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Nominet’s New CEO Announced

Nominet have announced the appointment of Russell Haworth as their new CEO. Mr Haworth will join the company in January 2015. Mr Haworth was most recently Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Thomson Reuters. He’d been with the company in a variety of roles since 2000. Mr Haworth apparently had a website at russellhaworth.com up until […]

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DNS Belgium To Offer Registry Lock

DNS Belgium, the operator of both the .be ccTLD as well as .brussels and .vlaanderen, has announced the upcoming launch of “Domain Guard”. The new service, which is comparable to other registries’ “registry lock” service, will be available from mid-November. The service, which will be offered via .be registrars, will offer registrants the ability to […]

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Serbian ccTLD Registry Opens Call For Tender

The .rs ccTLD registry, the country code top level domain name for Serbia, has opened a call for tenders. The tender, which opened a couple of days ago, is for software systems for domain registration. While the call for tender may not be explicit, one can assume that the registry is interested in moving closer […]

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4 Registrars Elected to IEDR Policy Board

4 registrars have been elected as representatives to the IEDR’s PAC (Policy Advisory Committee). They are: Michele Neylon (Blacknight Solutions) Kelly Salter (Register365) Jonathan Bate (Hosting Ireland) Conor Moran (Irish Domains) The PAC will include representatives from other organisations that have been recognised as “eligible”: Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR); Department of Jobs, […]

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EUrid Announce Finalists of Web Awards

EUrid has announced the finalists for the “.eu Web Awards”. Public nominations for the awards were open from June 23rd until September 5th with websites being submitted under a number of categories, namely: The LEADERS (Established business with more than 10 employees) The RISING STARS (Start-up/Entrepreneur with 1 to 10 employees) The LAURELS (Education/Institutional/Pan European […]

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Irish Water Don’t Control Water.ie

As of midnight Irish households will have to pay water charges. Every household in the country has been sent information about getting setup with the new water authority including getting an online account and paperless billing. They’re using water.ie But they do not control water.ie – it’s not registered to them and never has been. […]

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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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New Zealand To Get Shorter Domains In September

The New Zealand domain name registry will be launching domain registrations directly under .nz at the end of September. From 1pm on 30 September 2014 it will be possible to register .nz domains. In a similar fashion to how Nominet launched their .uk domains recently, existing holders of .co.nz domains will be given priority rights. […]

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IEDR Announce Longer Opening Hours

IEDR, who run the .ie ccTLD’s operations, have announced longer opening hours. In an email to registrars this morning the company announced that they would be extending their opening hours during weekdays, as well as introducing half days on Saturdays. Registration Services will operate from 8.00am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday (please note that the […]

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Who Is Using Domains and How?

So what happens to a domain after it is registered? Where does it end up? Who uses it? How do they use it? These aren’t trivial questions, as they provide very clear indicators of how an entire namespace is growing or dying .. If a a TLD isn’t used actively then it will die. And […]

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TLDCON To Be Held In Baku

The .ru domain registry is holding their annual conference for domain registries and registrars this year in Baku, Azerbaijan. This year’s conference has the catchier title of “TLDCON”. The event, which is free to attend, will take place on September 9-12 at the JW Marriott Hotel Absheron Baku The conference agenda covers a variety of topics […]

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DotEU By The Numbers

The guys over at EUrid released a nice graphic that gives a summary of key data related to .eu in 2013: At the recent ICANN meeting in London EUrid was firmly focussed on highlighting European businesses that actively use .eu for their websites.     Related articles EUrid Awarded .eu Contract For 5 Years (internetnews.me) […]

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