Here is our latest overview of news from the domain name universe
.EU Continues Solid Growth With Registrations Increasing 2.2% To 3.8m In Q1
The total number of .eu registrations grew by 2.2 percent in Q1 2014 to 3.79 million, according to the latest progress report released by the .eu registry EURid.
New Expiry Date For .EU Domain Names From 15 September 2014
On 15 September, EURid will launch its new registration platform. Thereafter, newly registered .eu domains will no longer expire at the end of the month but rather at the end of their registration term, calculated in years starting on the registration date and ranging from 1 to 10 years.
NIGHTLIFE.LONDON Tops Applications As .LONDON Priority Period Draws To A Close
London's property and entertainment industries were the most popular choice for new .london domains. But the most popular domain applied for was nightlife.london with more than 40 applications. From 9 September, General Availability will commence for all, not just Londoners.
Mayor de Blasio Urges New Yorkers And Local Businesses To Reserve .NYC Domains
As of 4 August, businesses, organizations and residents with a physical address in New York City have an equal opportunity to reserve a .nyc domain in advance of the General Availability launch on 8 October.
.NZ Launches Second Level Domains On 30 September
As of 30 September 2014 it will be possible to register second level .nz domains. All existing options like .co.nz, .org.nz and .govt.nz will continue to work as they always have and people will still be able to get names with them.
Nominet Announces Change To .UK Data Quality Policy
Nominet’s Data Quality Policy introduced earlier this year will be amended with effect from the 22nd September to remove the planned automatic cancellation of domain names that do not meet the necessary validation checks after 30 days.