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DotUS “Town Hall” October 26

If you are interested in domain name policy or country code domain names, then the upcoming .us “town hall” on October 26th might be of interest. When? Wednesday October 26th at 3pm EDT (7pm London time) Where? Online. The event is being led by NeuStar and the US Department of Commerce and features the following […]

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IEDR Launching New Radio Ad Campaign

The IEDR are launching a new radio advertising campaign across Ireland. Unlike some of their previous campaigns the focus this time round is firmly on .ie domain names and does not mention IEDR at all. The campaign features two adverts (below) which emphasise how the .ie ccTLD is linked to Ireland. They also mention that […]

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Cruz Takes FUD To New Level With Emotive Speech

Senator Cruz’ campaign against the IANA transition is, in many ways, the gift that keeps on giving. Unfortunately, however, Cruz is an able orator. Earlier today Cruz addressed the US Senate and while his speech is full of misleading rhetoric, and some gross factual inaccuracies, you can see how a good orator could win over an […]

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Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave

Web Summit Acquire The .Com For Undisclosed Sum

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave announced via Facebook and Twitter that the company had acquired websummit.com for an undisclosed sum. Apparently they’d been negotiating the acquisition for the last 5 years. The domain has been registered since November 2001, which is long before Web Summit’s first event was held in Dublin. The domain had switched […]

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Vint Cerf On Why The IANA Transition Is Positive

Earlier this week Bloomberg’s “Bloomberg West” spoke to Vint Cerf about the upcoming IANA transition. Obviously Cerf is supportive of the move and during the course of the interview he explains in simple terms what the US government was doing up until now and how that won’t really change ie. nobody is going to notice […]

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Göran Marby

NTIA Gives IANA Transition Plan Green Light

While August might be a slightly quieter time of the year in some quarters, it most definitely has not been for either ICANN or NTIA. Earlier today NTIA formally notified ICANN that it had accepted the IANA transition plans and that it would (unless something terrible happened) let the contract expire on October 1st. Here’s […]

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Neustar Using Their DotBrand For Registry Services

Neustar have had their dotbrand, .neustar, for a while. At the moment it’s not very visible, but that could be changing. In an email to registrars the registry operator announced that they’re switching the hostnames of some registry related services over to .neustar domain names. Currently more public facing domain names such as www.neustar redirect […]

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