Radix, who have applied for several domain extensions, announced today the launch of the .host pioneer program. The .host domain is pretty self-explanatory and is aimed at companies operating in the hosting sector. They've been doing quite a bit of targeted marketing over the last year with them exhibiting at industry events worldwide such as HostingCon and World Hosting … [Read more...] about DotHost Launch Pioneer Program
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The .uk launch today has been getting quite a bit of press coverage. Getting a big name celebrity like Stephen Fry to endorse the shorter namespace is also a nice win for Nominet. As part of the PR around the launch they've also put out a big welcome sign near Heathrow airport: http://youtu.be/_nRZjZO9gk4 And they did register the domain and put up a minisite … [Read more...] about Welcome to the .uk .. Unless You’re Not in the UK ..
OVH, a French registrar and hosting provider, has been sent a breach notice by ICANN. The registrar had not updated its whois format to be compliant with the 2013 RAA. So for example, a whois lookup on ovh.net currently returns: # local time : Friday, 16-May-2014 15:22:25 CEST # gmt time : Friday, 16-May-2014 13:22:25 GMT # last modify : … [Read more...] about OVH Pulled Up By ICANN Due To Whois Format
Chinese registrar BizCN.com has been hit with a breach notice by ICANN. The registrar might not have exactly a "stellar" reputation in certain circles as it's often associated with "rogue online pharmacies" and other forms of online abuse. ICANN's letter to BizCN outlines a number of issues associated with a couple of domains specifically rapetube.org … [Read more...] about Chinese Registrar Bizcn Hit With Breach Notice
A small French registrar based in Paris has been sent a breach notice by ICANN's compliance team. Mistername appears to be a very small registrar and from what I can gather has less than 100 names on its accreditation (if it has more then I'm obviously looking in the wrong place!). The Mistername site is incredibly rudimentary and seems to consist of only a couple of … [Read more...] about Small French Registrar Smacked by ICANN Compliance