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IANA Gets ‘Distinction’ In Customer Engagement Survey - 12 December, 2019, 9:10 pm

ICANN this week published the results of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Customer Engagement Survey which measures customer satisfaction with the IANA functions. The overall score amongst all customer...

ICANN Publishes Updated Domain Name Marketplace Indicators - 11 December, 2019, 10:19 pm

ICANN Tuesday announced the release of updated industry metrics as part of its Domain Name Marketplace Indicators initiative. The initiative presents statistics related to generic top-level domains (gTLDs) and country...

ICANN Announces Additional New gTLD Data Escrow Provider Announced - 11 December, 2019, 9:49 pm

ICANN Monday announced that Joint Stock Company “Internet Exchange “MSK-IX” has been approved to provide data escrow services to generic top-level domain (gTLD) registry operators. All gTLD registry operators are...

Mandy Carver Appointed Senior VP of ICANN’s Government & IGO Engagement Team - 11 December, 2019, 9:42 pm

ICANN announced last week Mandy (Kathryn A.) Carver has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, Government & Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) Engagement. She reports to Göran Marby, ICANN...

Bizarre Plot Sees Man Jailed For Plotting Domain Name Theft At Gunpoint - 11 December, 2019, 9:18 pm

An American man has been sentenced to 14 years in jail after being convicted of having his cousin try to hijack a domain name from another man at gunpoint, reports...

World’s Largest New gTLD Backend Registry CentralNic Makes DNS Service Available To All TLD Registries - 10 December, 2019, 7:51 pm

CentralNic Registry Solutions has announced it is making its DNS service available to all top-level domain (TLD) operators. CentralNic operates one of the largest and most resilient Registry DNS networks...

New gTLD Registrations Top 30 Million For First Time - 10 December, 2019, 3:52 pm

The number of new gTLD registrations topped the 30 million registrations mark for the first time last week on the back of a surging .icu which has grown from 200,000...

Brace of 6-Figure Sales Top Weekly Chart - 10 December, 2019, 3:07 pm

A brace of 6-figure domain name sales topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 24 November, with greenroads.com coming out top, selling for...

EURid’s Award Winning Domain Abuse Prevention System Launches - 9 December, 2019, 10:30 pm

Last month it won eco’s Domains award and this month it officially launched. EURid’s abuse prevention mechanism that detects possible malicious .eu registrations officially launched on 4 December. Called “Abuse...

Following Supreme Court Decision, NIC Chile Receives Several Requests For .CL Registrant Data - 6 December, 2019, 10:34 pm

Following a decision in October where the Chilean Supreme Court forced Chile’s ccTLD manager NIC Chile to release limited domain name registrant information, there have been 4 requests, and one...

Heficed Launches IPv4 Address Lease and Monetisation Platform - 5 December, 2019, 12:24 pm

Heficed last week launched what the network infrastructure solutions provider is describing as a game-changing platform within the field of IPv4 addresses – the IP Address Market. The platform lets...

Chilean Supreme Court Orders NIC Chile To Release Domain Registrant Data, But Plaintiff Withdraws Request After Registrant Outcry: UPDATED - 4 December, 2019, 10:55 pm

In late October the Supreme Court of Santiago rule in favour of a freedom of information (FOI) request demanding a listing of .cl domain names and their renewal dates. However...

Tenth Iteration Of Operation In Our Sites Sees Over 30,000 Domains Seized - 3 December, 2019, 3:11 pm

A joint European-United States operation has seen 30,506 domain names seized that distributed counterfeit and pirated items over the internet during the tenth iteration of Operation In Our Sites (IOS...

.PL Domain Market Plateaus As Registration Growth Hard To Find - 2 December, 2019, 9:17 pm

It’s an issue that many ccTLDs in Europe and other developed markets throughout the world have encountered: new registrations are plateauing, and total registrations are either stable or slightly dropping....

TM.COM Sells For $1.25M To Become One Of Years 5 Biggest Sales - 2 December, 2019, 8:50 pm

Tm.com shot into the top 5 domain name sales for the year-to-date with a big $1.25m sale on the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week...