Good news folks, the registration rule change worked! A rule change applied by the IE Domain Registry (IEDR) in March 2018 is being credited with a surge in dot-IE domain registrations last year. The old requirement was that registrants had to demonstrate a ‘claim to the name’. Now all that is required is to have a connection to Ireland. For most people, that can be as simple as demonstrating citizenship or residency with a scan of a passport or driving licence. But even foreign entities can register a dot-IE domain if they can show a business relationship with Ireland, for example. ‘We argued for this change for a long time’– MICHELE NEYLON The IEDR reported that 51,040 new domains were registered in 2018, up 29pc on the previous year. The total dot-IE domain database recorded 262,140 active domains at the end of 2018, up 10pc on the previous year. Net growth for 2018, which measures additions and deletions, was up 60pc on 2017. Around 81pc of … [Read more...] about Dot-IE domain registrations in 2018 were boosted by rule change
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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
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
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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?