Next week I’m hoping to be in Milan, Italy, for TRAFFIC ccTLDs. (I’m still not 100% confident that flights will be running .. )
The event, which runs over 3 days, is aimed at domain investors and people interested in finding out more about the ccTLD domain world.
While there are only about 20 gTLDs such as .com, .net, .org, .mobi there are over 200 country code domains such as .fr, .nl, .ie, .me etc., And since variety is the spice of life, each and every country can set its own rules and regulations. So while it’s incredibly easy to register a co.uk domain or a .me domain, it’s a lot more complicated to register a .ie domain name.
I’ve been looking forward to this event for quite some time and was absolutely delighted when I was invited onto one of the panesl. I’ll be on a panel Wednesday morning to talk about the UK’s ccTLD. On the same panel will be Julien Naillet (AFNIC) and Sergi Moreu (Ubilibet) talking about the French and Spanish markets.
If you’re heading to the event be sure to say “hi”!
I heard that, if you know how to, you can register almost anything .ie. And looking some of the absurd domains that dropped.ie shows, I’m inclined to believe so.
if you register a business name here http://www.cro.ie/ you can register any domain you want, it costs about 20 euro to register the business name.
See you there Michele. I think you have already heard this, but I wonder if a Domain Road Trip might be in order if the name-that-I-cannot-pronounce volcano decides to blow it’s ash our way again.
@Pjacob – as I said to you on Twitter – there’s a lot rubbish being deleted, but there also some incredible gems 🙂
@Anonymous NTL / UPC user – that’s not actually true, as the registry’s rules aren’t quite that simple.
@Pinky – I did the math – the figures weren’t too palatable 🙂