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New Zealand To Get Shorter Domains In September

The New Zealand domain name registry will be launching domain registrations directly under .nz at the end of September. From 1pm on 30 September 2014 it will be possible to register .nz domains. In a similar fashion to how Nominet launched their .uk domains recently, existing holders of .co.nz domains will be given priority rights. […]

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Domain Registry Of America Suspended By ICANN

ICANN has suspended Domain Registry of America aka Brandon Gray Internet Services aka NameJuice. The registrar is forbidden from registering any new domain names or accepting any inbound transfers until 17 October 2014. The announcement was posted on the ICANN website earlier this evening and will probably be welcomed in many circles. What happened exactly? […]

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IEDR Announce Longer Opening Hours

IEDR, who run the .ie ccTLD’s operations, have announced longer opening hours. In an email to registrars this morning the company announced that they would be extending their opening hours during weekdays, as well as introducing half days on Saturdays. Registration Services will operate from 8.00am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday (please note that the […]

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Who Is Using Domains and How?

So what happens to a domain after it is registered? Where does it end up? Who uses it? How do they use it? These aren’t trivial questions, as they provide very clear indicators of how an entire namespace is growing or dying .. If a a TLD isn’t used actively then it will die. And […]

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IGF 2014 Istanbul Official Site Live

The IGF (Internet Governance Forum) will be held in Istanbul, Turkey from September 2 – 5. The local organisers launched the official site on Friday and it provides information on the venue, hotels, travel etc., Registration for the IGF is open until August 15th At present the agenda is still being drafted, but the theme […]

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TLDCON To Be Held In Baku

The .ru domain registry is holding their annual conference for domain registries and registrars this year in Baku, Azerbaijan. This year’s conference has the catchier title of “TLDCON”. The event, which is free to attend, will take place on September 9-12 at the JW Marriott Hotel Absheron Baku The conference agenda covers a variety of topics […]

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Dreamhost Hit With ICANN Breach Notice

Dreamhost is one of the larger webhosting providers out there. The Los Angeles based company was founded back in 1996 and offers Linux hosting exclusively ie. no Microsoft software. According to HosterStats they currently host around 1.3 million domain names. Earlier this week the company was hit with a breach notice by ICANN’s compliance team. […]

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DotEU By The Numbers

The guys over at EUrid released a nice graphic that gives a summary of key data related to .eu in 2013: At the recent ICANN meeting in London EUrid was firmly focussed on highlighting European businesses that actively use .eu for their websites.     Related articles EUrid Awarded .eu Contract For 5 Years (internetnews.me) […]

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Ed Vaizey’s Speech at #ICANN50

Ed Vaizey, the British minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, spoke at the opening ceremony for the ICANN public meeting in London. Here’s the video: The official text is here Related articles Biggest Ever ICANN Meeting Convenes in London (technology.ie)

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ICANN Hires CTO

In the run up to the ICANN meeting in London, the organisation announced yesterday that they were hiring a CTO. It may seem a little bit odd that ICANN didn’t have a CTO, so filling that gap was long overdue. The new hire is an old hand in DNS industry circles – David Conrad: Conrad […]

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DotPress Pioneer Program Launches

One of the other uncontested strings that Radix applied for is .press. Personally I think this could be quite an attractive extension, though I’m not sure how “big” it will be in terms of volumes. As a blogger and someone who is fascinated by the media I really think that a .press domain name could […]

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DotHost Launch Pioneer Program

Radix, who have applied for several domain extensions, announced today the launch of the .host pioneer program. The .host domain is pretty self-explanatory and is aimed at companies operating in the hosting sector. They’ve been doing quite a bit of targeted marketing over the last year with them exhibiting at industry events worldwide such as […]

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.Us ccTLD Adopting URS From July 1 2014

Neustar, who run the backend registry operations for .us and others, announced yesterday that the .us ccTLD will be adopting the URS from July 1st 2014. The URS  is a shorter and cheaper method of lodging a domain name dispute than the UDRP. Of course it’s .us, so the terminology is a little different. In […]

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