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Global domain registration summary

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The internet grew by more than 26 million domain names in 2012, with a new domain registration occurring, on average, almost every second (or about 73,000 domain registrations every day), bringing the total global domain registration telly to a whopping 252 million domain names.

The .coms are still the most popular domain names, with a domain registration telly of about 106 million, while .net domain registrations accounted for about 15 million domains. Country-code domain names, such as .uk and .nl, made up about 110 million domain registrations.

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Google Domain Name Application Comes Under Fire.

A consortium of tech heavyweights including Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle have officially objected to the Google domain name bid. Google has applied to ICANN (the global organisation entrusted with domain name management) to control a large number of new generic domain name extensions, including ‘.search,’ ‘.fly,’ and ‘.map’. The consortium argues that Google will gain an unfair competitive advantage:


happy customersThrough the improper grant of a perpetual monopoly of generic industry terms to a single company.


ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has already come under fire for their policy to open up generic domain names to private companies. If granted, the new domain name extensions would allow not only sites like, but and


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.ASIA Registration Sale – $5.99

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Reach the growing Asian market with a .ASIA domain. For a limited time get all new .ASIA domain name registrations for just $5.99 at IT Itch! Hurry, offer only available for a limited time. Search and register your new .ASIA domains on our secure payment site and add hosting, email and SSL certificates.

Connect with an entire region with a single domain.

The .ASIA Top-Level Domain (TLD) is an ICANN-sponsored domain extension that represents the Asia-Pacific region. A .ASIA domain gives you exposure to the region as a whole, as opposed to individual countries, such as a .JP or .CN domain extension. This is particularly useful for companies that conduct business in different Asian countries. Securing a .ASIA domain gives you regional recognition, makes it easier to manage your Web presence, and increases your exposure to the growing number of Internet users in the Asia-Pacific region.

.ASIA is available to individuals, businesses, organizations, and community groups, as long as one of your contacts lives in the Asia-Pacific region.

What can a .ASIA do?

  • Help you reach millions of Internet users in Asia with a combination of global recognition and regional significance.
  • Give your company, organization or event an online identity with an Asian flavor.
  • Protect your brand from competitors who might wish to take advantage of the name recognition generated by your popular .COM.

Russian Riot Police Get Domain Name Birthday Present

The Moscow branch of the OMON riot police have received an unusual 25th birthday present, the personalised domain name The squad, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary, is planning to use the domain to create a social network whereby the squad can share riot policing experiences. The domain name was recently bought by the domain name registrar and re-registered it to the OMON riot squad yesterday. According to co-owner of, Filipp Gross-Dneprov Izvestia:

We need to increase the prestige of police work, including through social sites. We must show that these guys are risking their lives and demonstrate how tough their training is: mastering hand-to-hand combat skills, storming buildings and holding tactical drills.

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The squad, which has publicly endorsed its birthday present, released this statement:

We plan to create a multifunctional website. It will probably have a forum for OMON members and educational games for other visitors. Muscovites will be able to play at being an OMON policeman, learning hand-to-hand combat skills and the legal aspects of our work, or trying to detain a criminal.

Other suggestions for the site include creating memorial pages for deceased colleagues and providing an area to poll the squad members, asking them what they dislike about their work and what problems they have.

Many OMON squad members use social media sites, like Twitter, under assumed names because their superiors have warned them against registering under their own names. For the same reason, they never discuss service issues or post their photographs on social sites. This new domain name birthday present may boost moral by giving them the freedom to be themselves. Domain Names

Kiwis try out a new domain name

At IT Itch we always get excited when a brand new domain name extension launches. Provisional registrations opened for the distinctly New Zealand domain name extension about 30 minutes ago, and we are hoping that there is enough interest for this extension to go live. 500 registrations are required by InternetNZ within the month in order to make the domain name live. IT Itch will begin offering the new domain names once it has passed the provisional stage. domain names

Kiwi Domains


The dot kiwi domain name has officially past the 500 registrations mark and IT Itch will now be offering this domain name for everyone to buy. You can check if your dot kiwi domain name is still available for registration by using our domain name checker.