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Middle East DNS Forum On Today & Tomorrow

The Middle East DNS Forum is being held today and tomorrow in Tunis. You can review the full agenda here. If you’re interested in following the event there is a live stream you can access here. The event’s speakers include a mix of local and international speakers, though the focus this year seems to be more […]

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Centralnic Sunsetting Several SLD Extensions

Centralnic has announced  that they will be “sunsetting” several of their SLD based extensions. The impacted extensions are: .AR.COM .GB.COM .HU.COM .KR.COM .QC.COM .NO.COM .SE.COM .UY.COM From April 29th 2016 (today) no new registrations or renewals will be permitted in any of the impacted extensions. The domains will “go dark” on April 30 2017. I’ve […]

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Australia’s ccTLD To Allow Direct Registrations

Australia’s country code (ccTLD) will allow “direct” registrations in the .au ccTLD in the future. Following on from a consultation process last year, the board of auDA has announced their intention to update the domain registration policy to allow people and organisations to register .au domain names. Up until now you could register under .com.au, […]

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Short IE Domains Auctions Started Today

Auctions for contested “short” .ie domain names started earlier today. The private auctions are being handled by UK based company Divido who already do some auctions for .io and .ac. It is expected that the auctions will take a couple of weeks to complete. The auctions are open to applicants for “short” 1 and 2 […]

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ICANN Sends Reply To Cruz And Co

Senator Cruz and ICANN have been involved in a game of “swap the letter” for the last couple of months. Earlier this week Cruz and Co sent a letter to ICANN that displayed a couple of key things: they were very unhappy with how ICANN had been responding (They’re not alone in this one!) They […]

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Cruz And Co Send ICANN Another Letter

Republican Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (and others) has sent yet another letter to ICANN. This time round the letter is addressed both to the Chairman of the ICANN Board, Dr Steve Crocker, as well as to former CEO Fadi Chehadé. The letter (below) repeats some of the questions previously put to ICANN, though the wording […]

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How Much Has ICANN Spent On The IANA Transition?

ICANN critics often focus on ICANN’s expenditure. The organisation’s overall budget had been growing for years prior to the new TLD program launch. However with the new TLD launch it mushroomed very quickly, with the organisation collecting $185k per application. With 1930 applications that gave them $357,050,000 – though admittedly there were quite a few […]

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Minds & Machines Replace CEO Antony Van Couvering With CMO Toby Hall

Minds and Machines (Top Level Domain Holdings) is one of the publicly traded companies involved in the TLD space. The company trades on the UK stock market with the symbol: LSE:MMX Earlier this morning news broke that the company’s board had voted unanimously to remove company founder and CEO Antony Van Couvering. Van Couvering broke the […]

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Chehadé Sends ICANN Board Farewell Letter

ICANN’s current CEO Fadi Chehadé is leaving the organisation in a few weeks time. His replacement has been announced and the upcoming public meeting in Marrakech, Morrocco, will be Chehadé’s final public engagement as ICANN CEO. A couple of days ago Chehadé sent the ICANN board a letter entitled “summary of my tenure”. While the […]

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ICANN55 Preparation Webinar For Business Stakeholders

ICANN’s business engagement team are organising a webinar next week to help prepare business stakeholders for the upcoming meeting in Marrakech. Topics being covered include: ICANN55 Public Meeting in Marrakech and sessions of interest Opportunities to follow, participate and join the work of business stakeholders in their various constituency groups Latest topics in the Internet […]

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Middle East DNS Forum Heads To Tunis

The 2016 Middle East DNS Forum will be held in Tunis. The event will be held on April 12 – 13. While the agenda and speakers have not been announced yet previous years have seen a combination of both regional and international speakers covering a broad range of topics related to the domain name and […]

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Fadi Chehade To Leave ICANN on March 12th

ICANN’s current CEO and President Fadi Chehadé has put out a Christmas greeting on behalf of ICANN. It runs to just over 4 minutes and talks mostly about the IANA transition. However he also declares in the video that his last date at ICANN will be March 12th 2016 (around 2 minutes in): Who will be […]

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