Freenom, which has just launched the .ml domain in Malaysia, expects to double its base of active domains to 60 million by April next year.
A total of four million new domain names were added to the Internet in the third quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 284 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of Sept 30, 2014, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief.
The registrar for the ‘.my’ top level domain MYNIC Bhd has admitted its servers had been compromised, which led to search queries for certain websites being redirected to temporary sites deliberately set up to give the false impression that the websites concerned had been hacked.
An easy but deceitful way for businesses to trust and respect is to establish fake consumer organizations or campaigns, a practice known as 'astroturfing' and which is being used by trademark holders in their campaign against new TLDs, writes Dr Jeremy Malcolm.
FashionValet launched with the ‘.net’ top-level domain, but found the world out there very much fixated on ‘.com’, says its co-founder.
It may be the Asia Pacific century and Asia does have the fastest growing Internet adoption in the world, but when it comes to getting an internet domain for your business, .com still rules over other top level domains (TLDs).