The proposed legislation coming from the US to combat online piracy known as SOPA has not been popular among internet industry professionals or internet users. The debate surrounding the legislation heated up considerably in the runup to Christmas and there is now a planned "blackout" being organised by several high profile content providers. In a rather interesting and … [Read more...] about What Does The Whitehouse SOPA Statement Actually Mean?
Archives for January 2012
I'm a creature of habit. I read articles from quite a wide range of sources, but a lot of the links are coming to me from the same people over and over again. So the question I have is this Which sites do you go to for news and opinion for the internet industry? ie. internet policy, domains and DNS (Not startups and all that thanks!) Feel free to recommend your own … [Read more...] about Domains, DNS and Internet Policy & News Blogs?
It looks like the Gabon registry is having issues of some kind. While it's not unheard of for a domain registry operator to have technical difficulties they're usually "blips". In the case of the .ga registry, however, it looks like the zone has been having serious issues since September of last year! Stéphane Bortzmeyer conducted a detailed analysis (in French) of what … [Read more...] about Is The Gabon Registry Offline?
Applications for newTLDs are now being accepted via the ICANN website here. Expect lots of coverage in the mainstream media about this in the next few days. You can also expect plenty of outrage from some quarters, upset from others and maybe a couple of legal battles for good measure. I posted a bit more about what newTLDs are and aren't over on the company blog this … [Read more...] about New TLD Applications Are Now Being Accepted
CORE, which runs the backend for .cat and .museum, has been chosen by SportAccord, the International Sports Federation, to run the backend and administration for a .sport bid. In a press release issued earlier today Vincent Gaillard, Director General of SportAccord, spoke of the choice of CORE: "We are extremely happy to appoint CORE to apply and operate the … [Read more...] about CORE Wins Contract For .Sport Bid
ICANN's CEO, Rod Beckstrom, has confirmed that ICANN will be releasing an updated version of the gTLD Applicant Guidebook by January 12th. #ICANN- we are shooting to have an updated new gTLD Applicant Guidebook pubished by January 12, '12 to reflect already approved changes — Rod Beckstrom (@RodBeckstrom) January 7, 2012 There has been rumours over the … [Read more...] about ICANN To Release Updated gTLD Applicant Guidebook
IEDR, the current registry operator of the .ie ccTLD, has reported overall growth of 12.9% in the name space during 2011. The renewal rate has also improved compared to the previous year. More details here. … [Read more...] about Irish Domain Registry Reports Growth
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