Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Chinese Good Cop, Bad Cop Domain Name Game

Shanghai on JunkChinese Domain Registration companies are playing the Good Cop, Bad Cop Game.

Read the story about some of the Chinese Domain Name Registrars trying to force corporations into paying for protection scams. Just like the mafia has set up their little footholds into the various inner city districts, where they send out their thugs to place pressure on businesses, and then demand payment for protect from the same thugs, this is exactly what some of the Chinese are trying to do with businesses trademarks and international corporations.

Read the entire story of the attempt to Shanghai domain names from America, Australia, and others. Chinese Domain Name Scams

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Top Level Domain Names List

The following is a composite list of the various top level domain names. A generic top level domain name is .COM, .NET, .ORG, .INFO, .BIZ, and others. Countries have two character top level domain name codes. Domains can be registered with your company b2borb2cname.com or with a specific country code after the name. There are various rules from the different countries about who can qualify for a domain name with the particular country codes.

Top Level Domains List
Domain Name Country Codes

.ac - Ascension Island
.ad - Andorra
.ae - United Arab Emirates
.af - Afghanistan
.ag - Antigua and Barbuda
.ai - Anguilla
.al - Albania
.am - Armenia
.an - Netherlands Antilles
.ao - Angola
.aq - Antarctica
.ar - Argentina
.as - American Samoa
.at - Austria
.au - Australia
.aw - Aruba
.ax - Aland Islands
.az - Azerbaijan
.ba - Bosnia and Herzegovina
.bb - Barbados
.bd - Bangladesh
.be - Belgium
.bf - Burkina Faso
.bg - Bulgaria
.bh - Bahrain
.bi - Burundi
.bj - Benin
.bl - Saint Barthelemy
.bm - Bermuda
.bn - Brunei Darussalam
.bo - Bolivia
.br - Brazil
.bs - Bahamas
.bt - Bhutan
.bv - Bouvet Island
.bw - Botswana
.by - Belarus
.bz - Belize
.ca - Canada
.cc - Cocos (Keeling) Islands
.cd - Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
.cf - Central African Republic
.cg - Congo, Republic of
.ch - Switzerland
.ci - Cote d'Ivoire
.ck - Cook Islands
.cl - Chile
.cm - Cameroon
.cn - China
.co - Colombia
.cr - Costa Rica
.cu - Cuba
.cv - Cape Verde
.cx - Christmas Island
.cy - Cyprus
.cz - Czech Republic
.de - Germany
.dj - Djibouti
.dk - Denmark
.dm - Dominica
.do - Dominican Republic
.dz - Algeria
.ec - Ecuador
.ee - Estonia
.eg - Egypt
.eh - Western Sahara
.er - Eritrea
.es - Spain
.et - Ethiopia
.eu - European Union
.fi - Finland
.fj - Fiji
.fk - Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
.fm - Micronesia, Federated States of
.fo - Faroe Islands
.fr - France
.ga - Gabon
.gb - United Kingdom
.gd - Grenada
.ge - Georgia
.gf - French Guiana
.gg - Guernsey
.gh - Ghana
.gi - Gibraltar
.gl - Greenland
.gm - Gambia
.gn - Guinea
.gp - Guadeloupe
.gq - Equatorial Guinea
.gr - Greece
.gs - South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
.gt - Guatemala
.gu - Guam
.gw - Guinea=Bissau
.gy - Guyana
.hk - Hong Kong
.hm - Heard and McDonald Islands
.hn - Honduras
.hr - Croatia/Hrvatska
.ht - Haiti
.hu - Hungary
.id - Indonesia
.ie - Ireland
.il - Israel
.im - Isle of Man
.in - India
.io - British Indian Ocean Territory
.iq - Iraq
.ir - Iran, Islamic Republic of
.is - Iceland
.it - Italy
.je - Jersey
.jm - Jamaica
.jo - Jordan
.jp - Japan
.ke - Kenya
.kg - Kyrgyzstan
.kh - Cambodia
.ki - Kiribati
.km - Comoros
.kn - Saint Kitts and Nevis
.kp - Korea, Democratic People's Republic
.kr - Korea, Republic of
.kw - Kuwait
.ky - Cayman Islands
.kz - Kazakhstan

