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New French law opens the .FR registrations to European businesses and residents

January 14, 2011Domaining, Domainnews, RegistriesComments Off on New French law opens the .FR registrations to European businesses and residents

alt On 13 January, the French National Assembly adopted on first reading a bill to define the new legal framework for extensions corresponding to the national territory and opening the registration of the .FR top level domain to businesses and individuals residing within the European Union.

.FR: And the winner is…

March 1, 2010Domaining, Domainnews, RegistriesComments Off on .FR: And the winner is…

In an unsurprising move the French government has selected none less than AFNIC to stay the .FR Registry for another seven years. While the news will grant stability to the .FR market, opportunities for change may have been missed as the opening of the extension to European citizens is only contemplated for 2012.

Exclusive – Dirk Krischenowski, dotBerlin: “We did not ask Minds & Machines for help !”

December 22, 2009Domaining, Domainnews, RegistriesComments Off on Exclusive – Dirk Krischenowski, dotBerlin: “We did not ask Minds & Machines for help !”

Dirk KrischenowskiA Tale of Two (dot)Berlins?

Industry specialists who follow new gTLDs were quite surprised to hear about the UniteBerlin initiative which wants to enter "dotBerlin" as a new Top Level Domain in the next ICANN round. Not because dotBerlin is not a good idea, but rather because this project only appeared this December 21st while everyone had known and seen the same group of people representing the original dotBerlin for more than six years!

The fact that Minds and Machines (famous for .Food) support the new project only added to the interest of this true ICANN story.

Read on to see what Dirk Krischenowski - founder of the original dotBerlin project - had to say about all this in an exclusive interview to domainnews.com!

.Paris a step closer? CORE and AFNIC selected to be joint Registry operator

September 30, 2009Domaining, Domainnews, RegistriesComments Off on .Paris a step closer? CORE and AFNIC selected to be joint Registry operator

Various sources have confirmed to DomainNews that an unusual tandem formed by the .FR Registry (AFNIC) and a gathering of Registrars specialized in gTLDs (CORE) has been apointed by the Paris city council to become Registry operator for the future dotParis. Is it a good thing?

.CM Go Live FINALLY opens!

September 18, 2009Domaining, Domainnews, RegistriesComments Off on .CM Go Live FINALLY opens!

Luxembourg, September 19th – EuroDNS is delighted to FINALLY announce the successful opening of the .CM Go Live period. Come and get your .CM domain at www.eurodns.com