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Centralnic Win BRS Media Contract

BRS Media announced to registrars earlier this week that they had chosen Centralnic to run registry backend services for their extensions. BRS Media run the .fm domain name registry, as well as offering a form of proxy registrar for .am. They had also originally applied for the .radio new TLD. Here’s the announcement: CentralNic has […]

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ICANN Unveils New Meeting Schedule Tool

Over the past year or so ICANN’s meeting team and IT team have been working on a number of things to help make the overall meeting experience better. They introduced a mobile app (search for “ICANN56” on the app store to download it) and now they’ve rolled out a new look and feel for the […]

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Australian ccTLD Registry Advertises CEO Job

Back in March of this year auDA announced that they weren’t renewing their then CEO’s contract. So after over 15 years in the role Chris Disspain was leaving the organisation. Obviously his position could not be left vacant indefinitely, so it’s little surprise that they recently published a job advertisement. There’s no indication of salary […]

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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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