New .blog TLD opens up early registration applications

One of the few new top-level domains that actually makes sense, .blog, is starting the process of registration. Automattic, which runs Wordpress and a number of other useful web apps, owns .blog and i

Report: More Than 250M Domain Names Have Now Been Registered, Almost Half Are .Com And .Net

The total number of registered domain names passed 250 million in the last quarter of 2012, according to Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief. More than 6 million domain names were regis

Icann Launches Trademark Clearing House So Brands Can Pay To Register Their Marks Ahead Of The New .Brands TLD Era

Another step along the long road of ICANN expanding the number of sanctioned top-level web domain names: it has launched a Trademark Clearing House to create a "foundation mechanism for brands to prot