Domain industry veteran Pinkard Alan Brand, better known as "Pinky", has left Afilias / DotMobi. Brand was with .mobi from before their launch and in recently had been focussing on the GoMobi product. With Pinky's deep industry knowledge and experience I'd expect to see him being snapped up fairly quickly! Related articles DotPro Registry Migrating To Afilias Backend … [Read more...] about Pinky Brand Leaves Afilas / DotMobi
Afilias, which runs .info and provides registry services to a lot of other domains, has acquired the .mobi registry operator - mTLD Ltd.The acquisition was officially announced on February 11th 2010, with both Afilias and mTLD releasing press releases etc., as well as a message to pass on to any registrants who might be concerned by the acquisition.Is this good news or bad … [Read more...] about Afilias Acquires dotMobi
I mentioned that dotMobi were planning to launch IDNs some time ago, but now they've announced a launch date. By the looks of things dotMobi are planning for a nice media coup, as the launch of the sunrise period for IDN coincides with the ICANN meeting in Asia on October 19th 2009 at 4am UTC.Unlike other IDN launches, dotMobi are being very specific about the launch and are … [Read more...] about DotMobi IDN To Launch October 29th
Caroline Greer's latest post to the dotMobi blog includes a preview of some of the domains that are up for auction next month.The auction, which will take place at T.R.A.F.F.I.C West in Las Vegas will be handled by MonikerSome of the domains are sure to attract a lot of attention, as they include banks.mobi, cards.mobi, tickets.mobi and porn.mobiSo how much will they … [Read more...] about Porn.mobi To Go Under The Hammer
Domain pricing is always an emotive subject.In recent discussions among Nominet members it came up as part of a discussion on drop-catching and domaining. Some people feel that the fees are too high, while others feel that they need to be increased significantly in order to discourage domainers. Within the Irish internet community the upcoming change to policy regarding … [Read more...] about Domain Pricing – What’s Going On?