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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Google Apps domain registration has gone global

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012 |   

A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) such as or .jp helps companies build a local footprint on the web, and ccTLD support is one of the most-requested features for Google Apps. We’re delighted to announce that today – thanks to a partnership – that we now offer 30 top-level domain (TLD) options, including 22 ccTLDs, with prices starting at $8 per year. 

Now, businesses that wish to sign up for Google Apps but don’t yet have a domain name have plenty of local options to choose from during sign-up. Your new domain comes configured with all Google Apps services, including Gmail for your custom email addresses ( Your domain will be registered with

Here is the full list of TLDs now available when you sign up for Google Apps: 

GlobalAsia-PacificLatin AmericaEurope

We hope this gives new Google Apps customers more flexibility in their domain registration to help boost their local presence on the web. 

Editors note: is a member of the KeyDrive Group. All registrars of the KeyDrive Group manage together more than 6 million domains for more than 300,000 customers worldwide.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What's in a (domain) name?

The internet is for porn?

LOS ANGELES — Comments on the proposed .adult, .sex and .porn top-level domains keep piling up on ICANN’s gTLD forum.
At post time, about 13 percent (776 of 6,151) of the comments on the ICANN Application Comments forum are directed at the three proposed gTLDs. ICANN started up the forum in early July and could green light some gTLDs as early as June 2013.
ICM Registry, which operates .XXX, has applied for .adult, .sex and .porn; Internet Marketing Solutions Ltd., meanwhile, has only applied for .sex. [...]