DENIC will allow the registration of one- and two-letter domain names as part of a reform of registration rules as of 23 October that will see most of the restrictions that currently exist abolished. Continue reading One & two letter .DE domains available soon as DENIC abolishes many restrictions
DENIC, JPRS and CIRA, the registries for Germany (.de) , Japan (.jp) and Canada (.ca) respectively, among others have each signed contracts with the Internet Systems Consortium agreeing to substantially contribute to the development of BIND10. Continue reading DENIC, JPRS, CIRA & Others Support Development of Open Source Name Server Software BIND10
Together with the country code registries of Italy (.it), Belgium (.be), Slovenia(.si), Lithuania (.lt) and Croatia (.hr) the German domain registry DENIC eG has joined the country code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) of ICANN. The ccNSO is the forum for country code registries within the ICANN. Continue reading DENIC & Other European Registries Joins ccNSO
The higher regional court of Frankfurt has forced the central German registry the place for.de Domains Denic, to assign to the Volkswagen company the (non-standard-conformal DE-Domain) vw.de. Denic had also before rejected this and with the own assignment guidelines and possibly problems from the two digit Domain name when allocating had been justified.
The judges lead a requirement of Volkswagen on the vw.de Domain off the Verweigerng worth it from the cartel law as âessentially not justified discrimination opposite other competitors like e.g. the Bavarian engine works (BMW), whichâ ariseâ in the Internet under the Domain âbmw.de, like on-line serviceâ Webhosting and right ” from the grounds (Az.: 11 U 32/04) quotes. The higher regional court does not have a revision certified, on the other hand the Denic inserted complaint.
Does this mean in the near future Denic will be giving up two letter domain names to every large Corporation ?
To read the article further : http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/web/0,1518,560403,00.html