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APWG Publish Global Phishing Survey H2 2014

The APWG is meeting this week in Barcelona. The event, which is being attended by security professionals, researchers, law enforcement and others will be hearing this afternoon about the APWG’s Global Phishing Survey for the second half of 2014. The report (PDF) was produced by Greg Aaron and Rod Rasmussen is well worth reading if […]

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Fadi Chehadé To Step Down From ICANN Role

ICANN’s current CEO and President Fadi Chehadé has announced today that he will be departing the organisation in March 2016. He will be moving back to industry, though it will be outside the domain / DNS industry. On a call this afternoon with members of the ICANN community  Chehadé reassured people that he was going to be […]

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Suspension of Kids.us Open To Comment

Neustar, which has the contract with the US government to run the .us ccTLD, has opened a public comment on the kids.us namespace. The usTLD Stakeholder Council, of which I am a member, has recommended that the current suspension of the kids.us namespace be maintained indefinitely. The rationale behind this is pretty simple. While the underlying […]

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DomainFest Heads To Bulgaria

DomainFest is joining forces with Bulgarian Internet Week to organise a series of events across Bulgaria during the first week of June. DomainFest was acquired by NamesCon last year and will be running several events over the course of 2015 in a number of locations across the globe, according to show organiser Jothan Frakes. The […]

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Lufthansa & WeightWatchers Win URS

The URS (Uniform Rapid Suspension System) is a new rights protection mechanism that was introduced as part of ICANN’s New TLD rollout. Unlike the UDRP (Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy), if a complainant prevails in a URS they do not get the domain. All a URS can do is result in the domain being suspended for […]

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Nominet Non-Exec Elections

This year there are two seats up for election as non-executive directors of Nominet, the .uk registry. Nora Nanyakara is stepping down, as is Clive Grace. So of the existing roster of non-executive directors the only one standing for re-election is Dickie Armour There are several other candidates running, so at least Nominet’s members will […]

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Carly Fiorina Fails To Protect Her Personal Brand

Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of HP, has announced that she’s running for the US presidency. Unfortunately, for her, she hadn’t secured all the obvious domains that she should have. I stress for her, as the person who registered carlyfiorina.org has given the internet a rather humorous gift. The subject isn’t that humorous – how […]

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HostingCon Europe Early Bird Special

HostingCon is returning to Europe this September. The event will be held in Amsterdam’s Passenger Terminal on September 22 – 23 The organisers are currently offering “early bird” tickets for a mere EUR40, which is very good value. Full details on the official site.

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GoDaddy Dumps NASCAR From Marketing Mix

GoDaddy’s marketing has evolved over the last couple of years. In the process of the evolution we’ve seen them switch their messaging around quite a bit and try to dump their “old image”. A new casualty of this shift is NASCAR. For years the hosting and domain company was associated with the motor sport and […]

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