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Have Your Say On Making .NZ Even Better - 17 April, 2019, 9:53 pm

New Zealand’s Domain Name Commission is seeking feedback on their first independent review with a view to making the organisation even better and fit for purpose for the years ahead....

EURid Annual Report Shows .EU Down AS UK Registrations Plummet Pre-Brexit, But DNSSEC Up - 17 April, 2019, 8:39 pm

Registrations of .eu domain names in the United Kingdom plummeted in 2018, dropping over 76,000 to 240,887 from 317,286 at the end of 2017, the latest annual report from EURid...

Bahrain Launching Arabic .BH to Promote Arabic Content - 17 April, 2019, 6:49 pm

Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has been delegated the Internationalised Domain Name “.البحرين”, the Arabic equivalent of the country’s existing ccTLD .bh, to help promote Arabic content online. “The Arabic...

auDA Backtracks on Policy Changes That Would Have Banned Domaining - 16 April, 2019, 10:10 pm

Following international condemnation, in particular from the Internet Commerce Association, auDA has quickly backtracked on changes it was planning that would have banned domain investors from being part of .au....

DotMusic Claims Right To .MUSIC Beating 7 Others Including Google and Amazon - 13 April, 2019, 11:32 pm

Cypriot entrepreneur Constantine Roussos has beaten 7 other applicants, including Google, Donuts, Radix and Amazon, for the right to operate the .music new gTLD. “If someone told me back then...

DENIC Announces Changes To Supervisory And Executive Boards - 13 April, 2019, 11:03 pm

DENIC announced changes to their Cooperative’s bodies that oversee the running of the organisation through 2022 at their ordinary General Assembly held Thursday in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The meeting...

KPMG First Of Big 4 Professional Services Firms To Launch Own gTLD - 13 April, 2019, 10:51 pm

KPMG became the first of the big 4 professional services firms to launch their own new gTLD on 2 April when they moved their corporate websites to their own branded...

Updated Request for Proposal: ICANN’s Technical Compliance Monitoring System - 11 April, 2019, 11:48 am

ICANN is seeking to identify a provider to develop and maintain a Technical Compliance Monitoring system. The Technical Compliance Monitoring system is intended to enable the ICANN organization to help...

ICANN Publishes ICANN64 By the Numbers Report - 11 April, 2019, 11:42 am

ICANN published the ICANN64 By the Numbers Report Tuesday, which includes technical, demographic, and attendance statistics for the most recent ICANN Public Meeting in Kobe, Japan. The report summarizes the...

ICANN: ccNSO Review Assessment Report for Community Input; Join the Upcoming Webinar - 11 April, 2019, 11:34 am

Meridian Institute, the independent examiner performing the second review of ICANN‘s Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO), has published its assessment report for community consultation. Read the report [PDF, 940...

auDA ‘Not Engaged In Evidence-Based Policy Making’: ICA - 11 April, 2019, 10:52 am

Policy changes proposed an auDA Panel have been slammed by the Internet Commerce Association who have said they should ‘embrace domain investing’, “the Panel has found solutions in search of...

UK Government Advises British .EU Registrants to Plan For No Deal Brexit - 8 April, 2019, 2:42 pm

The UK government has issued yet another guidance on what British registrants of .eu domain names should do if Britain ends up leaving the European Union. The guidance notes “EURid...

Number of DNSSEC-Signed .CH Domains Jumps 8-Fold in 2 Years - 8 April, 2019, 1:55 pm

The number of DNSSEC-signed .ch domain names has jumped by 80% in the 12 months from January 2018, from around 45,000 to 81,000, and 8-fold from the 10,000 at the...

.BLOG Hits 200,000 Registrations Milestone - 8 April, 2019, 12:27 pm

The .blog new gTLD hit the 200,000 registrations mark on 1 April with the registry, Knock Knock Whois There, announcing the milestone last week along with a renewal rate of...

US Government Reiterates Opposition to Changes to WHOIS Resulting From EU’s GDPR - 4 April, 2019, 2:06 pm

The US government continues to be opposed to changes to Whois that they believe will have little benefit for consumer privacy and major benefits for cyber-criminals. The comments were made,...