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April TLD Round-up

Please see below for our latest overview of news from the domain name universe:.BERLIN Off To Flying Start With Record gTLD Registration Numbers The German capital’s TLD achieved 31,757 registrations on its first day of General Availability, according to nTLDstats.com. Currently there are over 46,000 registrations, making it the second largest of the new gTLDs behind .guru.Registrars Satisfied With EURid

ICANN Update: April 2014

This month, we look at some of the continuing discussions to come out of the ICANN 49 meeting that took place in Singapore in March. The Internet’s governing body has begun to implement a process to deal with contentious new gTLDs – an issue that has gained prominence recently – and is already hinting at another round of new domain endings.ICANN to Move Ahead With Contention Set Auctions

The threat of online counterfeiters

Counterfeits of England’s latest football shirt flooded the Internet within just a few hours of the hefty price tag being announced, prompting buyers to go for cheaper, fake alternatives. So what can companies do reduce the risk of online shoppers turning to fake goods?

A Tale of Two Cities: .Berlin vs. .London

The new geographical Top Level Domains (TLDs) are some of the most hotly anticipated new domain name endings being launched under ICANN’s New gTLD Program. For the first time, businesses will be able to register web addresses at a more localized level than the current country TLDs. So should you be applying for a city TLD? We look at two of the first geographical domain names.The .Berlin Success

ICANN Update: March 2014

The ICANN 49 meeting in Singapore has drawn to a close, with many discussions focused on the rollout of the new gTLD program. There was however, another key development with broad implications for the way the Internet is governed. We take a look at the implications of a recent announcement by the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA):  

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