The .me registry held back a bunch of domain names when they went live a couple of years back. They’ve been releasing some of them via auctions, while others have been made available to companies who were able to submit a project plan to the Montenegrin company. Some of the higher profile .me domains would [...]
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ICM Registry, the guys behind .xxx, have announced a big pricing promotion available via select registrars. The promotion, which runs for the entire month of May, has .xxx domain names available from as low as USD$8.99 Disclosure: We are one of the registrars
According to the .fr registry’s latest report .fr domain names are popular with private individuals. One in two new .fr domain names is registered to a private individual. Currently over about 40% of .fr domains are registered to individuals, compared to approximately 20% 6 years ago. AFNIC’s latest report is available here.
Over the last few months one of the areas of attention in the new TLD project has been “closed generics”. I’ve written about this several times in the past and I’ve also raised the issue in as many fora as possible. Yesterday ICANN published a letter they’d received from Google with respect to several of [...]
ICANN’s Compliance team put the new WHOIS inaccuracy reporting system live earlier today. (Oddly enough Google alerts picked up on the new page!). The new system should make reporting issues easier for all parties involved ie. reporters, ICANN and the affected registrars. They’re also including generic information on how registrants may update their own domain [...]
A couple of weeks back Domain Guardians announced they were brokering the sale of several Australian city domains. These weren’t the domains associated with small little towns that nobody would have heard of, but a set of high value premium domains including Sydney.com.au, Brisbane.com.au and Melbourne.com.au. Australian media is now reporting that they’ve received an [...]
During the regional ICANN meeting in Amsterdam earlier this year there was a “side meeting” held by several companies in the domain name industry. The objective? To work on some form of strategy for marketing and education around the domain name industry and domains in general. The meeting was organised by Google‘s new TLD team, [...]
Key Systems’ subsidiary KSregistry GmbH runs the backend registry for .tc, .gd and .vg on behalf of Adams Names. However it looks like there’s been some kind of issue with the management of the country codes and of Adams Names. The details at this juncture are not clear, but KS have issued a statement: Today, [...]
The debate surrounding “closed generics”, which we’ve covered several times in the past, has attracted a lot of attention in recent weeks. At the centre of the debate were a number of new TLD applications from large companies including Google, Amazon and others. Google had stated that they planned to establish a number of domain [...]
In the last couple of days ICANN has terminated two more registrars for breaching their contracts – CI Host (PDF) and Power Brand Center (PDF). CI Host seems to have vanished. Their listed website no longer works and the contact details that ICANN had for them are no longer valid – the offices are now [...]
Neustar have announced an increase in the wholesale registration fee of .biz domain names. The price will rise from $7.85 to $8.63, an increase of $0.78. The new pricing will come into effect on September 1st 2013. Expect to see price increases coming to a registrar near you soon
ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé has announced a firm date for new TLD launch. In a video interview, with Brad White, Fadi Chehadé put April 23rd as a date when the first new TLD could be delegated. He admits, however, that the date may “slip”, though this time the “slippage” should be days or weeks and not [...]
ICANN’s compliance team has been busy of late. Earlier today they followed through on 3 previous breach notices and terminated 3 registrars: Lime Labs LLC Central Registrar Inc DBA DomainMonger.com R. Lee Chambers Company LLC d/b/a DomainsToBeSeen.com All three registrars appear to have failed to comply with their contractual obligations or to satisfy ICANN that [...]
It looks like there’s a pattern emerging. Remember the 10 registrars that got breach notices last week? While some have “cured” the breach another one of the 10 has been sent a new breach in the last 24 hours. Cheapies.com was sent a new breach notice yesterday. You can download the letter here. This time round [...]
CIRA, the registry operator for the Canadian ccTLD .ca, is raising its profile at the moment. They’ve taken over the frontpage of La Presse today, though it’s not viewable form outside Canada: Why are they doing this? Very simply it’s all related back to the launch of IDNs in .ca in order to support French [...]
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