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EUrid Publish CO2 Offset Data

EUrid has published a graphic giving details about their carbon emissions during 2013 and how they offset them: The .eu registry has a clear commitment to “green” Related articles EUrid Awarded .eu Contract For 5 Years (internetnews.me) DotEU By The Numbers (internetnews.me) Win €5k To Promote Your .EU Website! (blacknight.com)

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DotEU By The Numbers

The guys over at EUrid released a nice graphic that gives a summary of key data related to .eu in 2013: At the recent ICANN meeting in London EUrid was firmly focussed on highlighting European businesses that actively use .eu for their websites.     Related articles EUrid Awarded .eu Contract For 5 Years (internetnews.me) […]

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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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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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Welsh New TLDs To Launch September

Nominet are involved in several new TLDs, but they are going to be running the new TLDs for Wales. Earlier today Nominet confirmed the launch date for both .cymru and .wales – September 1st 2014. The launch will be done in phases with general availability (GA) being planned for Q1 2015 Here’s the launch phases: […]

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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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(Dot)Joburg Explained

As others have noted, the launch plans and policies of “geo” and “city” new TLDs vary quite a bit. Some will be heavily restricted and require “presence” in the region or city, while others are going to be fully “open”. Neil Dundas, who is involved with the .joburg registry as well as that of .africa, […]

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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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