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Internet Watch Foundation Uses Hashes to Block Child Abuse Material

Last week during the ICANN meeting in Barcelona I attended a short presentation from the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF). Their mission is pretty simple: …eliminate child sexual abuse imagery online (source) Fortunately the presentation I was at did not include any of the actual material (which would have been illegal anyway) but even without seeing […]

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RegistrarStats Going Dark

RegistrarStats has been around for years. It was one of the better sources of information about domain registry market share, trends and, of course, statistics on registrars. It was. It hasn’t been for quite some time. When the site was first made available most, if not all, of the data was available for free. If […]

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IEDR Issue Updated IE Health Index

IEDR have released an update to their “dot ie Digital Health Index”. The full report, which runs to about 60 pages, is summarised in their accompanying press release and graphic: Here’s the full press release: Less than a third of Irish SMEs’ websites are ‘e-commerce enabled’ even as Irish consumers are set to spend in […]

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Which TLDs Brands Are Registering

MarkMonitor has released a graphic illustrating which new top level domains brands are registering domain names in. For those unfamiliar with them, MarkMonitor is a “corporate” registrar, so their core business is handling domain registrations for brands and trademark holders. According to MarkMonitor’s data the top 20 extensions are: .sucks .porn .adult .news .online .reviews […]

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IE Tops 200k Registrations & Release First Domain Profile Report

IEDR, who run the .ie ccTLD, have produced their first “Domain Profile Report”. The report’s publication comes as the registry reports surpassing the 200 thousand domain names mark. The milestone was reached earlier this year, though IEDR are only focussing on it now. The new report breaks down registrations by location and type of registrant, […]

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