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EUrid Awarded .eu Contract For 5 Years

EUrid have officially been awarded the contract to run the .eu domain registry for another 5 years. The contract, which is awarded by the European Commission, was open for tender last year and the official announcement was only made today. The announcement is in today’s Official Journal of the European Union Interestingly there was only […]

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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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DotCEO Announce Sunrise and Release New Video

PeopleBrowsr (sic) have announced the .ceo sunrise as well as releasing yet another video. And yet again they’ve disable embedding, which for a company that’s supposedly “social” is an odd choice .. Anyway .. here’s the release:   dotCEO – the only TLD to convey both authority and power – will be marketed to brand […]

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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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NamesCon Nearly Sold Out

NamesCon, which is being held January 13 – 15 in Las Vegas, will sell out within the next 24 – 48 hours. This is according to an email from conference organiser Richard Lau. The event is the first of the domain name events of 2014 and is expected to draw over 400 industry experts including […]

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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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DNS Belgium Chooses Pool.com

DNS Belgium, which is running both .brussels and .vlaanderen have announced their choice of auction provider. They’ve chosen Canadian company Pool.com to handle their  domain name auctions for situations where there are more than one applicants for the same domain: During the first phase (‘sunrise 1’) brand owners, authorities, companies and associations can register a […]

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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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Humor: ICANN’s New Decision Tree

While the volume of material coming out from the various ICANN parody accounts on Twitter may have dropped considerably in the last few months, some of the content is hilarious. Here’s one from @icannlegal – and no, it’s definitely NOT ICANN’s legal department https://twitter.com/icannlegal/status/378632760430055424 In case the Twitter account gets culled here’s the image: At […]

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ICANN Hires Alexandra Dans as Comms Manager For Latin America / Caribbean

ICANN announced today that they’ve hired  Alexandra Dans as Communications Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean. Ms  Dans previously worked for LACNIC She’s multi-lingual and speaks Spanish, French and English with some Portuguese. With ICANN’s next meeting scheduled to be held in Buenos Aires in November filling the gap makes a lot of sense […]

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