Archive | news

Dot-Green-Logo-Tag

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to his post a lot of people are surprised, shocked and even quite upset that the DotGreen application has been withdrawn. It’s not the only application for the string, which is why it was withdrawn, but to many people in the ICANN […]

Continue Reading
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) […]

Continue Reading
cono-logo

Co.no To Go Live July 4th

Co.no will be going live on July 4th 2012 ie. in two days time. The operator for co.no 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 co.no domains will be activated at 10 am CET on July 4th. […]

Continue Reading
5245910001_7eda0de397

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 […]

Continue Reading
DotAmsterdam

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 […]

Continue Reading
Afilias ...

Afilias Acquires .Pro

Afilias has acquired .pro (RegistryPro) I assume they’ll move the registry backend to the Afilias system at some point, though managing that transition is going to be awkward. Here’s the release: DUBLIN, Jan 17, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Afilias Limited, the ICANN-designated registry operator for the .INFO top level domain (TLD) and a global provider […]

Continue Reading
Blacknight Says No to SOPA

Wikipedia To Go Dark In Protest Against SOPA

Obviously I’m not the only person who is more than a little cynical about SOPA, or the retraction / shelving, cal it what you will of the legislation. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has made it clear that he’s not considering SOPA “dead” until the proverbial fat lady sings. More coverage on Financial Times Related articles […]

Continue Reading
Photo of Rod Beckstrom

ICANN Official Release On Beckstrom Departure

ICANN has issued an official release regarding Rod Beckstrom’s announced departure. I wasn’t expecting the release to have any “meat”, but I think they’ve outdone themselves this time. It’s not just slightly fluffy, it’s practically redefined my understanding of fluff. There’s no indication as to why Beckstrom is standing down, so speculation will be rife […]

Continue Reading

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes