Domainbox Industry News

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Nominet’s new Crime Tackling policies announced.

Nominet have announced a number of changes to their terms and conditions with the aim of cutting down the amount of criminals using .UK domains. The UK government has increasingly focused on ‘cyber’ security in recent years and Nominet has been quick to react to the changes and support positive change to help protect the global public against online threats. The changes take effect on the 4th May 2014. Any .UK domain, whether .co.uk, org.uk, .me.uk or .UK, can be suspended very quickly if it is f…

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

.co bought for $109 million by Neustar

It has been announced that the registry behind the .co domain has been acquired by Neustar. Neustar are currently operate the .us, .biz and .tel registries and have already been involved in the running of .co’s back end services since its launch in 2010. CO Internet SAS, which is based in Bogota, Colombia, has been acquisitioned for an estimated $109 million and currently manages around 1.6 million .co domains. .co was originally set out as the ccTLD for Colombia however has been marketed as a viable alternative to the .com TLD with notable companies such as Twitter using as part …