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Will .wed Get Divorced From ICANN?

The .wed TLD could end up getting divorced from ICANN. The .wed domain extension has always been a bit of an odd fish. The people behind it were convinced that their business model was viable and that people would want to register .wed domains in very high volumes. Because of this “demand” the registry’s pricing […]

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DotCat Registry Offices Raided by Spanish Police

The offices of the .cat registry were raided by Spanish police this morning. The Guardia Civil officers entered the .cat registry’s offices around 9am local time this morning and have seized all computers in the domain registry’s offices in downtown Barcelona. The move comes a couple of days after a Spanish court ordered the domain […]

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DotArt Registry Announces Early Adopters Including Some of the World’s Most Famous Museums

The .art domain will launch its sunrise phase in early December. Their sunrise period will run from December 7 2016 through to February 7 2017. According to their site the domain will enter general availability in May 2017. While details on pricing and other aspects of the registry’s launch plans haven’t been announced yet, the […]

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Amazon Registry is Hiring: Corporate Counsel, IP

Amazon Registry is hiring for their legal department. The job title? Corporate Counsel, IP. While the focus is intellectual property it’s firmly focussed on domains: We are looking for a talented attorney to support our intellectual property efforts in our rapidly growing and evolving company. Counsel will support the Amazon Registry Services business on a […]

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Neustar Using Their DotBrand For Registry Services

Neustar have had their dotbrand, .neustar, for a while. At the moment it’s not very visible, but that could be changing. In an email to registrars the registry operator announced that they’re switching the hostnames of some registry related services over to .neustar domain names. Currently more public facing domain names such as www.neustar redirect […]

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ASOP To Recognise Contribution From Internet Industry

ASOP (Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies) is often seen as taking a rather confrontational stance towards domain registrars, registries and hosting providers. However both ASOP and others, including LegitScript, often cite the assistance they’ve received from internet industry players in their work. This year ASOP has decided to take this a step further by creating […]

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