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CENTR Members Pass 70 Million Domains Milestone

CENTR, which is the association for European ccTLDs, has announced that its members, which are all country code top level domain registries, have surpassed the 70 million domains mark. The number of registrations comes from 57 ccTLDs and IDN ccTLDs in 49 countries. They’ve produced a graphic to illustrate the milestone: More details on the CENTR […]

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Middle East DNS Forum Amman Jordan

The second Middle East DNS Forum is scheduled to take place in Amman, Jordan next month from March 9th to March 10th. The event, which runs over two days, will cover topics such as: IDNs New TLDs ccTLDs IANA transition Internet industry in Middle East The full agenda is available on the event website.

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Nomination Period For 2015 ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award Closing Soon

ICANN opened nominations for the 2015 ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award back in December. Nominations close on March 2nd 2015. It’s an interesting idea to provide recognition for people who spend a lot of their days (and nights) working on Internet Governance matters: The Multistakeholder Ethos Award will recognize ICANN participants who have deeply invested in […]

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Amsterdam’s TLD Opens Pioneer Program

The .amsterdam city TLD is currently promoting its pioneer program. They’ll be launching 100 .amsterdam sites powered by select “pioneer” organisations. So far they’ve got three on board: TEDx Amsterdam will be assigned tedx.amsterdam The city of Amsterdam will be using gemeente.amsterdam ID&T who run the Sensation parties will be given dance.amsterdam If you’re interested in […]

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ICANN’s SSAC Explained (sort of)

One of ICANN’s core missions is maintaining “security and stability” and a key way that this happens is via the work of the SSAC. SSAC = the Security and Stability Advisory Committee. Unless you’re a bit of an ICANN “insider” however, you may not be familiar with how they work or what they do, so […]

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#RIPE70 Registration Now Open

Registration for RIPE 70 is now open. The meeting will be held in Amsterdam from 11th to 15th May 2015. RIPE meetings bring together a lot of technical types from across the EMEA region, so if you’re into “networking” but with ethernet cables, then this could be the event for you. The RIPE meetings this […]

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Gene Kearon Joins .Irish

Domain industry veteran, Gene Kearon, has joined .irish. Kearon, who was most recently with Dominion Enterprises, announced last night that he was joining .irish. He will be helping promote the new TLD for the global Irish community at the upcoming ICANN meeting in Singapore. Kearon previously worked at Neustar where he was heavily involved in […]

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IANA Explained [Video]

Unless you’ve been hiding under for the last few months you’ll know that the IANA transition is a hot topic in internet governance circles Of course while there has been numerous meetings, thousands of emails, more meetings, media coverage and plenty of conversations about the topic, there are probably still quite a few people who […]

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#HostingCon $500 Amazon Gift Cert Giveaway

HostingCon is being held in San Diego, California this July from July 27th to 29th. In the runup to the event the organisers will be pushing out quite a bit of PR .. And today they announced a USD$500 Amazon gift certificate giveaway. You can enter up to twice per day simply by tweeting Full […]

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Oscar Robles Switches From .Mx Registry To LACNIC

The .mx registry announced a couple of days ago that their CEO, Oscar Robles, would be stepping down. This morning LACNIC announced that Robles had been appointed as Executive Director. It’s interesting to see someone like Robles, who has a lot of experience in the “names” space moving to “numbers”. Of course Nic Mexico does […]

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German Registrar Pulls .Uk Domains

Strato (Cronon AG), which is one of the larger German registrars, has pulled *.uk domain names from its offerings. The company made the announcement via a blog post (in German) where they outlined the reasons for their decision. The issue? Nominet’s registrant data validation processes. I reached out to the guys at Cronon, who handle […]

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DotCEO Release New Marketing Video

The .CEO registry have released a new video. They seem to have dumped their previous style and opted for a more traditional and professional approach. Here’s the video: The video is a big improvement on their previous marketing efforts, but they’re still trying to pitch the .ceo lander pages as a “solution” to a problem […]

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