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VeriSign’s subsidiary, Network Solutions, will soon profit from dropped names when the company’s new waiting list service goes live in October. The wait list allows customers to pay to for the rights to a domain name that will be expiring soon. ICANN plans for the wait list service to be available to all Registrars, but [...] Continue reading
The New Zealand domain Registry launched the new .geek.nz second-level domain name. The name was launched to appeal to the tech community, but there are no restrictions as to who can register a name. [...] Continue reading
After new laws authorize harsher penalties for deceptive online porn publishing, the adult industry is reconsidering a proposal for their own TLD, .xxx. The discussion has been going on for awhile, but is only now beginning to gain steam with webmasters. ICM Registry, the company behind the extension, says that it would be voluntary and [...] Continue reading
RegistryPro, the Registry for the new .pro TLD, is hedging their bets that doctors, lawyers, and accountants will line up to register their .pro domains. The .pro TLD, specifically geared towards professionals, will go online in a few weeks. The company hopes to lure customers by offering a domain name and digital security certificate as [...] Continue reading