.CA domains - the long and short of it

  About half of currently registered .CA domain names are between five and 12 characters long. Really short domains (less than five characters) are nifty, but like parking spaces at a Canadian Tire on December 24, many of the good ones are taken or are in high demand in the domain name ...

ccTLDs less abused than gTLDs!

For Q2 2021, the gTLD .com once again made it at the top of the most abused top-level domains ranking.

Meanwhile, only two new ccTLDs were new to the Top 20 this quarter, not to mention three ccTLDs improved their reputation and departed the list: .us, .de & .la.

What's driving ccTLDs market growth in 2021?

What's driving ccTLDs market growth in 2021?   - Pandemic gave new business models a boost Many restaurants now see takeaway services as a potentially profitable expansion to their business models.   - All start-ups are now internet start-ups Businesses that start online will likely continue online, even when restrictions ease.   - ...

Q1 domain name round-up

Verisign’s Domain Name Industry Brief for the first quarter of 2021 has shown a decrease of 0.8% in domain name registration numbers across all Top Level Domains (TLDs) when compared with the fourth quarter of 2020. The decrease highlighted in the Brief seems, at first glance, to buck the trend observed in a number of ccTLDs, such as Germany, ...

Breaking Down Phishing Site ccTLDs

Cybercriminals continue to heavily abuse domains for phishing attacks. It has found that 96% used Generic (gTLD) or Country Code (ccTLD) Top-level Domains.   There were seven ccTLDs represented among the top 10 most abused TLDs. The seven had 83% of all phishing scams hosted on ccTLDs.   It should be noted that five of the seven ccTLDs can ...

Domain Name Brand Protection Strategies

The majority of high risk point-of-law (POLs) in domain arbitration relate to brand targeting, which has grown at a rate of +11% since 2011. That said, 2.4% of high risk POLs are related to security targeting and three of these POLs have grown consistently and significantly in the last decade: +52% identity theft, +116% email fraud and +27% ...

TOP 10 LARGEST CCTLDS BY NUMBER OF REPORTED DOMAIN NAMES

The top 10 ccTLDs, as of March 31, 2021, were .tk, .cn, .de, .uk, .nl, .ru, .br, .fr, .eu and .it.

As of March 31, 2021, there were 308 global ccTLD extensions delegated in the root zone, including IDNs, with the top 10 ccTLDs comprising 64.3% of all ccTLD domain name registrations.

Source: ZookNIC, Q1 2021

ccTLD as a great way of International digital marketing strategy

There are two main options for choosing a domain for your website: Country Code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) that ends in a specific country code (e.g. .ae) or Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) that is not country-specific and can be paired with organizations (e.g. .org).   A ccTLD helps search engines recognize that your website targets a specific ...

What’s the right way to target a specific country with a website?

Geotargeting. Many people trust and feel at ease with a website that is targeted at a specific country, particularly with a country code top level domain (ccTLD) that is specific to their country. A ccTLD is a domain that is specific to a country and tells users in that country that the website is specific to a country. Geotargeting also ...

Trading in domain names is not per se bad faith

In a recent decision under the UDRP before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a three-member Panel refused to order the transfer of a Domain Name because the Complainant failed to demonstrate that it was registered or used in bad faith.To be successful in a complaint under the UDRP, a complainant must satisfy the following ...

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