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Going #Dutch : Six million #domain names in the .NL ccTLD

Dutch ccTLD, dot .NL, turned 34 in May. The first Dutch domain was registered in 1986, and there are 6 million .NL domains as of June 18. It took 34 years to reach that milestone, and that’s a great accomplishment for a country of only 17 million people. The 6 millionth domain is deyogiclub.nl and […]

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South Africa : Dot .ZA #domains to get more expensive

South Africa is using the .ZA ccTLD and it’s been witnessing a growth in domain registrations, under the .co.za realm. Less than a year ago, there were 1.2 million .co.ZA domains, and the current tally stands at 1.26 million. Bad news, however, for the .co.ZA customers that will have to pay more per domain, according […]

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Downtime at #eNom reveals a handy TLD, gTLD and ccTLD chart

Domain registrar eNom is having a scheduled downtime for some of its functions currently. In particular, the following activities are offline at the time of this post: Availability Checks Whois Services Domain Purchases Domain Renewals Domain Updates That’s pretty much anything you need to do with managing your domains at eNom! 🙂 But wait, there’s […]

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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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