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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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John felt ashamed he couldn't register a .co.uk

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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move over whois

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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Last Call On IE Domains For 2012

If you need to get a .ie domain name – be that a new domain name registration, a transfer or a holder update / change the clock is ticking .. The IEDR will be closed from tomorrow afternoon until 2013! So get your orders in today! If you have a pending .ie domain registration request […]

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Don't forget to renew your hosting / domain

Don’t Lose Your Domain (Or Your Hosting)

Domain registration and hosting are not expensive. Signing up for hosting and domain registration isn’t complicated. Choose your hosting provider / domain registrar. Find an available domain name, choose an appropriate hosting plan, pay and off you go. The entire process is fast and automated (unless you chose a domain name that requires manual intervention). […]

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Changes are afoot - domain pricing tweaks

Domain Pricing Changes Are Afoot

We’ve always been pretty aggressive about our domain pricing strategy. Over the last couple of years we’ve barely touched our pricing on new domain registrations and transfers, but have been running many of them at a deep discount. Most of the domain registries operate in US dollars, while we operate in the Euro zone. So […]

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