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DotArt Registry Announces Early Adopters Including Some of the World’s Most Famous Museums

The .art domain will launch its sunrise phase in early December. Their sunrise period will run from December 7 2016 through to February 7 2017. According to their site the domain will enter general availability in May 2017. While details on pricing and other aspects of the registry’s launch plans haven’t been announced yet, the […]

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Amazon Registry is Hiring: Corporate Counsel, IP

Amazon Registry is hiring for their legal department. The job title? Corporate Counsel, IP. While the focus is intellectual property it’s firmly focussed on domains: We are looking for a talented attorney to support our intellectual property efforts in our rapidly growing and evolving company. Counsel will support the Amazon Registry Services business on a […]

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IEDR Issue Updated IE Health Index

IEDR have released an update to their “dot ie Digital Health Index”. The full report, which runs to about 60 pages, is summarised in their accompanying press release and graphic: Here’s the full press release: Less than a third of Irish SMEs’ websites are ‘e-commerce enabled’ even as Irish consumers are set to spend in […]

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Oracle To Acquire Dyn

Oracle is acquiring DNS  and internet performance provider Dyn. The announcement was made earlier today. Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. It’ll probably take several months for the deal to close and for now nothing will change for any of DYN’s clients. Here’s the press release: Oracle today announced that it has […]

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Which TLDs Brands Are Registering

MarkMonitor has released a graphic illustrating which new top level domains brands are registering domain names in. For those unfamiliar with them, MarkMonitor is a “corporate” registrar, so their core business is handling domain registrations for brands and trademark holders. According to MarkMonitor’s data the top 20 extensions are: .sucks .porn .adult .news .online .reviews […]

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Domain Pulse Registration Open

Domain Pulse 2017 will be held on February 16th and 17th in Vienna, Austria. The venue for 2017 is Palais Niederösterreich which looks pretty amazing. Domain Pulse rotates every year between three host countries Germany, Austria and Switzerland. While the event does attract international attendees and speakers it is primarily focussed on the German speaking market […]

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ICANN Seeking Volunteers for WHOIS Review

ICANN announced yesterday that it is seeking volunteers for the WHOIS review team. To be more precise, the review is actually focussed on the “Registration Directory Service”, as the terminology and technology is evolving. There are currently quite a few other “whois related” activities going on within ICANN’s policy development system. So why is ICANN […]

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