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VeriSign Moves Forward with Internationalized Domain Names

VeriSign plans to move forward with the Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) test bed by putting the internationalized domain names directly into the .com, .net, and .org zones [...] Continue reading


Nominet Announces Changes to Domain Resolution Service

Nominet announced changes to their domain resolution service, which handles domain name disputes and affects all domain names. The changes include “the introduction of judges, improved transparency, and rewording of the rules to step away from the issues of confusion over domains and towards abusive registrations.” [...] Continue reading


VeriSign Bans Auction of Offensive Names

VeriSign banned the auction of domain names it deemed “offensive” that were related to last week’s terrorist attack in New York City on the World Trade Center. The ban follows a week full of registrations of disaster related domain names. [...] Continue reading


Gandhi Crusades for .In

Tushar Gandhi, great-grandson of the freedom fighter, encourages Indians to register .in domains rather than .com. The National Center for Software Technology in India estimates that of the 300,000 domains registered in India, only 1% of registered .in instead of .com. According to Gandhi, Indians have little pride in being Indian. Studies show the problem [...] Continue reading

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