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IEDR 2015 Annual Report Reveals Registrations Up 13%

The IEDR have published their annual report for 2015. Some key takeaways from it: IE ccTLD registration volumes are up 13% Domain renewal rate is 88.6% 54.34% of IE domains are registered by incorporated companies IEDR’s expenditure on marketing and related activities has increased significantly Overall company turnover is up 5% One of the possible […]

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TLDCON 2016 Registration Open

This year’s TLDCON will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia on September 7th and 8th. As with previous editions, the agenda will feature a mix of both technical, legal and marketing sessions. The current agenda lists the following sessions: IDN updates Legislative aspects of domain name registration Special ICANN section Marketing of IDN e-mail and new challenges […]

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Afnic Selects New Board Members

Afnic, the .fr domain name registry, held it’s General Assembly on June 10th. During the meeting they elected both a new chair to the Afnic board, as well as several new board members. Board members are drawn from a number of eligible groups. The new board members are: Two members for the “Registrars” college: Mr. Eric […]

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Australian ccTLD Registry Advertises CEO Job

Back in March of this year auDA announced that they weren’t renewing their then CEO’s contract. So after over 15 years in the role Chris Disspain was leaving the organisation. Obviously his position could not be left vacant indefinitely, so it’s little surprise that they recently published a job advertisement. There’s no indication of salary […]

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Nominet AGM 2016 [Video]

Nominet has published the video recording of their AGM from earlier this week. Nominet’s staff got quite a few questions about the organisations finances and plans. What makes some of these exchanges quite intriguing is that not all of those asking questions were registrars, some are also deeply involved in the registry business too. Nominet […]

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Nominet Non-Executive Director Elections Results Announced

Nominet’s non-executive director elections (NED) results have been announced. There had been three candidates running for one position. The final result sees Key System’s Volker Greimann elected. Nominet has also released details of the how the elections panned out. The turnout for the vote was low, which is unfortunate, with only 372 Nominet members voting […]

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Australia’s ccTLD To Allow Direct Registrations

Australia’s country code (ccTLD) will allow “direct” registrations in the .au ccTLD in the future. Following on from a consultation process last year, the board of auDA has announced their intention to update the domain registration policy to allow people and organisations to register .au domain names. Up until now you could register under .com.au, […]

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Short IE Domains Auctions Started Today

Auctions for contested “short” .ie domain names started earlier today. The private auctions are being handled by UK based company Divido who already do some auctions for .io and .ac. It is expected that the auctions will take a couple of weeks to complete. The auctions are open to applicants for “short” 1 and 2 […]

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Nominet To Make Zone File Available

Nominet are planning to make their zone file available from May. In an email to Nominet members yesterday Nominet CEO Russell Haworth stated: We have also taken a decision to make the .UK zone file available free to our members in May. The team are working out the finer technical and operational points and will […]

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Chris Disspain To Leave auDA

The .au (Australia) country code authority auDA announced today that they would not be renewing their contract with CEO Chris Disspain. Disspain has been with auDA since October 2000, being their first CEO and also being involved in the re-delegation of .au to auDA. Here’s the full announcement: The Board of auDA (.au Domain Administration Ltd) […]

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