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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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LACTLD Appoints Andrés Piazza General Manager

LACTLD has announced that the appointment of Andrés Piazza as General Manager. Piazza will take up the post formally from April 1st 2016. He will be working alongside the current General Manage, Carolina Aguerre, from mid-March. Piazza is a well known figure in the Latin American and Spanish speaking internet industry. He’s been with LACNIC since 2011, […]

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IEDR Opens Public Consultation On IDN Domains

IEDR has launched a public consultation on the introduction of IDN domains in the .ie name space. The consultation period runs from February 21st, 2016, until March 21st, 2016. Up until now only Latin characters have been permitted in .ie domain names, even though one of Ireland’s official languages is Irish (gaelic) which uses accented characters. […]

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CENTR Appoints New Board

CENTR, which is the association of European country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registries, recently held its General Assembly in Budva, Montenegro. One of the outcomes of the meeting was the election of a new board. The new board is made up of representatives from the four corners of Europe: CENTR is happy to announce that it has elected […]

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Nominet Opens Consultation On Dispute Resolution Service

Nominet has launched a public consultation on their domain name dispute service (DRS). According to Nominet aren’t substantial, but are aimed at simplifying and updating their processes: Removing references to fax numbers Removing the option to file hard copy complaints Noting the availability of direct registrations under .uk The consultation is open from today until […]

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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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