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Until recently, not everyone could register a .com.tr domain name. However recently, the Turkish registry has removed all restrictions so that anyone can now register a name under the .com.tr domain without any problems.

If you previously wanted to register a name under the .com.tr extension, you had to go through a rather cumbersome procedure. Your .com.tr domain name had to exactly match your registered brand or company name. You had to demonstrate an economic link with Turkey and documents had to be forwarded.

All of this is no longer needed. From now on, anyone who wishes to do so can register a .com.tr name without any additional restrictions. A .com.tr registration will also be completed significantly faster.

Registering a .frl domain name has been possible for a long time, but only if the name consisted of at least 3 characters. This will soon change. From October 1st, you will also be able to register a .frl domain name consisting of 2 characters. These 2 characters may be a combination of 2 letters, 2 numbers or a number and a letter.

The release of these 2 character names under the .frl extension will take place in 2 phases:

1) The priority phase: October 1st, 2022 to October 31st, 2022
During this priority phase, national and local governments, national country code managers and holders of a registered trademark, company or trade name will be given priority to register the exact same 2 character domain name as the respective name or country code of which they are the holder or administrator.
The first come, first served principle applies here and a one-time administrative fee will be charged upon successful registration.

2) General availability: from November 14th, 2022
From November 14th onwards, anyone who wishes to do so can register a name under the .frl domain.
Keep in mind that from then on these names will be considered premium names by registry by default. This means that a higher price will be charged for both registration and renewal.

It’s been a while ago but 3 new extensions have been released: .boo, .rsvp and .giving.

With a domain name under the .boo extension you can go in different directions. Have you set up a fun Halloween promotion? Or are you just crazy about Halloween and do you make the creepiest outfits or the tastiest Halloween recipes? Then a .boo domain name is a fun way to put this in the spotlight.
Or do you just want to go in a completely different direction and are you crazy about someone? Even then you can register a .boo domain name to make this clear to everyone.

A .rsvp domain name can help you to prepare your party or event even better. Are you throwing a party? Are you organizing an event? Are you getting married? Then a domain name under the .rsvp extension can be quite handy. A fun way to ask your invitees whether or not they will be attending. This way you coordinate everything just a little better and your party or event will already be unforgettable!

With a domain name under the .giving extension you show that you care. Are you committed to helping others? Are you organizing a charity event or a benefit? Are you raising money for a good cause? All good reasons to register a .giving domain name.

The release of these new extensions happens in several phases. The first phase is always the sunrise.
For .boo and .rsvp the sunrise will start on October 4, for .giving it will start on October 13. During the sunrise, only holders of a registered trademark can register their name under these extensions.

The sunrise for .boo and .rsvp ends on November 7 and is followed by an Early Access Period (EAP). During the EAP, anyone who wishes can register a name for a higher price. Every day the price will drop slightly.
The Go Live will start on November 15 and from then on anyone who wishes can register a .boo domain name. Registering a .rsvp domain name is also possible for everyone from November 15 onwards.

For .giving domain names, the sunrise ends on December 13. The sunrise will be followed by a landrush. This will start on December 20. During the landrush, anyone who wishes can register a .giving domain name on the condition that you promise to consider using the (free) services of justgiving.com. However, you don’t have to sign up with them.
On January 20, 2023, the Go Live for the .giving domain will start and anyone can register a name under the .giving extension without additional conditions.

Of course it is already possible to pre-register a .boo, .rsvp or .giving name.

A while ago, the Australian registry announced that they would allow direct registrations under the .au domain. Before, only third level registrations were possible (.com.au, .net.au, .org.au) but the .au domain was added to the list.

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.

Until September 20th, anyone who has registered a third level Australian domain name has priority to register this name under the .au extension. This priority will expire after September 20th.
From October 3rd, anyone who meets to conditions can register a .au domain name regardless of whether a third level Australian domain name has already been registered by another party.

The conditions to register a .au domain name are the following:
– OR you are an Australian company and there must be a link between the domain name and the domain name owner
– OR you have a registered trademark valid in Australia and the domain name you wish to register exactly matches your registered trademark in Australia

If you do not meet these conditions, please contact bNamed. We can undoubtedly still help you out.

The American webshop Amazon starts a platform in Belgium and chooses an original name: amazon.com.be.

The well-known webshop has now decided to focus also on the Belgian market. Previously, Belgian customers could already order via, for example, amazon.nl or amazon.fr, where they also receive further assistance in Dutch or French, but now there will be a webshop specifically for Belgium.

