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The United States Minor Outlying Islands have opened their domain registry for the first time, allowing you to register the top level domain extension ‘.um’. With no restriction to the domain and most names available, almost any domain is available!

 

For fees & requirements for the .um domain extension, see Safenames .um Fees & Regulations page. To register a .um domain name, visit www.safenames.net or contact Safenames customer services on +44 1908 200022 or e-mail sales@safenames.net

Due to recent political changes in Serbia, a new domain extension has been created (.rs) to replace the old domain .co.yu (Yugoslavia). Any citizen of Serbia can register one or more .in.rs or .rs domains for their personal use.

 

Any foreign citizen can register one or more .in.rs or .rs domains for their personal use. However, the administrative contact for those domains has to be a person residing in, or an organization registered in Serbia.

 

Organizations registered in Serbia can register one or more .co.rs, .org.rs, .edu.rs or .rs domains:

  • Any registered organization can register .rs domains
  • Commercial (for-profit) organizations can register .co.rs domains
  • Educational organizations can register .edu.rs or .co.rs domains
  • All other non-commercial organizations can register .org.rs domains

Foreign organizations can register one or more .co.rs, .org.rs, .edu.rs or .rs domains. However, the administrative contact for those domains has to be a person residing in, or an organization registered in Serbia. If the domain in question is .co.rs, .org.rs, or .edu.rs, the registrant must submit proof of registration which shows the adequate type of organization for the domain (commercial, educational or other).

Transition from .yu to .rs

Current registrants of .yu domains will have certain privileges while registering .rs domains. Before .rs domain registration is open to the public, all .yu domain names will be reserved in .rs domain space, for a period of six months, according to following rules:

  • Registrants of .yu domains will have their domain name reserved in .rs space (eg. safenames.yu -> safenames.rs)
  • Registrants of .co.yu domains will have their domain name reserved in both .co.rs and .rs space (eg. firma.co.yu -> firma.co.rs and
  • firma.rs)
  • Registrants of .org.yu domains will have their domain name reserved in both .org.rs and .rs space (eg. firma.org.yu -> firma.org.rs and
  • firma.rs)
  • Registrants of .edu.yu domains will have their domain name reserved in both .edu.rs and .rs space (eg. firma.edu.yu -> firma.edu.rs and
  • firma.rs)

In case of same domain names being registered in .yu, .co.yu, .org.yu, and/or .edu.yu space, the corresponding .rs domain will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. After the initial six months, reservations will be cancelled and all .rs domains become freely available.

To register .rs domain names, contact Safenames or visit www.safenames.net

As you may be aware, registering a Portugal (.pt) domain name can be difficult due to strict rules. Although you are not required to have a local presence in Portugal, the domain name you are requesting must be similar to your company or trademark name which can be registered anywhere in the world.

Safenames are pleased to announce that, as of May 2008, this rule will no longer be in place, and a ‘no restriction’ policy will be adopted, allowing any company to register any available domain name they wish.

To register a Portuguese (.pt) domain name – visit www.safenames.net to register an account with us, or contact our customer services department.

A new domain name extension has been launched especially for Catalan language and culture. The new domain name extension is .cat

 

If you intend to promote your products and services in Catalonia, then you may apply for your .cat domain name today with Safenames. Please note there are specific requirements for registering .cat domain names, so please read the regulations and requirements before placing an order. The simplified rules are as follows: You must state the reason why you require the domain name; Your requirement must be for the benefit of the Catalan language and culture.

 

For more information on Safenames domain name registrations and services, including .cat domain name registration, please contact Safenames customer services or visit Safenames online at www.safenames.net

The Peruvian NIC authority (Nic PE) has launched its second level domain name (2LD). The ‘priority period’ is complete, meaning anyone can register a .pe domain name. In cases where there are multiple applications for the same second level domain name, priority will be given to the registrant with the earliest registered third level domain name. For more information please visit the Safenames Peru (.pe) Domain Regulations page, or contact a Safenames customer services representative.

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