Content delivery network provider Cloudflare Inc. is seeking to disrupt the domain name registration market with a new service that promises to only charge the wholesale cost, without profit, for domain names. Cloudflare Registrar, pitched Thursday as “domain registration you can love,” sees the company offers support for .com, .net and hundreds of other top level domains, at cost. A .com domain name is offered by the service at $8.03, of which $7.85 is the wholesale fee while the remaining 18 cents is the ICANN fee, a mandatory fee imposed on top of domain registration by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers By comparison, leading registrars such as Namecheap Inc. and GoDaddy Inc. charge $12.88 and $14.99, respectively, for a .com name, with occasional discounts for new registration. In addition to an attractive registration charge, Cloudflare Registrar is also offering free security features, including two-factor authentication, multiuser support and … [Read more...] about Cloudflare seeks to disrupt domain registration market with cut price new service
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Around 154 new .ie domain names were registered every day between January and the end of June 2018. The number of .ie domain registrations increased by more than 39pc year-on-year, according to the latest half-year (H1) figures from the .ie Domain Registry (IEDR). This brought the total .ie domain database to 252,222. ‘For new business start-ups and small-scale enterprises, liberalisation has removed an administrative obstacle to .ie domain registration’– DAVID CURTIN The majority (62.5pc) of new .ie domains were registered by businesses, including corporate bodies and sole traders. Liberalisation policy IEDR CEO David Curtain said that almost every county in Ireland recorded an increase in .ie domain registrations in the first half of the year, which he said was indicative of Ireland’s broader economic growth. Curtin said that the IEDR’s new liberalisation policy implemented in March has made it easier and faster to register a .ie domain. He said the … [Read more...] about IEDR reports .ie domain registrations are up 39pc
IE Domain Registry recorded a 3 percent increase in turnover from €3.03 million in 2016 to €3.12 million in 2017 as Company remains in robust financial health; The Company recorded an operating profit after tax surplus of €255,252, up from an operating loss of €126,519; IE Domain Registry engaged well with stakeholders to complete the groundwork for significant policy change in 2018, including domain liberalisation; The Company continues to invest in its Strategic Development Fund to grow market presence of the .ie namespace through awareness campaigns, research reports and its OPTIMISE programme, the e-commerce support fund for SMEs; David Curtin, CEO: “2017 was a record year for new domain registrations.” IE Domain Registry, the company responsible for managing and maintaining Ireland’s country domain name, .ie, reported strong financial results today in its 2017 annual report.Turnover increased by 3 percent from €3.03 million … [Read more...] about IE Domain Registry reports 3 percent increase in turnover in 2017, according to figures published today
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View Comments BY PAUL DANZER/PORTLAND TRIBUNE/Team presidentPiper says it's just a case of getting 'control' Among some internet domain names recently registered by the Winterhawks were five that include reference to the National Hockey League and Portland. But the decision to take control of domain names such as nhltopdx.com apparently was a defensive move rather than an indication that Portland's Western Hockey League team is chasing an NHL team. "We're not making any play for anything like that," Winterhawks President Doug Piper says. "We just thought it might be a good idea for us to control that because there's lots of talk about people getting a hold of (domains and using) them in a wrong way." The website DetroitHockey.net was the first to wonder if the web domain registrations meant something was stirring in Portland. It's easy to understand such speculation. Since the Moda Center was built, Portland's name has been floated as a possible relocation city … [Read more...] about Do domain registrations hint at Hawks’ NHL bid?