Idns

  • India to have SIXTEEN ccTLDs

    … While most countries are content to operate using a single ccTLD, India is to up its count to an unprecedented 16. It already has eight, but ICANN’s board of directors at the weekend approved the delegation of an additional eight. The new ccTLDs, which have yet to hit the root, are .ಭಾರತ, .ഭാരതം, .ভাৰত, .ଭାରତ, .بارت, .भारतम्, .भारोत…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 readers -
  • Forget emojis, you can buy Egyptian hieroglyph .com domains

    …, the world’s oldest known script. Then there’s Imperial Aramaic, Meitei, Kharosthi, ‘Phags-pa, Sylheti Nagari and goodness knows how many other extinct writing systems. It seems .com has been approved for 237 IDN scripts, in total. Let it not be said that Verisign does not offer domainers ample opportunity to spunk their cash on gibberish. No Klingon, though. Tweet Tagged: .com, emojis, hieroglyphs, idns, verisign …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • About that $3,800 emoji domain sale…

    … The debate over the age of the emoji domain name ☮.com may have been settled. It probably is as old as it was claimed to be. You may recall that last week I blogged about the €3,400 ($3,816) sale of the domain to an end user. It wasn’t a big sale or a big story, but it’s so rare to see an emoji name sell I thought it was worth a few paragraphs…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • Companies losing $10 BILLION by ignoring new gTLDs — report

    …, Arabic, Vietnamese and Indian languages) are not currently online, then estimated how much revenue would be generated if just 5% of these users (17 million people) were persuaded online by the existences of IDN TLDs. The report was commissioned in order to raise awareness of the financial benefits of universal acceptance. The UASG has spent most…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • New ccTLDs may have to block name collisions

    … ICANN is thinking about expanding its controversial policy on name collisions from new gTLDs to new ccTLDs. The country code Names Supporting Organization has been put on notice (pdf) that ICANN’s board of directors plans to pass a resolution on the matter shortly. The resolution would call on the ccNSO to “undertake a study to understand…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
  • The new massive number two new gTLD has me paralyzed with confusion

    … of the week. The names all seem to be using knet.cn name servers I don’t think any of them resolve on the web. I tried loads and couldn’t find so much as a parking page. Google is only aware of about eight resolving .网址 pages. They all seem to have been registered via the same Chinese registrar, which goes by the name of ZDNS (also providing DNS…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
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