Tag Archives | Country code top-level domain

IEDR Hiring

The IEDR is hiring to fill a couple of roles. One of the roles is “Registration Services Administrator” which sounds like an entry level position (€23k / year) processing new domain name registrations and transfers: Reviewing, authenticating and processing automated applications (tickets) for new registrations received from customers, and ensuring these applications are in compliance […]

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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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Domaining Spain Day One

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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More DotConnectAfrica Fun And Games

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 […]

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Portuguese ccTLD Board Resigns

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    

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.Sy Having Issues?

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 […]

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Dotme Registry Reports Stellar Growth

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 […]

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.pw ccTLD Being Relaunched by Directi

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 […]

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IEDR To Offer More Frequent Zone Reloads

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 […]

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