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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. [...]

Thursday, June 14, 2012

New rules spark rush for web domain names.

Published on Jun 14, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish : In one of the biggest changes to the internet since its inception, web domains can now be registered in any language and script.

That is, if you can afford the hefty fees, which can reach an estimated $25,000 per year.So far, internet giant Google has put in requests for dozens of names, but social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have yet to make a move.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Apple, Google, Amazon: Give us our own domains

ICANN reveals who's going after new top-level-domains in a move that could shake up how we enter Web addresses. Nominees range from .book and .music to .lol and .wow.

June 13, 2012 | Get ready to be a bit more confused about Web site addresses.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Named and Numbers today revealed which generic top-level-domains that companies and organizations have applied for, a major step in the six-year-long process to expand the domain name system to create more competition in a world dominated by dot-com names. For consumers, it means a new way of typing in URL, moving beyond the standard .com or .url addresses.
"It's a historic day for the Internet," said ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom. "The internet is about to change forever."
For the first time, brands can have their own TLDs, also known as "strings." And many are. Among the brands that have secured their domain extensions are .Google, which we know about, but also Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, and Dell. Others include Sony, Nokia, Netflix, Oracle, Cisco, Yahoo, and AOL.
Others are gunning not for their own names, but to land the contract to run and manage the .TLD, the way that Verisign runs .com.
Google was particularly aggressive in applying for TLDs. In addition to .Google, it applied to nab .android, .chrome, .cloud, .lol, .vip, and .wow. Amazon likewise had multiple applications beyond its own name, including .book, .fire., .music, and .free. Microsoft has applied to cover several of its brands, including .azure, .hotmail, .skydrive, and .skype. Symantec also applied for .cloud, alongside .protection and .antivirus.
Domains such as .home, .free, and .movie were among the names with multiple applicants. ICANN officials said they encourage different parties to work together and partner on domain names, saying it would give priority to community-based TLD applications.
A couple of eyebrow-raising TLDs include .sex, .porn, and .sucks. ICANN said it has taken measures to protect companies and brands from being exploited under these domains. The group added that it has the right to take back TLDs if a party has shown it is abusing the domain.
Tech companies aren't the only ones getting in on the TLD action. Consumer brands include American Express, Johnson & Johnson, Wal-Mart, and AllState, which have all applied for multiple domains.
Here's the full list.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Internationalized Domain Names

Because the Internet originated in the Western hemisphere, naming protocols for web domains and email addresses historically did not work with any characters except those in the Latin alphabet. More than half of all Internet users do not read English or other Roman scripts such as Spanish. For these millions of Internet users – and a billion more to come -- Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) represent their first chance to navigate the web using familiar, local languages and scripts. Today, with the new gTLD program, almost any word in any language can be a TLD. This video, shot at the ICANN meeting in Seoul, October 2009, honors the years of effort invested in leading up to the milestone date of November 16, 2009, when ICANN began accepting requests from around the world for domain name extensions made up of non-Roman characters.

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ICANN: Domain Delay Not a Hack

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ICANN's chief security officer said Friday that the issue that forced the organization to shut down its generic TLD application process was a bug, but not a hack.
In a staged video interview between Brad White, ICANN's director of global media affairs, and ICANN chief security officer Jeff Moss, Moss said there was no evidence of any malicious activity.
After analyzing all of the logs and looking for other indicators of malicious activity, "we didn't find anything," Moss said, that indicated it was a hack.
"We're very confident we understand what caused the issue, and we've corrected the issue," Moss said. Now, ICANN is poring through its logs, trying to identify who might have been affected, who might have viewed the information, and when.
Every applicant will be notified of their status, whether they were affected or not, Moss said.
On April 12, a glitch with the application system for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) prompted the Internet's governing body to delay the deadline for gTLD submissions from April 12 to April 20.
On April 18, ICANN said that the issue arose when an applicant file was deleted. In certain cases, that allowed the file name of another uploaded by a different user to be exposed. "Certain data was being revealed to users, who were not seeking the data - it would just show up on their screen," Moss said Friday.
The number of file names or users affected is known, but it's "definitely a minority," Moss said. ICANN won't reveal the number at this time. Although the glitch was spotted on March 19, there was no way of knowing that it was a bug at that time, he said.
At issue is ICANN's plan to open up new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). At this point, there are 22 gTLDs, including .com, .org, and .net. In June, however, ICANN approved a plan that would allow people to apply for new gTLDs, like .pcmag, for example.
ICANN has been accepting gTLD applications via its TLD Application System (TAS) since Jan. 12 and was scheduled to close up shop on April 12, but the glitch prompted a temporary shutdown.
Why did ICANN take the system offline? It was the safest thing to do, Moss said.
"So without knowing if it was a security incident, without knowing if it was a data corruption problem, the safest thing to do was to take it offline," Moss explained. "The problems, had we kept it running only to find out it was a bigger problem down the road, would have been catastrophic."


