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IEDR Issue 2015 Domain Registration Figures

The IEDR have issued details of the 2015 domain name registrations. Overall the .ie namespace has grown. As with previous years the more densely populated areas of Dublin, Cork and Galway accounted for a higher number of domains than other parts of the country. Here’s the full release:   Almost 100 .ie domains registered every […]

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Republican Presidential Candidate Upset With ICANN CEO

Republican senator and US presidential candidate Ted Cruz is not very happy with ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade. In a letter from Cruz dated today Cruz has some pointed questions for Chehade in relation to his involvement with a recent meeting in China. Here’s the letter in full: 20160203_FadiChehadeLetter The IANA transition has been raised as […]

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Nominet Publish Lyons Report And Board Response

Nominet have published the Lyons report. The report was prepared by Sir Michael Lyons at Nominet’s request to investigate the registry’s operations. While the report was delivered to Nominet’s Board late last year the registry decided to wait until they had formulated responses to the recommendations prior to publishing it or their response. What will […]

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Middle East DNS Forum Heads To Tunis

The 2016 Middle East DNS Forum will be held in Tunis. The event will be held on April 12 – 13. While the agenda and speakers have not been announced yet previous years have seen a combination of both regional and international speakers covering a broad range of topics related to the domain name and […]

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GoDaddy Pulls Out Of SuperBowl

According to an article over on Market Watch GoDaddy will not be advertising during Super Bowl 50 next February. GoDaddy had been running ads during the Super Bowl for the last 10 years with several of its adverts attracting plenty of controversy. Some of the earlier ads they ran featured the GoDaddy girls, like this […]

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Fadi Chehade To Leave ICANN on March 12th

ICANN’s current CEO and President Fadi Chehadé has put out a Christmas greeting on behalf of ICANN. It runs to just over 4 minutes and talks mostly about the IANA transition. However he also declares in the video that his last date at ICANN will be March 12th 2016 (around 2 minutes in): Who will be […]

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ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award Nominations Open

ICANN is again running their “Multistakeholder Ethos Award” The award, which is now in its 3rd year: seeks to recognize long-standing community members who have served in leadership roles in multiple ICANN working groups or committees, and demonstrated collaboration with different Supporting Organizations and/or Advisory Committees. The Multistakeholder Ethos Award will recognize ICANN participants who […]

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IEDR Hire New Staff

IEDR have announced via an email to their registrars two new hires: Customer Operations Manager Financial Controller The roles were previously held by one person, Angela Butler, who not only ran both areas of the IEDR’s business, but also acted as the organisation’s number 2. Ms Butler announced her departure from IEDR a couple of […]

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Domaining Europe Moves To Holland

Domaining Europe / Domaining Spain has been held for the last 8 years in Valencia, Spain. This year the event expanded with two one day events being held in Madrid and Barcelona. For 2016, however, the event’s organizers want to take the “show on the road” and have just announced that the main event of […]

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Nominet Announces Increase In Wholesale Pricing

Nominet announced yesterday that they would be increasing the wholesale price of *.uk domain names from March of next year. At the moment the following pricing applies: 1 year registration £3.50 Multi-year registration £2.50 / year From March 2016 the cost per year will be a flat £3.75 / year. The registry’s rationale for the […]

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