SpamCop has been around since the late 1990s. It's been a DNS blacklist used by email providers of varying sizes for 20 years.Somebody in SpamCop or its parent company Cisco forgot to renew the domain name, so it's currently going to the registrar's parking page:Of course this also means that all DNS records for the domain name are now being routed to the domain … [Read more...] about Spamcop Offline cos the Domain Expired!
The IEDR, who run the .ie country code top level domain name, are withdrawing from the "direct" market. From 31st March of this year onwards they will no longer offer people or organisations the ability to register domain names directly with them.Most domain name registries do not offer direct sales but operate via a "3 R"" model, namely "Registry", "Registrar" and … [Read more...] about IEDR Withdrawing From Direct Registration Market
Choosing a domain name for your business is important. Some companies end up with pretty awful domain names and end up switching to "better" ones after they've been in business for a while.One startup from Sweden (?) is offering an AI based service for lawyers.The service is aimed at assisting lawyers in drafting contracts and other legal documents. And they've chosen a … [Read more...] about A Fun Domain Choice
Next week Domain Pulse will be held in Bern, Switzerland next week.The event, which is run by the .ch, .at and .de domain name registries, is being hosted this year by Switch, the .ch (Swiss) domain registry.As usual the event runs over two days, with topics covered including:Cyber securityInternet governanceInternet security and tacking abuseDigital … [Read more...] about Domain Pulse 2019 Next Week
The Latvian city of Riga will play host to the first edition of "Baltic Domain Days" next month.The event will run over two days and is being organised in association with the .lv ccTLD registry, ICANN and the .ee and .lt domain registries.Registration for the event is 100% free, but is obligatory.The event agenda covers a number of topics including GDPR … [Read more...] about Baltic Domain Days to be Held in Riga, Latvia
Cloudfest (Aka WHD Global) will be held in March this year in Rust, Germany. As usual the event will be the biggest of its kind in Europe.The organisers behind the event like to bring quirky speakers and performers to their events and this year is no different. However the keynote speaker they're getting this time round won't be a human, but an actual … [Read more...] about CloudFest to Have Robot Keynote (Literally!)
RegistrarStats has been around for years. It was one of the better sources of information about domain registry market share, trends and, of course, statistics on registrars. It was. It hasn't been for quite some time.When the site was first made available most, if not all, of the data was available for free. If my memory serves me well the site also offered custom reports, … [Read more...] about RegistrarStats Going Dark
NamesCon will be held the last week of January (28th - 31st) in the Tropicana in Las Vegas. The venue is located right beside the strip, so it's close to the airport as well as a good range of hotels.The draft agenda for the event looks quite interesting, with a broad range of topics that would be of interest to domain registrars, registries and investors alike.Pricing … [Read more...] about NamesCon Offering 50% Off Tickets
DailyStormer is currently offline. If you attempt to visit the main domain name or any of its associated sections, which resided under various subdomains, you'll either get a "host not found" error or be greeted by something like this:The domain registration's status has changed slightly:Domain Name: DAILYSTORMER.COM Registry Domain ID: … [Read more...] about DailyStormer Offline as Google Pulls Domain Registration
Bill Sweetman from NameNinja has released a handy little guide to domain name pricing for startups. While the guide is aimed at businesses starting out, the information around domain name pricing is applicable to anyone who wants to either "upgrade" their online brand or launch a new one.The guide focusses primarily on .com domain names, but also mentions both ccTLDs, … [Read more...] about How Much Should Startups Budget for a Decent Domain Name?