Here is our latest overview of news from the domain name universe
.AU Domains Grow To 2.9 Million
The .au domain has one of the highest growth rates in the world of around six percent and one of the highest domain densities in the Asia Pacific, a report from AusRegistry has found.
CIRA Deploys Anycast DNS Service
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced the launch of D-Zone Anycast DNS (D-Zone), a new service that will help organizations with .ca domains reduce the impact of malicious attacks to their DNS infrastructure.
Swiss Registry To End Registrations
The SWITCH foundation will stop providing registration services for .ch domain names from January 2015 and focus on operating the .ch domain name directory and on ensuring that the Swiss internet remains secure and stable.
Verisign Results Show .COM/.NET Growth
Despite the fact that over 200 new gTLDs have entered General Availability, 1.15 million new .com and .net domain names were added during the third quarter, ending with 130 million active domain names for both gTLDs, a 3.3 percent increase since the end of the third quarter in 2013.
.NYC Gets GA Off To A Flyer
The .nyc gTLD for New York City got off to a flyer on its first day (8 October) of General Availability with registrations ending the day on 26,504 according to nTLDstats.com. Currently there are over 51,100 .nyc registrations, making it the eighth largest of the new gTLDs.
Nominet Names New CEO
Nominet announced a new CEO in late October with a vow to look to the future for areas of growth for the .uk registry. Russell Haworth will commence in January and will lead Nominet as it develops its core registry business, exploring the potential of new technologies and deliver on its commitment to ensuring the internet is a force for good.