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Efty Teams Up With Payoneer To Add Safe And Secure Escrow Transactions - 6 April, 2017, 9:35 pm

Efty has announced they’ve partnered with global payments company Payoneer to add secure, licensed and global domain name transactions to the Efty platform through its escrow services. To celebrate the...

Rightside Publishes List of 106 of Their Biggest New gTLD Sales - 6 April, 2017, 9:20 pm

Rightside have published a list of every Platinum and Premium domain name sale above $10,000 they’re allowed to publicly reveal, the largest being video.games for $183,000. Rightside operates 40 new...

MMX Sees One Million .VIP Registrations By End of 2017 On Back of Strong Chinese Demand - 5 April, 2017, 9:53 pm

Demand from Chinese investors in new gTLDs remains strong and is largely responsible for the recent 200,000 new registrations in .vip, valued at $1.3 million, the registry MMX (Minds +...

Domaining Europe Conference to Feature Whiskey.com In Undeveloped Auction - 5 April, 2017, 8:52 pm

The upcoming Domaining Europe conference is set to see some big domain names up for auction, including whiskey.com and gastronomy.com. The whiskey.com domain name is set to go for a...

ICANN Releases Results of ICANN58 Survey - 4 April, 2017, 2:03 pm

On 3 April 2017, ICANN published the findings of the ICANN58 Community Forum survey. At the end of every ICANN Public Meeting, we ask participants to rate the sessions, facilities,...

UK Child Protection Agency Finds 5 TLDs Account For 80% of Child Porn - 3 April, 2017, 7:30 pm

Five top level domains accounted for 80% of all webpages identified as containing child sexual abuse images and videos, according to the 2016 annual report from the UK’s online reporting...

ICANN: Proposed Fundamentals Bylaws Changes to Move the Board Governance Committee’s Reconsideration Process Responsibilities to Another Board Committee - 3 April, 2017, 7:15 pm

Brief Overview ICANN is posting for public comment proposed Fundamental Bylaws revisions that would move the Board Governance Committee’s (BGC) responsibilities for the Reconsideration process as set forth under Article...

.ORG Domain Tops Chart in Week With No 6-Figure Sales - 3 April, 2017, 7:08 pm

There was only one domain name sale above $20,000 in a quiet week for big sales, and that allowed a non-.com domain name to top the weekly chart, with riseup.org...

ICANN Hires Domain Name Policy Expert to Head Engagement in China - 3 April, 2017, 7:06 pm

ICANN last week announced that Jian-Chuan Zhang has been appointed as the Head of China and will join the organization on 17 April 2017. Zhang will replace his predecessor Song...

ICANN: Join our webinar on Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Draft Report - 30 March, 2017, 1:00 pm

On Monday, 3 April 2017, join the Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT-RT) for one of two webinars on its Draft Report and Recommendations. This webinar provides...

.AFRICA Announce Launch Schedule With Sunrise Commencing on 4 April - 29 March, 2017, 11:45 pm

It took a couple of years to wind its way through the courts, and the vanquished DotConnect Africa hasn’t given up yet, but ICANN has delegated the right to operate...

Berlin Now Has One Million .DE Domains As .DE Growth Rate Declines - 29 March, 2017, 10:50 pm

The German capital of Berlin passed the one million .de domain name registrations in 2016, with 1,006,806 domains registered to its inhabitants at the end of the year, ahead of...

Boston Ivy Slashes Registry Fee For 4 Of Its New gTLDs By Up To 97% - 24 March, 2017, 8:15 pm

Boston Ivy is slashing the registry fee for 4 of its 6 new gTLDs by up to 97% in a bid to boost registrations. The Boston Ivy new generic Top...

Neustar Research Reveals 92% of UK Organisations Unaware of Impact DNS is having on Internet Users - 24 March, 2017, 8:03 pm

[news release] Neustar, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today [22 March] released findings from new research into how UK businesses are provisioning domain name system (DNS)...

