Domain News for 22nd July 2014

Shorter .nz domain names on offer: The Domain Name Commission (DNC) has relaxed its policies to allow for the registration of shorter ‘.nz’ domain names, ushering in a new era for the local industry. The measure will allow Kiwis to create websites without a ‘second level’ domain; for example, a registrant will be able to purchase yourname.nz, instead of yourname.co.nz. Continue reading

.tk passes 25 million domains: The .tk registry has become only the second TLD to pass 25 million domain names.Netherlands-based Dot TK passed the milestone at the weekend, according to statistics posted on its web site, and today has 25,068,128 domains under management. It’s grown by a whopping 837,703 names in the last 30 days alone. Continue reading

Domain Registry of America Suspended: If you’ve registered even a few domains over the past ten years, you’ve likely received at least a few letters from a company named the Domain Registry of America (DROA). The DROA is famous for sending snail mail letters out to domain owners, typically around the time one or more of their domains are set to expire, with an offer to “renew” the domain, which was in reality a transfer to them, making them your new domain registrar. Continue reading