Pacific independence : #Hawaii rolls out its own #ccTLD domain names

Hawaii is the youngest US state, joining 49 others on August 21, 1959. The isolated volcanic archipelago in the Central Pacific, consists of six main islands, renowned for their rugged landscapes of cliffs, waterfalls, tropical foliage and exotic beaches. Hawaii now has the world’s youngest ccTLD domain on the planet, dot .HI. “Hawaiians love to […]

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Portugal and South Africa surpass one million #domain names

Portugal surpassed one million dot .PT domain names in March, with more than 23,000 domains registered in 2018 so far. Meanwhile, South Africa now has 1.1 million dot .ZA domains, making it the largest African nation in terms of ccTLD registrations. Lastly, the number of dot .EU domains continues to grow, despite the oncoming Brexit, […]

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Domain petition : Need only 99,998 more signatures to drop .US nexus requirements

The dot .US Registry, operated by Neustar, is the official country code top-level domain (ccTLD) provider for the United States of America. Dot .US is also the first allocated ccTLD, ever. Restrictions to .US domain registrations include US citizenship or residency and other “nexus” rules: Who can register a .US domain? Any U.S. citizen or […]

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Domain flags : Albania (.AL), country of Albanian domainers

We’ve rolled out Domain Flags, an informative coverage of national ccTLD domains. Yesterday, it was all about Afghanistan. Continuing with Albania, the country of Albanian domainers. The matching national domain of Albania is .AL and it was secured on April 21, 1992. Albanian domain investors are proud of their culture and history, and if you are […]

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Domain flags : Afghanistan (.AF), country of Afghani domainers

We’re rolling out Domain Flags, an informative coverage of national ccTLD domains. The alphabetical list begins with Afghanistan, the country of Afghani domainers. The matching national domain of Afghanistan is .AF and it was secured on October 16, 1997. Afghani domain investors are proud of their heritage, and if you are a domainer from Afghanistan, […]

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End-users : Is your dream domain taken?

If you have a dream domain, the odds of it been taken already, are quite high. Most .com domains that are words existing in a formal English dictionary are long gone, and so are two word .com composites with a positive, brandable meaning. That leaves non-domainers, often known as “end users,” with a difficult task […]

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Domain drainage : Best use for an .IT domain name?

Ah, bella Italia. While Mike Berkens is currently visiting the Italian peninsula, we’re stuck dealing with Italy’s ccTLD, dot .IT, instead. The Italian national ccTLD was allocated in 1987, and it’s been used primarily by Italians, and very proudly so. As the ccTLD is also an English word, there are plenty of opportunities for forming […]

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Government of Venezuela seizes all non-ccTLD domains

As of this morning, the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is seizing all domain names that don’t end in the country’s ccTLD, dot .VE. Juan Ramon Chingalo, manager of the IT Servicios Publicos de Venezuela, stated (translated from Spanish) : “The Venezuelan government wishes to end the capitalist oppression by America and other […]

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No, you cannot register *Tru.MP domains, says the .MP Registry

The Northern Mariana islands in the Pacific are in a loose commonwealth relationship with the US. If you cannot find them on the map, look harder; the Japanese launched their attack against Guam from there, in 1941. These days, less than 60,000 people live on the Northern Marianas, and their online presence is affirmed by […]

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Albania : Dot .AL ccTLD domains exceed 20,000 registrations

Albania, one of the smallest nations in Europe in terms of population, has crossed a domain name milestone. As a country of 2.8 million (2016 estimate) it has a small Internet community, and naturally, domain registration use. The Albanian ccTLD, dot .AL, was allocated on April 21, 1992. Domain registrations, however, began much later. As […]

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DENIC : Germany and .DE domains celebrate 30 years on the Internet

Germany celebrated its 30th anniversary on the Internet. It was the 10th country to secure its national ccTLD. On November 5, 1986, the country code .DE (ccTLD) became registered with the IANA, enabling the beginning of the Internet in Germany (Deutschland.) DENIC, current managers of the .DE ccTLD, did not assume control right away. According […]

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Domain investor’s ingenious trick to register .CA domains

If you’re not a Canadian, forget about registering a .CA domain, eh. Hundreds of domain investors to the north of America’s borders enjoy the privilege of getting hold of the .CA extension, whenever they want. Some of the biggest domain sales reported by DNJournal in 2016, have been in the .CA extension; the lucrative ccTLD […]

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