Nominet, the .uk registry and also the company running backend services for several new TLDs, has announced an apprenticeship program. The company is offering 3 places across software development, business intelligence and technical infrastructure. Full details on their site.
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The .me registry held back a bunch of domain names when they went live a couple of years back. They’ve been releasing some of them via auctions, while others have been made available to companies who were able to submit a project plan to the Montenegrin company. Some of the higher profile .me domains would [...]
ICM Registry, the guys behind .xxx, have announced a big pricing promotion available via select registrars. The promotion, which runs for the entire month of May, has .xxx domain names available from as low as USD$8.99 Disclosure: We are one of the registrars
Uniregistry, who have applied for 54 new TLDs, are hiring for their Cayman Islands offices. The company is currently looking for software developers, front-end developers, Sysadmins and marketing staff. It’s not clear how much the roles pay, but they’re obviously using the location as a selling point: Full details including how to apply on [...]
Domaining Spain is taking place today and tomorrow in Valencia. Speakers from the four corners of the globe are addressing a predominately European audience on domains, domaining, new TLDs and related topics. The full agenda is here Related articles The Domains In Spain Fall Mainly On .. (blacknight.com) Domaining Spain heads to Valencia next month [...]
Over the last few months one of the areas of attention in the new TLD project has been “closed generics”. I’ve written about this several times in the past and I’ve also raised the issue in as many fora as possible. Yesterday ICANN published a letter they’d received from Google with respect to several of [...]
HOTREC, the European association of hotels, restaurants and cafes has filed four community objections with the ICC. They’re concerned about several of the “closed generic” applications for .hotel and derivatives of the string. With that in mind they’ve filed against the following: Application # 1-1016-75482 for HOTELS by Booking.com B.V. Application # 1-1249-36568 for HOTEL [...]
CIRA’s CEO, Byron Holland, made an important announcement today aimed at all Canadian internet users. CIRA currently runs .ca, but feels that maybe it’s not quite Canadian enough… At present the .eh ccTLD is not assigned, though I’m not sure what the process would be for getting it assigned to Canada Meanwhile ICANN’s CEO has [...]
ICANN’s Compliance team put the new WHOIS inaccuracy reporting system live earlier today. (Oddly enough Google alerts picked up on the new page!). The new system should make reporting issues easier for all parties involved ie. reporters, ICANN and the affected registrars. They’re also including generic information on how registrants may update their own domain [...]
If you’ve been following the ICANN new TLD program over the last couple of years you’ll probably be aware of some of the applications and the applicants. However in the case of the competing bids for the .africa string the competitors, or at least one of them, has brought more “colour” to the proceedings than [...]
A couple of weeks back Domain Guardians announced they were brokering the sale of several Australian city domains. These weren’t the domains associated with small little towns that nobody would have heard of, but a set of high value premium domains including Sydney.com.au, Brisbane.com.au and Melbourne.com.au. Australian media is now reporting that they’ve received an [...]
During the regional ICANN meeting in Amsterdam earlier this year there was a “side meeting” held by several companies in the domain name industry. The objective? To work on some form of strategy for marketing and education around the domain name industry and domains in general. The meeting was organised by Google‘s new TLD team, [...]
Key Systems’ subsidiary KSregistry GmbH runs the backend registry for .tc, .gd and .vg on behalf of Adams Names. However it looks like there’s been some kind of issue with the management of the country codes and of Adams Names. The details at this juncture are not clear, but KS have issued a statement: Today, [...]
The debate surrounding “closed generics”, which we’ve covered several times in the past, has attracted a lot of attention in recent weeks. At the centre of the debate were a number of new TLD applications from large companies including Google, Amazon and others. Google had stated that they planned to establish a number of domain [...]
In the last couple of days ICANN has terminated two more registrars for breaching their contracts – CI Host (PDF) and Power Brand Center (PDF). CI Host seems to have vanished. Their listed website no longer works and the contact details that ICANN had for them are no longer valid – the offices are now [...]
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