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CENTR Members Pass 70 Million Domains Milestone

CENTR, which is the association for European ccTLDs, has announced that its members, which are all country code top level domain registries, have surpassed the 70 million domains mark. The number of registrations comes from 57 ccTLDs and IDN ccTLDs in 49 countries. They’ve produced a graphic to illustrate the milestone: More details on the CENTR […]

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IANA Explained [Video]

Unless you’ve been hiding under for the last few months you’ll know that the IANA transition is a hot topic in internet governance circles Of course while there has been numerous meetings, thousands of emails, more meetings, media coverage and plenty of conversations about the topic, there are probably still quite a few people who […]

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Mauritius Government Gets Into Dispute Over Key Domain Name

Domain names expire, drop and get re-registered all the time. It’s normal. However, governments are usually very conservative about how they handle domain names. A government department is more likely to hold on to a domain name for several years after they’ve stopped using it rather than “release” it too early. According to this article, […]

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ICANN Hires CTO

In the run up to the ICANN meeting in London, the organisation announced yesterday that they were hiring a CTO. It may seem a little bit odd that ICANN didn’t have a CTO, so filling that gap was long overdue. The new hire is an old hand in DNS industry circles – David Conrad: Conrad […]

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Commonwealth DNS Forum at #ICANN50 Venue

If you’re heading to London for the ICANN meeting at the end of the month you might consider going over a couple of days early for the Commonwealth DNS Forum. The event is being organised by The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), ICANN and Nominet. If you come from a Commonwealth country then the event is free, otherwise […]

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DNS.com Rebrands as DNSbyComodo.com

Comodo, the SSL company, acquired DNS.com back in 2011. They rebranded it to “DNS by Comodo”, but they kept the premium .com domain name as their main site and everything else. Earlier this evening users were contacted with the news that Comodo is switching everything over to DNSbyComodo.com Users will need to update their nameservers […]

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DNS Belgium Chooses Pool.com

DNS Belgium, which is running both .brussels and .vlaanderen have announced their choice of auction provider. They’ve chosen Canadian company Pool.com to handle their  domain name auctions for situations where there are more than one applicants for the same domain: During the first phase (‘sunrise 1’) brand owners, authorities, companies and associations can register a […]

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Telnic Increasing Wholesale Price by $1

Telnic, the .tel registry, have informed registrars that the wholesale rate for .tel domain names will be increased by $1 per year from $8 / year to $9/year effective December 1 2013. How are they justifying such a hefty price increase? This increase takes into account inflation rates and the continuing maintenance, development and provision […]

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DotGreen Is No More

Kevin reported on this last night. As you can see from the reactions to his post a lot of people are surprised, shocked and even quite upset that the DotGreen application has been withdrawn. It’s not the only application for the string, which is why it was withdrawn, but to many people in the ICANN […]

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New Domain Association Site Launched

During the regional ICANN meeting in Amsterdam earlier this year there was a “side meeting” held by several companies in the domain name industry. The objective? To work on some form of strategy for marketing and education around the domain name industry and domains in general. The meeting was organised by Google‘s new TLD team, […]

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