Tag Archives | Country code top-level domain

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DNS Belgium To Offer Registry Lock

DNS Belgium, the operator of both the .be ccTLD as well as .brussels and .vlaanderen, has announced the upcoming launch of “Domain Guard”. The new service, which is comparable to other registries’ “registry lock” service, will be available from mid-November. The service, which will be offered via .be registrars, will offer registrants the ability to […]

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Serbian ccTLD Registry Opens Call For Tender

The .rs ccTLD registry, the country code top level domain name for Serbia, has opened a call for tenders. The tender, which opened a couple of days ago, is for software systems for domain registration. While the call for tender may not be explicit, one can assume that the registry is interested in moving closer […]

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CENTR Organising Open Day For Registrars

CENTR, the association for European ccTLDs, is holding an open day in Brussels on September 30th. For the first time registrars are being invited to attend a CENTR meeting in order to meet ccTLD registries. The event, which is free to attend, is being held in the Stanhope Hotel in Brussels. At time of writing […]

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Dublin To Host ICANN’s 54th Public Meeting

ICANN has formally announced that Dublin will be the host for the 54th ICANN meeting taking place in October 2015. Dublin has previously played host to both RIPE and IETF meetings. It is also the venue for Web Summit (now known as The Summit) , which attracts several thousand attendees. A growing number of 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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