Sunday, December 12, 2010

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Web Hosting :: the right choice for you?

Lockergnome | March 09, 2008 - There are a million places out there to buy your web hosting from. How do you know which is the right choice for you? What things should you keep in mind when choosing? These tips sent in by a community member should help ease your mind a bit.

Domain Name :: How to Buy 1.

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2010 :: Domain Registries in Malaysia

Total Domains in Malaysia : 127,010

Total Domains in Malaysia : 127,010

Rank TLDTotal DomainsMarket ShareNet Gain/Loss
1COM105,02082.6864 %744
2NET11,1798.8017 %55
3ORG5,3934.2461 %28
4INFO2,6692.1014 %16
5BIZ2,5432.0022 %21

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2010 : Global Domain Registry Statistics:

The table below shows a brief statistical comparison of the COM, NET, ORG, INFO and BIZ registries; showcasing their respective Total Domains and Market Share stats along with their previous weeks New Domains, Deleted Domains, Transferred domains and Net Gain/Loss figures.

NewDeletedNet Gain/LossMarket ShareTotal Domains
Note: These statistics are updated on a weekly basis.
Last updated: Monday, 22nd November 2010.

Market Share Distribution of TLD's

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Friday, May 14, 2010

.CO Domain Information

The registration rules for .CO domains were significantly relaxed at the end of 2009. Now virtually anyone in the world can apply for .CO domain names without local presence in Columbia.

Widely accepted as the short term for 'company', 'corporation', .CO represents a unique opportunity on internet for businesses and individuals. Simply put, .CO is global, recognizable and memorable, and therefore highly desirable in this competitive business environment.

.CO launch starts from 1 April, involving a multi-phase plan to ensure for the stable and orderly distribution of domains. The Launch has three core stages:

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Best 10 Web Hosting Sites provides a Free review guide of the best web hosting providers online. Each web host is hand picked, tested and given an in-depth review insuring the webmaster the best overall hosting experience. The web hosting sites which were rated highest in the industry are listed below.

Ranking based on reliability, affordability, uptime, features, eaze-of-use and overall support.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

10 Vital Tips for Choosing the Right Web Hosting Company

By Amy Armitage (c) 2008

The Web hosting firm you choose can make or break your small business. Good ones can run things smoothly, are easy to reach, and fix problems efficiently. But bad ones can have more problems than they are worth, be unreachable at critical times, and bring your business to a screeching halt. Finding a good one is crucial to your success.

Here are some tried and true ideas for how to select a host that will save you money, avoid technical snafus, and build your online platform for the future.

1. Choose a Service that Primarily Does Hosting

Although it might be tempting to sign-up with a firm that provides an umbrella of services in addition to website hosting, a good rule of thumb is that if a company overly-diversifies its services, it won't deliver top quality in any of them (e.g. tech support, updates, maintenance, etc.)


The following chart represents current statistics for many of the worlds most popular domains.  
Updated May 2008.
Domain Amount Registered Country
.com 76.063.148 Global Generic
.de 12.024.088 Germany
.net 11.361.663 Global Generic
.cn 11.439.479 China
.uk 6.826.199 United Kingdom
.org 6.761.801 Global Generic
.info 5.041.001 Global Generic
.eu 2.884.199 European Union
.nl 2.702.754 Netherlands
.biz 1.968.075 Global Generic
.it 1.526.208 Italy
.us 1.411.729 United States
.br 1.300.184 Brazil
.ch 1.119.012 Switzerland
.ru 1.243.362 Russia
.au 1.117.393 Australia
.jp 1.009.602 Japan
.fr 1.125.195 France
.ca 1.009.602 Canada
.kr 902.051 Korea
.dk 904.086 Denmark
.es 941.585 Spain
.mobi 898.916 Global Generic
.pl 993.308 Poland
.be 781.997 Belgium
.at 751.867 Austria
.se 725.984 Sweden
.cz 417.376 Czech
.no 383.469 Norway
.nz 328.951 New Zealand
.mx 252.750 Mexico
.pt 211.259 Portugal
.fi 177.835 Finland
.hk 160.336 Hong Kong
.tr 156.358 Turkey
.sk 154.251 Slovakia
.ie 100.997 Ireland
.lt 76.106 Lithuania

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Cybersquatting Increasing

By Mike Sachoff - Fri, 03/28/2008 - 11:25am.

