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PIR Names Jon Nevett as new CEO

PIR, the registry operator for .org, as well as .ong and .ngo, has announced who their new CEO will be. The previous CEO, Brian Cute, left the company several months ago and Jay Daley had been serving as interim CEO. Industry veteran Jonathan Nevett, who was most recently with Donuts, has been named as the […]

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DNS Belgium Issues Call for Forum Members

DNS Belgium, which runs the .be ccTLD registry, as well as .brussels and .vlaanderen, has been running a forum for registrars for several years. Membership is open to .be registrars and currently it has 15 members. Members “represent the full .be sales channel of 430 registrars. At the meetings you are the first to hear […]

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ISP Association of Ireland Announces new Board

The ISP Association of Ireland (ISPAI), which also runs the Irish hotline, held its AGM earlier this week. They’ve announced their new board following on from the AGM: President: Jill Johnston, Three Ireland Vice-President: Alan Shanley, BT Ireland Treasurer: Conor Moran, Irish Domains Secretary: William McCoubrey, eir Officer without portfolio: Paul Cunnane, Westnet Officer without […]

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Middle East DNS Forum Heads to Dubai

The 2019 edition of the Middle East DNS Forum will be held in Dubai on February 20th and 21st 2019. The event will take place at the same time as APTLD 75, so some of the sessions will be shared. Topics on the agenda for the 2019 event include: GDPR New TLDs internationalised domains and […]

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IE ccTLD Removes DNS Checks

The .ie ccTLD had finally removed DNS checks from its processes. Up until the change, which came last night, any new registrations, transfers or other updates would be delayed until the DNS delegation had been checked. What that meant in reality is that if a domain’s delegated nameservers were not 100% compliant with the RFCs […]

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NamesCon Black Friday Discount

NamesCon will take place in Las Vegas in January 2019 (27 – 30) at the Tropicana. They’re accepting submissions for their live auction here. From Friday 23rd until Monday 26th November they’re offering discounted rates – 25% off the standard pricing using code: FridayMonday The outline schedule is available already with details of speakers etc., […]

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DotUS Organising “Town Hall”

The .us ccTLD registry is aimed at serving the needs of US based businesses, individuals and organisations in common with other ccTLDs that have a strong link with the geographic region where they are based. In the case of .us the contract is awarded by the US government and Neustar has been running the show […]

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Domain Pulse Heads to Bern

The 2019 edition of Domain Pulse will be held in Bern, Switzerland. Switch, the .ch ccTLD manager, will be the hosts for the 2019 event which is being held on February 18th and 19th in the Town Hall in Bern. Registration for the event is free and should open in the next few weeks. At […]

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Gab.com Back Online

A few days after going offline gab.com is back. The domain was booted by GoDaddy a few days ago and then switched to Uniregistry. Somehow, and this isn’t clear to me, the domain then moved again onto Epik. Epik did not simply accept the domain transfer, but actually seem to be welcoming it with open […]

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IGF Paris 2018 Online Registration Closed

Online pre-registration for the upcoming IGF meeting in Paris is now closed. You can still register at the venue, though whether that will have any negative implication isn’t clear. If you’ve already registered you’ll be able to pick up your badge at the following times: Friday, 9 November 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 18:00 p.m. […]

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