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“It's learning as has been using European Domain Centre since 2005, and we have consolidated most of our domains here, currently 19 domains, including our main production domains and also our development and test domains. The support experience has to date been a pleasant one, and support has been very helpful in cases where we have ordered "hard to get" national domains and been in the process of establishing a national presence.To date we have not received a "No, can't do that"-response from EDC. The user interface for administration is clean, easy to use and understand, and informative, as well as responsive. I highly recommend using European Domain Centre for domain management.”

Jørn N. Hopland IT Manager, It's Learning AS

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International Domain News

Finland: Check the list here of 2 characters .FI domains soon available

(11/08/2016 10:05 pm)
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Seychelles: 1 and 2 character .sc domains from 1st July 2016

(18/06/2016 10:45 pm)
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Georgia: .გე - New TLD in Georgian

(28/09/2015 10:46 am)
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Kurdistan: .KRD - The TLD for Kurdistan

(03/09/2015 1:53 pm)
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Romania: .RO now with local letters

(22/06/2015 10:28 am)
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Greece: .Two character .gr domains from 4th May

(15/03/2015 9:07 pm)
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Iraq: .IQ domain names liberalised

(02/02/2015 2:26 pm)
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Wales: Welsh domains are here! .Wales and .Cymru enter Landrush

(29/12/2014 10:21 pm)
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Nicaragua: Short version .ni domain to be released

(25/11/2014 1:07 pm)
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Armenia: New top level domain .հայ live in 2015

(22/11/2014 10:09 pm)
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Albania: PROMO on 2 character .al domains - check the list here

(09/11/2014 9:53 pm)
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Portugal: Two characters .pt domains from 3rd Nov.

(25/10/2014 10:58 pm)
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Italy: .it domains with characters of all 24 EU languages

(25/10/2014 10:53 pm)
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Sweden: 349 premium .se domains to be auctioned

(21/10/2014 9:56 pm)
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France: How to get a .fr domain with 1 or 2 characters

(08/10/2014 1:35 pm)
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New Zealand: New shorter .nz domains available from 30 Sept.

(29/09/2014 1:15 pm)
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Indonesia: 2, 3 and 4 characters .id domains available only until Oct. 9

(11/09/2014 12:39 pm)
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.CH: Alternative to SWITCH? All questions about the transfer away from SWITCH

(21/07/2014 7:07 am)
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.HR: Now for businesses in the EU

(26/06/2014 11:06 pm)
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.NO: Domains available to private individuals as of June 17 - but only in Norway!

(12/05/2014 1:13 pm)
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New gTLDs

These seven new top level domains go live February 12

(06/02/2014 3:23 pm)
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New gTLDs

First December Sunrise - 7 new gTLDs launched

(04/12/2013 12:41 pm)
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New gTLDs

Launch of the first seven new gTLDs in English; .bike, .guru...

(25/11/2013 4:24 pm)
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United Kingdom: The short .uk domain name is coming

(21/11/2013 11:14 am)
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.Co Domain Names now with European characters

(21/11/2013 11:13 am)
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New gTLDs

Sunrise of the first new gTLD has started

(03/11/2013 10:27 pm)
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.Co Domain Names now with European characters

(17/10/2013 12:52 am)
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.NZ to be launched in 2014

(15/10/2013 10:20 am)
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New gTLDs

46 New Top Level Domains Ready For Launch

(25/09/2013 6:12 pm)
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Get your .IQ domain with our new trustee service

(20/08/2013 2:55 pm)
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We Slash Prices For The 25 Most Cybersquatted Top Level Domains

(14/08/2013 10:29 am)
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Gabon: top level domain .GA is relaunched on Sept. 1st

(15/07/2013 9:44 am)
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Albania: top level domain .AL available for foreign companies

(28/04/2013 6:51 pm)
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New Nigeria top level domain .NG available

(18/04/2013 5:23 pm)
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.be domains with local characters from 11th June

(12/04/2013 10:11 am)
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.be domains with local characters from 11th June

(12/03/2013 2:33 pm)
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.eg - new Egyptian domain name for trademark holders

