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The registry for Dominica, an island nation in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean Sea, has announced that .DM or CO.DM can now be registered.  There are no local presence requirements for this domain name extension.  Anyone that registers a .DM is eligible to receive the same domain name in COM.DM, NET.DM and ORG.ORG at no additional cost.

 

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The Italian Registry(.IT) is now offering International Domain Names (IDNs) for the .IT extension. Previously, .IT domains could only be registered in the “Latin without diacritics” format, based solely on letters (A-Z), numbers (0-9), and the hyphen (-). For languages that include diacritics, IDNs are the best means of communication for domain holders because they reflect the pronunciation of their identity and/or their brand. And it allows domain holders to optimize their naming strategies.

Additionally, the .IT registry has expanded the Local Contact requirements to include any individuals and businesses in Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, the Vatican, the Republic of San Marino, and Switzerland.

If you have any questions about Italian IDNs, please contact your Safenames Account Manager or contact Safenames Customer Support in the UK at +44 1908 200022 (emeasales@safenames.net) or in the US at +1 703 574 5313 (nasales@safenames.net).

The grandfather period for “eco.br” began yesterday, July 5, 2012 and will be open through September 3rd, 2012. If you have already registered a domain name for your brand in com.br, emp.br, net.br, or org.br, you can now register that same domain name with the new eco.br extension. This domain extension is specifically for businesses, organizations, and/or individuals that are focused on, or are involved in, environmentally friendly initiatives within Brazil. If the same eco.br domain name is requested by more than one registrant, the domain will be awarded to the registrant with the .BR domain that has the oldest registration date.

If you have any questions about this new extension or would like to register your eco.br domain name, please contact your Safenames Account Manager or contact Safenames Customer Support in the UK at +44 1908 200022 (emeasales@safenames.net) or in the US at +1 703 574 5313 (nasales@safenames.net).

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