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

Are you proudly South African? Do you love your city? Register a dotCity domain to show your pride & distinguish your services. For one month only, you can register your .joburg, .capetown & .durban domain for only R60 / £3 / $4.50 / €4.20 excl. VAT. Visit the following links to register yours today because these hot deals won't last long!


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.


  • 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 –

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Uniregistry Will Release 1,000,000 Previously Reserved Domains

On 27 September 2016, Uniregistry will release over 1,000,000 previously reserved premium names. This release will include valuable keywords, two, three and four-character names and names from ICANN's Names Collision program.

This release includes the following extensions: .audio, .blackfriday, .christmas, .click, .diet, .flowers, .gift, .guitars, .help, .hiphop, .hosting, .juegos, .link, .lol, .photo, .pics, .property, .sexy and .tattoo.

To find out which domains are planned for release, email us at

Monday, 8 August 2016

Domains Reach 326 Million With New Extensions Now 5% Of All Registrations

There were 326.4 million domain names registered across all extensions around the world at the end of the first quarter 2016, an increase of approximately 12 million domain names, or 3.8% over the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief published by Verisign. Registrations have grown by 32.4 million, or 11%, year over year. Of these, registrations in new extensions such as .top, .review, .global and .online totalled 16.1 million, or 4.9% of all domains registered. Today there are 23 million domains registered across the 1,100 plus new extensions that have been delegated.

Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) registrations totalled 148.2 million, a 2.6% increase quarter over quarter and 8.2% year-over-year. For .com and .net, both of which Verisign is the registry operator for, there were 142.5 million registrations, a 7.1% increase year-over-year.

Looking for the best extension for your new domain name? Namelynx offers over 400 to choose from. Find yours today at

Thursday, 14 July 2016

The Launch of Three E-Commerce Extensions – .SHOP, .SHOPPING and .STORE

Since 2014, hundreds of new domain extensions have launched. From .accountant to .finance to .marketing, virtually every industry now has its own specific extension. Furthermore, there are dozens of generic extensions such as .online, .website, .click, and .social. Even with all of these new launches, there has been a lack of new extensions for the retail and e-commerce sector. Until now. Between now and September 2016, three new extensions are launching for the e-commerce market - .shop, .shopping and .store.

These three extensions are ideal for any company – large or small, online or offline, B2B or B2C, product or service based – to create a unique and memorable online shopping destination.

Now is the time for any retailer to evaluate their online marketing strategies and consider how these new extensions can be utilized. If the extensions do not fit into the current strategy, core trademarks should still be secured within all three extensions for defensive purposes.

So far, .SHOP has created the most buzz out of the three extensions. In January 2016, GMO Registry outbid six other companies, including tech giants Amazon and Google, for the rights to manage .SHOP. GMO paid $41.5 million for .SHOP, making it the highest price tag for a new gTLD to date. This purchase prices reflects the high expectations for this extension due to the magnitude of the e-commerce market.

Below are launch details for all three new extensions. Register yours at Namelynx!

Now Available -

Coming to Namelynx on 26 September 2016

Coming to Namelynx on 28 September 2016

Thursday, 23 June 2016

5 Reasons To Go .GLOBAL


During the months of July and August 2016, Namelynx is offering .GLOBAL domains at a special price and we want to encourage you to take advantage of this offer not only because it is a bargain deal, but also because the .GLOBAL domain extension symbolizes a belief in borderless markets, innovation, quality and that great ideas deserve worldwide recognition.

If you haven’t grabbed your own piece of .GLOBAL online real estate yet, consider this:
  • .GLOBAL is a universal and generic TLD, suitable not only for physically global businesses, but also for small businesses and organizations that wish to enhance their appeal and attract a global customer base. A good example can be modern businesses (big or small, start-up or well-established) that operate primarily online, because as we all know, the internet allows anyone anywhere to be a global player. Launch your dreams and plans in a modern way and into a worldwide community, using a .GLOBAL domain name.
  • .GLOBAL is a quality TLD with a slightly higher price compared to other close-to-giveaway-domains. The price point makes the extension a quality indicator and ensures less abusive registrations, i.e. less risk that your domain is suspected of immoral activities due to the behavior of others in the rest of the name space.
  • .GLOBAL is currently one of the top performers out of the new domain extensions in the same price range , as well as the 5th best-selling when it comes to premium domain names . In other words, generic words combined with .GLOBAL creates a highly valued keyword domain name that can be a good tool to drive global traffic to your idea or business. 
  • .GLOBAL can also work as a great strategic complement to geographic domain extensions and country-code domains when it comes to well-rounded domain name portfolio building . For instance, it can be used as a global umbrella site, from which the customer is easily navigated to the relevant local site or product.
During this promotion, you can get your .GLOBAL domain for only £8.80 / $14.95 / €13.20 / R220 for the first year registration.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Rightside Will Release Two Character Domains

Rightside Registry will be releasing two-character domain names within all of their TLDs. Two character domains have the benefit of being short, memorable and easy to enter on mobile devices. They make great branded content links for sharing online in order to increase engagement and brand power. As an example, UK-based Insurance company Liverpool Victoria uses as a redirect to their Facebook page. Some of the most popular Rightside extensions include .LIVE, .SOCIAL, .NEWS, .VIDEO, .ROCKS, and .SALES.

