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Serbian ccTLD Registry Opens Call For Tender

The .rs ccTLD registry, the country code top level domain name for Serbia, has opened a call for tenders. The tender, which opened a couple of days ago, is for software systems for domain registration. While the call for tender may not be explicit, one can assume that the registry is interested in moving closer […]

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4 Registrars Elected to IEDR Policy Board

4 registrars have been elected as representatives to the IEDR’s PAC (Policy Advisory Committee). They are: Michele Neylon (Blacknight Solutions) Kelly Salter (Register365) Jonathan Bate (Hosting Ireland) Conor Moran (Irish Domains) The PAC will include representatives from other organisations that have been recognised as “eligible”: Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR); Department of Jobs, […]

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EUrid Announce Finalists of Web Awards

EUrid has announced the finalists for the “.eu Web Awards”. Public nominations for the awards were open from June 23rd until September 5th with websites being submitted under a number of categories, namely: The LEADERS (Established business with more than 10 employees) The RISING STARS (Start-up/Entrepreneur with 1 to 10 employees) The LAURELS (Education/Institutional/Pan European […]

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Irish Water Don’t Control Water.ie

As of midnight Irish households will have to pay water charges. Every household in the country has been sent information about getting setup with the new water authority including getting an online account and paperless billing. They’re using water.ie But they do not control water.ie – it’s not registered to them and never has been. […]

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First .Cymru and .Wales Domains Go Live

The first .wales and .cymru domain names will go live later today. As we’ve noted elsewhere, the launch of new TLDs is giving cultural and linguistic communities their own space online. From early this morning the launch has been garnering quite a bit of mainstream media:   The Guardian ITV Wales BBC Wales Wales Online […]

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Registration Operations Association Kick Off Meeting at ICANN 51

Registrars and registries have to work together. It’s a reality. While relations between the two groups can be fantastic, there are also plenty of instances where at the operational level things are a little “strained”. Those issues stem a lot of the time from technical issues, limitations and possibly “design choices”. There are a lot […]

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DotGreen Rises From the Ashes

Back in October 2013 we lamented the demise of the .green new TLD bid. A lot of people who work in the domain name industry were shocked, surprised and disappointed when the .green bid was withdrawn. But we got over it. We moved on. And several of the people involved with the original .green bid […]

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Olivier Crépin-Leblond Stepping Down As ALAC Chair

Olivier  Crépin-Leblond announced earlier today that he would step down as ALAC Chair. He has been Chair of ALAC since 2010. He also nominated Alan Greenberg to take his place. Nominations for the position are open until September 3rd. Whether other candidates will be nominated for the position is unclear, but Greenberg has accepted the nomination. […]

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Gmail Now Supports IDN Email

If your first language isn’t English and you don’t use the Latin character set you can and will run into barriers. While IDN domain names ie. domain names where either the left of the dot, the right of the dot or the entire string is in characters other than Latin ones, do exist and have […]

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Dublin To Host ICANN’s 54th Public Meeting

ICANN has formally announced that Dublin will be the host for the 54th ICANN meeting taking place in October 2015. Dublin has previously played host to both RIPE and IETF meetings. It is also the venue for Web Summit (now known as The Summit) , which attracts several thousand attendees. A growing number of domain […]

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