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UK holders to lose dot EU domain names after Brexit

UK-based businesses and people will be unable to hold onto their .eu domains after Brexit, even if there is a Withdrawl Agreement in place, according to new plans outlined by the European Commission.


26/02/2019  |  Full story...

$90m for a website address? The most expensive domain names ever [INFOGRAPHIC]

From failed super-efficient websites to spiteful business tactics, the new graphic on the world’s most expensive domain name sales covers the very top end of Internet marketing moves.

15/02/2017  |  Full story...

From Star Wars to mangoes: The biggest domain disputes of the year

Domain registry Nominet has released its annual domain disputes report, looking at ways that big brands have worked to protect their reputation online through challenging domain squatters over the past year.

06/07/2016  |  Full story...

New domain .ltd opens to public as brands warned of cybersquatters

The new .ltd domain is now available to the public, meaning that brands are now vulnerable to cybersquatters, according to a new report.

23/06/2016  |  Full story...

Cultural revolution: 'Art' gets its own web domain

The internet is about to get a bit more crowded (and cultural) with the introduction of a new .art domain dedicated to the creative industry.

31/05/2016  |  Full story...

New China web rules 'could block all domains outside country'

China is planning new rules which would require firms that serve domestic internet users to register their web addresses inside the country - a move which has raised concerns among foreign businesses.

31/03/2016  |  Full story...

.sucks domain: 80% of top UK brands at risk from online trolls

Dove, Cadbury, Kitkat, and BBC are just some of the big businesses yet to register the controversial .sucks domains that emerged from their sunrise period at the weekend, according to new research.

29/06/2015  |  Full story...

Vlogger Vs Lush: Cosmetics giant in YouTube domain clash

A popular YouTube star has hit out at Lush after losing his decade-old domain to the cosmetics retailer.

View his protest video posted on a new YouTube domain here:

23/06/2015  |  Full story...

Predatory or prudent? High price of .sucks domain investigated

The price of new .sucks domains is to be investigated amid claims that brands and celebrities could be exploited.

14/04/2015  |  Full story...

Brands warned of incoming ‘.sucks’ domain

An influx of new domain names are going on sale in June, including the potentially harmful .suck domain... and businesses are urged to make informed decisions about how to protect themselves.

25/03/2015  |  Full story...

Google buys .app domain for $25m

Google has bought the .app domain name for $25m, using it as "a domain space for application developers".

02/03/2015  |  Full story...

Amazon pips Google to purchase .buy domain name for $4 .6bn

Amazon has bought the .buy top level domain (TLD) name for $4.6bn, beating rival Google for ownership of the potentially lucrative web destination.

19/09/2014  |  Full story...

New domain .London opens amid cybersquatting fears

From 9th September 2014, Dot London domain names will again be available for registration, available on a first come, first served basis.

Watch the promo video for .London here:

09/09/2014  |  Full story...

Google tests domain name service

Google plans to launch its own domain name registration service, consumers "to search, find, purchase and transfer" domain names for their business.

25/06/2014  |  Full story...

West Ham and Selfridges get first .London domain names

Football Club West Ham United, Selfridges and the London School of Economics, have become some of the first owners of a .London domain.

17/04/2014  |  Full story...

The 3 biggest risks from new domain endings

Online domain registrar NetNames has issued a strong warning for online businesses to be wary of cybersquatters and fraudsters as the first wave of new domain endings are made available to the general public for purchasing.

12/02/2014  |  Full story...

Big brands at risk of cyber squatting as new domain names go live

Britain’s most valuable companies are potential targets for cybersquatters in 2014 and beyond, with domain names such as .web and .online set to go live.

10/02/2014  |  Full story...

Plans for shorter ‘.uk’ address returns despite claims of confusion

Domain name registry Nominet has announced plans to introduce ‘.uk’ address as a shorter alternative to ‘’, despite previous claims that the move would cause confusion.

21/11/2013  |  Full story...

Yahoo sells ‘’ in bizarre domain name clear out

Yahoo is putting over 100 domain names up for auction from 15th November, including potentially lucrative ‘’, as part of a company ‘Domainapalooza’ clear out sale.

15/11/2013  |  Full story...

Internet grows with 4 new address suffixes… hundreds more to come

Global internet body ICANN has added four domain name suffixes, the first of hundreds expected in the coming years in the online addressing system's largest expansion ever.

25/10/2013  |  Full story...

Offensive words in domains under scrutiny

The UK government is supporting a review into whether offensive words should be banned from .uk domain names.

12/09/2013  |  Full story...

ICANN ‘Trademark Clearinghouse’ goes live to protect brands online

Domian watchdog ICANN has launched Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), a new service for brands to protect their trademarks against potential infringement, ahead of the entry of multiple generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) into the Internet later this year.

27/03/2013  |  Full story...

Plans for ‘.uk’ domains put on hold

UK domain registry Nominet has shelved plans for a shorter “.uk” country code domain, following a three-month consultation.

04/03/2013  |  Full story...

Global Internet use: 634m websites and 2.4bn users

During 2012, there were 2.4 billion web users and 1.3bn smartphones, recording 2.7bn Facebook likes and 175m tweets per day, according to new data.

21/01/2013  |  Full story...

Plans for ‘.uk’ domain names announced as alternative to ‘’

Nominet, the not-for-profit organisation responsible for running the .uk infrastructure, has launched a consultation on the introduction of a new service which, if approved, would herald a significant change for the .uk domain name space. The proposed new service is aimed at businesses and would potentially offer shorter domain names registered at the second level (i.e. as well as one of the most comprehensive package of security features available. It would sit alongside the existing .uk portfolio, including which already has more than 10 million domains registered.

01/11/2012  |  Full story...

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