Complaints reach record level

Complaints of "cybersquatting" where a person sets up a site using a trademarked name and profits by selling the name to the owner reached a record level last year according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The U.N. agency based in Geneva, received 2,156 complaints alleging abusive registration trademarks on the Internet representing an 18 percent increase over 2006 and a 48 percent increase over 2005.

"These increases confirm that 'cybersquatting' remains a significant issue for rights holders," said Mr. Francis Gurry, WIPO Deputy Director General, who oversees WIPO's dispute resolution work, noting that a number of developments in the DNS are also cause for concern from the perspective of intellectual property holders, as well as Internet users generally.

The majority of complaints came from pharmaceuticals, banking, and Internet, retail and entertainment industries. Pharmaceutical makers remained the top filers due to "numerous permutations of protected names registered for web sites offering or linking to online sales of medications and drugs," WIPO said.

WIPO parties settled a quarter of all cases without a panel decision. Of the remainder, 85 percent of the panel decisions ordered the transfer of the domain names in question to the complainant and 15 percent of the complaints were denied, leaving the names in the possession of the registration holder.

Most of the complaints came from the U.S., France and Britain, while respondents were mainly in China, Britain and the U.S.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Dell Buys EqualLogic

Dell (DELL - Cramer's Take - Stockpickr - Rating) agreed to buy EqualLogic, a maker of advanced storage-area network systems, for $1.4 billion in cash.

The deal will give Dell a presence in so-called iSCSI storage technology, which the PC giant said is the fastest-growing part of the storage business.

iSCSI allows for commands and storage traffic to occur over existing Internet protocol networks, leading to lower costs for multiple hardware and easier maintenance.

This past summer, Nashua, N.H.-based EqualLogic filed to go public following the hugely successful initial public offering of VMware (VMW - Cramer's Take - Stockpickr), which is also a player in the "virtualization" segment. EqualLogic hadn't set a date for its IPO.

The EqualLogic purchase is expected to close in the fourth quarter of Dell's fiscal year, which ends in early February, or early in the fiscal first quarter. Dell expects the deal to cut earnings by a total of 2 cents to 5 cents a share for fiscal 2009 and 2010.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

AP Is Dead ... Killed By Blogs & Aggregation

Rich Ord | CEO of iEntry, Inc.

Old media is epitomized by no news source more than the Associated Press. Literally thousands of journalists are employed around the world to bring current event coverage to readers of thousands of newspapers and their online sites.

In the pre-Internet days the AP had little competition beyond a few other news syndicators like Reuters and UPI. The AP's world has now changed forever with the advent of blogs and news
aggregation sites.

Blogs are the new "AP" journalists and aggregation services which started with in 1996 (founded by me!) and which now include Google News, Topix, Techmeme, WebProWire and the new Blogrunner have made the AP much less relevant. There are now tens of thousands of bloggers around the world providing coverage and analysis of current events too! It comes down to why pay when you can get the news for free.

Friday, August 31, 2007

World most popular domains

The following chart represents current statistics for many of the worlds most popular domains.

Domain Amount Registered Country
.de 11.052.403 Germany
.uk 6.038.732 United Kingdom
.eu 2.463.114 European Union
.nl 2.455.568 Netherlands
.it 1.396.184 Italy
.ch 1.000.021 Switzerland
.be 682.591 Belgium
.dk 814.504 Denmark
.fr 855.980 France
.at 779.572 Austria
.pl 657.102 Poland
.se 634.181 Sweden
.es 606.689 Spain
.no 333.754 Norway
.cz 316.642 Czech
.fi 150.414 Finland
.pt 120.441 Portugal
.ie 72.387 Ireland
.cn 6.149.851 China
.us 1.258.955 United States
.br 1.135.114 Brazil
.jp 934.478 Japan

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Domains & Webhosting service

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Website Address

You have probably heard of URL (Uniform Resource Locator). This is the web address that we keyed or typed into the navigation bar of the web browser. Internet Explorer or Fire Fox are web browsers. Example of a full address are described below:

http: protocol or https: ( +s for secured )
// separators domain name
men/ subdomain name
rugby/ subdirectory name
boots.html document name (Web page)

From the the above it can be seen that the DOMAIN name is the one that gave the identity to a website.



The domain must has a space to be located. The address goes to identify and locate the Domain. The Domain is accessible via the World Wide Web, www. A web hosting service is the company that provide the space to locate the domain.

The scope of service varied widely. The most basic is a small-scale file hosting, where web page or files can be uploaded.

The bigger provide a domain of the client's choice, a dedicated server, e-mails - management system and may create the website required.