China toughens domain regulations for foreign registries

AS reported by Milathan Post Registries wanting to sell their wares to Chinese registrants are once again facing a tightening of the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)’s regulations. A few days ago, on July 6, the Ministry published a notice excluding registries that do not hold a license from MIIT from operating …

NIRA laments the poor adoption of the Nigerian ccTLD .Ng

Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa with a population of over 180 million. One would expect that the netizens of nigeria would prefer .ng over .com. However, only 80,000 internet users adopted Nigeria’s top level domain, NIRA official laments. According to premiumtimesng.com, Sunday Folayan, President of the association, noted that only 80,000 dotng …

Universal Acceptance of New gTLDS a USD 9.8 Billion Opportunity

A new study reveals a potential USD 9.8 billion growth opportunity in online revenue through a routine update to Internet systems, including those for speakers of languages that do not use the English script. The report from technology consulting and research firm Analysys Mason was commissioned by the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) and clearly …

South Africa’s ZACR reportedly suspends thousands of org.za domains

South Africa’s ZA Central Registry (ZACR) the company tasked with administering second-level domains of the .ZA namespace  that includes .org.za has reportedly suspended thousands of org.za domains this week due to them not being transferred from a legacy system to ZACR-accredited Registrars. The suspended domains all org.za names that had not migrated across to new Registrars  …

Russia Disputed Against Removal of Crimean Domains in ICANN

Singapore, February 11, 2015. — Julia Elanskaya, Deputy Director of Department on International Collaboration of Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, made an official statement on 52nd meeting of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), opened at the beginning of the week in Singapore. She paid attention to recent decision of American registrar, …

Mali Gives Millions of Malians a New Internet Identity

  BAMAKO, Mali–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mali, one of the largest countries in West Africa, has introduced the .ML domain name registry today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as a new Malaysian domain extension. AGETIC, the governmental agency responsible for Mali’s public infrastructure, is using new technologies to offer domain name registrations to all individuals and businesses in Malaysia …

Guinea-Bissau’s ccTLD starts working

  The top-level domain(.GW) of Guinea-Bissau is already working, the National Regulatory Authority (ARN) , responsible for the telecommunications sector in the country, said Wednesday in Bissau.   The process was launched with the support of DNS.pt association, responsible for Portugal’s top-level domain Portugal (.PT) and which works in this area with other African countries …

India’s Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to unveil dot Bharat domain name

  Minister of Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will be unveiling the dot Bharat domain name on August 21 in New Delhi to facilitate multi-lingual Internet access, NIXI chief executive Dr Govind told ET.   The autonomous body National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) and the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) …