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Food for thought on the “new TLD” business models by Afnic’s Loïc Damilaville - 25 May, 2019, 12:04 am

There is always some degree of confusion in discussions about the “new TLDs”. Some points of view try to be optimistic, others on the contrary only highlight the bad news,...

Monument.com Tops Weekly Chart in 90K Sale - 24 May, 2019, 6:58 pm

Monument.com topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 28 April, selling for $90,000 in a sale through BQDN. It beat out fiona.com, which...

ICANN Publishes a Revised Draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025 - 24 May, 2019, 3:15 pm

ICANN today [23 May] published the Revised Draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021–2025. View the Revised Draft Plan [PDF, 199 KB]. This Revised Draft Strategic Plan reflects comments received...

.EU Registrations Continue To Drop Due To Brexit Fears - 22 May, 2019, 10:02 pm

The number of .eu and .ею domain name registrations have continued to fall as the likelihood of Brexit draws nearer as most UK registrants will lose their eligibility. In the...

Drug Rehab Keywords Take Out Top Spots On April .COM Trending Keywords - 22 May, 2019, 8:09 pm

There were 6 keywords that related to drug addiction and rehabilitation on Verisign’s top 10 list of trending keywords for .com in April: rehab, drug, centers, alcohol, treatment and addiction....

CentralNic Global Expansion Continues As It Acquires Australian Reseller TPP Wholesale - 22 May, 2019, 7:12 pm

The UK-based CentralNic Group has announced it’s entered a conditional agreement to acquire the Sydney-based TPP Wholesale, the leading platform for resellers of domain names and hosting in Australasia for...

What A Yotta.com! - 22 May, 2019, 6:47 pm

Yotta.com sold for a very nice $100,000 through Sedo topping the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 21 April, easily eclipsing second placed business.club,...

Global Domain Growth Hits Record Low: CENTR - 21 May, 2019, 10:15 pm

Growth among the 1,484 top-level domains around the world has dropped to a record low of 3.4% according to the latest CENTRstats Global TLD Report, but still reached an estimated...

NZ’s DNC Enters 4th MoU With PNG To Cooperate and Share Knowledge - 21 May, 2019, 9:35 pm

New Zealand’s Domain Name Commissioner has been sharing its expertise both in New Zealand and among a couple of Pacific countries, signing 4 Memorandums of Understanding, the latest announced this...

ICANN: Call for Volunteers: Implementation Review Team for Registration Data Policy Implementation - 21 May, 2019, 3:59 pm

ICANN is seeking volunteers to participate in an Implementation Review Team (IRT) to assist in the implementation of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) Team’s Phase 1 policy recommendations. The...

After 7 Years, ICANN Board Approves Amazon’s .AMAZON Application - 20 May, 2019, 1:19 am

ICANN has moved a step closer to delegating the .amazon top-level domain to Amazon, the online ecommerce company, after 7 years of negotiations with South American governments, who have been...

ICANN gTLD Registries and Registrars Required to Implement New Interim Registration Data Policy by 20 May - 20 May, 2019, 12:33 am

ICANN today [17 May] announced the implementation of the Interim Registration Data Policy for gTLDs which generic top-level domain (gTLD) registries and registrars (contracted parties) must implement by 20 May...

EURid Reminds Of Final Date For Cyrillic .EU Domains - 17 May, 2019, 11:06 pm

EURid is reminding registrants of .eu domain names that have Cyrillic character domain names will be deleted on 31 May following a 3 year phase out period that was announced...

.BLOG Announces Change of Backend Registry Provider, Moving to CentralNic - 17 May, 2019, 10:45 pm

The operator of the .blog top-level domain has announced they’re switching registry providers – from Nominet to CentralNic. In an announcement on their own blog, Knock Knock Whois There said...

PIR Announces Members of Newly Formed Advisory Council - 17 May, 2019, 9:34 pm

Public Interest Registry has announced the members of the Public Interest Registry Advisory Council, a newly formed group that now combines the membership and duties of the formerly separate .ORG...