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ISOC Hiring For Africa

ISOC are hiring. They are currently advertising a vacancy for chapter development in Africa “Manager Chapter Development Africa”. Interested? Here’s the full spec: Reporting to and working closely with the Regional Bureau Director, Africa and the Regional Bureau Director – Middle –East with a view to develop and implement the overall strategic engagement with ISOC […]

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Gene Kearon - image via ICANN Wiki

Gene Kearon Joins .Irish

Domain industry veteran, Gene Kearon, has joined .irish. Kearon, who was most recently with Dominion Enterprises, announced last night that he was joining .irish. He will be helping promote the new TLD for the global Irish community at the upcoming ICANN meeting in Singapore. Kearon previously worked at Neustar where he was heavily involved in […]

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First .Cymru and .Wales Domains Go Live

The first .wales and .cymru domain names will go live later today. As we’ve noted elsewhere, the launch of new TLDs is giving cultural and linguistic communities their own space online. From early this morning the launch has been garnering quite a bit of mainstream media:   The Guardian ITV Wales BBC Wales Wales Online […]

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Guess The Number of .Website Registrations & Win A GoPro!

Radix Registry, the company behind .website, .host and .press, is running a giveaway / competition for the launch of .website. The .website launch is now scheduled to take place this afternoon at 1600 UTC. If you can guess correctly the number of .website domain names that are registered during the first day of GA (general […]

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DotGreen Is No More

Kevin reported on this last night. As you can see from the reactions to his post a lot of people are surprised, shocked and even quite upset that the DotGreen application has been withdrawn. It’s not the only application for the string, which is why it was withdrawn, but to many people in the ICANN […]

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Melbourne IT CEO and Managing Director, Theo Hnarakis

Melbourne IT Sells Off Brand Services Division

Melbourne IT has sold off its corporate domains business to CSC domains. They’d previously acquired the division in 2008 when they bought Verisign’s DBMS business for US$50 million. The sale netted the company AU$152.5 million (approximately US$157 million, EUR120 million). Here’s the full release: MELBOURNE, Australia – 12 March 2013 – Melbourne IT (ASX: MLB) […]

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cono-logo To Go Live July 4th will be going live on July 4th 2012 ie. in two days time. The operator for was involved in a court case with the Norwegian domain registry (Norid), but won. According to an email they sent to their partners this evening domains will be activated at 10 am CET on July 4th. […]

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AFNIC Partner With 16 New TLD Applicants

AFNIC have announced that they are partnering with 16 new TLD applicants. The press release does not reveal who those applicants are, but it does hint at the type of applications that are involved: With diverse mission and dimension, these projects, led by local public authorities, companies and associations, will contribute to the evolution of […]

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SIDN Get .Amsterdam Contract

SIDN, the organisation that runs .nl, has been awarded the contract to provide registry backend services for .amsterdam. The company that will be running the .amsterdam registry has already launched a public site where they’re accepting pre-registrations. While I’d normally question anyone offering pre-registrations at this stage a .city TLD is a lot less likely […]

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