Tag Archives | Country code top-level domain

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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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.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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Welsh New TLDs To Launch September

Nominet are involved in several new TLDs, but they are going to be running the new TLDs for Wales. Earlier today Nominet confirmed the launch date for both .cymru and .wales – September 1st 2014. The launch will be done in phases with general availability (GA) being planned for Q1 2015 Here’s the launch phases: […]

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Norwegian ccTLD To Open Up To Private Individuals

Norid, the ccTLD registry of Norway, has announced that they will be changing their policies in order to allow private individuals to register .no domain names. The changes come after the registry conducted a public consultation earlier this year. The new policy will come into effect on June 17th 2014 at 10 am local time. […]

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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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