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Which TLDs Brands Are Registering

MarkMonitor has released a graphic illustrating which new top level domains brands are registering domain names in. For those unfamiliar with them, MarkMonitor is a “corporate” registrar, so their core business is handling domain registrations for brands and trademark holders. According to MarkMonitor’s data the top 20 extensions are: .sucks .porn .adult .news .online .reviews […]

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Domain Pulse Registration Open

Domain Pulse 2017 will be held on February 16th and 17th in Vienna, Austria. The venue for 2017 is Palais Niederösterreich which looks pretty amazing. Domain Pulse rotates every year between three host countries Germany, Austria and Switzerland. While the event does attract international attendees and speakers it is primarily focussed on the German speaking market […]

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ICANN Seeking Volunteers for WHOIS Review

ICANN announced yesterday that it is seeking volunteers for the WHOIS review team. To be more precise, the review is actually focussed on the “Registration Directory Service”, as the terminology and technology is evolving. There are currently quite a few other “whois related” activities going on within ICANN’s policy development system. So why is ICANN […]

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DotUS “Town Hall” October 26

If you are interested in domain name policy or country code domain names, then the upcoming .us “town hall” on October 26th might be of interest. When? Wednesday October 26th at 3pm EDT (7pm London time) Where? Online. The event is being led by NeuStar and the US Department of Commerce and features the following […]

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Nordic Domains Days Announced For January

For the last couple of years the “Nordic Domain Days” have been held as part of a larger event,  The Swedish Internet Days (Internetdagarna) which covers a very broad range of internet related topics. The next Nordic Domains Days, however, will be a standalone event. When? 17th and 18th January 2017 Where? Wanha Satama, Helsinki, […]

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ICANN Meeting Gear Destroyed In Shipping Fire

The logistics behind the ICANN public meetings are truly impressive. To hold a meeting with remote participation, simultaneous interpretation and other features requires both skilled staff and literally tonnes of equipment. After every ICANN meeting the equipment is packed up and shipped to the next meeting venue. Unfortunately last month part of ICANN’s meetings equipment […]

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Cruz and Other GOP Senators Continue Crusade Against IANA Transition

Senator Cruz has been joined by 10 other Republican Senators in yet another “call to arms” regarding the IANA transition. While the statement, reproduced below, is quite brief it is packed with emotive buzzwords that will probably resonate with the more conservative element. The amount of mainstream media attention on the IANA transition has increased […]

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