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PIR files applications to manage .NGO and .ONG Domain Extension

Public Interest Registry (PIR) ,the company behind .ORG extension,has recently announced that it has submitted its applications to ICANN for the .NGO and .ONG domain extensions . You can read the press release after the jump :

 » Public Interest Registry (PIR) – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – has formally submitted its applications to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for the .NGO and .ONG domain extensions. PIR applied for the creation and management of the new top-level domains (TLDs) as part of ICANN’s global Internet expansion initiative which would go into effect as early as 2013.

As the current manager of the .ORG domain – home to more than 9.8 million web addresses worldwide, PIR has served the interests of not-for-profit and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) since its inception in 2002. Now, by applying to establish and operate the .NGO and .ONG domains, PIR is poised to continue and expand its position as an advocate for these communities by providing an exclusive domain extension for NGOs looking for immediate recognition online and broader opportunities for public engagement, funding and partnerships.

“The ‘NGO’ term holds great weight globally and sets these organizations apart from commercial or governmental entities,” said Brian Cute, CEO of Public Interest Registry. “After meeting with hundreds of organizations worldwide to learn more about their missions and to determine how we, as their current registry, could better serve their communities, we found that no matter the location, NGOs desired a definitive online presence to help manage members, strengthen fundraising campaigns and find potential partners and donors. Those key findings reinforced our mission and stand at the heart of our .NGO and .ONG applications.”

As part of PIR’s commitment to the NGO community, PIR will launch the NGO Community Program, which consists of a variety of activities all designed to help those in the NGO Community to more securely and effectively use the Internet to better accomplish their mission, with a special focus on those NGOs located in developing countries and technologically underserved areas of the world.

Added Mr. Cute: “The decision to invest in this community was a natural one. We don’t want to be viewed simply as a domain registry, but instead as a trusted and valuable partner to the NGO Community – one that can empower organizations to reach their full potential.”

PIR’s application for .NGO is accompanied by .ONG, which serves as a linguistic expression of “Non-Governmental Organization.” Linguistic expressions include French: “Organisation Non Gouvernementale,” Spanish: “Organizacion No Gubernamental,” and Portuguese: “Organizacao Nao Governamental.”

“.NGO and .ONG will provide global organizations with trusted venues to help engage their communities and broaden their reach, especially in a time when online philanthropy is just as influential and effective as an organization’s offline efforts,” said Osama Manzar, Founder & Director of the Digital Empowerment Foundation, a Delhi, India based not-for-profit organization. “The .NGO or .ONG stamp at the end of a web address will, in essence, provide instant credibility for legitimate organizations hoping to introduce or expand their online presences.”

ICANN plans to announce all TLD applicants in June, 2012 and will review all applications including .NGO and .ONG during a “batching process” in the months ahead. For more information on PIR’s pursuit of .NGO and .ONG and to keep up with important updates, subscribe to our newsletter at www.ngotld.org. »

Source: domainnews.com

.ORG Registry Enhancements

PIR is pleased to announce improvements to the .ORG production system, which will take place on 26 November 2011. These improvements have been introduced in the OT&E environment on 25 August 2011.

Please note that .ORG Production System (SRS) will be unavailable on 26 November 2011 between 15:00 and 23:00 UTC. During this time you may expect the following:

SRS: Unavailable

Web Based Administrative Interface: Unavailable

DNS: Resolution is unaffected

WHOIS: Unavailable

OT&E: Available

.ORG Registry Enhancements

PIR is pleased to announce improvements to the .ORG production system, which will take place on 26 November 2011. These improvements have been introduced in the OT&E environment on 25 August 2011.

Please note that .ORG Production System (SRS) will be unavailable on 26 November 2011 between 15:00 and 23:00 UTC. During this time you may expect the following:

SRS: Unavailable

Web Based Administrative Interface: Unavailable

DNS: Resolution is unaffected

WHOIS: Unavailable

OT&E: Available

.ORG Maintenance [28 May 2011 15:00 – 19:00 UTC]

The .ORG Production Registry System is scheduled for maintenance on 28 May 2011 between the hours of 15:00 and 19:00 UTC. During this period, the .ORG Shared Registration System (SRS), including the Web-based Administrative Interface and the WHOIS service, will have intermittent connectivity. Registering and manipulating domain and other registry objects will have intermittent availability. Domains will continue to resolve normally.

The .ORG OT&E System will remain functional and there will be no interruption to registrars performing the OT&E Tests.

