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ICANN Communications Fiasco

If you’re a big international organisation you need to be good at communicating. ICANN, unfortunately, doesn’t have an exactly stellar track record in this area. One of the organisation’s biggest critics, Kieren McCarthy, was hired by the organisation to improve things, but he left a couple of years later (though he hasn’t left the organisation […]

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V.me Goes To Visa

Visa has acquired the domain v.me and is going to use it for a “digital wallet” and “global acceptance mark”. The service will be called v.me – obviously. Here’s the official release: The .ME Registry and Visa have announced www.v.me as the online destination for V.me by Visa, Visa’s digital wallet and global acceptance mark. […]

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ARIN Trials WhoWas Service

ARIN is running a trial service that gives users access to historical IP whois data ie. it will tell you who was responsible for an IP address or block of IPs. The service is not automated and if you want to access it you will need to submit a request via email with information about […]

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ICM Launch Buy.xxx

ICM Registry are getting a lot of attention in the media at present, though most of it probably isn’t that welcome. With both ICM and ICANN being named in a law suit tensions are probably running high.. However ICM are a business and they’re currently trying to make their launch as successful as possible. Enter […]

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Centralnic Now ICANN Accredited

Centralnic, the company that runs .uk.com and other extensions, is now an ICANN accredited registrar. They don’t appear to be listed on the IANA site yet or on the ICANN list of accredited registrars, however ICANN has informed registry operators of the accreditation, so expect their name to appear there soon. Related articles So Centralnic […]

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ICANN Seeking Feedback on Domain Transfers

As part of its ongoing review of domain transfers ICANN has opened a public comment period. You can read the full announcement here. This time round the focus is on: “change of control” ie. when a domain changes registrant / holder with OR without a change of registrar Timing out / expiring transfer authorisations. At […]

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EU Registry Giving Away Ipads To Registrants

Eurid, the registry for .eu domain names, is running a competition from the end of November until Christmas day. Anyone who registers a .eu domain name between November 24th and December 25th will be entered into a draw to win an iPad 2. Draws are being held on 2, 9, 16 and 27 December 2011 […]

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