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ICANN Update: December 2014

As we approach the end of 2014, we provide a roundup on the new gTLDs in 2014

December TLD Round-up

Here is our latest overview of news from the domain name universe Verisign Reports 280 Million Domains Worldwide The number of domain names under management around the world topped 280 million at the end of the second quarter 2014, with four million domain names added. But it appears the growth rate is slowing. The increase of four million domain names globally compares to the second quarter of 2012 where 7.3 million plus domains were added. Swiss Registry To End Domain Registration Service For .CH Domains

The 12 Days of Counterfeit Christmas

Here are the top 12 scams consumers should look out for when shopping online in the words of the world-famous festive song, The Twelve Days of Christmas. On the First day of Christmas my true love sent to me a Partridge in a Pear Tree – Counterfeit Christmas decorations.  On the Second day of Christmas my true love sent to me Two Turtle Doves – Turtle or Tortoise shell products are banned in many countries, including the US. 

Christmas & New gTLDs

Earlier this year, Uniregistry launched two new TLDs - .backfriday and .Christmas - providing an opportunity for brands to create the perfect digital marketing platform for Black Friday and Christmas. However, the poor adoption of these domain names highlights how brands have yet to engage in the power of new gTLDs.

ICANN Update: November 2014

This month, we look at the latest issues in the Internet Governance world, including name collision and two character domains.   Name Collison In many new gTLDs, there was a list of domains prohibited from registration due to the fact that registration may have caused harm in the outside world. ICANN has spent the last few months with the community developing a framework to allow these names to be released.

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