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New gTLD .WANG Launched - Here Is Why "Wang" Is Both "King" and "Net" to the Chinese

Zodiac is pleased to announce the launch of .wang. As a pinyin (the official phonetic system for transcribing Chinese characters into Latin alphabet), "wang" is the Mandarin pronunciation of a number of Chinese characters, including 王 and 网. more»

Public Interest Registry Announces Sunrise Period for New Internationalized Domain Names

Qualified domain trademark holders can now submit applications for each of these three new domains which translate to "organisation" or "institution" in non-Latin-based scripts -- one in Devanagari (.संगठन), one in Cyrillic (.орг), and one in simplified Chinese (.机构). Registration will open to all interested parties beginning May 27. more»

General Availability Period for New .RED Top-Level Domain Opens

Afilias today announced April 17, 2014, as the general availability launch date of the .RED generic top-level domain (gTLD). As an unrestricted domain, .RED names are available to be registered by anyone, anywhere in the world. more»

General Availability Period for New .BLUE Top-Level Domain Opens

Global registry services provider Afilias today announced April 17, 2014, as the general availability launch date of the .BLUE generic top-level domain (gTLD). As an unrestricted domain, .BLUE addresses can be registered by anyone, anywhere in the world. more»

General Availability Period for New .PINK Top-Level Domain Opens

Afilias today announced April 17, 2014, as the general availability launch date of the new .PINK generic top-level domain (gTLD). The .PINK domain is unrestricted, meaning anyone, anywhere can register a .PINK domain name. more»

New Chinese "Mobile" Top-Level Domain Now Available

Global registry services provider and dotMobi registry operator Afilias today announced the general availability of its first Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) at the top level: .移动 (.MOBILE in Chinese). more»

New .KIM Domain Goes Live

Global registry services provider Afilias today announced April 17, 2014, as the general availability launch date of the .KIM generic top-level domain (gTLD). more»

Welcome .SHIKSHA! General Availability Now Open

Global registry services provider Afilias today announced April 17, 2014, as the general availability launch date of the top-level domain designed specifically for education in India: .SHIKSHA. more»

Adrian Kinderis Appointed as Chair of Domain Name Association

ARI Registry Services is pleased to announce that CEO Adrian Kinderis has this week been appointed as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Domain Name Association (DNA), the domain name industry's global trade body. more»

Internet Reaches 271 Million Domain Names in the Fourth Quarter of 2013

VeriSign, Inc. has announced five million domain names were added to the Internet in the fourth quarter of 2013, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 271 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of Dec. 31, 2013, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief. more»