It looks like the merger and acquisition activity in the hosting and domain market isn't slowing down. Multiple European and international hosting and domain name groups have been quietly, and not so quietly, expanding via acquisitions in the last few months. While announcements of mergers and acquisitions in the middle of a global pandemic might sound a little strange you need … [Read more...] about One.com Acquires GratisDNS / Larsen Data
Earlier today ICANN's new CEO officially took the helm. Göran Marby is now officially ICANN CEO, taking over from interim CEO Akram Attalah. Marby also gets control of the ICANN CEO's Twitter account @icann_president and he (or more likely one of his team) has already started using it. Marby is currently attending the RIPE meeting in … [Read more...] about Göran Marby Takes The Reins At ICANN
You'll have to excuse me for the Shakespeare quote, but something is rotten in the state of Denmark.While talking to some of the people involved with the Danish domain industry it becomes evident that there is something something seriously wrong with how .dk handles disputes.A recent case revolved around the domain orango.dkThe domain had been registered for nearly 10 years … [Read more...] about Something is rotten in the state of Denmark : Danish Dispute Policies Allow Reverse Hijacks?
All registry operators have maintenance windows. In some cases they last a few minutes, while in others they can last a few hours.But DK Hostmaster has to "take the biscuit".They're shutting down all operations for a full 24 hours! While existing domains will continue to function as normal, the registry will be closed for all other operations for a full 24 hours.Is this some … [Read more...] about DK Registry To Close For 24 Hours!
It's official.DotDK is to come under new management from early 2009.The DotDK Society have released a full press release detailing some of the reasons why their new management will be a marked improvement for stakeholders.Afilias has been chosen to handle the registry backend, so the full deployment of EPP is to be expected.More information is available on the DotDK siteBoth … [Read more...] about Dotdk To Come Under New Management
There must be something in the air. I'm not sure exactly what it is, but there are a lot of things going on in the ccTLD world at the moment.In the UK Nominet's AGM is being held this week. This would normally provoke a yawn from most people - it's an AGM - how exciting can that be? This year's AGM looks like it could be quite entertaining, although it probably isn't going to … [Read more...] about Fun and Games In the ccTLD World