Domain Pulse, which is the biggest German speaking domain industry event of the year, kicks off in Lucerne, Switzerland on Monday.This year's event is hosted by Switch, the Swiss domain registry.The event's programme includes topics such as DNS SEC, registrar accreditation, legal issues and IDNs. … [Read more...] about DomainPulse 2010
Archives for January 2010
Like so many other industries, the domain industry has a plethora of events every year. Keeping track of all to them can be a chore, so a site worth bookmarking is Domain Name Calendar, which gives a fairly comprehensive listing of domain industry events. It's run by the same people who are behind Domain Name NewsNice work! … [Read more...] about Keep Track of Domain Industry Events
It's sometimes easy to forget that the domain industry is a relatively new sector.Elliot Noss, CEO of Tucows, sent an open letter to all of OpenSRS' resellers yesterday celebrating their ten years in business:Hello,With great pride I note that January marks the 10th anniversary of the first domain name registered through OpenSRS.Back in the spring and summer of 1999, we started … [Read more...] about OpenSRS Celebrates 10 Years
Bob Parsons, the larger than life founder of GoDaddy, tweeted earlier this afternoon that the GoDaddy Ad for the Super Bowl had been rejected - again. CBS rejected the advert, which can be viewed online, as being "offensive to certain viewers".Of course the outcome of their decision will be even more PR for GoDaddy, but that was inevitable.But what is so offensive about the … [Read more...] about GoDaddy Advert Deemed Offensive
Again on the subject of new TLDs ....One of the "issues" that concerned a number of people is the concept of "vertical separation".The basic idea is that registries and registrars should be kept separate.While that is a wonderful Utopian ideal, the reality is that in the real world companies own other companies, people trade in stocks and shares etc., etc. So it's far from … [Read more...] about Registry Registrar Separation Now Probably Going To Be A Policy Debate
One of the topics that keeps coming up in ICANN policy discussions and as part of the new TLD application process is "transparency". ICANN, and the internet community in general, has had plenty of issues in the past with "bad actors" who have caused a lot of issues for everyone (think of many of the registrars who have lost accreditation in the last couple of years for … [Read more...] about Big Brands Shooting Themselves In The Foot?
If you work in the domain industry it's only natural that you would put big brands' choices under the microscope to some degree.In the case of Apple they are a very big target.Earlier today Apple released, to much hype, their latest product offering. The iPad.You can read all about its features here, but where would you go to find out about the product itself and actually order … [Read more...] about Apple Launch iPad – But Where’s The Domain?
Nominet has joined the ranks of those registry operators who have embraced the much vaunted and possibly hyped, "social media".In the last few weeks the UK registry operator has started using two Twitter accounts and its Facebook page to interact with its members (and other interested parties).Based on member feedback they have also started sending out technical notifications … [Read more...] about Nominet Goes Social
GoDaddy's adverts wouldn't be considered that risque to a European audience. However, for some odd reason, they've caused plenty of controversy in the US for the last few years.This year they're obviously capitalising on the run up to the SuperBowl with trailers for their adverts.While Hollywood loves to whet our appetites with trailers for full length movies, GoDaddy has taken … [Read more...] about GoDaddy Milking Controversy Again
IDNs might be a slightly "hot" topic at the moment following on from ICANN's launch of the IDN cctld program recently.However, IDNs are NOT a new topic.Far from it.They've been around for quite some time.Unfortunately neither The Times Online or Mashable seem to have done any homework. Considering the amount of content available on IDNs that has been researched and actually … [Read more...] about IDN Scaremongering – Mashable and Times Online Screw Up