DotCEO Announce Sunrise and Release New Video

PeopleBrowsr (sic) have announced the .ceo sunrise as well as releasing yet another video. And yet again they’ve disable embedding, which for a company that’s supposedly “social” is an odd choice .. Anyway .. here’s the release:   dotCEO – the only TLD to convey both authority and power – will be marketed to brand […]

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ICANN’s Compliance Goes After Telefonica?

ICANN’s compliance team have been kept busy this week. They’ve issued 3 breach notices to registrars: Virtucom Networks S.A – for non-payment of fees Telefonica Brasil S.A. – for non-payment of fees. Black Ice Domains, Inc – for not paying their fees. Judging by the details in the letter ICANN has been going back and […]

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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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Art. 29 Data Protection Working Party To ICANN – Maybe You’re Hard Of Hearing?

ICANN has been sent another letter by the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party. However it still isn’t on ICANN’s correspondence page – I  found it on the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party’s site. The letter, which was signed by all 28 members and represents the legal position of all 28 member states of […]

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Irish Company Invests 500k In Domain Name

It’s not often that I get to write about Irish companies investing in domain names, but apparently today is the day .. Silicon Republic and other outlets are reporting on the acquisition of teamwork.com by Cork company Digital Crew for €500k. They’re quoting Digital Crew‘s Peter Coppinger on the timeline for the acquisition:   “Negotiations […]

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Pool Wins More Contracts In Europe

Pool has announced today another two wins in Europe. They’ve been contracted to handle the auctions for both .wien (Vienna the capital of Austria) and .tirol (Tyrol, which is a region in Austria). They previously announced they’d been selected by . شبكة.(dot Shabaka) and DNS Belgium for .brussels and .vlaanderen. The two Austrian “geo” TLDs will be […]

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Making Dot Sexy Real

Uniregistry’s Bret Fausett has a new set of plates for his car The DMV just delegated my new plates. pic.twitter.com/W7lR03yaHA — Bret Fausett (@bretfausett) January 6, 2014 He hasn’t indicated what model car they’re on though ..

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Left to right: Chris Pine plays Jack Ryan and Kevin Costner plays Harper in JACK RYAN, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.

Paramount Pictures Get The Domain Wrong

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will go on general release in the US later this month. The movie, which stars Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh and Kiera Knightley, covers the early years of Tom Clancy’s fictional hero. So Paramount Pictures are doing quite a bit of marketing to raise awareness of the film…. However over […]

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ICANN Opens Hotel Reservations for London Meeting

ICANN has quietly launched the site for this summer’s meeting in London. If you’re a domain geek (and since you’re reading this site you probably are .. ) you might notice that the URL structure has changed. Up until now ICANN was using $city$meetingnumber.icann.org whereas now they’re using meetings.icann.org/$meetingnumber I don’t know if that is […]

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Namescon Vegas 2014

NamesCon Nearly Sold Out

NamesCon, which is being held January 13 – 15 in Las Vegas, will sell out within the next 24 – 48 hours. This is according to an email from conference organiser Richard Lau. The event is the first of the domain name events of 2014 and is expected to draw over 400 industry experts including […]

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Domain Pulse Release Schedule

Domain Pulse takes place every year in either Germany, Austria or Switzerland. The event is organised by and hosted by DENIC, nic.at and SWITCH. Next year’s event is being held on February 20th and 21st in Salzburg, Austria. The preliminary agenda has just been released and covers topics that should be of interest to anyone […]

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