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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 A lot of people who work in the domain name industry were shocked, surprised and disappointed when the .green bid was withdrawn.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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EUrid Publish CO2 Offset Data

EUrid has published a graphic giving details about their carbon emissions during 2013 and how they offset them: The .eu registry has a clear commitment to “green” Related articles EUrid Awarded .eu Contract For 5 Years (internetnews.me) DotEU By The Numbers (internetnews.me) Win €5k To Promote Your .EU Website! (blacknight.com)

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Galician TLD Pioneers Now Live

Today the first 93 .gal domain names that have been assigned to “pioneers” are going live. The .gal TLD has been setup to serve Galicia and Galician culture and language. If you’re not familiar with Galicia it’s a region in northern Spain: They’ve also released a little video to celebrate the launch: Here’s the full […]

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Org.za and Net.za Migrating and Relaunching

ZACR will be taking over running both .org.za and .net.za as one of the final steps in the consolidation of the South African namespace. In an email sent out earlier today ZACR outlined the timelines for the transition and relaunch. From August 1 2014 ZACR will be the official registry operator and the namespaces should […]

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RIPE 69 Registration Now Available

RIPE 69 is being held in November from 3 – 7 in London. Registration for the meeting was opened a couple of days ago. Tickets for the event cost €350, with day passes costing €150. The gala dinner is an extra €50, though based on past experience with RIPE meetings you definitely get your money’s […]

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