The announcements by Verisign, PIR and Afilias of price increases in com,net,org and .info shouldn't really come as a surprise to anyone.However if the year on year price increases do leave an interesting question - is there an upper ceiling?Will the next price increase have a negative impact on some of the low cost registrars? (The last one didn't seem to have much … [Read more...] about Domain Pricing – Is There A Ceiling?
It's official.DotDK is to come under new management from early 2009.The DotDK Society have released a full press release detailing some of the reasons why their new management will be a marked improvement for stakeholders.Afilias has been chosen to handle the registry backend, so the full deployment of EPP is to be expected.More information is available on the DotDK siteBoth … [Read more...] about Dotdk To Come Under New Management
In some ways the failure of .eu to capture hearts and minds makes me sad. I'm European. I'd like to think that a European namespace could be a success, but that seems to be a misplaced desire.As I mentioned some time ago, the only way to grow a namespace or TLD is through usage. Once people start to see a domain extension in "action" then they begin to start using it. If people … [Read more...] about Eurid and the failure to promote dotEU
According to post earlier today on Jothan Frakes' blog the .me registry is going to be managed by Aflilias in partnership with GoDaddy.Francesco posted about the tendering process back in November and while his post does cover most of the issues with the tender he obviously hadn't considered the possibility of a registry operator teaming up with a registrar - but who could … [Read more...] about Afilias and GoDaddy to Get .Me
Desiree Miloshevic will be talking at the Oxford Internet Institute on January 28th in London.This open public forum will look at the history and future of the Internet Domain Name System (DNS). It will provide an opportunity to commemorate Jon Postel by looking back at the 25 year history of the DNS but also the 10 years of its management under ICANN; and a vision of what the … [Read more...] about History and Future of DNS in London