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Göran Marby Takes The Reins At ICANN

Earlier today ICANN’s new CEO officially took the helm. Göran Marby is now officially ICANN CEO, taking over from interim CEO Akram Attalah. Marby also gets control of the ICANN CEO’s Twitter account @icann_president and he (or more likely one of his team) has already started using it. Marby is currently attending the RIPE meeting […]

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Cruz Sees Himself As Protector Of Internet Freedom

It looks like Senator Cruz’ letter writing campaign isn’t going to end any time soon. While previously the Senator and former US presidential hopeful was happy exchanging salvoes with ICANN he’s now switched gears and is instead focussing on NTIA and the US Department of Commerce. The latest letter is focussed on a very strange […]

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EURid Web Award Nominations Open

EURid’s annual “web awards” are now open for nominations. The 2016 event will be the 3rd year that EURid runs the awards which are aimed at helping to raise the profile of European businesses and organisations that are actively using a .eu web address. The categories this year are: The Leaders: The website represents an established […]

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WordPress Foundation Wins More Domain Disputes

WordPress powers a very large proportion of the web these days, so in terms of “brand” it’s very strong. So it’s not that surprising that the WordPress Foundation has formulated a strong, yet clear, trademark policy. Short version – you can’t use the term “wordpress”, but you can use things like “wp”: Under no circumstances […]

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Middle East DNS Forum On Today & Tomorrow

The Middle East DNS Forum is being held today and tomorrow in Tunis. You can review the full agenda here. If you’re interested in following the event there is a live stream you can access here. The event’s speakers include a mix of local and international speakers, though the focus this year seems to be more […]

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Christine Jones Announces Congress Bid

Former GoDaddy General Counsel Christine Jones announced that she was running for Congress earlier today. Jones sent out an email to her supporters earlier today making the announcement as well as publishing her first campaign video: Jones will be seeking the Republican nomination for Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District. Here’s the email that she sent out […]

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Cpanel’s Conference Heads To Portland

Cpanel is one of the more popular control panel solutions used by hosting providers. Every year they organise a conference aimed at their users (ie. web hosting providers etc) and this year the conference will be in Portland, Oregon. They’re calling this year’s event “WEIRED”. No details of the conference schedule are available as yet, […]

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Brazil Blocks WhatsApp Again

A Brazilian judge has ordered the blocking of WhatsApp. The order came in the last couple of days and has been reported in mainstream media: The Intercept The NextWeb The blocking order means that 100 million Brazilian users of WhatsApp are cut off. AFNIC‘s Stéphane Bortzmeyer did a bit of digging around using RIPE’s Atlas probes and the […]

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Centralnic Sunsetting Several SLD Extensions

Centralnic has announced  that they will be “sunsetting” several of their SLD based extensions. The impacted extensions are: .AR.COM .GB.COM .HU.COM .KR.COM .QC.COM .NO.COM .SE.COM .UY.COM From April 29th 2016 (today) no new registrations or renewals will be permitted in any of the impacted extensions. The domains will “go dark” on April 30 2017. I’ve […]

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Nominet AGM 2016 [Video]

Nominet has published the video recording of their AGM from earlier this week. Nominet’s staff got quite a few questions about the organisations finances and plans. What makes some of these exchanges quite intriguing is that not all of those asking questions were registrars, some are also deeply involved in the registry business too. Nominet […]

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