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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...

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