There was a slight decrease in .ie registrations in 2022 of 0.3%, taking total registrations to 329,265 domain names in the .ie database at the end of the year across the island of Ireland, including both the Republic and the North.
Category Archives: Domain Name Registrars
Following a Pandemic Bump, .EU Gets A Slight Case of Post-Pandemic Blues
EURid’s stable of domain names, .eu, .ею and .ευ, are suffering some post-COVID pandemic blues. Over the last three years registrations for EURid’s three top-level domains jumped 95,953. But it’s a story of a pandemic bump, where many TLDs saw a jump in registrations as businesses that weren’t online went online, along with new ventures for existing businesses, and a slight decline following.
PIR Launches .GIVING To Streamline Online Fundraising
A new gTLD hit the market this month with PIR launching .giving into General Availability on 20 January. .giving is aimed at fundraising and donating for not for profits for mission-driven organisations and philanthropic-minded individuals. The new gTLD is now publicly available for the first time to any mission-driven entity – regardless of non-profit status.
ICANN Announces Sudden Resignation of President and CEO Göran Marby
ICANN Thursday announced the sudden resignation of Göran Marby, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. Sally Costerton has been named as Interim President and CEO while a search is undertaken for Marby’s replacement. No reason was given for Marby’s sudden decision to resign.
GoDaddy and Tuvalu Rebrand .TV as Pacific Nation Enters the Metaverse Due to Climate Change Threat
Tuvalu and GoDaddy Registry have relaunched a rebranded .TV 7.5 months after signing a contract that saw GoDaddy become the ccTLD’s new registry operator. Today .TV is billed “as the online home for content creators the world over” with the strapline “Turn on .TV”.
.BOO, Get Your .RSVP Domain
Google Registry has launched it’s .rsvp and .boo top-level domains, currently available through their Early Access Programmes through until 15 November where preferred domain names can be registered for an additional one-time fee which decreases each day. Then from 15 November General Availability commences for both TLDs.Continue reading .BOO, Get Your .RSVP Domain
iQ Global Launches Their Abuse Scan, A “Game-Changing Domain Name Threat Monitoring Service”
For businesses, monitoring for abusive behaviour, including malicious activities such as phishing, botnets and malware, is important in protecting their brand. One company to expand their offerings in this area recently was iQ Global who launched their iQ Abuse Scan to detect such abuse.
.ORG Celebrates 20 Years and Looks Forward To The Next Decade
It all started back in 2002 when Public Interest Registry launched the .org top-level domain and became the go to for organisations and individuals driven by important missions, who are seeking to make a difference in their communities and provide tangible solutions to the world’s biggest problems. Today there are 10.6 million .org domain names registered around the world.
New Registry Systems For .NZ and Afnic’s 20 TLDs
On 1 November Aotearoa New Zealand’s ccTLD launched a brand new registry system for its 750,000 plus .nz domain names, using technology based on Canada’s CIRA Registry Platform, the infrastructure behind the .ca domain name. InternetNZ will continue to manage it and keep all the .nz-related data in Aotearoa New Zealand.
As World Economies Hit Headwinds, Domain Name Growth Stagnates
As economies around the world hit headwinds with rising prices, worker shortages and interest rate rises, it seems domain name registration growth has stagnated. During the second quarter of 2022, the total number of domain names registered across all top-level domains increased by 1.0 million, or 0.3%, in the second quarter of 2022 according to Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief released this week. In the 12 months to 30 June, domain name registrations increased by 10.4 million, or 3.0%. This took the total to 351.5 million domain name registrations.