(05/02/2013 10:47 am)
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.co domains now with Scandinavian characters

(10/12/2012 5:31 pm)
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.tc domains now with 2 characters

(15/11/2012 10:34 am)
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Two new Caribbean Domains - .sv and .sx

(09/11/2012 3:43 pm)
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China: Get ready for .中国 - .CHINA in Chinese

(27/09/2012 5:01 pm)
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Kazakhstan: New Cyrillic domain .ҚАЗ for local language

(21/08/2012 3:01 pm)
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United Kingdom: co.uk for 10 years

(13/08/2012 2:18 pm)
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Uruguay: The .UY domain name available from 10th July

(10/07/2012 3:26 pm)
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Italy: .IT domains with local characters like è, ì and ò now possible

(25/06/2012 9:36 am)
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Lithuania: June PROMO for .lt domains

(30/05/2012 9:30 am)
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China: .cn opens up for individuals again

(30/05/2012 8:40 am)
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Panama: The .PA domain name sees the light of day

(14/05/2012 9:21 am)
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Ready for Météo.fr? IDN for .FR domains from 3rd May

(30/04/2012 11:24 am)
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Sint Maarten: New .SX domain from May 2nd 2012

(27/04/2012 10:04 am)
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Guatemala: .GT domain sees the light of day

(07/03/2012 2:02 pm)
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.PT domains to be liberalised

(28/02/2012 10:57 am)
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New Serbian domain only in Cyrillic

(31/01/2012 3:53 pm)
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New gTLDs

.bmw or .burgerking? Dot brand is open for applications

(13/01/2012 12:04 pm)
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.YT, .WF, .RE, .PM and .TF available

(06/12/2011 1:51 pm)
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.PRO : Now you can get the pros' domain name

(18/11/2011 11:17 am)
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Now you can register 100 .NO domains

(18/11/2011 8:54 am)
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China : Get .cn without being in China

(14/10/2011 4:17 pm)
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France : No requirements for .fr from Dec. 6

(12/10/2011 5:56 pm)
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Germany : New com.de domain for .de registrants

(08/09/2011 12:19 pm)
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Qatar : .QA domain now available

(07/09/2011 12:27 pm)
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Launch of .xxx tomorrow for trademark holders

(06/09/2011 10:45 am)
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Qatar : Queue open for .QA domain

(28/07/2011 11:25 am)
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100% Chinese ! .香港

(30/05/2011 3:23 pm)
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.XXX launch on Sept 1

(24/05/2011 1:39 pm)
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Half the .fr domain names are brand infringements

(04/05/2011 3:26 pm)
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.EE domain names with local characters from May 16

(03/05/2011 4:43 pm)
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.ASIA idn with Chinese and Japanese characters from May 11

(02/05/2011 3:07 pm)
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.XXX finally approved. Should you register .XXX?

(21/03/2011 1:43 pm)

.XXX was finally approved by ICANN on March 18 after seven years back and forth. .XXX is the official top level domain for the Adult industry.

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.SA domain launch in January 2011

(26/11/2010 12:05 pm)

Until now it has only been possible to register com.sa. From january it will finally be possible to register .sa domains. In the first phase only current registrants of com.sa domains can get their .sa domain.

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straßen.de - “ß” now available for .de domains

(18/11/2010 1:46 pm)

It is now possible to register .de domains with the character “ß” (Eszett or Sharp ‘S’). the ß character is found in no other language and symbols a double s.

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.COM.UA IDN Domains Available 19 November, 2010

(18/11/2010 1:10 pm)

The Ukrainian registry is launching International Domain Names (IDN) for com.ua and kiev.ua domains. The launch will be carried out in two remaining phases starting 19 November 2010. You can send in your orders for both the Landrush and General Availability phases.

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Slovenia : IDN for .si domains

(29/10/2010 11:40 am)

On Oct 20 2010 it will be possible to register Slovenia domain names with local characters. You can already now order your domains.

