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Get .Global Domains

Are you going .global? Want a rebate?

If you’re planning on launching multiple .global domains then this is definitely the week to do it. The registry behind the .global extension is offering a $25 rebate on each .global domain purchased. Please see the registry page for full details and terms and conditions. All rebates are handled via the registry and not through […]

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Find A Good Domain Name Faster Now

Over the past few weeks our technical team have been working hard on improving and speeding up our domain name search functions. The domain search on our site was slow. It was unwieldy and it simply wasn’t “fun” using it. They’re still working on improving how domain names are displayed to you on our site, […]

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The .Irish Domain Is One Step Closer!

Last night the launch of the .irish top level domain (the bit on the right of the dot) got a little bit closer. Dot Irish LLC, which is the company that applied to run the .irish domain name registry, signed their contract with ICANN yesterday. Who is .irish for? Well unless the domain name extension […]

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When Whois Policy and Local Law Collide ..

I’ve written quite a bit about privacy and the implications that various rules and policies can have on it in the past. It’s a topic that concerns everyone, not just industry. We are an Irish based company. We are, therefore, obliged to operate in compliance with Irish law. We cannot choose to ignore some of […]

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Nominet’s New “Data Quality” Policy

John felt ashamed, he wasn’t on any public records anywhere. What indecent act would he have to perform to get onto a public register? Wait … WHAT? A lot of people want to avoid there being too many records of them unfortunately Nominet, the registry for *.uk domain names, has introduced a new “data quality” […]

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Coming Soon – Shorter UK Domain Names

If you’re operating in or marketing your products or services in the UK market then you’ve probably already registered a co.uk domain name (or more). At the moment UK domains are available under co.uk, org.uk, me.uk and a few other variants (ltd.uk for UK companies, net.uk for UK ISPs). After a long consultation process Nominet, […]

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Rebooting Whois

As regular readers probably know, I spend quite a bit of my time working on Internet policy related matters. Some of it may appear incredibly boring, but it matters. (If you really want me to explain why it matters I’d be happy to do so!) Since earlier this year I’ve been part of a small […]

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