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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) [...]
Last night ICANN published a version of the RAA and related documents for public comment. While the Registrar Stakeholder Group’s negotiating team (RrSG NT) have been in talks on and off with ICANN staff for the last 18 months the publication of the documents at this time is felt to be premature by the RrSG [...]
In the last couple of days ICANN has terminated two more registrars for breaching their contracts – CI Host (PDF) and Power Brand Center (PDF). CI Host seems to have vanished. Their listed website no longer works and the contact details that ICANN had for them are no longer valid – the offices are now [...]
ICANN’s compliance team has been busy of late. Earlier today they followed through on 3 previous breach notices and terminated 3 registrars: Lime Labs LLC Central Registrar Inc DBA DomainMonger.com R. Lee Chambers Company LLC d/b/a DomainsToBeSeen.com All three registrars appear to have failed to comply with their contractual obligations or to satisfy ICANN that [...]
The SuperBowl is on this Sunday and as usual there’s probably as much media interest in the adverts that big brands will be showing during the commercial breaks as there is in the game itself. As previously mentioned, this year’s GoDaddy ad features Bar Refaeli. The advert is short and simple, but it’s likely to [...]
It looks like there’s a pattern emerging. Remember the 10 registrars that got breach notices last week? While some have “cured” the breach another one of the 10 has been sent a new breach in the last 24 hours. Cheapies.com was sent a new breach notice yesterday. You can download the letter here. This time round [...]
Vietnamese registrar Mat Bao appears to have fixed *some* of their issues with ICANN’s Compliance team: But if you scroll down the Compliance notices page you’ll see that they’re still not out of the woods: The earlier, and arguably more serious, breach still remains open. Assuming they don’t ask for an extension they’ve got until [...]
Today’s list of 10 registrars that received breach notices included Vietnamese registrar Mat Bao. What makes this quite interesting is that the company had already got a breach notice back in December. The original breach notice, which I wrote about back then, was in relation to them not complying with a number of obligations under [...]
ICANN’s Compliance team has been busy.This evening they published 10 breach notices that had been sent to registrars. All of the registrars in question have ignored ICANN’s notifications to them about the audit program. However several of them also owe ICANN accreditation fees as well. The registrars found to be in breach are: Korea Electronic [...]
Demand Media has announced its acquisition of registrar Name.com Demand Media already owns eNom, which is a reseller / wholesale registrar. Name.com, however, is retail based and has worked hard to build up its reputation in terms of customer service. According to the release Name.com has over 1.5 million domain names under management. According to [...]
Bar Refaeli is to star in this year’s GoDaddy superbowl ad. The Israeli supermodel will star alongside longtime GoDaddy girl Danica Patrick in an ad entitled “Perfect Match” Refaeli was ranked number 1 in Maxim’s Hot 100 for 2012. She’s also behind the aptly named line of underwear under.me, which we mentioned recently. Full release [...]
Vietnamese registrar Mat Bao has been issued with a formal breach notice by ICANN Compliance. The registrar appears to be having pretty serious issues. They’re not escrowing domain data to Iron Mountain (or anyone else) even though they’re a relatively new registrar and would have been obliged to do so as soon as they started [...]
Today Nominet held their annual registrar conference. Unlike other year’s there was only one topic on the agenda: The Direct UK Consultation. I wrote about my issues with the proposal a while back and Edwin Hayward has collected pretty much all references to it in both blogs and mainstream media here. While I was not [...]
The Article 29 Working Party has written to ICANN to express their concerns about some of the “asks” being tabled by law enforcement in the RAA negotiations. They focus on two areas of contention: Annual re-verification of contact details Data retention In both instances they find that the “asks” are in violation of EU law. [...]
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