The following characters are now allowed for Slovenia IDN domains:

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Israel : Ready for איגוד-האינטרנט.co.il? Israel introduces domains in Hebrew from Oct 1

(29/10/2010 11:01 am)

You can now register Israeli domain names CO.IL, NET.IL and ORG.IL containing Hebrew characters. Until now it has only been possible to register Israeli domain names with the Latin characters A-Z, the numbers 0-9 and - (hyphen).
Right now registrants with special rights can protect their brand.

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Saudi Arabia : New Saudi Arabia arabic domain only With Arab characters - Orders being accepted

(17/09/2010 2:01 pm)

It´s now possible to register Arabic domain names only with Arabic characters. The Saudi registry (SaudiNIC) are opening for Arabic-only domain landrush applications for the “al-Saudiah” (.xn--mgberp4a5d4ar) from 27th September 2010 on a first come first served basis for eligible entities.

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Russia : Why .РФ is a golden opportunity

(23/08/2010 11:56 am)

Today the only part of a Russian website, which is not in Cyrillic is the domain name. That will change now. You might already have a version of your website in Russian, or perhaps you´re still in the planning process. However, did you know that you can now have your domain name in Russian as well?

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.co : Google approves .co on the same terms as .com

(30/07/2010 5:28 pm)

Google has approved .co on the same level as .com. This means that .co is geo-targetted for international use just like .com, .Info, .org, .net and .biz.

Country specific domains rank much better in the local Google search engines. For instance the .co.uk extension ranks better in the UK than in other countries.

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.CO domains deadline 16th July

(08/07/2010 3:48 pm)

...It´s fortunately still 2010, and the deadline is 16th July to protect your brand. Order your .CO domains now at the company which offers all +300 domain extensions.

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New .XXX domain

(28/06/2010 10:24 am)

Get your .XXX domains here. The .XXX extension was approved on June 25 2010. The official launch date is still to be announced, however order your .XXX domains today and we will process them on the launch date.

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Estonia : New rules for .EE from July 5th

(23/06/2010 1:03 pm)

From July 5th it will be possible to register any .EE domain. Until now only companies residing in Estonia could register - and just 1 domain. Now individuals and companies anywhere are allowed to register multiple .EE domains. It is still required that the administrative contact is located in Estonia, however we will provide our local presence agreement free of charge for registrants outside Estonia.

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Maldives : Your .MV domain can now be registered

(13/06/2010 11:38 pm)

You can now register your Maldives domain names. .MV can only be registered by companies.

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United Arab Emirates : When can you register the new .السعودية

(02/06/2010 11:49 am)

United Arab Emirates have just introduced the new domain representing the Arab world .السعودية

2 IMPORTANT reasons why you should register the new Arabic domain, which in Latin is translated to .emarat :

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United Arab Emirates : New Arabic domain ONLY with Arab characters - a warm welcome to .السعودية

(19/05/2010 3:02 pm)

Welcome to the first top level domain 100% with Arabic characters. Saudi Arabia has just introduced the new Arabic IDN .السعودية.This is the 2nd top level domain in the world using purely non-latin characters. The first one was the Russian Cyrillic domain .рф.

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Russia : First Cyrillic Domains are active

(17/05/2010 9:03 am)

The first sites using Cyrillic domain names were launched early Thursday May 10th 2010. The domain names президент.рф and правительство.рф, directing visitors to the official Kremlin and Cabinet web sites, respectively, began working at midnight.

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.co : .co domain for trademark owners until June 10th

(03/05/2010 12:50 pm)

Are you a trademark owner, then apply right now for your .CO domains. Trademark owners are given priority until June 10th before the general release on July 22nd.

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Russia : Sunrise Period Extended for .РФ domain (New Cyrillic .RF Domain)

(09/04/2010 9:25 am)

The launch of .РФ domains (the new Russian domain domain in Cyrillic) has been very succesful, and the Russian Registry has therefore extended the Priority Registration phase until 11 May 2010.

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.co : Register .co domain names from today

(05/03/2010 3:01 pm)

We have opened up for Phase 1 to register .co domain names. The cost is Eur 150,- for a 2 year registration. If you have a com.co domain (registered before 30 July 2008) you can apply for the matching .co domain right now

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Argentina : Is your WHOIS info for com.ar domains correct?

