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Verisign Gets Green Light To Up .COM Registry Fee In New Registry Agreement - 1 April, 2020, 12:03 am

Verisign last week pledged not to increase the registry fee for any of the top-level domains they manage in 2020 as a way of assisting registrants during the current Coronavirus/Covid-19...

All .ZA Websites Required To Link Government Covid-19 Portal - 31 March, 2020, 10:45 pm

All websites that use a .za domain name are required to link back to the South African government’s Coronavirus information page, according to a regulation published in the Government Gazette...

ICANN Chair Discusses The Next Generation and Internet Governance and Future of the DNS: Domain Pulse 2020 - 31 March, 2020, 8:01 pm

Young people are the future. And the next generation was the feature of the first morning of the Domain Pulse conference in Innsbruck, Austria, in February. First up was a...

DDoS Attacks Increase 180% in 2019: Neustar - 31 March, 2020, 3:27 pm

Neustar‘s Security Operations Center (SOC) saw a 168% increase in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in Q4 2019, compared with Q4 2018, and a 180% increase overall year-on-year. According to their...

Nominet Identifies Around 500 Potentially Malicious .UK Domains Related To Covid-19 - 30 March, 2020, 10:01 pm

Nominet has suspended over 180 .uk domain names related to the current Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic with a blend of manual and automated checking processes that has helped the .uk registry to...

NIC Chile Responds To Coronavirus Giving Registrants More Time - 27 March, 2020, 10:09 pm

With COVID-19 (coronavirus) wreaking havoc around the world, NIC Chile has given registrants of .cl domain names some respite in case they’re not able to pay for their domain name...

Verisign Freezes Registry Fee For All Their TLDs For 2020 And Donates $2M To Relief Efforts - 26 March, 2020, 3:34 pm

Verisign announced their response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) Wednesday with the two main initiatives for those outside the organisation being a freezing of the registry fee for all their top-level domains,...

Nominet To Introduce Law Enforcement Landing Pages For .UK Domains Suspended Due To Criminal Activity - 25 March, 2020, 4:58 pm

Domain names suspended due to criminal activity for the United Kingdom’s ccTLD will soon display or be redirected to law enforcement landing pages, the .uk registry Nominet announced Tuesday. Working...

Curiosities And Little Known Facts About .NZ - 24 March, 2020, 9:01 pm

A recent blog post on the New Zealand Registry Services site has outlined a few interesting facts about .nz. Such as the top 20 words or strings in the .nz...

ICANN: Invitation to Join Strategic Outlook Trends Identification Session - 24 March, 2020, 7:20 pm

ICANN invites the community to participate in an open strategic outlook trends session to help ICANN continue to be aware of trends that affect its mission and mandate. With the...

ICANN Chair On Privacy And How It Relates To The DNS Community: Domain Pulse 2020 - 23 March, 2020, 3:10 pm

ICANN Chair Maarten Botterman spoke at the recent Domain Pulse conference in Innsbruck, giving a keynote address titled My Vision for Internet Governance and ICANN. He also participated in a...

New York AG Asks Domain Name Registrars to Halt and De-list Domain Names Used for Coronavirus-Related Scams and Fake Remedies - 22 March, 2020, 1:42 am

New York Attorney General Letitia James Friday sent letters to a number of domain name registrars in an effort to stop the registration and use of domain names by individuals...

Donuts On Its Domain Protection Service, Mitigating Homographic Abuse And Better Protecting Brands And Individuals - 21 March, 2020, 12:21 am

Donuts, operator of 239 new gTLDs and managing 5.8 million domain names, has developed its own service that helps to protect registrants in its gTLDs from malicious registrations. The service,...

ICANN’s GDD Industry Summit and DNS Symposium Cancelled - 19 March, 2020, 3:43 pm

ICANN Wednesday announced that its annual GDD Industry Summit and ICANN DNS Symposium, which were to be held in Paris, France, in early May 2020, have been cancelled. The decision...

ICANN: Phase 1 Initial Report of the Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs Policy Development Process - 19 March, 2020, 3:40 pm

Brief Overview Purpose: This Public Comment proceeding seeks to obtain input on the Phase 1 Initial Report of the Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) in All gTLDs Policy...