.la - Lao People's Democratic Republic
.lb - Lebanon
.lc - Saint Lucia
.li - Liechtenstein
.lk - Sri Lanka
.lr - Liberia
.ls - Lesotho
.lt - Lithuania
.lu - Luxembourg
.lv - Latvia
.ly - Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
.ma - Morocco
.mc - Monaco
.md - Moldova, Republic of
.me - Montenegro
.mf - Saint Martin (French part)
.mg - Madagascar
.mh - Marshall Islands
.mk - Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
.ml - Mali
.mm - Myanmar
.mn - Mongolia
.mo - Macao
.mp - Northern Mariana Islands
.mq - Martinique
.mr - Mauritania
.ms - Montserrat
.mt - Malta
.mu - Mauritius
.mv - Maldives
.mw - Malawi
.mx - Mexico
.my - Malaysia
.mz - Mozambique
.na - Namibia
.nc - New Caledonia
.ne - Niger
.nf - Norfolk Island
.ng - Nigeria
.ni - Nicaragua
.nl - Netherlands
.no - Norway
.np - Nepal
.nr - Nauru
.nu - Niue
.nz - New Zealand
.om - Oman
.pa - Panama
.pe - Peru
.pf - French Polynesia
.pg - Papua New Guinea
.ph - Philippines
.pk - Pakistan
.pl - Poland
.pm - Saint Pierre and Miquelon
.pn - Pitcairn Island
.pr - Puerto Rico
.ps - Palestinian Territory, Occupied
.pt - Portugal
.pw - Palau
.py - Paraguay
.qa - Qatar
.re - Reunion Island
.ro - Romania
.rs - Serbia
.ru - Russian Federation
.rw - Rwanda
.sa - Saudi Arabia
.sb - Solomon Islands
.sc - Seychelles
.sd - Sudan
.se - Sweden
.sg - Singapore
.sh - Saint Helena
.si - Slovenia
.sj - Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
.sk - Slovak Republic
.sl - Sierra Leone
.sm - San Marino
.sn - Senegal
.so - Somalia
.sr - Suriname
.st - Sao Tome and Principe
.su - Soviet Union (being phased out)
.sv - El Salvador
.sy - Syrian Arab Republic
.sz - Swaziland
.tc - Turks and Caicos Islands
.td - Chad
.tf - French Southern Territories
.tg - Togo
.th - Thailand
.tj - Tajikistan
.tk - Tokelau
.tl - Timor=Leste
.tm - Turkmenistan
.tn - Tunisia
.to - Tonga
.tp - East Timor
.tr - Turkey
.tt - Trinidad and Tobago
.tv - Tuvalu
.tw - Taiwan
.tz - Tanzania
.ua - Ukraine
.ug - Uganda
.uk - United Kingdom
.um - United States Minor Outlying Islands
.us - United States
.uy - Uruguay
.uz - Uzbekistan
.va - Holy See (Vatican City State)
.vc - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
.ve - Venezuela
.vg - Virgin Islands, British
.vi - Virgin Islands, U.S.
.vn - Vietnam
.vu - Vanuatu
.wf - Wallis and Futuna Islands
.ws - Samoa
.ye - Yemen
.yt - Mayotte
.yu - Yugoslavia (being phased out)
.za - South Africa
.zm - Zambia
.zw - Zimbabwe

General Top Domain Name List
The Following Domain Names Are Open To Everyone
.COM, .NET, .ORG, .INFO, .BIZ, .TV, and .WS

By-the-way, .TV and .WS are small country top level domain codes, but are open to registration for anyone. Many have used the .TV and associated it with Television or online video. Additionally, many of the other country codes can be registered by outside entities. Check with any reputable registrar for specific country domain name rules and regulations for registrations.

The Following Domain Names Are Industry Specific
AERO (for the air-transport industry)
CAT (for Catalan language and culture)
COOP (for cooperatives)
EDU (for educational institutions)
GOV (for US Government use)
INT (for international organizations)
JOBS (for job recruitment)
MIL (for the US Department of Defense)
MOBI (for sites designed for mobile devices)
MUSEUM (for museums)
NAME (for individual registrations)
PRO (for Accountants, lawyers, physicians, and other professionals)
TRAVEL (for travel and tourism industries)

The following top level domains are here or coming.

ASIA (for Businesses in the Asia-Pacific region)

Businesses Take Warning About Your Domain Names From and In China!

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