Category Archives: Domaining

Nigeria Internet Registration Association Offers Free ccTLDs to Encourage .ng

Nigeria Internet Registration Association Offers Free ccTLDs to Encourage .ng
The Nigeria Internet Registration Association, the body that manages the .ng country code TLD, has announced plans to give out 100,000 free domain names to Nigerians in 2014. According to a report by ThisDay, the initiative is in celebration of Nigeria …
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More stupid government interference with new top level domain names

More stupid government interference with new top level domain names
The government is opposed to the delegation of .RAM. This is based on Lord Ram, a religious figure in Hinduism. I certainly understand why the government would be sensitive to this. Until you know who is applying for it: Chrysler wants the domain name …
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After sailing the domain name seas, Pirate Bay returns to Sweden

After sailing the domain name seas, Pirate Bay returns to Sweden
After nearly two weeks of bouncing its domain name around the globe, The Pirate Bay has returned to its home port. The notorious BitTorrent site originally went from .se to .sx (Sint Maarten), but it didn't stop there—in recent days, it has shifted …
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Pirate Bay moves to Ascension Island following domain name seizure

Pirate Bay moves to Ascension Island following domain name seizure
Under pressure once again from the entertainment industry, The Pirate Bay has upped sticks and moved to a new .AC domain, based on the isolated volcanic Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean. The move comes after the website's previous domain …
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NAR pitches .realtor domains (free for 1 year) and disses .re

NAR pitches .realtor domains (free for 1 year) and disses .re
The real estate agent who forwarded NAR's email to me said he doesn't see a point in registering the domains, as he already has descriptive domain names for his business. On its website, NAR addresses the question of using a .realtor domain instead of …
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