(19/02/2010 12:30 pm)

The Argentinian registry (NIC.AR) have recently issued an important notice on their website. They are warning registrants of com.ar domains that they must ensure that their contact data associated with their domain names are accurate and up to date, or risk losing those Argentinian domains. It is particularly important for the registrant email address to be valid and working.

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.co : .co domain name launch - the next big thing

(08/02/2010 11:13 am)

The .CO domain launch starts at 19h CET Today! The well of good .com domain names is dried up. In comes .CO domain which is expected to become a premier top level domain. Today is your chance to get hold of some great .CO domains.

.CO domain - Global Sunrise Kick-off July 20th, 2010

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Russia : To all .RU domain owners: Documentation to be provided before MARCH 1ST 2010

(05/02/2010 9:31 am)

If you are the owner of a .RU domain then please pay attention to this important announcement. The Russian authorities are now requesting documentation for all .RU domains registered before Oct. 1st 2009.

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China : Suspension of New .CN Registrations

(29/01/2010 1:50 pm)

New .CN registrations are temporarily suspended, while the Chinese hostmaster CNNIC is evaluating different options regarding how to validate registration information from international Registrants. You can still order .CN domains, however the registration time cannot be confirmed at present.

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Singapore : Now Chinese characters for .SG domains - useful for local SEO

(19/01/2010 9:58 pm)

Possibly you have already registered the Singapore domains - .SG - for your company name and trademarks. However a new interesting possibility has arisen: .SG domains with Chinese characters.

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.asia : Launch of idn for .asia domains announced

(05/01/2010 9:50 pm)

DotAsia, the .ASIA registry, has just published their draft Sunrise policies for introducing idns this year (Internationalized Domain Names - local characters instead of the Latin a-z).

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China : Stricter regulation for Chinese domain names .CN

(18/12/2009 12:18 pm)

CNNIC, the Chinese domain registrar, has announced stricter regulations for new Chinese domain registrations. From now on only business entities will be able to register Chinese domain names (.cn, com.cn, net.cn, org.cn), and documentation will be requested.

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Dominican Republic : .do domain launches Dec 10 2009

(08/12/2009 11:04 am)

It will now be possible to register .DO starting 10 December, 2009. .DO is the top level domain for the Dominican republic. The only Dominican domain possible to register today is com.do.

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Characters allowed for .eu domain names

(07/12/2009 8:36 am)

Here is the full list of characters allowed for .eu domain names:

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Albania : Local presence for Albania domain names; .AL and COM.AL

(03/12/2009 11:16 am)

Until now it has only been possible for companies in Albania to register com.al and .al domains. European Domain Centre can now offer the required local presence for registrants outside Albania via our legal partner in Tirana.

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.org : Chinese characters now possible for .org

(02/12/2009 3:51 pm)

It will be possible to register .org domains with Chinese IDNs from 23 January 2010 on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Denmark : Registration delay for .dk domain names

(01/12/2009 1:36 pm)

Please note that we are currently experiencing delays with Danish domain names at the .DK Registry. Normal processing time is inside 24 hours for a .DK (Denmark) domain registration

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.asia domain names with IDN in 2010

(30/11/2009 12:39 pm)

The .ASIA Registry (DotAsia) has announced plans to release Internationalised Domain Name (IDN) for .ASIA domain names. Registrations will start in the second half of 2010.

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Russia : .РФ - the Cyrillic Russian domain can now be applied for - only for trademark holders

(24/11/2009 4:50 pm)

You can now apply for .РФ - the Cyrillic Russian domain. You have to insert your domain (only in Cyrillic) and .XN--p1ai, which is the IDN version for .РФ.

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Singapore : .SG to launch IDN Domains 23 November 2009

(20/11/2009 11:10 am)

The Singapore Network Information Centre (SGNIC) announced that they will begin accepting initial registrations for Chinese Domain Names (IDN domains) from 23 November 2009. IDNs will be offered at both the 2nd and 3rd levels in all categories (namely, .sg, .com.sg, .gov.sg, .org.sg, .edu.sg, .net.sg, .per.sg).

