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Noteworthy

 Some folks have already asked me if DNSSEC could have prevented Twitter.com traffic from being hijacked. In this case, the answer is, "No".

 The fact that lack of e-mail support could inhibit the adoption of IDNs is a problem Afilias has addressed with a newly developed IDN E-Mail software.

Registry Services / Industry Updates

.STORE Grosses Over $1 Million Before the Close of Day 1

New gTLD Portfolio Registry, Radix launched its latest TLD .store, into General Availability earlier this week. Positioned as the domain for businesses of all sizes looking to sell online, .store reached 10,000 registrations in the first 10 minutes. It closed the 24 hour mark at 25,026 registrations. more»

Verisign Announces .コム Domain Names Are Now Available for Anyone to Register

Verisign is excited to announce the General Registration Period for .コム -- the .com you know, now in Japanese -- during which anyone can register .コム domain names on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability and the applicable registry policies. The General Registration Period for .コム began at 00:00:00 UTC on June 13, 2016, following the Landrush Program Period.* more»

NBA & NFL Teams Drive .store Sunrise Score to 647

.store closed its sunrise phase on the 5th of June, and opened with its Early Access Phase on 7th of June. The last 5 days of sunrise saw as many as 125+ orders, moving .store even further up the list. more»

New TLD .STORE Crosses 500+ Sunrise Applications

.store which entered the sunrise phase on the 6th of April, is already slated to make its mark in the Top 10 new gTLDs in terms of sunrise performance, standing at the 515 sunrise order with 5 days of the sunrise remaining. more»

Meet Boston Ivy, Home to Some of the Most Specialized TLDs in the Financial Services Sector

The company is backed by IG Group, a FTSE 250 listed, global leader in online trading. Now fully live and operational since Q4 2015, financial companies, banks and brokers have come forward to take advantage of registering their domain names of choice under these brand new industry-focused TLDs. more»

Move Beyond Defensive Domain Name Registrations, Towards Strategic Thinking

New TLDs hold a great deal of potential. Apart from being an important defense mechanism for companies, they can really benefit your business if you seize the marketing opportunities that accompany your new domain name. more»

Verisign Launches New gTLDs for the Korean Market, .닷컴 and .닷넷

Verisign is pleased to announce the launch of our phased rollout of .닷컴 and .닷넷, the localized versions of the .com and .net top-level domains (TLDs) in Hangul script for the Korean market. more»

Verisign Opens Landrush Program Period for .コム Domain Names

Today, the Landrush Program Period for .コム, the first IDN TLD from Verisign, opens for anyone to register .コム domain names on a first come, first served basis through June 12, 2016. more»

Afilias Announces Relaunch of .GREEN TLD

Afilias, a leading domain registry operator announces the relaunch of the .GREEN TLD (top level domain). .GREEN (dotGreen) celebrates the global green movement by providing a space that helps organizations and individuals show their support for green principles. more»

New .PROMO Domain Sunrise Period Begins Today

Afilias announces that the Sunrise Period for the new "dot PROMO" or .PROMO top level domain is now open for eligible trademark holders only. PROMO is the best Internet address for websites that feature special promotions providing value or incentives to deal-conscious shoppers. more»