Some IP news that caught this kat's eye this week include....
* One- and two-digit domains as well as domain names composed exclusively of numerals can now be registered.
* Domains identical with combinations of letters that are used for motor-vehicle number plates or for TLDs are released for registration.
* A domain may be comprised of the digits 0-9, hyphens, the letters a-z of the Latin alphabet and the other letters listed in the currently valid annex to the Domain Guidelines.
* A domain must neither begin nor end with a hyphen. Neither must it have hyphens as both its third and fourth characters.
* The minimum length of a domain is one character.
* The maximum length of a domain is 63 characters (referred to the ACE-encoded form of the domain) - without .de respectively."
Denic's press release can be found here (in English).