Amazon.com.be was chosen for the Belgian webshop. Amazon didn’t just buy that specific address, but the whole of com.be. That name was previously owned by a company from Sint-Niklaas that tried to market it without much success as an alternative extension for Belgium and Brazil.

As far as we could tell, only a handful of sites existed under the .com.be domain, but these sites have all disappeared in the meantime. It seems that former sites under .com.be were mainly used by Brazilian companies and individuals to catch typos of .com.br names.

The name amazon.be has been in the hands of Baloise Insurance for years, which offers insurance under the name “Amazon insurance”. They clearly could not be convinced to sell this name. That is why amazon has started looking for an alternative.

The Belgian webshop of Amazon would be launched in the coming months. Amazon’s first website under their new domain is active at https://sell.amazon.com.be/

Soon a new extension will be released, the .kids domain. Children are the future, a huge cliché but a truism. An own extension for this target group was therefore inevitable. With a .kids domain name you can go in many directions.

Do you sell children’s clothing? Do you organize children’s camps or children’s parties? Are you committed to the mental well-being of children? Do you support children’s rights organizations? Can children come and play sports at your club? Do you have a toy store? Do you write children’s books or make TV shows for children? Do you have any great tips for kid-friendly menus? Or are you, as a parent, just very proud of your children? All perfect reasons to register a .kids domain name.

Obviously .kids domain names may not be used for purposes that are not considered safe for children. This means that content related to pornography, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, gambling and gross violence, among other things, is not allowed.

The release of the .kids extension will take place in several phases.

1) Sunrise: August 11, 2022 to September 14, 2022
To register a name during the sunrise, you must own a registered trademark that is registered with the TradeMark ClearingHouse. The domain name you wish to register must exactly match the registered trademark.

2) Community sunrise: September 20, 2022 to October 19, 2022
To register a domain name during the community sunrise, you must be a non-profit organization or (charity) institution that stands up for children’s rights, child welfare, children’s well being or education.

3) Pioneer domain sunrise: October 19 to November 29, 2022
If you wish to register a name during the pioneer domain sunrise, you must submit a concise proposal (less than 200 words) confirming that the domain will adhere to the .kids guidelines. A domain name registered during the pioneer sunrise must be actively used within 60 working days.

4) General availability: from November 29, 2022
From now on, anyone who wishes to do so can register a .kids domain name.

You can register a .kids domain name quickly and easily via bNamed.net. We also offer you the option to pre-register your .kids domain name now.

June 21, International Yoga Day. The perfect time to register a .yoga domain name.

Yoga has grown in popularity in recent years. Bikram, astana or power yoga? There is something for everyone. An own .yoga extension is therefore inevitable.

Whether you run a yoga studio, teach yoga or are simply an enthusiast, with a .yoga domain name your passion becomes very clear.

Registering a .yoga domain name can be done quickly and easily via bNamed.net in just a few clicks.

The .radio registry has decided that from June 20th 2022 onwards 1 and 2 character .radio domain names will be available for registration. Everyone who meets the conditions can register a .radio domain name.

The names can be requested and each application will be checked individually by the registry.

You can register a .radio domain name via bNamed.net. We’ll make sure the whole application process will happen smoothly and easily.

Great news from the .hiphop registry. They have permanently lowered the prices for .hiphop domain names. This is the perfect time to register your name under the .hiphop extension.

Hip hop is more than just a genre of music. It is a lifestyle with its own dance and clothing style, its own language and specific music. An extension that combines music, rap, fashion, art and poetry? The .hiphop domain can do that!

Are you a fan of hip hop music or do you perform yourself? Do you give hip hop dance lessons? Do you write lyrics? Or do your clothes completely fit the hip hop genre? Then a .hiphop domain name is perfect for you.

Registering a .hiphop domain name can be done quickly and easily in just a few clicks via bNamed.net.

NIC.AT (.at-registry), the Austrian registry now offers an extra form of security for your .at domain name, namely the registry lock.

This lock is an extra security layer that ensures that your .at name is even better protected. If you decide to activate the registry lock for your .at domain name, no update can be done to this name without first going through a special procedure. Changing the owner, updating name servers,… nothing is possible without going through the verification process.

There is a small additional cost per year associated with this registry lock. Registering a .at domain name and activating the registry lock can be done quickly and easily via bNamed.net.
We are happy to help you with all your questions.