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.IE Grows 40% In 5 Years, With Recent Brexit-Fuelled Surge: IEDR - 16 August, 2019, 5:27 pm

Ireland’s ccTLD .ie has grown 40% in 5 years the latest .IE Domain Profile Report published this week by IE Domain Registry shows, fuelled by a registration rule change, a...

.EU Registrations Boom In Ireland As UK Collapse Continues On Brexit Fears - 15 August, 2019, 10:46 pm

Registrations of .eu domain names in the United Kingdom have almost halved, declining 46.7% to 162,287 in the year to the end of June and 13.9% for the quarter as...

Verisign’s Top Trending .COM/.NET June Keywords Reveals… - 14 August, 2019, 9:45 pm

Verisign released their top 10 trending keywords in English for .com and .net for June this week. Verisign note that there’s often a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy...

ICANN Wants Your Help To Get To SXSW - 14 August, 2019, 9:07 pm

No, ICANN isn’t impoverished. They don’t need financial help! But they want your voting support to get their proposed panel discussion voted to be discussed at SXSW’s 2020 event. The...

CENTR Registrar Day and CENTR Awards Coming on 8 October - 13 August, 2019, 9:53 pm

CENTR is to hold its annual pan-European Registrar Day in at The Hotel in Brussels, Belgium, on 8 October. It will be followed by the fourth CENTR Awards, which aim...

Neustar Says Hello.vu As It’s Appointed Registry For Vanuatu’s ccTLD - 13 August, 2019, 3:04 pm

Neustar has been appointed as registry operator for Vanuatu’s ccTLD, .vu, by the Office of the Vanuatu Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) following a competitive tender process. Adding .vu...

ICANN65 Fellowship Program Post-Meeting Report and ICANN66 Statements of Interest Are Now Available - 9 August, 2019, 3:31 pm

Today [8 Aug], ICANN announced the publication of its ICANN65 Fellowship Program Post-Meeting Report [PDF, 356 KB]. The report, authored by fellows, provides information on their pre-meeting activities, meeting highlights,...

EURid Signs Up For nic.at’s RcodeZero DNS Anycast - 8 August, 2019, 11:18 pm

EURid’s top level domains – .eu, the Cyrillic ею, and soon the Greek .ευ – are now using nic.at’s Anycast service RcodeZero DNS following extensive testing in recent months. The...

Public Interest Registry Appoints Laurie Tarpey as Chief Financial Officer - 8 August, 2019, 10:50 pm

Today, Public Interest Registry (PIR) announced the hiring of Laurie Tarpey as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). With extensive experience leading finance operations for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, Laurie will...

Rwanda Looks To Boost Awareness And Adoption Of .RW - 8 August, 2019, 10:15 pm

The Rwandan government is aiming to boost the digital footprint of the east-central African country of 12.2 million people, the Ministry of ICT and Innovation in partnership with RICTA Rwanda...

On Day CentralNic Completes Hexonet Deal, Announces Another Registrar Acquisition - 8 August, 2019, 9:42 pm

On the day when CentralNic announced it had completed its acquisition of the German/Canadian Hexonet Group, it announced it was acquiring another registrar, this time the privately-owned New Zealand Ideegeo...

EURid Gearing Up For 2019 .eu Web Awards - 6 August, 2019, 10:12 pm

The nomination and voting period for the 2019 .eu Web Awards is now closed and EURid is gearing up to announce the finalists on 3 September. This year there were...

After White Terrorism Act in El Paso, Cloudflare Terminates 8chan’s Hate - 5 August, 2019, 10:42 pm

It wasn’t the first time a white terrorist had committed a massacre, nor the first time the terrorist had posted their intentions on 8chan, but Cloudflare has decided they’ve had...

Radix Sells $1.36m In Premium Domains in 6 Months - 2 August, 2019, 10:54 pm

Radix released a report on the sale of premium domain names across their new gTLDs from January to June this week, with over 80 domain names sold for more than...

auDA Rudderless As CEO “Resignation” Follows Chair’s Walk Out - 1 August, 2019, 3:14 pm

Tuesday’s sudden departure of the auDA CEO comes during a protracted period of turmoil at the .au policy and regulatory body and leaves nobody at the .au policy and regulatory...