Comments on: Domain registration updates https://blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/2014/12/02/domain-registration-updates/ A blog from the staff at NearlyFreeSpeech.NET. Sun, 01 Apr 2018 01:41:26 +0000 hourly 1 By: jdw https://blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/2014/12/02/domain-registration-updates/#comment-29044 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:25:57 +0000 https://blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/?p=514#comment-29044 .io is the ccTLD for the British Indian Ocean Territory. All two-letter TLDs are ccTLDs. -jdw

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By: Nick https://blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/2014/12/02/domain-registration-updates/#comment-29043 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:21:13 +0000 https://blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/?p=514#comment-29043 Good job with the new TLDs.

Any plans on offering .io domains?

If so, what would be the approximate yearly cost?

Thanks,
Nick

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By: jdw https://blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/2014/12/02/domain-registration-updates/#comment-29022 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:26:00 +0000 https://blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/?p=514#comment-29022 We haven’t been offered .verischerung or .rich, but that’s not a very good price for .creditcard. If we had that I think it would only be a low, low US$120/year. A veritable bargain in the world of crazy gTLDs! -jdw

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By: Aaron+Mason https://blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/2014/12/02/domain-registration-updates/#comment-29021 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:59:47 +0000 https://blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/?p=514#comment-29021 I just witnessed some of the gTLD crazy you mentioned. There is a .verischerung gTLD (german for insurance) and through CrazyDomains Australia one can be had for a cool AU$199.00.

There’s also .rich for the low, low price of AU$2,504.95

I also found .creditcard for AU$179.

Didn’t find .luxury though.

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By: jdw https://blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/2014/12/02/domain-registration-updates/#comment-29019 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:04:39 +0000 https://blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/?p=514#comment-29019 When you renew a domain with non-prepaid or partially-prepaid privacy, the system will calculate and include the cost (with discount) to extend privacy from its current paid-through date (visible in the member interface) to the new deletion date. If you don’t have sufficient funds available, you would not be able to complete the renewal without first either adding funds or removing privacy.

-jdw

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By: M https://blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/2014/12/02/domain-registration-updates/#comment-29018 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:54:15 +0000 https://blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/?p=514#comment-29018 Glad to hear about newer gTLDs coming in (can’t wait for more).

I have some question on the prepayment of RespectMyPrivacy. I currently have my domains registered for 10 years. Initially, I prepaid RespectMyPrivacy for some domains a few years ago (I’m one of those who takes advantage of the 10% discount) but later I renewed the domains every year without adding RespectMyPrivacy for the renewed years. What happens when I renew the domains now? Would you deduct the prepayment for all the “in between years” to cover it till the end of the latest renewal (plus 75 days)? If my account balance could only cover the renewal cost but not the prepayment of RespectMyPrivacy, what would happen? Would you provide a checkbox that says RespectMyPrivacy would not be covered beyond what’s already paid for or would you not process the renewal at all?

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By: jdw https://blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/2014/12/02/domain-registration-updates/#comment-29017 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 23:12:19 +0000 https://blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/?p=514#comment-29017 I don’t know if it would be .nfs but yes, the idea of setting up a “gTLD for the rest of us” has crossed my mind. But the precondition (a spare $500k) is probably insurmountable, at least at the present time.

-jdw

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By: Aaron Mason https://blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/2014/12/02/domain-registration-updates/#comment-29016 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:45:14 +0000 https://blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/?p=514#comment-29016 Would you ever, if you had the spare $500k+, consider setting up a .nfs gTLD?

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By: matthew https://blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/2014/12/02/domain-registration-updates/#comment-29015 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:38:42 +0000 https://blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/?p=514#comment-29015 thanks for the update! very informative.

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By: jdw https://blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/2014/12/02/domain-registration-updates/#comment-29011 Sun, 07 Dec 2014 03:08:42 +0000 https://blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/?p=514#comment-29011 Welcome!

We looked hard at it .us during this last round of updates, because I really wanted it to work. But the .us TLD basically would require us to develop and maintain an entire separate set of domain contacts that meet extra “Nexus” requirements for use only with their TLD. Given that .us really isn’t that popular, we were simply not able to justify the extra development resources at this time. But I still want it, so sooner or later we’ll get there.

The .us domain is not alone in this; most of the ccTLD’s have some kind of “special snowflake” feature that makes each of them a unique pain to work with. The new gTLD operators haven’t learned much, but thank goodness they’ve at least learned not to do that!

.us also doesn’t have the best record in free speech, but it’s not terrible. The primary drawback is that they don’t allow the use of privacy or proxy registration services, so your full name and address will always be on display for every Internet crazy that comes along. That does have a bit of a chilling effect.

-jdw

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