.INFO – .ASIA – .ORG – Maintenance – 9 Avril 2011 15:00 UTC – 19:00 UTC

The .INFO .ASIA  and .ORGRegistry is scheduled for maintenance on 9 April 2011 between 15:00 UTC – 19:00 UTC.

During the maintenance, you may expect the following:

SRS: Unavailable

Web Based Administrative Interface: Unavailable

DNS: Resolution is unaffected

WHOIS: Unavailable

OT&E: Available

If you have any questions, please contact Technical Support.

.ORG Maintenance – 31 Mars 2011 de 23:30 au 1er Avril 2011 à 00:00

Please be advised that between 23:30 UTC on 31 March 2011 and 00:00 UTC on April 1, 2011, the .ORG Production System is scheduled for downtime to allow for the deployment of the price change for .ORG initial registrations, domain renewals and domain transfers.

During the maintenance you should experience the following:

SRS: Unavailable

Web Based Administrative Interface: Unavailable

DNS: Available; domains will continue to resolve

WHOIS: Available

OT&E: Available

Le second marché des noms de domaine en plein essor

Les noms de domaine s’échangent à des prix exorbitants sur le second marché et peuvent atteindre plusieurs millions d’euros. Ils ont une valeur marchande certaine et constituent le premier pas d’une communication corporate efficace.

Les noms de domaines sont cédés à des sommes considérables sur le second marché, à plusieurs dizaines de millions de dollars pour certains.  C’est notamment le cas de sex.com, vendu à 13 000 000 de dollars. Alors que des petits malins s’empressent d’acquérir des noms de domaine représentant par exemple une marque, un produit ou encore une entreprise, les sociétés s’arrachent les cheveux et doivent investir des sommes considérables pour les récupérer. Les internautes sont conscients de leur valeur marchande sur le second marché et n’hésitent pas à faire monter les prix.

Groupon, le spécialiste des achats groupés à l’international, a récemment dû faire face à un conflit qui l’oppose à l’un de ses concurrents australiens, Scoopon, qui refuse de se défaire du nom de domaine groupon.com.au. Une situation gênante pour le groupe qui tente de s’implanter en Australie. Mais ce n’est pas le seul. Les cas se multiplient et se ressemblent.

Une étude Afnic montre à ce titre qu’en 2010, les transactions de noms de domaine sur le marché secondaire se sont accrues de 40%.

Les .fr ont la cote

Voici un aperçu des plus belles transactions en .fr : credit.fr, vendu pour 587 000 euros, lundi.fr pour 50 000 euros, albumphoto.fr pour 28 106 euros, grattage.fr pour 20 000 euros, everest.fr pour 17 500 euros, europoker.fr pour 12 000 euros et traiteurs.fr  pour 10 000 euros.

A l’international ces prix sont démultipliés. Comptez 1 million de dollars pour poker.org, 750 000 dollars pour ingtones.com, 720 000 dollars pour files.com ou encore 510 000 dollars pour jerusalem.com.

D’après l’Afnic, le prix de vente d’un nom de domaine sur le second marché est déterminé par divers facteurs dont la signification du terme, sa longueur, son extension, la langue du vocable ou encore l’adéquation entre langue et extension, pour ne citer qu’eux. Et a priori, les .fr seraient parmi les plus coûteux, si l’on ne considère pas les .com, qui bénéficient de la plus grande popularité.

Source: L’informaticien

Deploiement Noms de domaine .ORG Cyrillic IDN le 19 Fevrier 2011 de 15:00 à 19:00 UTC

Please be advised that on 19 February 2011 between 15:00 and 19:00 UTC, the .ORG Production System is scheduled for downtime to allow for the deployment of Cyrillic Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs).

Registrations of the Cyrillic IDNs on 19 February 2011 will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at 19:00 UTC. During this scheduled downtime, the .ORG Production System including the Web Based Admin Tool and WHOIS will be unavailable. Domains will continue to resolve as normal during this period.

Cyrillic IDNs (not including Spanish, German, Danish, Hungarian, Icelandic, Korean (Hangul), Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Swedish and

Chinese) registered between 19:00 UTC, 19 February 2011 and 19:00 UTC,

21 March 2011 (during the first 30 days of operation) will be placed on Server Delete Prohibited, Server Transfer Prohibited, Server Update Prohibited, Server Renew Prohibited, and Server Hold. These statuses will remain in effect until 20 April 2011 to allow intellectual property interests to file UDRP actions if warranted.

