2020 is the year where all the events have gone from physical to virtual. So it's no surprise that this year's Verisign Registrar Days will now be held online only. Traditionally Verisign, like many other registry operators, organises events for registrars every year to update them on market trends and to provide details on various marketing incentives etc., They're also … [Read more...] about Verisign Registrar Events Go Virtual
Archives for August 2020
Earlier today ICANN announced that they had appointed Baher Esmat as the new Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) office in Istanbul. He'll be replacing Nick Tomasso who was in the role since 2017. Tomasso took on the role in addition to being in charge of ICANN's meetings team. The appointment of Baher Esmat is quite logical. He's been with ICANN for … [Read more...] about ICANN Appoints New Chief to Istanbul Office
In common with most, if not all, events this year the UK Internet Governance Forum (UK IGF) has switched to a virtual format. The UK IGF is one of several national IGF events that will focus on specific topics of interest to the local audience. The purpose of IGFs is to facilitate a common understanding of how to maximise the opportunities of the internet whilst … [Read more...] about UK IGF Schedule Available
EURid commissioned a study to get data on how .eu domain names are being used. That isn't particularly original, as many of the domain name registries have done that over the years using data from a variety of different sources and services. There are several companies that offer services in this space that can give you quite a bit of information about how domains and other … [Read more...] about How are EU Domains used?
Back in April, at the height of the pandemic, GoDaddy announced its acquisition of Neustar's registry business. Any acquisition takes time to finalise and this was no different and in the middle of a pandemic I suspect the entire process may have had extra complications (it's not exactly easy to physically go onsite anywhere and travel restrictions would have added an extra … [Read more...] about Neustar Registry is now GoDaddy Registry
The .nz registry (New Zealand) is currently conducting a very important comprehensive review of its policies. One of the things that I've always liked, personally, about the .nz registry is that they're very good at communicating in fairly plain language what they're up to and this time is no different. The policy review that they're currently conducting is very broad … [Read more...] about New Zealand Registry Conducting Major Policy Review