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TLDCON 2016 Registration Open

This year’s TLDCON will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia on September 7th and 8th. As with previous editions, the agenda will feature a mix of both technical, legal and marketing sessions. The current agenda lists the following sessions: IDN updates Legislative aspects of domain name registration Special ICANN section Marketing of IDN e-mail and new challenges […]

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Afnic Selects New Board Members

Afnic, the .fr domain name registry, held it’s General Assembly on June 10th. During the meeting they elected both a new chair to the Afnic board, as well as several new board members. Board members are drawn from a number of eligible groups. The new board members are: Two members for the “Registrars” college: Mr. Eric […]

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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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Nominet Publish Lyons Report And Board Response

Nominet have published the Lyons report. The report was prepared by Sir Michael Lyons at Nominet’s request to investigate the registry’s operations. While the report was delivered to Nominet’s Board late last year the registry decided to wait until they had formulated responses to the recommendations prior to publishing it or their response. What will […]

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CENTR Announces 2015 Awards Shortlist

The 2015 CENTR Awards will be held in October in Brussels. Earlier this week the shortlist of finalists was announced. Here’s the list: Marketing category: AustriaLoves.at – “Darlinks” of the nation, NIC.AT (.at) Domain Pirates campaign, IIS (.se) “Without a name it remains a dream” campaign, Registro.it Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) category: • OPTIMISE […]

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Suspension of Kids.us Open To Comment

Neustar, which has the contract with the US government to run the .us ccTLD, has opened a public comment on the kids.us namespace. The usTLD Stakeholder Council, of which I am a member, has recommended that the current suspension of the kids.us namespace be maintained indefinitely. The rationale behind this is pretty simple. While the underlying […]

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CENTR Members Pass 70 Million Domains Milestone

CENTR, which is the association for European ccTLDs, has announced that its members, which are all country code top level domain registries, have surpassed the 70 million domains mark. The number of registrations comes from 57 ccTLDs and IDN ccTLDs in 49 countries. They’ve produced a graphic to illustrate the milestone: More details on the CENTR […]

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Swedish ccTLD Registry Using Fear To Sell Domains

The .se domain name registry is currently running a promotional campaign aimed at individuals to encourage them to register theirname.se Unfortunately the registry has chosen to use an incredibly negative and rather odd method to reach the potential market. FUD. Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. Not the best of tactics in my view and from what […]

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Domaining Europe 2015 Save The Dates

Domaining Europe will take place again next year in Valencia. The 2015 edition will be the 7th! So save the dates: 23rd to 25th of April 2015 (the Saturday is usually a networking activity of some kind) I’ve attended, spoken and moderated at the last couple of editions and it’s good fun. Unlike a lot of conferences […]

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IEDR Publish 2012 Domain Figures

IEDR have published their latest annual report which covers the period up to the end of 2012. Here’s a few of the highlights: Renewal rate of 86% Total .ie domains at year-end of 182,284, up 5.3% year-on-year New .ie domain registrations down 15% on 2011 By way of comparison the .no domain registry (Norway) currently […]

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ccTLD Registries Under Attack?

In the past 24 hours both the .nl domain registry and .be domain registry have been attacked. The .be registry‘s public facing website was defaced, though the defacement had no impact on the registry data. As would be expected the registry data is not linked to the public facing website. DNS.be informed registrars that they […]

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