ICANN’s NCUC – the Non-Commercial Users Constituency is organising a full day event in Singapore right before the ICANN meeting. The event is focussed on Internet Governance with a focus on the Netmundial meeting in Brazil: The Road to São Paulo, and Beyond The purpose of this NCUC conference is to provide a first opportunity for […]
ICANN has sent out a number of breach notices to registrars today, however one does spring out – the one sent to Internet.bs. Internet.bs, which is based in the Bahamas, received quite a bit of negative press in the past from the InfoSec community. One article on Ars Technica, for example, called them out as […]
Nominet, the UK domain registry, have announced a pilot of their new “cyber security” service aimed at small business. The new service which is being marketed under the moniker of “Nominet Cyber Assist”. The service was first announced back in February. It’s not clear if Nominet intend to charge for the service once the 3 […]
Comodo, the SSL company, acquired DNS.com back in 2011. They rebranded it to “DNS by Comodo”, but they kept the premium .com domain name as their main site and everything else. Earlier this evening users were contacted with the news that Comodo is switching everything over to DNSbyComodo.com Users will need to update their nameservers […]
The guys from DotCEO have now enabled embedding of their videos, so here’s the latest one they released:
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Under the terms of the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement registrars are obliged to conduct email verification both on new domain registrations and if there are any changes made to a domain’s registration details. For those of us in the industry we suspected and feared that the changes could and would lead to issues and headaches. […]
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 […]
At this morning’s first session at NamesCon in Las Vegas DotCEO’s CEO unveiled their new marketing video.
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 ..
The Estonian domain registry has announced a price drop on their wholesale rates. From January 1st 2014 .ee domain names will be 20% cheaper for registrars. The retail prices are set by the registrars. More details here