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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

Priority Access Program for Verisign's First IDN New gTLD, .コム

Verisign launched its first IDN new gTLD, .コム - the .com you know, now in Japanese - on Dec. 9, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. UTC. We recently submitted updated TLD Startup Information for .コム to ICANN, extending the end date for the .コム Sunrise Period from Jan. 31, 2016, to March 14, 2016, and shifting the dates of the subsequent registration periods. more»

Minds + Machines Group Expands Into Chinese Market

Minds + Machines Group Limited (LSE:MMX), the publicly quoted owner and operator of Internet top-level domains has announced its expansion into the Chinese market with the appointment of the highly respected registry service company, ZDNS as its local infrastructure partner. more»

New .PET Domain Sunrise Period Begins January 19

Afilias, a leading domain registry operator, today announces that the Sunrise Period for the new “dot PET” or .PET top level domain is now open for eligible trademark holders only. more»

Minds + Machines Adds .boston to geo-TLD Portfolio

Minds + Machines Group Limited (LSE:MMX) today announced its agreement to acquire a 99% interest in Boston TLD Management LLC ("BTM"), the owner of rights to the .boston geo-TLD, and the agreement of its subsidiary, Minds + Machines Limited, to act as the Registry Service Provider for the geo-TLD ("the Acquisition"). more»

.CO Hits 2 Million Domains as Premium Sales Surge

Neustar, Inc., the operator of the .CO Top-Level Domain, today announced that .CO has surpassed 2 million total domain names under management, with new domain registration growth accelerating from 10 percent in 2014 to 18 percent in 2015. more»

Neustar's Career Site Launched Under Its Own Branded TLD: 'careers.neustar'

We're proud to announce that Neustar's careers webpage has been re-launched as a stand-alone website: careers.neustar more»

Radix Closes Holiday Sales With Over 35K Paid Registrations

Radix has been actively working behind the scenes to create a splash across the domain name market with aggressive Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. more»

Radix's .ONLINE Fastest to Sell 100,000 Domains

After a very successful launch (38,000 domains in the first 24 hours) and breaking all nTLDrecords, .online surpassed 100,000 domain registrations this morning. Radix shared the 100,000th domain to be registered -- myfamilyroots.online that came through eNom. more»

.PRO Domains Now Available to All

Global registry leader Afilias announced that beginning today, .PRO is an unrestricted Top Level Domain open to all registrants. That means that everyone is now eligible to register a domain name ending with .PRO, such 'yourname.pro'. more»

City of Miami 3rd in U.S. to Launch Dedicated TLD

Today, City of Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado announced that starting Oct. 2, Miami will become the third city in the U.S. to have a dedicated top-level Internet domain name. .MIAMI will join New York (.nyc) and Las Vegas (.vegas) in creating a global Internet identity through which the city's businesses, communities and residents. more»