, anyone who wishes to do so can register a name under .au. However, you must take into account the specific conditions imposed by the registry. These conditions now also apply to a registration under .com.au or .net.au.

You must:
– Either have a registered trademark in Australia or be an Australian company
– The domain name you wish to register must correspond to your company name or brand name or be an abbreviation thereof
– The name may also refer to a product or service of the person who wishes to register the name.

If you don’t meet these conditions, be sure to contact bNamed. We can undoubtedly still help you out.

After much deliberation, you have found the right name for your company. After a lot of blood, sweat and tears you have devised the perfect online marketing campaign for a new product launch. In short, you are all set to get started. And then… it appears that the domain name has already been taken. Recognizable?

If this happens, you can certainly also contact bNamed. We are happy to use our expertise to help you. In this situation, our ‘Domain Buy Service’ can offer a possible solution.

What exactly does bNamed’s Domain Buy Service mean?
Very simple, through our Domain Buy Service we will try to get hold of the domain name you want. We will look for the owner of the domain name and ask if he/she is interested in selling the domain name. Of course you are the one who determines how much this name may ultimately cost you. We will then negotiate as a third party on that basis. In short, once again we strive to relieve you of any frets and worries!

What is the advantage of letting bNamed negotiate through our Domain Buy Service?
– First of all, everything is 100% anonymous. The current seller will not be informed by us who the ultimate buyer of the domain name is. And this can help bring the price down significantly.

– Secondly, we save you a lot of time. Since the new GDPR legislation, finding out who is the current owner of a domain name is often time-consuming. Once you have the data, it remains to be seen whether the current owner actually wishes to respond. We will look into everything for you, make various contact attempts and keep you closely informed.

– Thirdly, we now have more than 20 years of experience in the world of domain name registrations. So we can seriously throw in some expertise when it comes to (normal) cost prices for domain names.

– Finally, and quite importantly, we make sure that if the current owner agrees to a sale, it can be done safely through a recognized partner.

In short, through our Domain Buy Service we do everything we can to provide you with your desired domain name.

Service is important and at bNamed we have been committed to high-quality support for years. That is why we would also like to introduce our newest employee to you: Raf De Kinder, the new customer service agent at bNamed.

Raf has recently joined the bNamed team. He has completed an intensive internal training during which he was fully initiated into the wonderful world of domain name registrations. He is therefore ready to answer all your questions regarding domain names, mailboxes and SSL certificates both by telephone and by e-mail.

The year 2020 was a challenge on many levels. Healthcare was under enormous pressure, our lives changed completely on a social level, lots of people were juggling with the combination of working from home and having children take (online) classes at home. In short, it was a particularly tough year for everyone.

However, after a difficult start in 2021, things are starting to look better. And if there’s one thing we learned in 2020, it’s who we can count on unconditionally. And let that be exactly what you can make very clear with a .sbs domain name. Whether it concerns your colleagues, your friends or family, with a name under the .sbs extension you make it clear that you are strong together.

At bNamed you can now register a .sbs domain name and also enjoy a nice promo. Side by side, strong together, show it to everyone with your .sbs domain name.

It took a while but the fitness centers can open again! After the miles of walking and cycling that everyone has already accomplished, everyone is more than ever looking forward to getting back to work.

In addition to starting back physically, it is also important to ensure that you appear fit online at the start. And that’s where the .fitness extension comes in. Give your website an extra boost with your own .fitness domain name. A clear extension, easy to remember, just a little different.

bNamed offers you the possibility to register your .fitness name and enjoy a nice promo. Moreover, a .fitness name also ensures a higher result in the search engines. So win win!

The .ею extension, the Cyrillic version of the .eu domain, is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Over the past five years, .ею 1,369 names have been registered, representing approximately 5% of the internationalised domain names (IDN) in EURid’s (.eu registry) portfolio.

The .ею extension appears to be the most popular in Bulgaria, with 51% of registered .ею names linked to a Bulgarian website.

‘To support online multilingualism, EURid is actively working to increase the use of IDNs,’ says Giovanni Seppia, registry manager of the .ею extension, among others. ‘The universal acceptance of these domain names implies that they can be used without problems in Internet browsers, e-mail and Internet applications,’  Seppia adds.

In addition to the Cyrillic .ею extension, EURid also manages another IDN extension, namely the Greek .ευ. Under this .ευ extension, 2,708 names have already been registered since the release of this extension in 2019.

Due to the growing importance of IDNs, EURid`s .eu Web Awards introduced a new category – ‘Best of .ею and .ευ’ – in 2021 to distinguish the most outstanding websites