This release will be done in four phases. All Namelynx clients qualify for Phase 1 which is a priority phase giving you access to these premium domains prior to the general public.

Phase 1 - 13 June 2016 - Priority Access for Brand Registrars (Namelynx)
Phase 2 - 11 July 2016 - Other Registrar Presales
Phase 3 - 14 September 2016 - Early Access Phase (EAP)
Phase 4 - 21 September 2016 - General Availability (GA)

If you are interested in securing any two character domains, email

Thursday, 12 May 2016

.com in Japanese and Korean

Throughout the next year Verisign, the managing registry for .com, will be releasing the Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) version of .com in multiple languages. They have already released .コム which is .com in Japanese and on 16 May 2016 will release .닷컴 which is .com in Korean. These extensions are essential for any company that has a presence in these countries or has clientele whose primary language is Japanese or Korean. Each .com IDN launch will consist of the following four phases:

Sunrise Phase - Reserved for trademark owners that have a TMCH validated trademark
Priority Access Program - Owners of a .com domain can register the exact matching string
Landrush - Open to all at a premium price
General Availability - Open to all at the standard price

.コム is in the Landrush phase until 12 June 2016 and will be available at the standard price starting 13 June 2016.

.닷컴 will enter the Sunrise Phase on 16 May 2016 and be available to everyone on 30 August 2016.

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Thursday, 7 April 2016

After One Year, Combined 19,000 Registrations For .CYMRU and .WALES

One year on from the launch of the Welsh gTLDs, there are now over 19,000 registrations for .cymru and .wales out of a total of 16.5 million registrations across the 950 plus new gTLDs that have been delegated.

For .wales registrations are closing in on 13,000 while there are over 6,250 registrations for .cymru. Some of those embracing the new gTLDs are the Federation of Small Businesses, Football Association Wales and the Welsh Government.

The gTLDs provide an opportunity for registrants to demonstrate they’re part of the Welsh people, identity and language. Research highlights that one in 30 domains include a Welsh surname, with Jones being by far the most popular, followed by Evans and Williams and with many of these choosing a .cymru or .wales for their personal email addresses. Wales’ tourism offering is also making the most of the gTLDs, with eco, holiday and hire ranking amongst the most popular words used by registrants.

Show your Welsh pride and register your .wales or .cymru here:

.wales -
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Thursday, 3 March 2016

.CLOUD Floating High On General Availability

The .cloud new gTLD is floating high after a great start. The gTLD entered General Availability on 16 February and received over 26,000 registrations in the first week following 2,430 registrations during Sunrise. Today registrations are closing in on 32,000 as total registrations for all the new gTLDs has reached 14.6 million.

You can be a part of this popular new gTLD. Register your .cloud domain at Namelynx!

1MobileAfrica Wins Kenic's Best of the Best

Namelynx's new mobile website tool, 1MobileAfrica, was recently named Best of the Best Product & Innovation of 2015 by Kenya Network Information Center (Kenic).

1MobileAfrica was built for the African market to make it easy for individuals, small businesses and new start-ups to create a mobile website that is professional, easy to use and affordable.

Watch our video to learn more about this award winning service!

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

On Sale At Namelynx!

Namelynx has a long list of great extensions on sale right now. For a limited time choose from .bid, .trade, .webcam, .party .science, .cricket, .date, .faith, .review, .win, .loan, .racing, .accountant, and .download for the low price of £1.50 / $2.55 / €2.25 / R38 for the first year.

There is something for everyone in this deal! Don't delay, head over to and secure your unique domain name today! This deal ends 29 February 2016.

Monday, 1 February 2016

.top Reaches 1 Million Registrations

On top of strong Chinese demand, the .top extension topped the one million registrations mark in mid-January with registrations now standing at 1.06 million. General availability commenced in November 2014 and the extension is now second to .xyz among all the new gTLDs, which has 1.86 million registrations. The Chinese influence is huge with .top accounting for 80% of all registrations.

Namelynx is currently running a discount on all new .top registrations. Get your very own .top domain name for only £0.36 / $0.60 / €0.54 / R9 for the first year.

Don't be left out of this top-of-the-line promotion! Register your .top domain here -

Monday, 18 January 2016

1MobileAfrica - Create Your Own Mobile Website

Namelynx is excited to announce it's new mobile website creation tool called 1MobileAfrica.

1MobileAfrica was built for the African market to make it easy for individuals, small businesses and new start-ups to create a mobile website that is professional, easy to use and affordable.

Watch our video to learn the six easy steps to creating your own mobile website with 1MobileAfrica.

Ready to create your website? Great! Contact us today!
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