We’re in Business!

Marketing budgets are tight and at EnCirca, we want to give you a leg up. We’ve partnered with SiteSee.com to offer something extra for our clients – a listing in a unique map-based directory system.

As an EnCirca customer, you are registered automatically.

Created to drive high-quality traffic to your site, each directory listing is search-engine optimized, and can be customized with photos and videos.

Our newest directory (which captures all of our customers with the exception of .travel, jobs and .pro domains) can be found at Business SiteSee.

.Travel, .jobs and .pro customers can find their domains listed at the respective directories;

Travel Directory

Jobs Directory

www.find.pro.

Visit a directory to activate your listing today – and make the most of this free resource.

WhoIs Reminder…

It’s a good time of year to get everything in order…so here’s our friendly reminder about your WhoIs information:

The current ICANN rules require EnCirca to remind each Registrant to keep the contact information for their domain name(s) up-to-date.

Inaccurate Whois information can be grounds for cancellation of a domain name.

If you would like to avoid disclosing personal information in the Whois record, we have additional information on our website to assist you, including sections on the following topics:

  • Review Your Public Whois Information
  • Review Your Private Customer Record
  • Updating Whois Information
  • Replacing a Whois Contact
  • Updating Your Customer Record
  • Keeping Your Data Private
  • How We Avoid “Whois Spam”

Click here to be redirected to our Whois information page.

Registration for .eu IDNs starts NOW!

Drum roll, please…

Today, December 10th, EnCirca will be accepting registrations for .eu IDNs. Starting at 10:00 am GMT, registration will be open for domains in the European Union’s 23 official languages.

With almost 500 million citizens, the European Union generates an estimated 30 percent share of the nominal gross world product – it’s a market that is essential for business.

IDNs have made headlines recently, as more than 50 percent of the world’s Internet users do not use Latin-based script as their native language. Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) are domain names that include characters other than those available in the English alphabet.

They are already available for many domain extensions to the left of the dot and more and more extensions are coming on board. There is no sunrise or landrush period for this domain, so interested parties should not hesitate to secure their preferred names.

Visit http://www.encirca.com/html/idn.shtml to register!

EnCirca’s .pro Auction Report – December 3, 2009

Have you checked out our .pro names up for auction lately? Subscribe to our daily feed to stay in the loop and don’t miss out on a great domain name! Right now, there are many domains available at the minimum price. Check here to view them all!

Here’s a sample of just some of the domains that recently were purchased at auction:

Shops.pro $350
Culture.pro $230
Courses.pro $210
Deal.pro $360
Font.pro $120
Weddings.pro $425
Revenue.pro $236
Tampabay.pro $49
Honduras.pro $49

.asia to roll-out IDNs in 2010

DotAsia plans to release IDN .asia domain registrations in the second half of 2010 to address the pent up demand in Asia for multilingual web addresses.

The timeline for this roll-out is as follows:

  • Dec 2009: DotAsia will publish first draft of IDN policies
  • Jan-Feb 2010: Input and feedback from industry expertise and users at large will be sought and incorporated into draft policies
  • Mar 2010: IDN Sunrise and Landrush policies to be finalized (after the APRICOT meetings in Kuala Lumpur)
  • NOTE: Launch dates TBD (exact dates will be announced in March after finalization of policies)

EnCirca will provide additional details about .asia IDNs as it becomes available. Watch EnCirca’s website for updates.

Recently deleted .travel names up for purchase!

The following names are among recently available .travel names:

  • advertising.travel
  • anywhere.travel
  • campsites.travel
  • community.travel
  • diaries.travel
  • journals.travel
  • mycity.travel
  • mypictures.travel
  • travelmaps.travel
  • village.travel

Visit EnCirca now to snap up these names!

To subscribe to web syndication feeds for .travel adds and deletes, visit http://www.encirca.com/feed/

.name introduces IDN for Second-Level and Third-Level Domain Names and Defensive Registrations

With more than 50 percent of the world’s Internet users fluent in languages other than English, .name is offering Internationalized Domain Names to Second-Level and Third-Level Domain Names and for Standard and Premium Defensive Registrations.

Examples of Second-Level and Third-Level Domain Names are:

  • 金.name (punycode: xn--5m4a)
  • 張民.金.name (punycode: xn--z1t39z.xn--5m4a)

.name is a top-level domain name (TLD) is designed for individuals to create a presence and make online communications easy and accessible.

For more information and to register your preferred .name domain, visit www.encirca.com/html/name-registration.shtml

Up for auction: Super .pro names at super-competitive prices!

EnCirca announces the availability of a flood of fantastic .pro domain names up for auction at super-competitive prices. They are available here: http://www.encirca.com/cgi-bin/auctions/list.cgi

Act quickly while a number of desirable domains remain available, such as:

Bake.pro: $49

Mover.pro: $49

Healthfood.pro: $49

Weddings.pro: $49

Auditors.pro: $49

Conservation.pro

The following domains were recently snatched up at auction for a fraction of their .com equivalent:

Shops.pro: $350
Malaysia.pro: $250
Culture.pro: $230
Vehicle.pro: $160
Pizzeria.pro: $173
Unitedarabemerites.pro: $140


To see all the domains available, visit: http://www.encirca.com/cgi-bin/auctions/list.cgi

The first Internet addresses containing non-Latin characters…coming soon!

Here’s the recent news release from ICANN:

ICANN Bringing the Languages of the World to the Global Internet
Fast Track Process for Internationalized Domain Names Launches Nov 16

30 October 2009, Seoul: The first Internet addresses containing non-Latin characters from start to finish will soon be online thanks to today’s approval of the new Internationalized Domain Name Fast Track Process by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers board.

“The coming introduction of non-Latin characters represents the biggest technical change to the Internet since it was created four decades ago,”
said ICANN chairman Peter Dengate Thrush. “Right now Internet address endings are limited to Latin characters – A to Z. But the Fast Track Process is the first step in bringing the 100,000 characters of the languages of the world online for domain names.”

ICANN’s Fast Track Process launches on 16 November 2009. It will allow nations and territories to apply for Internet extensions reflecting their
name – and made up of characters from their national language. If the applications meet criteria that includes government and community support and a stability evaluation, the applicants will be approved to start accepting registrations.

“This is only the first step, but it is an incredibly big one and an historic move toward the internationalization of the Internet,” said Rod Beckstrom, ICANN’s President and CEO. “The first countries that participate will not only be providing valuable information of the operation of IDNs in the domain name system, they are also going to help to bring the first of billions more people online – people who never use Roman characters in their daily lives.”

IDNs have been a topic of discussion since before ICANN’s inception. It’s taken years of intense technical testing, policy development, and global
co-operation to prepare the Fast Track process for its coming launch.

“Our work on IDNs has gone through numerous drafts, dozens of tests, and an incredible amount of development by volunteers since we started this project. Today is the first step in moving from planning and implementation to the real launch,” said Tina Dam, ICANN’s Senior Director for IDNs. “The launch of the Fast Track Process will be an amazing change to make the Internet an even more valuable tool, and for even more people around the globe.”

More information of the Fast Track program is available online at: http://www.icann.org/en/topics/idn/fast-track/