Friday, 14 April 2017

.CN Is The Largest ccTLD Again


329.3 million domain names were registered at the end of 2016 according to Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief. Registrations grew by 21.0 million, or 6.8%, year over year. The most notable changes in 2016 were China’s ccTLD adding 4.24 million registrations to become the largest ccTLD once again, while .tk and .net shed over 7 million and 500,000 registrations respectively.

Total ccTLD registrations were approximately 142.7 million, a 1.8% increase over the third quarter, and a 3.1% (4.3 million) increase year on year. Without including .tk, which dropped from 26 million to 18.7 million in the 12 months, ccTLD registrations increased approximately by 2.1 million (1.7%) in the quarter and ccTLDs increased by approximately 8.0 million (6.9%) registrations for the year.

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Monday, 10 April 2017

.NG Tackles Internet Abuse


The Nigerian internet Registration Association (NiRA), the registry for .ng domain names, is working to deal with internet abuse within Nigeria. One of the recent steps taken is to create a desk for dealing with internet abuse within .ng.

As part of its efforts, NiRA convened a meeting of representatives of relevant law enforcement agencies and stakeholders on the need to collaborate to curtail the abuse. Agencies represented included police through the Lagos State Police Command, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, Special Fraud Unit, ngCERT and the Central Bank of Nigeria Plc.

At the inaugural meeting, the NiRA president highlighted the high rate at which .ng domains were being used to commit crimes and that NiRA had received over 300 complaints on issues of internet abuse ranging from domain name abuses to the theft of individuals’ personal details and financial fraud.

Friday, 24 February 2017

.AFRICA Delegated to ZACR

After a lengthy legal battle, ICANN has officially delegated the .africa extension to ZA Central Registry NPC (ZACR). ZACR currently manages the South African ccTLDs (co.za, org.za, etc.) and city TLDs (.joburg, .capetown and .durban).

.africa will be launched in three phases: Sunrise, Landrush and General Availability. Here is the tentative launch schedule:

Sunrise: 4 April 2017
General Availability: 4 July 2017

.africa is expected to be quite popular with growing anticipation leading up to launch. It presents a great opportunity for African companies to create a unique and recognizable domain for their business.

We will provide the finalized launch schedule and pricing details once they are available. Should you have any questions about .africa, please email support@namelynx.com.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Nigeria's ccTLD Develops New Strategies For .NG Growth


Recognising excellence and innovation, driving IPv6 adoption and better opportunities for registrar accreditation are among the ideas the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) is proposing to help drive growth of its ccTLD.

Registrations of .ng domain names have steadily increased over time, but there is plenty of opportunity for growth as there were only 76,000 .ng registrations as of the end of 2016. But on the bright side, registrations almost doubled in 2016.

Recognising the importance of .ng, Reverend Sunday Folayan, the President of the Executive Board of Directors at NiRA told Nigeria’s Guardian newspaper that “domain names offer any business, individual [or] entity online presence to offer their goods and services simpler, easier and faster.” Adding That when they “are properly used in Nigeria, it will boost the [Nigerian] economy.” However, there is a negative stigma Nigerians attach to Nigerian products, and Folayan says NiRA also has to overcome this to get more .ng domain names registered and more hosting done locally.

Namelynx is an accredited .ng registrar and can help you with your .ng registration. Email us at support@namelynx.com.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Donuts Will Support 10 Additional IDN Scripts


Donuts has announced that from 15 December 2016 their TLDs will support 10 additional IDN scripts. The new IDN scripts include the following:

1) Arabic
2) Cyrillic
3) Devanagari
4) Greek
5) Hebrew
6) Japanese
7) Korean
8) Latin
9) Tamil
10) Thai

This is in addition to the currently offered IDN scripts: Chinese, French, German and Spanish.

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Monday, 28 November 2016

One Month Sale On .JOBURG, .CAPETOWN and .DURBAN


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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Tanzania Businesses Required To Use .TZ Domain Name

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has recently issued a public compliance notice stating that all entities doing business in Tanzania are required to register and use a .tz domain name.

The notice states that this requirement is in place to comply with the regulatory requirements and to contribute to national revenue.

Any business in Tanzania that is currently utilizing a .com, .net, .biz or other domain extension should immediately register the matching .tz domain.

According to the .TZ registry, here are some of the benefits of using a .tz domain name:

Establishes Trust

  • Country code extensions establishes a trust and reputation with the local consumer. Domains ending in .TZ are viewed as legitimate and credible.
  • Free emails (i.e. Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) are not always trusted. A .TZ domain creates more authority and will makes you stand out from the competition.

Local Identity

  • A .TZ domain shows distinct association with Tanzania and is ideal for any local business.
  • Country code extensions like .TZ are recognized both locally and globally.

Marketing

  • A .TZ domain creates local brand accessibility and awareness
  • Improve your search engine performance and target new clients that are geographically close to your business.
Namelynx is an accredited .TZ registrar. Contact us today and we will help you register your .TZ domain name. This new domain name will allow you to be complaint with the TCRA’s policies and take advantage of all the benefits of a .TZ domain. Email us today to register your .TZ domain – support@namelynx.com