There must be something in the air. I'm not sure exactly what it is, but there are a lot of things going on in the ccTLD world at the moment.In the UK Nominet's AGM is being held this week. This would normally provoke a yawn from most people - it's an AGM - how exciting can that be? This year's AGM looks like it could be quite entertaining, although it probably isn't going to … [Read more...] about Fun and Games In the ccTLD World
Archives for April 2008
It looks like "domain tasting" and "front running" may become part of internet history, as the GNSO has voted to axe them.According to John Levine's recent post the GNSO's vote would mean that the policy would come into effect pretty quickly unless a large number of ICANN's board vote against it. … [Read more...] about ICANN To Squash Domain Tasting?
In common with many domain registries Nominet relies heavily on email for communication to registrars AND registrants.Unfortunately they seem to have been the target of some spoofing in recent daysIt sounds like they've been the victims of a "Joe Job", where a spammer basically "hijacks" a person or organisation's domain when sending mails.More information is available on the … [Read more...] about Nominet Issues Spoofing Warning
The domain pizza.com went under the hammer on Sedo for US$2.6 million.According to various reports in the media, the domain's owner originally registered the domain back in 1994 and has been holding onto it for the last 14 years. Not a bad investment!Full story here … [Read more...] about Pizza.com Gets A Lot of Dough – 2.6 Million Dollar Sale
ICANN will be holding its first meeting of 2009 in Latin America.They're now calling for "expressions of interest" in hosting the international meetup. … [Read more...] about ICANN Seeking Hosts For Latin America Meeting 2009
The Sunday Times carried a story this weekend that Scotland is seeking its own TLD.DotSco plans on presenting its case to ICANN later this year.There has been some heated discussion of the topic on one of the Nominet private members' lists, but whether this will translate into the kind of reasoned argument that could allow for the establishment of new TLD is another … [Read more...] about Scottish Nationalists Seek TLD