Domain Name News - Apr. 22, 2007 | Webnames Blog

Domain Name News – Apr. 22, 2007

More Registry Price Increases - Following VeriSign's registry price increases announced for .com and .net, Public Interest Registry and Afilias have announced registry-level price increases for .org and .info names, respectively. The increases for each are 2.5%, from $US 6.00 to $6.15, and will take effect in October. Individual registrars will decide whether or not to change their retail prices.

.ASIA Domain To Launch - DotAsia Organization, registry operator for the .asia domain for the Asia/Pacific region, will begin accepting .asia domain name applications in June. According to DotAsia documents, the launch will begin with a sunrise process separated into three main phases: the first for governments, the second for Registered Mark owners, and the third for registered companies.

.EU Domain Is One Year Old - The .eu domain for Europe has turned one year old, and has more than 2.5 million registrations. It is the third most popular European TLD, after .uk and .de.

Picks To Click

* GoDaddy.com, Inc. wins a dispute over godaddy.ca.

* The agenda of the April 24, 2007 meeting of the CIRA Board of Directors.

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