RIPE 71 Draft Agenda Available

The draft agenda for RIPE 71 is now online. The meeting is being held in Bucharest, Romania from 16 – 20 November. As could be expected one of the plenary sessions will be focussed on the IANA transition. Other companies speaking include Dyn, Facebook and APNIC. Full details on the meeting’s official site.  

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Uniregistry Provides A New Home For .Hiv

Earlier today Uniregistry and the .hiv registry announced that the .hiv registry was changing hands and that it was being taken over by Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry. That .hiv is going to a good home is excellent news. But why did this happen? The .hiv domain extension wasn’t setup like other domain extensions. It was established […]

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Association of Portuguese Speaking Domain Registries Launched

Industry associations and groupings come in all shapes and sizes. A new one was launched this week which caters for Portuguese speaking domain registries. The newly formed association LusNIC has a fairly simple goal: To promote and to collaborate in the defense of the interests of Portuguese-language ccTLDs The founding members are drawn from br; (Brazil); […]

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IEDR Hiring For Three Positions In Dublin

The IEDR, which runs the .ie ccTLD, is currently advertising for three positions. All positions are based on the outskirts of Dublin city where the IEDR is headquartered. The roles are: Financial Controller Registration Services Administrator Customer Services Manager While no indication of salary is listed they probably pay reasonably well, as the job market […]

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Apple Launches

Apple has adopted a .news domain name for its new “News” application / service which is a builtin feature of iOS9. points to the page on the Apple site with an overview of the new service: For some bizarre reason they haven’t redirect the non-HTTPS traffic to the same place, so trying to type […]

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Domaining Spain Expands To Madrid & Barcelona

Domaining Spain / Domaining Europe has been held in Valencia for the last 7 years. Valencia is a lovely city, but it’s not quite as “mainstream” as Barcelona or Madrid. So it’s interesting to see that Dietmar is organising two events this side of Christmas in Barcelona and Madrid. Domaining Europe will be on in […]

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ICANN Compliance Explained Using Cute Videos

ICANN’s Compliance department is being made that little bit more accessible via a new friendly video: As domain transfers are the most common source of complaints it’s not surprising that they chose an issue with a transfer for “Sarah”. And as ICANN is “global” you can also watch the video in French, Spanish, Chinese or […]

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CENTR Announces 2015 Awards Shortlist

The 2015 CENTR Awards will be held in October in Brussels. Earlier this week the shortlist of finalists was announced. Here’s the list: Marketing category: – “Darlinks” of the nation, NIC.AT (.at) Domain Pirates campaign, IIS (.se) “Without a name it remains a dream” campaign, Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) category: • OPTIMISE […]

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WHIR Holding Events In Amsterdam & London

The WHIR holds networking events at US cities throughout the year which appear to be very popular. This autumn they’ll be holding two such events in Europe. One in Amsterdam and one in London. (This isn’t the first time that they’ve done events in Europe.) The Amsterdam event is timed to coincide with HostingCon Europe […]

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P is for Proxy

Last night Google unveiled their new plans for global domination, which involves the company morphing into something new “Alphabet“. And new TLD types around the globe rejoiced, as the online behemoth chose to use a .xyz domain name for their big reveal (They also made a funny reference to another .xyz in the source code […]

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ICANN54 Pre-Event In Dublin September 17th

With ICANN54 being held in Dublin towards the end of October it’s only natural that there would be some excitement locally. It’s the first time that ICANN has held a public meeting in Ireland and the meeting is being hosted by the Irish IXP INEX. On September 17th there will be a special event aimed […]

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