There are thousands of sites and services on the 'net that offer domain name whois lookup services. As of last night many of them may have stopped working. Why? Many of them rely on fairly rudimentary software that parses the whois from Verisign (for .com and .net) and then relays the query to the registrar whois. The site or service then displays the whois output from the … [Read more...] about Some Whois Lookup Services Might be Broken
Archives for July 2017
Bill Sweetman from NameNinja has released a handy little guide to domain name pricing for startups. While the guide is aimed at businesses starting out, the information around domain name pricing is applicable to anyone who wants to either "upgrade" their online brand or launch a new one.The guide focusses primarily on .com domain names, but also mentions both ccTLDs, … [Read more...] about How Much Should Startups Budget for a Decent Domain Name?
SIDN, the ccTLD registry for .nl, has unveiled new branding for the .nl ccTLD. Up until now the branding available was focussed on either SIDN itself or its registrars. There was no real ".nl brand" per se.The registry explain their rationale in an email to registrars: In March 2016, we introduced our new corporate logo and SIDN Registrar logo. The SIDN Registrar logo … [Read more...] about Dutch Registry Unveils NL Branding
CENTR, the body which represent of European domain registries, will be holding its annual awards again this year. What's different for 2017 however is that they've added a new category:Registry of the YearAnd unlike with the other award categories, this one is open for voting to the registrar channel.The question registrars are being asked is:Based on the … [Read more...] about CENTR Awards to Include Best Registry as Chosen by Registrars
The 5th annual Africa DNS Forum is being held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on July 26 - 28.The event, which is being organised by AfTLD, ICANN and ISOC in association with a number of other organisations, will run over two days and cover both technical and business aspects of the domain name industry.The current draft schedule has speakers covering topics such as DNSSEC, … [Read more...] about Africa DNS Forum to be Held in Tanzania
RIPE has introduced a code of conduct for its mailing lists. In common with many technical organisations and communities a lot of the work within the RIPE community is conducted via mailing lists. The organisation already had a code of conduct for its face to face meetings, but it didn't cover interactions on the mailing lists.Here's the text of the code of conduct in … [Read more...] about RIPE Introduces Code of Conduct for Mailing Lists