So what happens to a domain after it is registered? Where does it end up? Who uses it? How do they use it? These aren't trivial questions, as they provide very clear indicators of how an entire namespace is growing or dying .. If a a TLD isn't used actively then it will die. And with so many new TLDs to choose from there are going to be some that simply do not succeed. So … [Read more...] about Who Is Using Domains and How?
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Nominet, the UK domain registry, have announced a pilot of their new "cyber security" service aimed at small business. The new service which is being marketed under the moniker of "Nominet Cyber Assist". The service was first announced back in February. It's not clear if Nominet intend to charge for the service once the 3 month trial period ends. It's also not very … [Read more...] about Nominet Launch Pilot Of Security Service
Under the terms of the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement registrars are obliged to conduct email verification both on new domain registrations and if there are any changes made to a domain's registration details. For those of us in the industry we suspected and feared that the changes could and would lead to issues and headaches. And it looks like it's already happened … [Read more...] about High Profile Sports Site Suspended Due To 2013 RAA
While Nominet won't officially be launching "direct UK" until next year they've already started delegating some of the domains. Apparently 69 names were requested by the UK government and the first of these were delegated recently: Nominet has delegated the new second-level .uk domain names royal.uk, princeofwales.uk, supremecourt.uk and jcpc.uk to the Royal Household, the … [Read more...] about Nominet Delegates First Batch of Reserved .uk Domains
The Domain Name Association, which we mentioned in the past, has announced its membership fees According to a slide deck published on the organisation's site the membership fees range from $1000 / year to $50 thousand / year. The membership tiers are: Executive Member - $50 thousand / year Strategic Member - $20 thousand / year Supporting Member - $5 thousand / … [Read more...] about New Domain Name Group Announces Membership Fees