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ISP Association of Ireland Announces new Board

The ISP Association of Ireland (ISPAI), which also runs the Irish hotline, held its AGM earlier this week. They’ve announced their new board following on from the AGM: President: Jill Johnston, Three Ireland Vice-President: Alan Shanley, BT Ireland Treasurer: Conor Moran, Irish Domains Secretary: William McCoubrey, eir Officer without portfolio: Paul Cunnane, Westnet Officer without […]

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Catalan Referendum Sites Blocked by Court Order

Websites associated with the upcoming referendum in Catalonia are being blocked by ISPs in Spain. While several of the domain names used by advocates of the Catalan referendum have been seized by authorities others are being blocked by the ISPs in Spain. For those of us outside Spain the blocking has zero impact on us, […]

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Catalan Government Claims Spanish Online Censorship Breaching EU Laws

The Catalan government has written to the European Commission claiming that the Spanish government is in breach of EU law. In a letter from Jordi Puigneró Secretary of Telecommunications, Cybersecurity and the Digital Society at the Government of Catalonia addressed to Andrus Ansip, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, the Catalan government calls out the moves […]

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Eco and i2Coalition Strengthen Ties

Last week most of the hosting and domain name industry was in Rust, Germany for During the event i2Coalition and Eco worked together on several sessions and also signed a new MOU. Details below. Here’s the full release: Leading Internet Associations Strengthen Cooperation eco Internet Industry Association e.V. , Europe’s largest Association serving the […]

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ISOC Hiring For Africa

ISOC are hiring. They are currently advertising a vacancy for chapter development in Africa “Manager Chapter Development Africa”. Interested? Here’s the full spec: Reporting to and working closely with the Regional Bureau Director, Africa and the Regional Bureau Director – Middle –East with a view to develop and implement the overall strategic engagement with ISOC […]

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Gene Kearon Joins .Irish

Domain industry veteran, Gene Kearon, has joined .irish. Kearon, who was most recently with Dominion Enterprises, announced last night that he was joining .irish. He will be helping promote the new TLD for the global Irish community at the upcoming ICANN meeting in Singapore. Kearon previously worked at Neustar where he was heavily involved in […]

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First .Cymru and .Wales Domains Go Live

The first .wales and .cymru domain names will go live later today. As we’ve noted elsewhere, the launch of new TLDs is giving cultural and linguistic communities their own space online. From early this morning the launch has been garnering quite a bit of mainstream media:   The Guardian ITV Wales BBC Wales Wales Online […]

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Guess The Number of .Website Registrations & Win A GoPro!

Radix Registry, the company behind .website, .host and .press, is running a giveaway / competition for the launch of .website. The .website launch is now scheduled to take place this afternoon at 1600 UTC. If you can guess correctly the number of .website domain names that are registered during the first day of GA (general […]

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