Tag Archives: Domain Name Authority

Over 1.2 Million ZA Domains

According to the ZACR (ZA Central Registry), more than 1.2 million domains have now been registered across all Second-Level Domains that the registry administers. This includes the SLD’s “co.za,” “org.za,” and “net.za,” amongst others, as well as 3 Geographic TLDs (Top-Level Domains), “.joburg,” “.durban” and “.capetown.” The most popular of these, the eponymous “.co.za” has […]

ICANN To Reveal New Top Level Domains

Since the beginning of the year, ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, has been taking applications for custom generic TLD’s or top level domains, which will enable companies to have their own brand as a domain, rather than the standard .com or .co.za. Coming in at $185,000 per application, and an annual […]

ICANN Accepting Generic TLD Registrations

In some earlier articles, (ICANN Approves Brand Name Suffixes and IAB Opposes Brand Domains) we’ve discussed the then approaching launch of generic top level domains, and some of the issues around them. Now, the day has come, and as of yesterday, ICANN began accepting applications for top level domains with custom suffixes, instead of the […]

IAB Opposes ICANN Brand Domains

According to a recent report in WebProNews, IAB, the Interactive Advertising Bureau, is opposing the recently publicised decision by ICAAN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) to lift restrictions on generic top level domains. The lifting of this restriction will make it possible for companies to use their own brand names as top level […]

ICANN Approves Brand Name Suffixes

In what has been hailed as the most significant decision since the creation of the “.com” suffix, more than 25 years ago, ICANN, (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) the global body that regulates domain naming conventions among other things, has voted in favour of the implementation of new top level domains. At […]