January TLD Round-up

Here is our latest overview of news from the domain name universe

SWITCH Warns .CH Registrants To Beware Of Aggressive Registrars

SWITCH, the .ch registry, is warning .ch domain registrants to beware of registrars aggressively touting for business now that SWITCH is getting out of the registrar business. SWITCH say they have received an increasing number of reports from their clients that registrars and ISPs are urging them to transfer their domains immediately, in some cases using aggressive tactics. Clients are apparently being told that they might lose domains that are not transferred, which is not true. Registrants need not change anything until the renewal date is approaching.

Registrations Of .EU Domains Continue To Grow Healthily

The total number of .eu registrations grew by 4.7 percent in the third quarter of 2014 compared with the same quarter last year, according to the most recent EURid progress report. The increase for the quarter was 50,132 domain names under management, a net increase of 1.3 percent to 3.88 million. This made .eu the eleventh largest TLD in the world.

Italian ccTLD Manager Starts Marketing Campaign

The Italian ccTLD manager, Registro.it, began a new marketing campaign in January dedicated to raising awareness about the use of the internet, with a special focus on micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises.

NORID Survey Finds .NO Registrants Happy!

NORID’s most recent customer satisfaction survey has found that registrars and registrants are happier than ever with the registry’s offerings. Conducted in November 2014, the survey found nine out of ten registrars are satisfied with the application processing times while the quality of the DNS service and the quality of the registry system also received good results.