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ICANN Draft FY19 Operating Plan and Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update - 21 January, 2018, 5:22 pm

Brief Overview Purpose: Focusing on ICANN‘s commitment to the multistakeholder model, ICANN‘s Draft FY19 Operating Plan and Budget and the current year update to the Five-Year Operating Plan are provided...

Ex-Pat Kiwi Comes Home to Head NZ’s Domain Name Commission - 20 January, 2018, 9:37 pm

Brent Carey has come home and will be heading New Zealand’s Domain Name Commission, according to an announcement from the Chair and Board of the Domain Name Commission. Carey will...

Cybercriminals abuse domain names that are released from registration, warn DNS Belgium - 20 January, 2018, 9:15 pm

Cyberland is in turmoil once again DNS Belgium, the Belgian ccTLD manager, is advising. At the beginning of the new year, their northern neighbours, the Netherlands, north detected that quite...

.CZ Turns 25! - 20 January, 2018, 8:56 pm

On 13 January the .cz ccTLD celebrated its 25th anniversary. The country code top level domain for the Czech Republic replaced .cs which disappeared along with Czechoslovakia. According to statistics...

Another 3L .COM Domain Tops Weekly Chart in 6-Figure Sale - 20 January, 2018, 6:23 pm

It was the fourth week in a row for a 6-figure domain name sale to top the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 17...

Register Company Name and Domain Name Together in South African Initiative - 19 January, 2018, 10:34 pm

The South Africans have come up with a unique initiative aimed at start-ups, in particular, to register a domain name at the same time as registering a company name. The...

Great Scot! .SCOT Domains Available From £10 - 19 January, 2018, 7:57 pm

The home of Scotland and Scottish culture online, .scot, currently has a promotion through selected registrars with domain names available from £10 until the end of February. Scotland’s own new...

ICANN: IANA Functions Customer Survey Results Available - 19 January, 2018, 2:29 pm

ICANN published the results of an annual survey that measures the perception of satisfaction among Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions customers regarding the services they receive. This survey is...

Webinar: Mapping Connected Infrastructure with ThreatConnect and DomainTools - 18 January, 2018, 10:25 pm

The more information you have about a potential threat, the better you can defend against it. In order to stay ahead of malicious actors, it is crucial that security teams...

ICANN Proposes Solutions To Deal With WHOIS and GDPR Conflicts - 18 January, 2018, 11:51 am

Enforcement of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming on 25 May and as of yet, ICANN still hasn’t worked out a way to deal with the...

Maximal Starting Repertoire version 3 (MSR-3) for Root Zone Label Generation Rules (RZ-LGR) - 18 January, 2018, 11:11 am

Brief Overview Purpose: ICANN is releasing for public comment version 3 of the Maximal Starting Repertoire (MSR-3: HTML, XML). This version is upwardly compatible with MSR-2 and adds three code...

ICANN: Implementation of the Consensus Policy for Protection of Certain Specific IGO and INGO Identifiers for All gTLDs - 17 January, 2018, 1:27 pm

ICANN today [16 Jan] announced that all ICANN generic top-level domain (gTLD) contracted parties must implement the new Consensus Policy concerning the protection of certain specific names of intergovernmental organizations...

EURid Report Finds IDNs Lead to More Diverse Content - 15 January, 2018, 4:21 pm

Internationalised domain names are a key component of a truly multilingual internet. It’s slow progress making the internet, and the Domain Name System, truly multilingual. The introduction of IDNs started...

ICANN: Establishment of the Internet and DNS Engagement Center in Seoul - 14 January, 2018, 11:21 pm

Today [12 Jan], the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) and ICANN announced the establishment of a partnership center known as the Internet and DNS Engagement Center in Seoul. This...

Potential Data Exposure in ICANN RFP System Resolved - 14 January, 2018, 11:02 pm

ICANN today [12 Jan] disclosed a potential data exposure with JAGGAER (formerly SciQuest), the software as a service (SaaS) tool used for sourcing suppliers via competitive bidding processes such as...

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