Tag Archives | Generic top-level domain

Closed Generics The Final Battle?

Over the past couple of years I’ve posted several times on the issue of “closed generics”. In essence these are new TLD applications where the string is a “generic term” AND the applicant wanted to keep all domains in the registry for their own use. The baseline registry agreement with ICANN now contains language that […]

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ICANN Sends Breach Notice to Internet.bs

ICANN has sent out a number of breach notices to registrars today, however one does spring out – the one sent to Internet.bs. Internet.bs, which is based in the Bahamas, received quite a bit of negative press in the past from the InfoSec community. One article on Ars Technica, for example, called them out as […]

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Art. 29 Data Protection Working Party To ICANN – Maybe You’re Hard Of Hearing?

ICANN has been sent another letter by the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party. However it still isn’t on ICANN’s correspondence page – I  found it on the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party’s site. The letter, which was signed by all 28 members and represents the legal position of all 28 member states of […]

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Pool Wins More Contracts In Europe

Pool has announced today another two wins in Europe. They’ve been contracted to handle the auctions for both .wien (Vienna the capital of Austria) and .tirol (Tyrol, which is a region in Austria). They previously announced they’d been selected by . شبكة.(dot Shabaka) and DNS Belgium for .brussels and .vlaanderen. The two Austrian “geo” TLDs will be […]

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Domain Pulse Release Schedule

Domain Pulse takes place every year in either Germany, Austria or Switzerland. The event is organised by and hosted by DENIC, nic.at and SWITCH. Next year’s event is being held on February 20th and 21st in Salzburg, Austria. The preliminary agenda has just been released and covers topics that should be of interest to anyone […]

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Pool Wins شبكة. Contract

Pool.com have won another contract to run the auctions for شبكة.(dot Shabaka). They made the official announcement earlier today. They’ve also been chosen by DNS Belgium as mentioned recently. Here’s the full release:   NEWEST OF NEW gTLDs NAMES POOL.COM AS AUCTION SERVICES PARTNER ‘شبكة.’ Accelerates to Market on Strength of Proven, Leading Platform Ottawa, […]

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Telnic Increasing Wholesale Price by $1

Telnic, the .tel registry, have informed registrars that the wholesale rate for .tel domain names will be increased by $1 per year from $8 / year to $9/year effective December 1 2013. How are they justifying such a hefty price increase? This increase takes into account inflation rates and the continuing maintenance, development and provision […]

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DotGreen Is No More

Kevin reported on this last night. As you can see from the reactions to his post a lot of people are surprised, shocked and even quite upset that the DotGreen application has been withdrawn. It’s not the only application for the string, which is why it was withdrawn, but to many people in the ICANN […]

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New Domain Name Group Announces Membership Fees

The Domain Name Association, which we mentioned in the past, has announced its membership fees According to a slide deck published on the organisation’s site the membership fees range from $1000 / year to $50 thousand / year. The membership tiers are: Executive Member – $50 thousand / year Strategic Member – $20 thousand / […]

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Registrar Linked To Scott Richter Gets Slapped

ICANN’s Compliance team have sent a breach notice to registrar Dynamic Dolphin. Why? They’ve got three issues with them: Legal issues with company officers Failure to comply with the domain transfer policy (IRTP) Not providing registration agreements to registrants The first one, however, is probably the “meatiest” of the lot. Scott Richter has a rather […]

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ICANN Publish Data Retention Waiver Details

ICANN has published details of the process that registrars signing the 2013 RAA will need to follow in order to be granted a waiver. Under the 2013 contract registrars will have to collect and retain a lot more data in relation to their customers, which could be in conflict with national laws governing data protection […]

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