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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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French Supermarket Giant LeClerc Turns On DotBrand

Earlier this week French supermarket giant E.Leclerc launched a new site for their sports’ goods. The key change? The new site lives at sport.leclerc. Leclerc, which employs over 94 thousand people, is one of the companies that opted to get its own “dotbrand”. While some companies have rolled out a variety of different things on their own […]

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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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Nominet To Make Zone File Available

Nominet are planning to make their zone file available from May. In an email to Nominet members yesterday Nominet CEO Russell Haworth stated: We have also taken a decision to make the .UK zone file available free to our members in May. The team are working out the finer technical and operational points and will […]

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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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LACTLD Appoints Andrés Piazza General Manager

LACTLD has announced that the appointment of Andrés Piazza as General Manager. Piazza will take up the post formally from April 1st 2016. He will be working alongside the current General Manage, Carolina Aguerre, from mid-March. Piazza is a well known figure in the Latin American and Spanish speaking internet industry. He’s been with LACNIC since 2011, […]

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IEDR Opens Public Consultation On IDN Domains

IEDR has launched a public consultation on the introduction of IDN domains in the .ie name space. The consultation period runs from February 21st, 2016, until March 21st, 2016. Up until now only Latin characters have been permitted in .ie domain names, even though one of Ireland’s official languages is Irish (gaelic) which uses accented characters. […]

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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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ICANN 55 Marrakech Schedule Published

The preliminary full schedule for the 55th ICANN public meeting has been published. The meeting, which is scheduled from March 5 – 10, will be held at the Palmeraie Conference Centre in Marrakech, Morrocco. ICANN 55 is the first meeting under ICANN’s “future meeting strategy“. The new way of approaching the meetings means that instead of having […]

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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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