The .ie ccTLD, which is the country code domain name for Ireland has long had very restrictive policies governing registration. Even if you were Irish or had a business based in Ireland registering a domain name in the local country code extension wasn't straightforward - at least not compared to the ease with which you can register domains in .com, .eu or .co.uk. As I … [Read more...] about IE ccTLD Announces Liberalisation Date
"Universal Acceptance" is one of those terms you hear a lot when you attend ICANN meetings. In simple terms the idea is that all domain names, be they IDN or ASCII, no matter how long they are, should "work". When we say "work" what I mean is in relation to daily use. (There are people working on it) So, for example, you should be able to do things like: create an email … [Read more...] about Universal Acceptance Still Has A Long Way To Go
Radix Registry, the company behind .website, .host and .press, is running a giveaway / competition for the launch of .website. The .website launch is now scheduled to take place this afternoon at 1600 UTC. If you can guess correctly the number of .website domain names that are registered during the first day of GA (general availability) you could win a Go Pro Hero 3 … [Read more...] about Guess The Number of .Website Registrations & Win A GoPro!
SIDN, the registry operator for .nl, has announced the introduction of a new service for its registrars. The new phishing alert service harnesses data provided by Netcraft and will automatically email the registrar of record of any .nl domain name that is flagged as being used in a phishing attack.Every five minutes or so, SIDN checks Netcraft's suspect URL database,which is … [Read more...] about NL Registry Introduces Phishing Alert Service
ICANN's website contains a LOT of information. Some of it is useful, some of it is fascinating, but it's all valuable (to someone)The problem with the current site is that has grown so much over time that it is practically unusable. Unless you spend a silly amount of time using it (and I do!) it's nigh on impossible to find anything. Even when you spend a lot of time using the … [Read more...] about ICANN Site Revamp Unveiled