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DotGreen Rises From the Ashes

Back in October 2013 we lamented the demise of the .green new TLD bid. A lot of people who work in the domain name industry were shocked, surprised and disappointed when the .green bid was withdrawn. But we got over it. We moved on. And several of the people involved with the original .green bid […]

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New Zealand To Get Shorter Domains In September

The New Zealand domain name registry will be launching domain registrations directly under .nz at the end of September. From 1pm on 30 September 2014 it will be possible to register .nz domains. In a similar fashion to how Nominet launched their .uk domains recently, existing holders of .co.nz domains will be given priority rights. […]

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Domain Registry Of America Suspended By ICANN

ICANN has suspended Domain Registry of America aka Brandon Gray Internet Services aka NameJuice. The registrar is forbidden from registering any new domain names or accepting any inbound transfers until 17 October 2014. The announcement was posted on the ICANN website earlier this evening and will probably be welcomed in many circles. What happened exactly? […]

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Lesley Cowley To Step Down From Nominet

Nominet CEO Lesley Cowley is leaving the company. Ms Cowley, who has been with Nominet for more than 15 years will depart in July. Nominet hasn’t appointed her replacement yet. Here’s the release: Nominet is announcing the departure of Lesley Cowley OBE as CEO. The Nominet Board acknowledges the contribution Lesley has made to establish […]

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Nominet Board Elections Are Go

Nominet’s board election process kicks off today. 13th March – nominations open 31st March – nominations close 25th April – voting opens 21st May voting closes This year there are two non-executive director positions up for grabs I’m not 100% sure whose term is up, but the current makeup of the Nominet board is here

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Nominet Launch Pilot Of Security Service

Nominet, the UK domain registry, have announced a pilot of their new “cyber security” service aimed at small business. The new service which is being marketed under the moniker of “Nominet Cyber Assist”. The service was first announced back in February. It’s not clear if Nominet intend to charge for the service once the 3 […]

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NamesCon Nearly Sold Out

NamesCon, which is being held January 13 – 15 in Las Vegas, will sell out within the next 24 – 48 hours. This is according to an email from conference organiser Richard Lau. The event is the first of the domain name events of 2014 and is expected to draw over 400 industry experts including […]

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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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Nominet Puts Draft Registrar Agreement Out For Consultation

Nominet, the .uk domain name registry, has published a draft registrar contract for consultation. The registry had been planning a revision of its contracts for some time. Full details of the consultation, as well as the related documents, may be found here. Nominet are currently planning two public sessions to discuss the contract in July, […]

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Nominet Appoints Chief Commercial Officer

Nominet, the .uk domain name registry, has announced the appointment of Jill Finney as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). From their announcement: The CCO role has been newly created as we aim to build on our strengths as an internationally-respected registry and respond to the challenges of a liberalised domain name market.  As part of her […]

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