The technology media today is swamped with coverage of the new TLD "reveal" in London. Since I'm based in Ireland I thought I'd have a closer look at the "Irish" applicants. There aren't that many: Afilias Limited Afilias Domains No. 1 Limited IRB Strategic Developments Limited TLD REGISTRY LIMITED Accenture Global Services Limited The two Afilias companies … [Read more...] about So Which New TLD Applicants Claim To Be Irish?
Domain industry veteran Pinkard Alan Brand, better known as "Pinky", has left Afilias / DotMobi. Brand was with .mobi from before their launch and in recently had been focussing on the GoMobi product. With Pinky's deep industry knowledge and experience I'd expect to see him being snapped up fairly quickly! Related articles DotPro Registry Migrating To Afilias Backend … [Read more...] about Pinky Brand Leaves Afilas / DotMobi
The .pro registry will be migrating to the Afilias EPP system in June 2012. The move is hardly surprising, as the .pro registry was acquired by Afilias early this year. What impact will this have on registrants? Pretty much none. Registrars, however, will need to re-integrate their backend systems with the registry and unfortunately their existing connections with … [Read more...] about DotPro Registry Migrating To Afilias Backend
Afilias has acquired .pro (RegistryPro) I assume they'll move the registry backend to the Afilias system at some point, though managing that transition is going to be awkward. Here's the release: DUBLIN, Jan 17, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Afilias Limited, the ICANN-designated registry operator for the .INFO top level domain (TLD) and a global provider of domain registry … [Read more...] about Afilias Acquires .Pro
Afilias was vocally opposed to vertical integration and cross-ownership between registrars and registries. Several of its policy staff were active participants in the VI (vertical integration) working group within the GNSO for the last few months. And if you have a few hours to spare you can trawl through the email archives and meeting recordings to get a "feel" of their … [Read more...] about Afilias Attempts To Bury The Hatchet With Registrars