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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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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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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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Nominet Announces Whois Policy Changes

Nominet, the .uk registry, announced today a number of policy changes that impact how they handle whois data. The new policy comes after the registry conducted consultation with stakeholders. So what is changing? Essentially there are two key elements: Criteria and handling of “opt out” requests Introduction of whois privacy / proxy services Under the […]

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IE Tops 200k Registrations & Release First Domain Profile Report

IEDR, who run the .ie ccTLD, have produced their first “Domain Profile Report”. The report’s publication comes as the registry reports surpassing the 200 thousand domain names mark. The milestone was reached earlier this year, though IEDR are only focussing on it now. The new report breaks down registrations by location and type of registrant, […]

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Phishing Attack Targets .Nl Registrants

SIDN, the .nl domain name registry, has issued an alert to its registrars about a phishing attack targetting .nl registrants. The emails carry the subject line “ updaten” (“Update”) Here’s what it looks like: More information on the SIDN site.

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Suspension of Open To Comment

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

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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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CENTR Members Pass 70 Million Domains Milestone

CENTR, which is the association for European ccTLDs, has announced that its members, which are all country code top level domain registries, have surpassed the 70 million domains mark. The number of registrations comes from 57 ccTLDs and IDN ccTLDs in 49 countries. They’ve produced a graphic to illustrate the milestone: More details on the CENTR […]

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