IO - SH - AC - Transition to Afilias registry system and significant changes

Afilias will be the new technical back-end provider for the Internet Computer Bureau (ICB Registry). The transition of the registry system for the ccTLDs .io, .sh and .ac to the Afilias registry system will be processed from June 10 (15:00 UTC) until June 11, 2017 (06:00 UTC). As a consequence, the domain life cycle of .io, .sh and .ac will be ... Read More »

19th May 2017
The FUN golive is here

The .fun TLD is a short and meaningful new domain extension, perfect for individuals and organizations focussing on entertainment or leisure sectors by creating a brand image that is young and vibrant. We are offering 1-year registrations at low rate. Domain renewals and transfers are excluded from this promotion.

17th May 2017
Simplification of ASIA domain registrations as of July 15

On July 15, 2017, the .asia registry system will be migrated to the new Afilias Shared Registry System. Moreover, the .asia Charter Eligibility Declaration Requirement Policies have been updated and will become effective on the same date. With this update, it is no longer necessary to provide a contact in the DotAsia Community (Asia Pacific ... Read More »

17th May 2017
BANK / INSURANCE - Update of the fTLD security requirements

fTLD, the registry of .bank and .insurance, has changed their security requirements that impact their compliance monitoring with the relevant provisions and their report process. fTLD notifies us of domain names that are non-compliant and we are forwarding these notifications to the concerned resellers as of now. The weekly registry notifications ... Read More »

11th May 2017
CN Regains Number One ccTLD Spot in 2016 again

The Chinese ccTLD, .cn, regained its position as the world's largest by domains under management in 2016, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief from Verisign. China's ccTLD added over 4 million registrations for the year. But there were some losers as well with .tk (Tokelau) and .net shedding registrations.In total there were 329.3 ... Read More »

10th May 2017
CO: Extension of the Redemption Grace Period (RGP)

The .co registry will be extending its Redemption Grace Period (RGP) to align with generic TLDs. As of August 1, 2017 (00:00 UTC), all second-level and third-level .co domain names (.co,,,, will extend their RGP from 20 days to 35 days which will include 30 days restorable and 5 days non-restorable. After the RGP, ... Read More »

8th May 2017
HEALTH: Binding applications possible as of now!

Submit now your binding applications for domain names under .health. This new TLD is for brands, organizations, and people providing high-quality health products, services and information.Launch schedule:Sunrise: May 8 (15:00 UTC) until July 7, 2017 (15:00 UTC). Only for trademark holders with a valid signed mark data (SMD) file. Multiple ... Read More »

5th May 2017
Update to the Allocation Token functionality of Donuts

The Donuts Registry can associate a minimum number of years value to an Allocation Token. Any domain that is registered with an Allocation Token that has a minimum number of years value assigned to it (e.g. 4 years) will be required to have a registration period equal to or greater than the specified minimum number of years on the Allocation Token ... Read More »

1st May 2017