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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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Video: Jean-Francois Baril on EWG Final Report

Jean-Francois Baril was interviewed by Brad White earlier this week about the Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services’s final report. The EWG, which was formed in early 2013 was tasked with reviewing the current whois system and to come up with an alternative. Jean-Francois explains what the report does, why it was done and […]

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.Uk Launches Tomorrow

Domain name registrations directly under .uk launch tomorrow morning at 0800 London / Dublin time. Nominet, the .uk registry, have put in place a “grandfathering” system to decide who has the right to register a .uk domain name. Essentially if you have an existing .co.uk domain name registered before October 28th 2013 you get first […]

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.Paris Takes Over The Eiffel Tower

I mentioned the launch of the .paris pioneers earlier this week. Last night there was apparently a big event in Paris at the Eiffel Tower (Champs de Mars) and there were plenty of photos shared by the brands, companies and people in attendance. But what’s really impressive is that they were able to get the […]

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XYZ’s Launch Day Video

A LOT of the domain name bloggers have been talking about the launch of .xyz over the last few days. Prior to the launch Daniel Negari posted an article on his blog, which of course uses a .xyz domain, and was very optimistic about how the TLD would fare. I don’t know Daniel Negari personally, […]

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.Paris Pioneers Go Live Tomorrow

It looks like around 100 .paris domain names will be going live tomorrow as part of the .paris “pioneer” program. Here are some of the well known names that will be first to get their .paris domain name: RATP – the Parisian transport authority has managed to get metro.paris (no that link won’t work just […]

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Commonwealth DNS Forum at #ICANN50 Venue

If you’re heading to London for the ICANN meeting at the end of the month you might consider going over a couple of days early for the Commonwealth DNS Forum. The event is being organised by The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), ICANN and Nominet. If you come from a Commonwealth country then the event is free, otherwise […]

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ICANN’s Registrar Extranet Taken Offline Due to Security Issues

ICANN  announced late last night that they had taken RADAR, which is essentially an extranet for registrars, offline due to security issues. Here’s the official announcement: ICANN has taken its registrar contact information database (RADAR) offline temporarily. This action was taken as a precautionary measure after it was learned that an unauthorized party viewed data […]

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Nominet Elections – Big and Small Elected

Nominet’s non-executive director elections have been going on for the last few weeks. They have, as usual, been a little controversial, as various parties made accusations against both Nominet, its board, staff and the other candidates (not necessarily in that order and not necessarily by the same people at the same time .. ) This […]

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