Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave

Web Summit Acquire The .Com For Undisclosed Sum

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave announced via Facebook and Twitter that the company had acquired websummit.com for an undisclosed sum. Apparently they’d been negotiating the acquisition for the last 5 years. The domain has been registered since November 2001, which is long before Web Summit’s first event was held in Dublin. The domain had switched […]

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RIPE NRO Nominations Open

Due to term limits there will be a seat available on the NRO for the RIPE region. RIPE will be holding the election to fill the seat during RIPE 73 next month. Nominations are open until 2359 on September 23. You can nominate someone or self-nominate by sending an email to: nominations@ripe.net with: Name of nominee […]

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Vint Cerf On Why The IANA Transition Is Positive

Earlier this week Bloomberg’s “Bloomberg West” spoke to Vint Cerf about the upcoming IANA transition. Obviously Cerf is supportive of the move and during the course of the interview he explains in simple terms what the US government was doing up until now and how that won’t really change ie. nobody is going to notice […]

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Göran Marby

NTIA Gives IANA Transition Plan Green Light

While August might be a slightly quieter time of the year in some quarters, it most definitely has not been for either ICANN or NTIA. Earlier today NTIA formally notified ICANN that it had accepted the IANA transition plans and that it would (unless something terrible happened) let the contract expire on October 1st. Here’s […]

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Neustar Using Their DotBrand For Registry Services

Neustar have had their dotbrand, .neustar, for a while. At the moment it’s not very visible, but that could be changing. In an email to registrars the registry operator announced that they’re switching the hostnames of some registry related services over to .neustar domain names. Currently more public facing domain names such as www.neustar redirect […]

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IEDR 2015 Annual Report Reveals Registrations Up 13%

The IEDR have published their annual report for 2015. Some key takeaways from it: IE ccTLD registration volumes are up 13% Domain renewal rate is 88.6% 54.34% of IE domains are registered by incorporated companies IEDR’s expenditure on marketing and related activities has increased significantly Overall company turnover is up 5% One of the possible […]

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Heritage Holding Anti-IANA Transition Event With Cruz

The Heritage Foundation are conservative, in the American political sense. So it’s not surprising that they’ve been linked to some of the anti-IANA transition stuff coming from Ted Cruz and Co. Tomorrow they’re holding an event, which is clearly not aimed at bolstering support on Capitol Hill for the IANA transition. From the event description: […]

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TLDCON 2016 Registration Open

This year’s TLDCON will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia on September 7th and 8th. As with previous editions, the agenda will feature a mix of both technical, legal and marketing sessions. The current agenda lists the following sessions: IDN updates Legislative aspects of domain name registration Special ICANN section Marketing of IDN e-mail and new challenges […]

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ICANN HR Shares Some Data On Staffing

How diverse is ICANN? While the recently published Afnic report gives some insights, it didn’t explore ICANN staff in any detail. ICANN’s HR team, however, did share some data on ICANN’s staff diversity during a session at the ICANN meeting in Helsinki earlier this week. Some interesting data was shared about how ICANN handle their […]

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