.RU/.РФ Domains Registry Fee Increasing By 71% In July - 24 March, 2017, 7:44 pm

The registry fee for .RU and .РФ domain names is increasing to 120 rubles from the current 70 rubles, an increase of 71%, the registry, the Coordination Center for TLD...

Australia’s Instra Group to be acquired by UK company for AUD$33 million - 9 December, 2015, 9:48 am

MELBOURNE – 9 December 2015 – Leading domain name retailer Instra Group announced today that it has agreed to be acquired by UK-based CentralNic Plc. Instra Group supplies companies in Australia, New Zealand and worldwide with domain names and other services to protect their brands online. CentralNic, one of the fastest growing companies on the … Continue reading Australia’s Instra Group to be acquired by UK company for AUD$33 million

.nz is coming September 30th - 23 September, 2014, 10:08 am

The new top-level country code for New Zealand is being released on September 30th. Following the success of both .UK and .ID, we expect this domain to be hugely popular amongst registrants around the world. For those who already own a second-level domain such as .net.nz or .co.nz, your existing domain will put you in … Continue reading .nz is coming September 30th

Happy holidays, from Instra - 20 December, 2013, 11:02 am

Thank you all for helping to make 2013 such a great year. We are really looking forward to 2014 and the exciting launch of the new gTLDs! Over the holiday period some of our hard-working customer support team will be taking some well-earned holidays. Our staff will still be here to help you, however please … Continue reading Happy holidays, from Instra

New gTLDs…what is happening? - 27 November, 2013, 11:08 am

You may have heard that over the next year or so, a whole raft of new top-level domains (TLD’s), such as .Shop, .London, and .Bike, are being released. But what does this all mean? Is it really as big of a deal as some people are making out? And what does it mean specifically for … Continue reading New gTLDs…what is happening?

Instra and the Professional Web (.PW accreditation) - 18 June, 2013, 10:16 am

As a matter of constant practice, Instra is announcing yet another accreditation. “The Professional Web” is the aim for the .PW extension, and the concept is catching on very quickly. As you are undoubtedly accustomed to, Instra is staying on top of the global domain marketplace and growth in the name space has shown to … Continue reading Instra and the Professional Web (.PW accreditation)

MEGA Limited appoints new CEO - 7 February, 2013, 9:16 pm

Today, interim CEO of MEGA Tony Lentino announced the appointment of former CEO of InternetNZ, Vikram Kumar as the new CEO of MEGA. Mr Lentino will maintain a seat as a Director with MEGA.

Australian Domain Registrar Powers Mega.co.nz - 18 January, 2013, 6:13 pm

As Mega prepares to launch their new cloud storage service on January 19, 2013, Instra Corporation – a global domain name registrar – is primed to provide expert product, billing and technical support services to mega.co.nz users in anticipation of dramatic new global demand for the Mega service.

Instra Corporation Announces .CO Accreditation - 13 April, 2012, 11:32 am

Offers a memorable, available and global option for its customers to find their ideal digital personality Instra just keeps getting better and better. Today Instra has announced it is one of the accredited registrar partners for the .CO extension. As one of the world’s top domain name providers, this is just another way to extend … Continue reading Instra Corporation Announces .CO Accreditation

FREE .Brand Package by Instra for Top Level Domains - 6 December, 2011, 7:21 pm

Instra Corporation, a global domain brand protection company, has launched its gTLD flagship website, http://www.newtlds.com. In a bid to attract the premium top level domain market, Instra CEO Tony Lentino is unveiling targeted TLD promotions in an aggressive new marketing campaign. “Our initiative is to offer free or reduced-cost Instra application processes for those companies … Continue reading FREE .Brand Package by Instra for Top Level Domains

.XXX Sunrise period commences September 7 2011 - 5 September, 2011, 11:31 am

The registry will be accepting live Sunrise applications starting September 7 2011. Applicants that hold an existing adult domain name or trademark should apply to register their brand during the sunrise period to ensure that they have the best possible chance of securing their name in the .XXX name space. Trademark holders that want to … Continue reading .XXX Sunrise period commences September 7 2011