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Danish national registry changes its name. Don’t laugh.

DK Hostmaster, the ccTLD registry for Denmark, is changing its name to Punktum dk.

The company, which has been running .dk since 1999, said that it’s a move to modernize the brand away from the old days where it only had one narrowly technical task.

Google Translate tells me “punktum” is the Danish word for “period” and I’m absolutely not suppressing an adolescent giggle right now.

The registry’s new domain is

No more free transfers in Denmark

Kevin Murphy, December 12, 2018, Domain Services

The Danish ccTLD registry has announced that it is to introduce a charge for .dk transfers for the first time in January.

From the start of 2019, transfers between registrants will cost DKK 50 (about $7.50), DK Hostmaster said today.

Currently, transfers are free.

It appears that the new fee will be levied on the gaining registrant.

DK Hostmaster said that the fee is to cover “administrative costs”.

.dk has about 1.3 million domains under management.