New Countries New ccTLD’s
ICANN is preparing to approve two new top-level-domains this week. The two names that will be released are .cw and .sx for the nations Curacao and Sint Maarten. These countries were created just over a year ago when the Netherlands Antilles split into two separate nations last October. ICANN is planning its transition phase from the Netherlands Antilles name .an, which now is ccTLD for a country that doesn’t exist. Any one with an existing .an will be eligible to register their equivalent .sx name. This will be the first registry OpenRegistry has provided the back-end support and infrastructure for. To read more please click here.