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Amazon Registry is Hiring: Corporate Counsel, IP

Amazon Registry is hiring for their legal department. The job title? Corporate Counsel, IP. While the focus is intellectual property it’s firmly focussed on domains: We are looking for a talented attorney to support our intellectual property efforts in our rapidly growing and evolving company. Counsel will support the Amazon Registry Services business on a […]

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Which TLDs Brands Are Registering

MarkMonitor has released a graphic illustrating which new top level domains brands are registering domain names in. For those unfamiliar with them, MarkMonitor is a “corporate” registrar, so their core business is handling domain registrations for brands and trademark holders. According to MarkMonitor’s data the top 20 extensions are: .sucks .porn .adult .news .online .reviews […]

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ICANN Seeking Volunteers for WHOIS Review

ICANN announced yesterday that it is seeking volunteers for the WHOIS review team. To be more precise, the review is actually focussed on the “Registration Directory Service”, as the terminology and technology is evolving. There are currently quite a few other “whois related” activities going on within ICANN’s policy development system. So why is ICANN […]

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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 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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