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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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(Dot)Joburg Explained

As others have noted, the launch plans and policies of “geo” and “city” new TLDs vary quite a bit. Some will be heavily restricted and require “presence” in the region or city, while others are going to be fully “open”. Neil Dundas, who is involved with the .joburg registry as well as that of .africa, […]

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Closed Generics The Final Battle?

Over the past couple of years I’ve posted several times on the issue of “closed generics”. In essence these are new TLD applications where the string is a “generic term” AND the applicant wanted to keep all domains in the registry for their own use. The baseline registry agreement with ICANN now contains language that […]

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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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ICANN Sends Breach Notice to Internet.bs

ICANN has sent out a number of breach notices to registrars today, however one does spring out – the one sent to Internet.bs. Internet.bs, which is based in the Bahamas, received quite a bit of negative press in the past from the InfoSec community. One article on Ars Technica, for example, called them out as […]

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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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DotCEO Announce Sunrise and Release New Video

PeopleBrowsr (sic) have announced the .ceo sunrise as well as releasing yet another video. And yet again they’ve disable embedding, which for a company that’s supposedly “social” is an odd choice .. Anyway .. here’s the release:   dotCEO – the only TLD to convey both authority and power – will be marketed to brand […]

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ICANN’s Compliance Goes After Telefonica?

ICANN’s compliance team have been kept busy this week. They’ve issued 3 breach notices to registrars: Virtucom Networks S.A – for non-payment of fees Telefonica Brasil S.A. – for non-payment of fees. Black Ice Domains, Inc – for not paying their fees. Judging by the details in the letter ICANN has been going back and […]

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Irish Company Invests 500k In Domain Name

It’s not often that I get to write about Irish companies investing in domain names, but apparently today is the day .. Silicon Republic and other outlets are reporting on the acquisition of teamwork.com by Cork company Digital Crew for €500k. They’re quoting Digital Crew‘s Peter Coppinger on the timeline for the acquisition:   “Negotiations […]

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Pool Wins More Contracts In Europe

Pool has announced today another two wins in Europe. They’ve been contracted to handle the auctions for both .wien (Vienna the capital of Austria) and .tirol (Tyrol, which is a region in Austria). They previously announced they’d been selected by . شبكة.(dot Shabaka) and DNS Belgium for .brussels and .vlaanderen. The two Austrian “geo” TLDs will be […]

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Left to right: Chris Pine plays Jack Ryan and Kevin Costner plays Harper in JACK RYAN, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.

Paramount Pictures Get The Domain Wrong

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will go on general release in the US later this month. The movie, which stars Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh and Kiera Knightley, covers the early years of Tom Clancy’s fictional hero. So Paramount Pictures are doing quite a bit of marketing to raise awareness of the film…. However over […]

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Namescon Vegas 2014

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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