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Early Access Period for .PAGE Commences October - 19 September, 2018, 8:44 pm

Google is launching the Early Access Period, a form of a Landrush period, from 2 October for their latest new gTLD, .page. Over the EAP, prices will gradually get lower...

German Courts Rebuff ICANN For Fourth Time Over WHOIS/GDPR Data Collection - 18 September, 2018, 9:03 pm

ICANN has suffered another setback in its desire to continue to collect and make public domain name registrant contact details following an appeal to a German High Court who ruled...

ZADNA Consulting on .ZA Wholesale Fee Review - 18 September, 2018, 8:37 pm

The .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) has issued an invitation for the South African domain name and internet community as well as the general public to comment on review of...

PIR: Worldwide Philanthropic Giving Trends from Largest Online Survey of Individual Donors - 18 September, 2018, 7:39 pm

Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain, and Nonprofit Tech for Good today [17 Sept] revealed the results of the second annual “Global Trends in Giving Report.”...

.BARCELONA Cuts Price To Make TLD More Accessible - 16 September, 2018, 12:53 am

The Barcelona City Council has cut the price of .barcelona domain names in a bid for it “to be accessible to all the citizens of the metropolitan area.” The price...

ICANN: Data Protection/Privacy Update Webinar Scheduled for 26 September - 15 September, 2018, 11:13 pm

ICANN today [13 Sept] announced that it will hold a webinar on 26 September 2018 from 15:00 to 16:00 UTC to provide an update on recent ICANN data protection/privacy activities...

ICANN: Request for Proposal: DNSSEC KSK Management Tools - 15 September, 2018, 11:10 pm

ICANN is soliciting proposals to identify a provider that will develop and maintain software for its affiliate Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) that will replace the existing Domain Name System Security...

Use of “7 Dirty Words” Now Allowed in .US - 14 September, 2018, 11:14 pm

After intervention from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Harvard University Cyberlaw Clinic, it’s now possible to register .us domain names with the “seven dirty words”. The change of course...

.NZ Wins Preliminary Injunction Against DomainTools to Keep Registrant Data Private - 14 September, 2018, 10:01 pm

New Zealand’s Domain Name Commission this week won a motion for preliminary injunction in a US court [pdf] to prevent DomainTools from accessing .nz’s Whois details and downloading the information...

Has GDPR Contributed To Spam Decline? 2 Organisations Say It’s Too Early To Tell - 12 September, 2018, 8:31 pm

Recently threat intelligence organisation Recorded Future published a blog post suggesting “spammers are not — at least at this time — rushing to launch new campaigns because of GDPR-enforced WHOIS...

August Trending Keywords for .COM, .NET and .BE - 12 September, 2018, 8:04 pm

Verisign and DNS Belgium both publish trending keywords for their biggest top level domains. For Verisign it’s .com and .net, for DNS Belgium it’s .be. In the last week they’ve...

There’s Money In Christianity.com. $600,000 Actually! - 12 September, 2018, 7:50 pm

Sedo’s Dave Evanson has shown there’s money in Christianity, brokering the sale of Christianity.com, which sold for a huge $600,000 to top the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported...

PIR Making Changes To Discounts, Rebates And Marketing Products They Offer Registrars - 11 September, 2018, 8:15 pm

The Public Interest Registry has announced changes to the way they deal with registrars. The changes impact on the discounts, rebates and marketing products offered by the registry. The changes...

Meet the 2018 .eu Web Awards finalists! - 10 September, 2018, 9:42 pm

EURid launched the .eu Web Awards in 2014 to acknowledge the best .eu websites around. Over the years, there have been nominations from over 1,000 beautiful, innovative, and impactful websites...

Canon Moves Email Addresses To Their .CANON domain - 9 September, 2018, 12:55 am

Canon Inc. recently announced that as of 20 August, their company email addresses that until now have ended with @canon.co.jp will now make use of their .canon new gTLD and...