Tag Archives | Top-level domain


Freenom Fail To Comply With ICANN Suspension

The battle between ICANN’s Compliance team and Freenom has got plenty of in depth coverage by Kevin over the last few weeks. It’s been an interesting topic to follow. However ICANN finally prevailed and was able to impose the suspension which is scheduled to run from 26 August 2015 at 00:00 UTC to 24 November 2015 […]

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P is for Proxy

Last night Google unveiled their new plans for global domination, which involves the company morphing into something new “Alphabet“. And new TLD types around the globe rejoiced, as the online behemoth chose to use a .xyz domain name for their big reveal (They also made a funny reference to another .xyz in the source code […]

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EnJ Gallo Winery

Wine Producer Acquires Two Brand TLDs

Californian wine producer Gallo Vineyards Inc., has signed contracts with ICANN for two top level domains: .barefoot .gallo If you are a wine drinker then you’ll probably recognise them as being two of the company’s more popular brands. A lot of brands have applied for and got their own top level domain name, but what […]

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Lufthansa & WeightWatchers Win URS

The URS (Uniform Rapid Suspension System) is a new rights protection mechanism that was introduced as part of ICANN’s New TLD rollout. Unlike the UDRP (Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy), if a complainant prevails in a URS they do not get the domain. All a URS can do is result in the domain being suspended for […]

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CENTR Members Pass 70 Million Domains Milestone

CENTR, which is the association for European ccTLDs, has announced that its members, which are all country code top level domain registries, have surpassed the 70 million domains mark. The number of registrations comes from 57 ccTLDs and IDN ccTLDs in 49 countries. They’ve produced a graphic to illustrate the milestone: More details on the CENTR […]

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Gene Kearon - image via ICANN Wiki

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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Community Application For DotGay Wins Reconsideration Request

While there were four applicants for the new TLD string .gay only one of them did so as a “community” application. Under ICANN’s established processes for new TLD applications a “community” application is treated differently to a “standard” one and follows a different set of rules. As has been covered in depth elsewhere, the community […]

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Mauritius Government Gets Into Dispute Over Key Domain Name

Domain names expire, drop and get re-registered all the time. It’s normal. However, governments are usually very conservative about how they handle domain names. A government department is more likely to hold on to a domain name for several years after they’ve stopped using it rather than “release” it too early. According to this article, […]

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Sense Hotel Sofia

Bulgarian Domain Forum Schedule Announced

The Bulgarian Domain Forum, which is an annual event, is being held again this year. This time round the event will be held in Sense Hotel Sofia. Judging by the photos on the hotel’s website it’s a pretty fantastic location! As with other years there’ll be a mixture of talks, though there’ll be a strong […]

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