Screw .yu – your domain is going to be deleted

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  • June 24, 2009
Patrick Altoft

Patrick Altoft

Director of Strategy

Anybody who thought it was a good idea to register a .yu domain is going to be regretting that decision as nic.yu announces all these domains will be permanently deleted in September.

Pretty bad news for .yu domain owners.

Maintaining the .yu domain register and propagating information on .yu domains on the Internet will cease on 30 September 2009, regardless of the renewal date. On the very day, all .yu domains will stop functioning on the Internet!

Google has released some information suggesting webmasters go through all their links one by one and contact the webmaster to get the link updated. Google also suggests getting a 301 redirect in place now so that the domains trust can be fully passed by the end of September.

It’s an interesting case and should have been a good way for Google to show off the new Change of address feature in Webmaster Central but they seem to have missed that out of the blog post.

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