All Valid Legacy IDNs that qualify PIR’s .ORG Cyrillic IDN policies will continue to be unlocked to allow for registrar updates (including Language Tags). Beginning on 19 February 2011, during the registrar’s assignment of the Cyrillic Language Tag, the .ORG system will verify that the Legacy IDN Punycode string meets the corresponding policy profile of the Cyrillic Language Tag in the .ORG system. If this requirement is not met, the Language Tag assignment will fail. Upon valid Language Tag updates, the following statuses will automatically be removed from the domain – Server Hold, Server Renew Prohibited and Server Transfer Prohibited. The domain will then be added to the .ORG Zone File to enable DNS resolution (assuming it meets all other requirements for inclusion in the zone file e.g. minimum NS).

Legacy Internationalized domain names that are updated with a Language Tag must be updated with « thick » contact data, or risk possible deletion of the domain by the Registry.

Please note that all expired Legacy IDNs will auto-renew following successful updating of the Language Tag. If a registrar chooses to delete the domain, they must do so within the 45 day auto-renew grace period or prior to updating the Language Tag. Registrars are encouraged to ensure that adequate funds are available to support these auto-renewals.

During the downtime for the deployment of the Cyrillic IDN, all .ORG Legacy IDNs that have an expiration date prior to 19 February 2011, will have the expiry date reset to 19 February 2011. PIR is resetting the expiry dates of all .ORG Legacy IDNs so as to fulfill our earlier commitment to you of not charging for maintaining Legacy .ORG IDNs.

An optional OT&E environment is available as of 20 January 2011. The FAQs and Registrar Manual detailing the .ORG Cyrillic IDN have been provided to the registrars on 21 December 2010 and will also be available via Registrar Relations Area shortly.

Should you have any questions, please contact PIR Technical Support.

Maintenance .ORG – 15 Janvier 2011 de 15:00 à 19:00 UTC

The .ORG Production Registry System is scheduled for maintenance on 15 January 2011 between the hours of 15:00 and 19:00 UTC. During this period, the .ORG Shared Registration System (SRS), including the Web-based Administrative Interface and the WHOIS service, will be unavailable. Registering and manipulating domain and other registry objects will not be possible. Domains will continue to resolve normally.

The .ORG OT&E System will remain functional and there will be no interruption to registrars performing the OT&E Tests.

La barre des 200 millions de noms de domaine se rapproche

Ils étaient 177 millions en 2008, 192 millions en 2009, 193 millions au premier trimestre 2010 et désormais 196,3 millions au 30 juin 2010 (+2 % en trois mois, +7 % en un an). Ils, ce sont les noms de domaine. La barre symbolique des 200 millions est proche, et devrait sans nul doute être atteinte lors du troisième trimestre 2010, ou, au pire des cas, à la fin de l’année.

Nom de domaine TLD Q2 2010

Selon le Domain Name Industry Brief, que nous rapporte VeriSign, voici quelques détails :

  • Les .com et .net ont totalisé 101,5 millions de noms de domaine (+7,9 millions en un an), une première historique
  • Les .com à eux seuls se rapprochent des 90 millions de noms de domaine, et pourrait bien tutoyer les 100 millions en 2011 ou 2012
  • Les 240 TLD des pays et zones géographiques (.fr, .de, .uk) ont atteint 76,3 millions d’unités (+1,9 million en un an)
  • Le top 10 des TLD des pays est composé (dans l’ordre) des : .de, .uk, .cn, .nl, .eu, .ru, .br, .ar, .it et .tk (tokelau).
  • Les .fr, .es, .us ou encore .ca ne font donc pas partis du top 10.
  • Il y a plus de .de que de .net (respectivement deuxième et troisième extension derrière le .com)
  • Il y a plus de .uk que de .org
Nom de domaine TLD Q2 2010

Bien entendu, pour un seul nom de domaine, il existe parfois des milliers voire des millions de pages. Néanmoins, une partie non négligeable des sites en .com et .net sont « vides » selon VeriSign. En effet, sur 96,2 millions de .com et .net analysés, 23 % n’ont qu’une seule page, et 12 % aucune ! Cela signifie que seulement 62,53 millions de .com et .net ont plusieurs pages, alors que 22,126 n’en ont qu’une et 11,544 millions zéro…

Source: PC Inpact