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Russia : Russia Launches .РФ (.RF) IDN Domains 25 November, 2009

(19/11/2009 3:25 pm)

Russia will launch a new top level domain in Cyrillic characters - .рф (.RF). It has been designed for Russian Internet users as they use Cyrillic characters. Until now they have had to settle for the Latin .ru. .рф (.RF) domains are expected to be the locally preferred domain and will therefore be very interesting for companies doing business in Russia. Both to protect and promote local brand names as domains, but also to obtain the keyword rich domain names defining your business

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United Kingdom : co.uk vs .com? 81% of British Internet users prefer to use co.uk

(05/11/2009 4:03 pm)

The co.uk official registry Nominet's annual domain name industry report reveals that 81% of British consumers prefer to use a .uk rather than a .com when searching for information on the Internet.

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European Union : .EU domains with IDN

(30/10/2009 10:09 am)

You can now register .eu domain names with other characters than a-z and 0-9. See the allowed characters below. A 1 year registration of a .eu idn domain has a cost of Eur 50. Already 47.000 .eu idn domains have been registered since Thursday Dec 10, so don´t wait too long to register your .eu idn domains.

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Bulgaria : Idn for .BG from Dec 5 - join the waiting list now

(30/10/2009 9:39 am)

The Bulgarian Registry (Register.BG Ltd) has recently introduced the ability to register Bulgarian IDNs under the .BG suffix ,(i.e. Cyrillic characters used in the Bulgarian language) starting 5 December 2009.

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Germany : DENIC to release One and Two character Domain Names from 23 October 2009

(19/10/2009 8:47 am)

DENIC the .de Registry operator has just announced that they will relax the rules on registration for almost all formerly restricted .de domains on 23 October at 0700 UTC. This will include one and two character domains and will be available on a strictly first come first served basis.

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France : AFNIC to Release over 1,000 Domains

(19/10/2009 8:00 am)

AFNIC, the French Registry, has announced that they will be deleting and thus making available to the public, a list of domains previously registered by an organisation named KLTE Ltd on 2 November 2009. Here is the list of the 1058 .fr domains, which will be assigned on a first come first served basis (see .fr requirements here):

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Russia : Documentation now required to register .RU (Russia)

(12/10/2009 11:37 am)

Please note that as of 1 October 2009, the requirements for .RU domains have been changed. The Registry now requires documentation to prove that the submitted Registrant information is valid, both for individuals and organisations.


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Yugoslavia : .YU Domains Ceasing Operation

(02/10/2009 3:02 pm)

Please note that as of 30 September 2009, all .YU domains will stop functioning. The closure will happen regardless of renewal dates.


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Montenegro : .me Premium Domain Names

(02/10/2009 3:00 pm)

The .ME Registry is calling for proposals from anyone who may wish to register and utilize a Premium .ME domain. Interested parties are to submit a business proposal which the registry will consider. The list of Premium domains are listed within the following document: http://www.domen.me/cms/site_files/dotME_Reserved_and_Premium_Names.pdf.
Please note that this process should be handled directly with the Registry.


Mexico : .MX launch - register your com.mx first to be eligible

(26/02/2009 12:03 pm)

Mexico will launch the 2nd level domain - .mx. To obtain your domain in the 1st phase, you have to secure your com.mx domain before the 1st of March 2009.

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Slovenia : .si domains to be liberalized

(31/10/2008 2:29 pm)

From here you can pre-order your .si domains. Insert your requested domain name in the search box and press search. We will then prepare the applications and submit them on the 6th of November when the .si liberalization begins.

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Iceland : .is domain without local presence

(24/10/2008 2:42 pm)

The Icelandic Registry ISNIC has announced that the required local presence will be removed from the 29th of October. So this is a great opportunity for you to secure your brands as .is. Any .is order submitted now will be processed when the new regulation is introduced.

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Montenegro : 1 year .me domain registrations

(21/10/2008 4:33 pm)

The hugely succesful .me can now be registered as 1 year registrations (instead of minimum 2). Since the launch 3 months ago more than 100.000 domains have been registered.

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