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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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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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IEDR 2015 Annual Report Reveals Registrations Up 13%

The IEDR have published their annual report for 2015. Some key takeaways from it: IE ccTLD registration volumes are up 13% Domain renewal rate is 88.6% 54.34% of IE domains are registered by incorporated companies IEDR’s expenditure on marketing and related activities has increased significantly Overall company turnover is up 5% One of the possible […]

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Australian ccTLD Registry Advertises CEO Job

Back in March of this year auDA announced that they weren’t renewing their then CEO’s contract. So after over 15 years in the role Chris Disspain was leaving the organisation. Obviously his position could not be left vacant indefinitely, so it’s little surprise that they recently published a job advertisement. There’s no indication of salary […]

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Göran Marby Takes The Reins At ICANN

Earlier today ICANN’s new CEO officially took the helm. Göran Marby is now officially ICANN CEO, taking over from interim CEO Akram Attalah. Marby also gets control of the ICANN CEO’s Twitter account @icann_president and he (or more likely one of his team) has already started using it. Marby is currently attending the RIPE meeting […]

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Christine Jones Announces Congress Bid

Former GoDaddy General Counsel Christine Jones announced that she was running for Congress earlier today. Jones sent out an email to her supporters earlier today making the announcement as well as publishing her first campaign video: Jones will be seeking the Republican nomination for Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District. Here’s the email that she sent out […]

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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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