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auDA Reaches Out To Bushfire Affected Registrants and Communities - 22 January, 2020, 8:55 pm

auDA announced this week 2 initiatives in response to the bushfire infernos ravaging Australia. The first is allowing registrants an extra 2 months to renew existing .au domain names and...

Canadian ccTLD Domain Tops 3 Week Christmas/New Year Chart - 22 January, 2020, 8:32 pm

The Christmas/new year period saw Domain Name Journal compile one report on top reported sales for the 3 weeks to 5 January. And unusually it was a ccTLD domain name...

Renewal Prices For .KE Third Level Domains Slashed In Bid To Boost Demand - 20 January, 2020, 4:38 pm

KeNIC has slashed the registry renewal fee for third level .ke domain names until 31 March in a bid to boost registrations and reduce the numbers of non-renewals according to...

CIRA is funding digital literacy, cybersecurity, and internet infrastructure projects through $1+ million fund - 18 January, 2020, 11:25 pm

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has announced the opening of its annual $1million+ Community Investment Program granting initiative for 2020. Not-for-profits, charities, and researchers are invited to apply for...

.eu ADR fees remain discounted until 30 June 2020 - 17 January, 2020, 5:30 pm

Following the agreement between EURid and both institutions appointed to rule on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) proceedings for the .eu top-level domain (the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center and the...

It Was A Masterstroke To Buy Mastermind.com In 2018 - 17 January, 2020, 5:23 pm

Mastermind.com topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 15 December, selling for $600,000 in a private sale earlier in 2019, but only revealed...

Use of .BRANDS and Efforts To Thwart Domain Name Abuse Industry Highlights For DOTZON’s Katrin Ohlmer - 15 January, 2020, 3:58 pm

Criminal activities continue to be an issue and challenge for the domain name industry, and it’s one of the main issues addressed in today’s Q&A with Katrin Ohlmer, CEO and...

Chris Mondini Appointed ICANN VP, Stakeholder Engagement, Europe and MD, Brussels - 15 January, 2020, 3:04 pm

ICANN Monday announced that Chris Mondini has been appointed Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement, Europe and Managing Director for the Brussels, Belgium office. He reports to Sally Costerton, Senior Vice President,...

Attend Informational Webinar on ICANN’s Draft FY21-25 Operating & Financial Plan and Draft FY21 Operating Plan and Budget - 15 January, 2020, 2:51 pm

ICANN is seeking community input on its draft FY21-25 Operating & Financial Plan and draft FY21 Operating Plan and Budget. Tomorrow, 14 January, is the last opportunity to attend an...

Register for ICANN67 Prep Week Webinars - 15 January, 2020, 2:45 pm

ICANN Tuesday released the schedule for ICANN67 Prep Week, which features a series of nine webinars to prepare the community ahead of the Community Forum in March. To attend any...

auDA Announces New CEO As They Look To End Over 3 Years Of Turmoil - 14 January, 2020, 1:43 pm

After more than 3 years of turmoil, auDA has put the last piece of the jigsaw in place for their new management and board. Today it was announced the new...

BRS Extends .FM Partnership With Micronesia - 13 January, 2020, 9:55 pm

BRS Media and FSM Telecommunications Corporation (FSMTC) recently announced the extension of their existing agreement to continue the partnership to market .fm, the ccTLD for the Federated States of Micronesia....

.PL Ends Domain Name Reservation Option - 12 January, 2020, 10:47 pm

Last week the Polish ccTLD registry ended the possibility where it was possible to reserve .pl domain names for 14 days prior to registration. So now under .pl, it’s a...

Donuts Partnership With UFTAA Sees Members Get .TRAVEL Domains For Big Member’s Discount - 12 January, 2020, 12:51 am

Donuts and the United Federation of Travel Agents’ Associations (UFTAA) have announced a new partnership to include the long underperforming .travel gTLD as an additional benefit for its members and...

.GAY Launching Sunrise For Trademark Holders In February - 10 January, 2020, 9:39 pm

The .gay top-level domain will be launching their Sunrise launch phases for trademark holders commencing February, running for 3 months to 6 May, the registry Top Level Design has announced....