ICANN have announced their implementation plans for the new AGP (Add Grace Period) Limits PolicyThe plan specifies that gTLD Operators (hereinafter referred to as "Operators") must inform each of their accredited Registrars of the new Policy within the next 21 days and subsequently implement the Policy as soon as possible thereafter but no later than 31 March 2009.The new AGP … [Read more...] about ICANN Announces Deadlines for New AGP Policy
Tucows (OpenSRS) Launch New Storefront For Resellers
Tucows, via their OpenSRS brand, are launching a new service option for their resellers - the storefront.In a move which brings their reseller offering into line with that offered by the likes of eNom and Directi, the Canadian based registrar is rolling out a "full ecommerce" solution for its reseller base.The company's blog has more details including screencasts of the … [Read more...] about Tucows (OpenSRS) Launch New Storefront For Resellers
Swedish Registry To Release Geographic Names in December
The Swedish domain registry has announced its plans to release roughly 4 thousand geographic domain names in December. In common with several ccTLDs a block list forbidding their registration had been in place, however the registry's board voted earlier this year to allow the domains be registered.The Swedish registry will also be transitioning to a more modern business model … [Read more...] about Swedish Registry To Release Geographic Names in December
Enom Targetted By Phishers
Enom, one of the largest registrars in the world, has been targetted by phishers.The company has posted an alert on the main page of their website with a screenshot of the fraudulent site.It's good to see them being public about this sort of attack, though it is worrisome nevertheless … [Read more...] about Enom Targetted By Phishers
Should Registries Contact Registrants About Renewals?
I've always had mixed feelings about registries contacting registrants directly.On one level it doesn't bother me in the least, but on another I can see how it causes confusionOver the past couple of years we've been dealing with an ever-growing number of registries and seen a wide variety of policies and implementations, but the contact policy is one that always causes some … [Read more...] about Should Registries Contact Registrants About Renewals?
UK Registrar 123 Reg Experiencing Issues?
According to several reports UK registrar and hosting company UK Reg has been experiencing intermittent issues.More details are available here and hereThe company issued a statement to explain what happened:123-reg experienced intermittent performance issues on its DNS servers between late afternoon on Friday 16 November and Sunday 18 November. This meant that some customers … [Read more...] about UK Registrar 123 Reg Experiencing Issues?