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EURid Gets .ею (Cyrillic for .eu)

EURid, who run the .eu registry, have finally been delegated .ею (Cyrillic for .eu). Punycode xn--e1a4c. One of the things that EURid is chartered to do under its contract to the European Commission was to get the extension in scripts other than Latin. EURid used ICANN’s IDN ccTLD “Fast Track” process, though whether the process is truly […]

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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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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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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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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: AustriaLoves.at – “Darlinks” of the nation, NIC.AT (.at) Domain Pirates campaign, IIS (.se) “Without a name it remains a dream” campaign, Registro.it 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 “Domeinnaam.nl updaten” (“Update domainname.nl”) Here’s what it looks like: More information on the SIDN site.

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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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