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 ..
If you're heading to London for the ICANN meeting at the end of the month you might consider going over a couple of days early for the Commonwealth DNS Forum. The event is being organised by The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), ICANN and Nominet. If you come from a Commonwealth country then the event is free, otherwise it's £499.00 Full details and … [Read more...] about Commonwealth DNS Forum at #ICANN50 Venue
ICANN has quietly launched the site for this summer's meeting in London. If you're a domain geek (and since you're reading this site you probably are .. ) you might notice that the URL structure has changed. Up until now ICANN was using $city$meetingnumber.icann.org whereas now they're using meetings.icann.org/$meetingnumber I don't know if that is a significant change … [Read more...] about ICANN Opens Hotel Reservations for London Meeting
RIPE has announced its meeting dates and locations from now until May 2015! Very handy if you like to be able to plan in advance. Here are the dates and venues: RIPE Meetings RIPE 67: Athens, Greece, 14-18 October 2013 RIPE 68: Warsaw, Poland, 12-16 May 2014 RIPE 69: London, 3-7 November 2014 (TBC) RIPE 70: Amsterdam, 18-22 May 2015 (TBC) Regional … [Read more...] about RIPE Announces Meeting Dates and Locations
UK domain company CentralNic will announce tomorrow its plans to float on London's AIM. In an interview with the Telegraph CentralNic's CEO Ben Crawford outlines the company's plans which should be announced officially tomorrow. The entire play is based around CentralNic's new TLD business. The company is providing registry backend services for a number of applications … [Read more...] about Centralnic To Float On Stock Exchange
Nominet, who operate .uk, have announced plans for a number of "roundtables" on their "direct.uk" proposal, which we covered recently. There will be events held in London, Cardiff, Manchester and Belfast. An "open house" is also planned for 8 November in London. Full details of the various events are on the Nominet site Later in November Nominet will be holding … [Read more...] about Nominet To Hold Consultations On “Direct.uk” With Stakeholders
Rumours were flying around last night that the Dot Nxt conference scheduled for London next week had been cancelled again. Michael Berkens posted about the rumour over on his blog. Now this appears to have been confirmed by one of the attendees: https://twitter.com/ausregistryint/status/238539841585967104 Cancelling at this short notice will mean that a lot of … [Read more...] about Dot Nxt Cancelled
I'm not 100% sure if this is "news" or I simply didn't spot it until now ... In any case DotNxt has published the full list of speakers for their conference next month in London. The conference had originally been scheduled to take place prior to the Prague ICANN meeting, but with so many delays in the new TLD program the conference organisers postponed it. So who is down … [Read more...] about DotNxt Speakers Announced
The Chilean ccTLD has expanded its DNS infrastructure with the addition of three new nameservers in London, Amsterdam and Tokyo. The registry has been expanding its external DNS infrastructure over the last couple of years and now has DNS in multiple locations across the globe: Further details on their site … [Read more...] about Chilean Domain Registry Expands DNS Infrastructure
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?