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AFNIC has launched IDN registrations

  We are pleased to know that AFNIC has launched IDN registrations, allowing people and entities to register domain names with characters such as é, ç, ê, or the German ß. If you own a domain name registered under one of the following extensions .fr, .yt, .pm, .wf, .tf, and/or .re, you have priority to file the "IDN" variants of that domain in the same extension. Example: if you were the owner of the domain elysee.fr, you could register élys&e...
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ICANN's New Domain Guidelines

ICANN (Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers) has recently given the go ahead to create a new set of generic top-level domain suffixes with various endings such as .SKI, .NYC or .LA for the first time since .com suffixes were introduced over 20 years ago. This new initiative will greatly increase the geography of the Internet. The new guidelines will potentially allow cities, countries and companies to buy URLs ending in their brand name such as .Apple or .Google. This could be a...
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Second level domain names in the UK and SEO

Some of our clients have asked us to advise them on domain names. There are quite a few second level domain names in the UK. The easiest choice is to get a co.uk, but sometimes you might be able to get very powerful domain extensions. If you don't try you will never win :) Second-level domains •    .ac.uk - academic (tertiary education and research establishments) and learned societies •    .co.uk - general use (usually commercial) •  ...
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