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Archive News 2002  February

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.Us Domains Available Soon

The U.S. Government is re-launching its top-level domain (TLD), .us, next week with NeuStar, the company selected to run the Registry. Neustar, who also operates the .biz Registry, hopes to take advantage of the rise in U.S. patriotism after the 9/11 attacks. [...] Continue reading


.Biz Changes Registration Process

.Biz Registry has been forced to change the way they hand out popular domains. Last year, thousands of generic .biz domains were frozen after a lawsuit alleged that the company handed out the domains in an illegal lottery. All who applied for the frozen domains had their fees refunded and had to fill out another [...] Continue reading

iGoldrush Takes Over .Pro Registry

Even if the takeover of Virtual Internet plc. fails to happen (a deal worth $17 million), the domain company would still take control of the .pro domain Registry. The Registry is currently a joint venture between the two companies. [...] Continue reading


IANA Reports on .JP ccTLD

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) released a report on the redelegation of the .jp ccTLD. IANA came to the conclusion that the appropriate delegate of the .jp ccTLD is the Japan Registry Service Co., Ltd. (JPRS) under oversight of the Japanese Government and JPNIC. [...] Continue reading


Companies Test .Info

The .info TLD is becoming more popular as more companies register .info versions of their .com domains to point their customers to more detailed information about the products and brands. According to Afilias’ Chief Marketing Officer, more than 80% of the top 100 brands have registered .info versions of their domains. Currently, more than 700,000 [...] Continue reading

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