Namescon is being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, this week. The event kicked off yesterday with a day packed with training sessions and small, yet very active sessions on a wide variety of topics. According to NamesCon's Jothan Frakes the event has over 900 registered attendees, which makes it the biggest domain industry event outside of an ICANN meeting. More details of … [Read more...] about NamesCon Biggest Domain Industry To Date Kicks Off In Vegas
ICANN's latest update has set a date of May 22 for the re-opening of the application system. What that means in terms of the "big reveal" is unclear at this juncture, though some skeptics are positing that it won't happen until the public meeting in Prague. I wonder if we can persuade Paddy Power to let us place bets on the reveal date :) Related articles ICANN … [Read more...] about New TLD Application System To Come Back Online At End of Month?
BRS Media, the people behing both .am and .fm domain registries, have released the rather aptly named "Top 40" of .fm domain names. The list includes some familiar names (to me), while others are not so well known, at least to a Westerner like me. The top 10 are: douban.fm - A Chinese music site. Seemingly targetted at a youthful demographic wbr.fm - Warner Brothers … [Read more...] about FM Registry Releases Top 40
ccTLD registry managers have been "upping their game" quite a bit over the last couple of years. Whether this was inevitable or is due to the oncoming "threat" of new TLDs isn't clear. In any case it's a positive move. Some of the registries have embraced social media, unveiled slick websites and done some interesting stuff with multimedia. The .ca registry operator (CIRA) … [Read more...] about Canadian Domain Registry Embraces Video
At the ICANN meeting in Belgium today PIR announced that they have started signing their zone.ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today announced that the .ORG domain is now in full production with Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) by accepting second level signed .ORG zones. In launching signed delegations, .ORG - the third largest domain - takes its final … [Read more...] about DotOrg Puts DNSSEC Live