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Three Candidates Running In Nominet Elections

Nominet’s non-executive director elections are currently in progress. The final slate of candidates and voting details were made available yesterday. The three candidates for the 2016 election are (in alphabetical order): Phil Buckingham Volker Greimann Kelly Salter So who are the three candidates?   You can find quite a lot of detail in the candidate […]

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Nominet Announces Increase In Wholesale Pricing

Nominet announced yesterday that they would be increasing the wholesale price of *.uk domain names from March of next year. At the moment the following pricing applies: 1 year registration £3.50 Multi-year registration £2.50 / year From March 2016 the cost per year will be a flat £3.75 / year. The registry’s rationale for the […]

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Turkey DNS Forum Confirmed For January 2016

The Turkey DNS Forum will be held on January 18th and 19th 2016 in Istanbul. The event will be held in the Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel. Further details about the event, including schedule and speakers, will be available on the event’s official site. While the event is 100% free to attend registration is required.

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Domaining Spain Expands To Madrid & Barcelona

Domaining Spain / Domaining Europe has been held in Valencia for the last 7 years. Valencia is a lovely city, but it’s not quite as “mainstream” as Barcelona or Madrid. So it’s interesting to see that Dietmar is organising two events this side of Christmas in Barcelona and Madrid. Domaining Europe will be on in […]

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Carly Fiorina Fails To Protect Her Personal Brand

Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of HP, has announced that she’s running for the US presidency. Unfortunately, for her, she hadn’t secured all the obvious domains that she should have. I stress for her, as the person who registered carlyfiorina.org has given the internet a rather humorous gift. The subject isn’t that humorous – how […]

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TLDCON To Be Held In Baku

The .ru domain registry is holding their annual conference for domain registries and registrars this year in Baku, Azerbaijan. This year’s conference has the catchier title of “TLDCON”. The event, which is free to attend, will take place on September 9-12 at the JW Marriott Hotel Absheron Baku The conference agenda covers a variety of topics […]

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Chanel Domain Seizure Page

Chanel is targeted by companies selling cheaper knock offs of their products, as are most brands. They’ve probably been pursuing and seizing domains etc., for years, but I’d never landed on one until today. This is what I got: The message contains a very clear warning to would be counterfeiters (emphasis added) : This domain […]

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Dominios LatinoAmerica Buenos Aires

I’m not sure when this event was announced, but I got an email about it earlier this evening. The event lasts two days (September 19th and 20th) and is being held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The agenda covers quite a broad range of topics related to the internet industry with an obvious slant towards the […]

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Irish Registrar Suggests Alternate Father’s Day Gift

Irish domain name registrar and hosting provider Blacknight is pushing discounted .me domain names as an alternative to the more traditional Father’s Day gifts. Blacknight (http://www.blacknight.com) are helping to make your Father’s Day a success by offering .Me domains at €4.99. Surprise your father by registering a “Dadsname.me” (http://dadsname.me/) domain name. ME is one of […]

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