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domain name registrars and prices

domain name registrars and prices


.UK domains now available

.UK domains are now available as well as the .CO.UK domain

if you already have the .co.uk you have the right to get the .co.uk for the next 5 years !

for example STEPHENFRY.UK Est Arrive “Three Strokes and You’re Out” http://shar.es/Ph3Jx

see also the worlds biggest domain name advert @ http://welcometothe.uk/

you can buy a .UK now from http://www.domainmonster.com/search/ or one of 4000+ other registars http://www.nominet.org.uk/uk-domain-names/registering-uk-domain/choosing-registrar/list-registrars

and according to the Daily Mail http://goo.gl/J42m8D

The wholesale price is the same as for a ‘.co.uk’ at £5 for two years. However Domain names are sold through domain registrars, who may set a higher retail price.

PS if you have a bigger budget you can now even get a .NINJA domain !

dot mobi conventions, standards and standards

dot.mobi web pages have some special conventions, standards and styles (some of them mandatory) that might be different to other web standards and conventions you find on the rest of the web:

for example:


DotMobi rules stipulate that there should be a site at the second level domain. This means that mobile users can enter the URL as example.mobi instead of http://www.example.mobi, thereby saving keystrokes.


Identify national variations of dotMobi sites by using the corresponding country code top level domain identifier (ccTLD) as the third level domain identifier.ie uk.mydomain.mobi !

MIME type:

For XHTML-MP, the recommended MIME type is application/vnd.wap.xhtml+xml or application/xhtml+xml. Unlike HTML, XHTML-MP should not be served as text/html.

You can develop, test and validate your dot mobi sites for compliance by using:

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ASIA.ASIA contact addresses

The GoDaddy domain name registration page says that AISA.ASIA registrations must include at least one contact who resides in one of the following ASIA.ASIA countries:

Afghanistan, Antarctica, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Georgia, Heard and McDonald Islands, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Korea, Republic of, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Territories, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga Islands, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Samoa, Yemen.

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ASIA.ASIA domain name competition

ASIA.ASIA domain name competition

To win, a contestant must correctly identify the .Asia domain name that received the highest winning price in the .Asia Sunrise and Landrush auctions, AND be able to provide an estimation of the auction winning price that is closest to the actual result.

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Domainmonster.com is 2nd largest .asia registrar

Domainmonster.com has been confirmed by the DotAsia registry as their largest registrar outside of the USA. This positions Domainmonster.com as the 2nd largest registrar worldwide for the new .asia domain name, since regular registry operation began on the 26th March 2008.

"We’ve seen a phenomenal uptake for the new .asia domain name from both existing and new customers" said Matt Mansell, Managing Director, Mesh Digital Limited. Commenting further he said, "We achieved superb success during the initial hours of registry launch and continue to do so.

Brand identities such as Oxfam.asia, Cadburys.asia and Kylie.asia are among the tens of thousands of domain names registered at Domainmonster.com to date."

Many are predicting it will rival the world popular.com domain !

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What is .ASIA ?
Asia is a new TLD that enables companies and individuals to show a presence in the Asia/Pacific region. A .ASIA domain name provides a way to expand your online business by reaching out to the hundreds of millions of International Internet users in the ICANN designated Asia-Pacific countries

Anyone (person or entity) can be a registrant of .ASIA domains. In order to satisfy the .ASIA Charter Eligibility Requirement, one of the associated contacts for the domain (registrant, administrative, technical or billing contact) must be a legal entity in ASIA. A legal entity may be a natural person of a juristic entity such as a corporation.

There is already seems to be an auction running at http://asia.asia/ for some of the .asia domains !

.ASIA Accredited Registrars:

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My other weblogs/websites are now on MEMSET webhosting !

For various reasons I've finally moved my other weblogs/websites to MEMSET but if you're interested where they were in the past have a look at the great statistics provided by Netcraft !





Example Details

OS          Server                   Last changed     IP address     Netblock Owner

Linux         Apache/1.3.37 (Unix)          9-Sep-2007      Memset Ltd
Linux         Apache/2.0.46 (CentOS)     18-Aug-2007      Global Net Access, LLC
F5 Big-IP   Mxxxxxxxxxxxx                17-Aug-2007      15801 NE 24th Street
Linux         Apache/2.0.46 (CentOS)     1-Nov-2005      Global Net Access, LLC
Linux         Apache                             15-Oct-2004      ThePlanet.com Internet Services

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Google Webmaster Tools now supports Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA)


IDNA provides a way for site owners to have domains that go beyond the domain name system's limitations of English letters and numbers. Prior to IDNA, Internet host names could only be in the 26 letters of the English alphabet, the numbers 0-9, and the hyphen character. With IDNA support, you'll now be able to add your sites that use other character sets, and organize them easily on your Webmaster Tools Dashboard.

IDNA uses Punycode

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GoDaddy let you syncronise your domain renewal dates


Now you can decide when you want your .COM and .NET domain names to renew. No more renewal dates tied strictly to your initial registration date. No more scrambling to keep up with renewal dates that are scattered across the calendar. Just select your domains, when you want them to renew – and you're done!

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