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TLD guide index

  • TLD registry guide number 1: dot-eu

    January 26, 2010

    Every week, Managing Internet IP will provide an independent guide to protecting domain names in a particular top-level domain. This week: .eu, the ccTLD for the European Union

  • TLD registry guide number 2: dotRU and dot РФ

    February 03, 2010

    Every week, Managing Internet IP will provide an independent guide to protecting domain names in a particular top-level domain. This week: .ru and .РФ, the ccTLDs for Russia

  • TLD registry guide number 3: dotTEL

    February 09, 2010

    Every week, Managing Internet IP will provide an independent guide to protecting domain names in a particular top-level domain. This week: .tel, the directory gTLD

  • TLD registry guide number 4: .uk

    February 17, 2010

    In our fourth registry profile, we look at .uk, the third most popular ccTLD on the web

  • TLD registry guide number 5: .co

    February 24, 2010

    In our fifth TLD guide we look at the latest ccTLD to try its hand as a gTLD: .co. Prior to the re-launch the domain was only available in the third level, but .co is hoping to cash in on the lack of availability of good domains in gTLDs, particularly .com.

  • TLD registry guide number 6: .org

    March 02, 2010

    The .org domain has been around a long time, 1984 to be exact, and has become a de facto TLD for websites of organisations, corporations and community groups

  • TLD registry guide number 7: .ch

    March 22, 2010

    Switzerland’s .ch TLD is similar to its European neighbours such as Germany in that it is widely used in the country

  • TLD registry guide number 8: .im

    March 29, 2010

    The British Crown Dependency of the Isle of Man has developed a niche TLD that is popular with instant messaging and social networks

  • TLD registry guide number 9: .my

    April 07, 2010

    Despite Malaysia’s .my TLD possessing favourable characteristics to launch it as a quasi-gTLD, the domain remains for residents and businesses of Malaysia

  • TLD registry guide number 10: .mobi

    April 28, 2010

    The .mobi TLD was designed to capitalise on the growing mobile internet market, and with just less than 1 million registrations is doing reasonably well so far

  • TLD registry guide number 11: .no

    May 04, 2010

    The Norwegian TLD .no requires registrants to have a presence in Norway. At the moment only organisations can register a .no domain, but the registry wants to offer individuals the chance to register domains again soon

  • TLD registry guide number 12: .coop

    May 12, 2010

    The .coop sponsored TLD is restricted to cooperative organisations, making it one of the more esoteric domains online.

  • TLD registry guide number 13: .su

    May 18, 2010

    Some people refuse to move with the times and, despite pressure from Icann, the .su ccTLD assigned to the USSR 15 months before the communist state’s demise is still taking registrations

  • TLD registry guide number 14: .za

    June 09, 2010

    The South African domain .za is the African continent’s most popular country-code TLD. As the country prepares to host the football World Cup, Managing Internet IP examines how it works

  • TLD registry guide number 15: .be

    June 15, 2010

    With the Icann machine rolling into Brussels next week, Managing Internet IP examines the Belgian .be domain, one of the more successful country-codes

  • TLD registry guide number 16: .ca

    July 07, 2010

    Anyone registering a .ca domain must have some connection with Canada – which gives the domain a distinctly Canadian feel

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