In common with many domain registries Nominet relies heavily on email for communication to registrars AND registrants.Unfortunately they seem to have been the target of some spoofing in recent daysIt sounds like they've been the victims of a "Joe Job", where a spammer basically "hijacks" a person or organisation's domain when sending mails.More information is available on the … [Read more...] about Nominet Issues Spoofing Warning
Domain tasting in its current form may soon become a thing of the past.The blogs and mailing lists have been buzzing for most of today following on from ICANN's announcement that they were going to try and axe the AGP (Add Grace Period) which has been abused by registrars.While initially it wasn't 100% clear when the change would come into effect a press release from ICANN in … [Read more...] about ICANN To Axe Add Grace Period – Domain Tasting On Its DeathBed
According to recent reports Microsoft's MSN messenger is blocking URLs using the .info extension It seems that this change only happened in the last couple of days. Has Affilias been made aware of this change? Is it an anti-phishing / anti-spam measure? Full story here … [Read more...] about MSN Blocking .info?
The competition between the various ICANN accredited registrars has been tough for quite some time. All you need to do is look at the pricing being offered by some of the companies, along with the various other enticements they use to attract new registrants and resellers, to get an idea of how tough the market has become. However I never thought I would see an ICANN … [Read more...] about Registrars Resorting To Comment Spam? TodayNic Using Dodgy Marketing
One of the strongest selling points of a regulated ccTLD is security and peace of mind. What that translates into in practice is that there is a slightly higher degree of control over who gets to register domains. In Ireland, for example, the IEDR has been able to vaunt the IE ccTLD due to its positive results in a recent McAfee siteadvisor survey. The same study gave a very … [Read more...] about AU Deregulation Bad?