Quick news updates before the weekend.
It’s the Friday before Halloween and there’s a lot of domain news to report. I’ll be taking off early today to go to my daughter’s Halloween school carnival (she’s dressing up as a Flamingo), so here’s a condensed version of all the news that’s fit to print.
IDN TLDs are coming! ICANN’s board has approved the fast track IDN country code domain name process. Here’s what you need to know:
1. These are the first top level domain names to allow non-Latin characters at the top level (many allow second level non-Latin characters already).
2. This only applies to a limited number of new country code domain names. Probably 20-30.
3. Some countries may give existing ccTLD holders rights to the new IDN ccTLD, but not all.
4. This will not affect existing gTLD domain names, such as .com.
ComWired has released a new user interface. ComWired, which lets you send internet traffic to different destinations based on the visitor’s geo location, has released an improved user interface. Check it out.
When will Moniker synchronize its whois data reminders? Really, it’s annoying getting a whois accuracy reminder every couple days. Why can’t it send out one a year like the other registrars?
It’s Extended Auction time. Check out both the extended Rick Latona auction and Moniker auction (over at SnapNames).