Behind the scenes of Slovakians’ fight to liberate their .sk domain

Behind the scenes of Slovakians' fight to liberate their .sk domain • The Register

Behind the scenes of Slovakians’ fight to liberate their .sk domain • The Register

Comment The Slovakian internet community is pressuring its government to block the sale of the country’s .sk internet registry, asking for it to ”be returned to the people of Slovakia.”Having run the top-level domain (TLD) for over a decade, registry operator SK-NIC announced earlier this year that it was planning to sell .sk and was in talks with London-based Centralnic, which also operates a number of other general and country-specific top-level domains.The registry has a healthy 360,000 registered domains and charges €10 wholesale to registrars (who then sell the domains onto internet users with a markup). But its systems are outdated and the domain name market has moved rapidly in recent years with the creation of more than 1,000 new generic TLDs.That makes .sk a poor investment for SK-NIC – which is owned by one of Slovakia’s largest telcos, DanubiaTel – and a good acquisition for Centralnic, which already has the modern systems and infrastructure to sell domain names.

Källa: Behind the scenes of Slovakians’ fight to liberate their .sk domain • The Register

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