Domaining Spain is taking place today and tomorrow in Valencia. Speakers from the four corners of the globe are addressing a predominately European audience on domains, domaining, new TLDs and related topics. The full agenda is here Related articles The Domains In Spain Fall Mainly On .. (blacknight.com) Domaining Spain heads to Valencia next month [...]
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If you’ve been following the ICANN new TLD program over the last couple of years you’ll probably be aware of some of the applications and the applicants. However in the case of the competing bids for the .africa string the competitors, or at least one of them, has brought more “colour” to the proceedings than [...]
Key Systems’ subsidiary KSregistry GmbH runs the backend registry for .tc, .gd and .vg on behalf of Adams Names. However it looks like there’s been some kind of issue with the management of the country codes and of Adams Names. The details at this juncture are not clear, but KS have issued a statement: Today, [...]
CIRA, the registry operator for the Canadian ccTLD .ca, is raising its profile at the moment. They’ve taken over the frontpage of La Presse today, though it’s not viewable form outside Canada: Why are they doing this? Very simply it’s all related back to the launch of IDNs in .ca in order to support French [...]
The board of FCCN, the entity which runs the Portuguese ccTLD (.pt) has resigned en masse. The resignation was prompted due to the Portuguese government’s merging of FCCN with part of the Ministry of Education. An interim board has been appointed with João Nuno Ferreira as chair. More on this here and here
The .cat domain registry has changed their whois policy and output so that it is compliant with Spanish and EU privacy laws. As of January 7th private individuals who register (and use) .cat domain names can opt to have their details removed from public whois. Law enforcement and other concerned parties can still gain access [...]
Judging by reports the ccTLD of Syria(.sy) is having issues. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, as the country has been having plenty of issues internally .. (a gross understatement!) TechCrunch report that Art.sy are now redirecting to a .net domain, though they’re relying on a HTTP redirect (Can we say “doh!”?). While [...]
Is AFNIC getting into social media and memes in a big way? They’ve already got a Facebook page, Twitter and are even pushing out infographics.. now it appears they’re trying to harness memes. This appeared on some social media sites earlier this morning: Sure, it’s not exactly “revolutionary”, but it’s a breath of fresh air [...]
The .me domain name registry is growing from strength to strength. Earlier today they issued a release in which they reported their latest growth figures. They’ve not only surpassed the 650k domain name mark, but they’re also the fastest growing ccTLD (country code top level domain) in Europe according to the latest CENTR report. The [...]
Directi have announced their plans to relaunch the .pw ccTLD officially next week at the ICANN meeting in Toronto. The country code .pw was originally assigned to Palau, which is a small island in the Pacific (I had to look it up!) Under DirectI’s plans the .pw will be re-purposed as “professional web”, though how [...]
ICANN currently has a number of job vacancies open, which isn’t that surprising for an organisation of its size. One of them, however, caught my eye: Director, gTLD Registry Services, Los Angeles, United States Reading the job description this sounds very like the role formerly held by Kurt Pritz (well – one of his roles [...]
IEDR have announced that from Monday September 24th at 1am the .ie zone will be reloaded once every two hours. In other words, name server changes, modifications, registrations and other activity will be faster and move much closer to the model employed by gTLDs, such as .com and most ccTLDs such as .me, .co, .co.uk [...]
The 5th annual cctld event run by .ru has opened this morning in Budva, Montenegro. The opening session included speeches from the local government, the .me registry, ICANN and the .ru cctld
The 5th International Conference for ccTLD registries and registrars of CIS, Central and Eastern Europe is being held in Budva, Montenegro this week. The event runs over two days and will feature speakers from several cctlds, ICANN and other experts in the area of domains. The full agenda is here. Related articles Yet Another Trip [...]
The .hn (Honduras) country code top level domain is switching to CoCCA from Afilias in October. From October 1st all .hn domain names will be on the CoCCA platform.
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