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IEDR Announce Longer Opening Hours

IEDR, who run the .ie ccTLD’s operations, have announced longer opening hours. In an email to registrars this morning the company announced that they would be extending their opening hours during weekdays, as well as introducing half days on Saturdays. Registration Services will operate from 8.00am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday (please note that the […]

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Dreamhost Hit With ICANN Breach Notice

Dreamhost is one of the larger webhosting providers out there. The Los Angeles based company was founded back in 1996 and offers Linux hosting exclusively ie. no Microsoft software. According to HosterStats they currently host around 1.3 million domain names. Earlier this week the company was hit with a breach notice by ICANN’s compliance team. […]

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Video: Jean-Francois Baril on EWG Final Report

Jean-Francois Baril was interviewed by Brad White earlier this week about the Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services’s final report. The EWG, which was formed in early 2013 was tasked with reviewing the current whois system and to come up with an alternative. Jean-Francois explains what the report does, why it was done and […]

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Chinese Registrar Bizcn Hit With Breach Notice

Chinese registrar BizCN.com has been hit with a breach notice by ICANN. The registrar might not have exactly a “stellar” reputation in certain circles as it’s often associated with “rogue online pharmacies” and other forms of online abuse. ICANN’s letter to BizCN outlines a number of issues associated with a couple of domains specifically rapetube.org and onlinepharmacy4.org […]

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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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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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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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Chinese Registrar Not Escrowing Data Correctly

ICANN’s compliance team have been quite busy so far this year. In one of their most recently published breach notices against Chinese registrar Xin Net is getting “slapped” for “Repeated failure to escrow gTLD registration data pursuant to Section 3.6 of the RAA” Unlike other compliance actions where the registrar in question simply has not […]

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Article 29 Working Party To ICANN – EU Registrars Exempt From Data Retention Requirements

The 2013 RAA was approved by ICANN’s board of directors less than a week ago. The new contract introduces a number of new obligations on ICANN accredited registrars, among them are several related to data validation, verification and retention. The Article 29 Working Party, however, has written to ICANN and made it very clear that […]

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