ICANN has suspended Domain Registry of America aka Brandon Gray Internet Services aka NameJuice. The registrar is forbidden from registering any new domain names or accepting any inbound transfers until 17 October 2014. The announcement was posted on the ICANN website earlier this evening and will probably be welcomed in many circles. What happened exactly? ICANN … [Read more...] about Domain Registry Of America Suspended By ICANN
Telnic, the .tel registry, have informed registrars that the wholesale rate for .tel domain names will be increased by $1 per year from $8 / year to $9/year effective December 1 2013. How are they justifying such a hefty price increase? This increase takes into account inflation rates and the continuing maintenance, development and provision of the Community Telhosting … [Read more...] about Telnic Increasing Wholesale Price by $1
The IEDR is hiring to fill a couple of roles. One of the roles is "Registration Services Administrator" which sounds like an entry level position (€23k / year) processing new domain name registrations and transfers: Reviewing, authenticating and processing automated applications (tickets) for new registrations received from customers, and ensuring these applications are in … [Read more...] about IEDR Hiring
One of the "hot topics" at the ICANN meeting in Costa Rica next week will be the ongoing negotiations around the RAA. The RAA is basically the core document and contract that all ICANN accredited registrars have to sign with ICANN in order to be able to offer domain name registration services. (Oddly enough UDRP providers aren't bound by anything as strict..) The first … [Read more...] about ICANN and Registrars Provide A Status Update
I don't check the RegisterFly website that often, so I've no idea when they "rebranded" The most obvious difference is subtle:has become:Not that big a difference admittedly, but still you'd have to ask what they're playing at.Back when RegisterFly was still RegisterFly the emails they sent out were a lot less dodgy as they included tangible contact details in the email footer … [Read more...] about RegisterFly Rebrands?
Over the last year ICANN has sought expressions of interest a number of times from accredited registrars to take over the domain portfolios of registrars that have lost their accreditation.The most recent bulk transfer was of Esoftwiz's names to Name.comWhile Name.com will contact former Esoftwiz clients it's always hard to know how accurate the contact information is going to … [Read more...] about Name.com Picks Up Esoftwiz Domains
If you have rules and regulations but don't enforce them then there's little point in having any rules or regulations in the first place.One of the criticisms that is often levelled at ICANN is with regard to compliance issues. There are a number of areas where ICANN accredited registrars maybe flounting the rules, but if nobody does anything about it then none of the … [Read more...] about ICANN Slaps Joker.com and DNS.com.cn