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ICANN’s SSAC Explained (sort of)

One of ICANN’s core missions is maintaining “security and stability” and a key way that this happens is via the work of the SSAC. SSAC = the Security and Stability Advisory Committee. Unless you’re a bit of an ICANN “insider” however, you may not be familiar with how they work or what they do, so […]

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Gene Kearon Joins .Irish

Domain industry veteran, Gene Kearon, has joined .irish. Kearon, who was most recently with Dominion Enterprises, announced last night that he was joining .irish. He will be helping promote the new TLD for the global Irish community at the upcoming ICANN meeting in Singapore. Kearon previously worked at Neustar where he was heavily involved in […]

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Registration Operations Association Kick Off Meeting at ICANN 51

Registrars and registries have to work together. It’s a reality. While relations between the two groups can be fantastic, there are also plenty of instances where at the operational level things are a little “strained”. Those issues stem a lot of the time from technical issues, limitations and possibly “design choices”. There are a lot […]

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Guess The Number of .Website Registrations & Win A GoPro!

Radix Registry, the company behind .website, .host and .press, is running a giveaway / competition for the launch of .website. The .website launch is now scheduled to take place this afternoon at 1600 UTC. If you can guess correctly the number of .website domain names that are registered during the first day of GA (general […]

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DotGreen Rises From the Ashes

Back in October 2013 we lamented the demise of the .green new TLD bid. A lot of people who work in the domain name industry were shocked, surprised and disappointed when the .green bid was withdrawn. But we got over it. We moved on. And several of the people involved with the original .green bid […]

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DotPress Pioneer Program Launches

One of the other uncontested strings that Radix applied for is .press. Personally I think this could be quite an attractive extension, though I’m not sure how “big” it will be in terms of volumes. As a blogger and someone who is fascinated by the media I really think that a .press domain name could […]

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DotHost Launch Pioneer Program

Radix, who have applied for several domain extensions, announced today the launch of the .host pioneer program. The .host domain is pretty self-explanatory and is aimed at companies operating in the hosting sector. They’ve been doing quite a bit of targeted marketing over the last year with them exhibiting at industry events worldwide such as […]

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.Us ccTLD Adopting URS From July 1 2014

Neustar, who run the backend registry operations for .us and others, announced yesterday that the .us ccTLD will be adopting the URS from July 1st 2014. The URS  is a shorter and cheaper method of lodging a domain name dispute than the UDRP. Of course it’s .us, so the terminology is a little different. In […]

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Video: Jean-Francois Baril on EWG Final Report

Jean-Francois Baril was interviewed by Brad White earlier this week about the Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services’s final report. The EWG, which was formed in early 2013 was tasked with reviewing the current whois system and to come up with an alternative. Jean-Francois explains what the report does, why it was done and […]

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XYZ’s Launch Day Video

A LOT of the domain name bloggers have been talking about the launch of .xyz over the last few days. Prior to the launch Daniel Negari posted an article on his blog, which of course uses a .xyz domain, and was very optimistic about how the TLD would fare. I don’t know Daniel Negari personally, […]

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ICANN’s Registrar Extranet Taken Offline Due to Security Issues

ICANN  announced late last night that they had taken RADAR, which is essentially an extranet for registrars, offline due to security issues. Here’s the official announcement: ICANN has taken its registrar contact information database (RADAR) offline temporarily. This action was taken as a precautionary measure after it was learned that an unauthorized party viewed data […]

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NameCheap Gets Slapped By ICANN

NameCheap has been sent a breach notice by ICANN’s Compliance department. The notice, which was sent yesterday, shows that ICANN has been trying to get a response from NameCheap since the middle of March of this year. NameCheap, apparently, is not meeting its contractual obligations to: keep data about domain name registrants and their dealings […]

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Norwegian ccTLD To Open Up To Private Individuals

Norid, the ccTLD registry of Norway, has announced that they will be changing their policies in order to allow private individuals to register .no domain names. The changes come after the registry conducted a public consultation earlier this year. The new policy will come into effect on June 17th 2014 at 10 am local time. […]

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