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P is for Proxy

Last night Google unveiled their new plans for global domination, which involves the company morphing into something new “Alphabet“. And new TLD types around the globe rejoiced, as the online behemoth chose to use a .xyz domain name for their big reveal (They also made a funny reference to another .xyz in the source code […]

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Gmail Now Supports IDN Email

If your first language isn’t English and you don’t use the Latin character set you can and will run into barriers. While IDN domain names ie. domain names where either the left of the dot, the right of the dot or the entire string is in characters other than Latin ones, do exist and have […]

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French DPC Slaps Google With 150k Fine

The French data protection authorities have fined Google 150000 Euro and obliged them to put a notice on their home page announcing the fine: The fine is the largest ever levied against a company in France and is due to both the seriousness of the data privacy issues and the number of of them (I’m […]

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Google’s .App Under Fire

I’ve written about “closed generic” new TLD applications several times over the last year. I’m opposed to them, as I’ve said in the past and continue to say today. However I’ve generally been supportive of “restricted” TLDs. The Association for Competitive Technology (ACT) has serious concerns about Google’s application for .app and want ICANN’s board […]

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New Domain Association Site Launched

During the regional ICANN meeting in Amsterdam earlier this year there was a “side meeting” held by several companies in the domain name industry. The objective? To work on some form of strategy for marketing and education around the domain name industry and domains in general. The meeting was organised by Google‘s new TLD team, […]

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Google Bows To Pressure On Closed Generics

The debate surrounding “closed generics”, which we’ve covered several times in the past, has attracted a lot of attention in recent weeks. At the centre of the debate were a number of new TLD applications from large companies including Google, Amazon and others. Google had stated that they planned to establish a number of domain […]

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IEDR Issue Statement About Security Incident

IEDR issued a statement yesterday in relation to the hijacking of google.ie and yahoo.ie The statement (IEDR_Statement_F_issued_9_November_2012) which is included below admits that their site was compromised and that the registrar was not to blame. IEDR has concluded an investigation by the company and external security consultants of an unauthorised intrusion into the company’s systems […]

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