We mentioned the plans to relaunch .pw recently. Since then the .pw team have been quite active. The new registry site is now live and includes information about the launch, with the dates of the various periods ie. sunrise, landrush and general availability. Their IANA entry was also updated earlier today to include the new whois server, though it will probably take a … [Read more...] about .Pw Announce Launch Plans and Add Whois Server
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The IANA whois data for .ie was changed yesterday. While the "sponsoring organisation" is still listed as UCD, the other contacts have switched The old listing was: Hostmaster Team at University College University College Dublin Computing Services Computer Centre Belfield Dublin City email@example.com And a similar entry for the technical contact. This is now … [Read more...] about IANA Whois For IE Updated
CNNIC, the .cn registry, are to implement an alternative to traditional whois. According to an announcement by ICANN's Kurt Pritz, the Chinese organisation will be implementing a "RESTful" Whois server implementation. This is based on ongoing work within the IETF in the rather oddly named "weirds" project. Of course "weirds" is actually an acronym for: "Web Extensible … [Read more...] about CNNIC To Implement Alternative WHOIS
Is AFNIC getting into social media and memes in a big way? They've already got a Facebook page, Twitter and are even pushing out infographics.. now it appears they're trying to harness memes. This appeared on some social media sites earlier this morning: Sure, it's not exactly "revolutionary", but it's a breath of fresh air to see an established ccTLD's marketing team … [Read more...] about AFNIC (.fr) Trying For Their Own Meme?
The .me domain name registry is growing from strength to strength. Earlier today they issued a release in which they reported their latest growth figures. They've not only surpassed the 650k domain name mark, but they're also the fastest growing ccTLD (country code top level domain) in Europe according to the latest CENTR report. The registry's head honcho, Predrag … [Read more...] about Dotme Registry Reports Stellar Growth