IEDR have published their latest annual report which covers the period up to the end of 2012. Here's a few of the highlights: Renewal rate of 86% Total .ie domains at year-end of 182,284, up 5.3% year-on-year New .ie domain registrations down 15% on 2011 By way of comparison the .no domain registry (Norway) currently has 588999 domains registered. In terms of … [Read more...] about IEDR Publish 2012 Domain Figures
Archives for July 2013
In the past 24 hours both the .nl domain registry and .be domain registry have been attacked. The .be registry's public facing website was defaced, though the defacement had no impact on the registry data. As would be expected the registry data is not linked to the public facing website. DNS.be informed registrars that they are still investigating the incident but weren't … [Read more...] about ccTLD Registries Under Attack?
ICANN's President and CEO Fadi Chehadé is apparently on Twitter. You'd be forgiven for not knowing, as he's only tweeted once at time of writing: https://twitter.com/icann_president/status/354373185065582592 According to what I can see the account was created on April 21st of this year. Chehadé's predecessor was, and still is, a fairly active Twitter … [Read more...] about Fadi Chehadé Is Apparently On Twitter
Disclosure: I'm a member of the group that worked on this I posted in some length about the proposal over on the company blog a few days ago, but ICANN have since posted the video to youtube, so here it is: I wasn't included in the video introduction as I didn't get a chance to record a segment, though I will be involved in the webinar tomorrow afternoon. Related … [Read more...] about Video: ICANN Proposing Replacement For Whois
I've written about "closed generic" new TLD applications several times over the last year. I'm opposed to them, as I've said in the past and continue to say today. However I've generally been supportive of "restricted" TLDs. The Association for Competitive Technology (ACT) has serious concerns about Google's application for .app and want ICANN's board of directors to … [Read more...] about Google’s .App Under Fire
The 2013 RAA was approved by ICANN's board of directors less than a week ago. The new contract introduces a number of new obligations on ICANN accredited registrars, among them are several related to data validation, verification and retention. The Article 29 Working Party, however, has written to ICANN and made it very clear that it views these requirements to be … [Read more...] about Article 29 Working Party To ICANN – EU Registrars Exempt From Data Retention Requirements
IEDR announced earlier today that Paul Shortt has been appointed Supervisor of the Registration Services team. Effectively the role is manager of the registration services team which handle the day to day operations handling new registrations, updates and transfers of .ie domain names. According to the announcement Mr Shortt will be reporting directly to IEDR CEO David … [Read more...] about IEDR Appoint New Registration Services Team Lead