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IANA Gets ‘Distinction’ In Customer Engagement Survey - 12 December, 2019, 9:10 pm

ICANN this week published the results of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Customer Engagement Survey which measures customer satisfaction with the IANA functions. The overall score amongst all customer...

ICANN Publishes Updated Domain Name Marketplace Indicators - 11 December, 2019, 10:19 pm

ICANN Tuesday announced the release of updated industry metrics as part of its Domain Name Marketplace Indicators initiative. The initiative presents statistics related to generic top-level domains (gTLDs) and country...

ICANN Announces Additional New gTLD Data Escrow Provider Announced - 11 December, 2019, 9:49 pm

ICANN Monday announced that Joint Stock Company “Internet Exchange “MSK-IX” has been approved to provide data escrow services to generic top-level domain (gTLD) registry operators. All gTLD registry operators are...

Mandy Carver Appointed Senior VP of ICANN’s Government & IGO Engagement Team - 11 December, 2019, 9:42 pm

ICANN announced last week Mandy (Kathryn A.) Carver has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, Government & Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) Engagement. She reports to Göran Marby, ICANN...

Bizarre Plot Sees Man Jailed For Plotting Domain Name Theft At Gunpoint - 11 December, 2019, 9:18 pm

An American man has been sentenced to 14 years in jail after being convicted of having his cousin try to hijack a domain name from another man at gunpoint, reports...

World’s Largest New gTLD Backend Registry CentralNic Makes DNS Service Available To All TLD Registries - 10 December, 2019, 7:51 pm

CentralNic Registry Solutions has announced it is making its DNS service available to all top-level domain (TLD) operators. CentralNic operates one of the largest and most resilient Registry DNS networks...

New gTLD Registrations Top 30 Million For First Time - 10 December, 2019, 3:52 pm

The number of new gTLD registrations topped the 30 million registrations mark for the first time last week on the back of a surging .icu which has grown from 200,000...

Brace of 6-Figure Sales Top Weekly Chart - 10 December, 2019, 3:07 pm

A brace of 6-figure domain name sales topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 24 November, with greenroads.com coming out top, selling for...

EURid’s Award Winning Domain Abuse Prevention System Launches - 9 December, 2019, 10:30 pm

Last month it won eco’s Domains award and this month it officially launched. EURid’s abuse prevention mechanism that detects possible malicious .eu registrations officially launched on 4 December. Called “Abuse...

Following Supreme Court Decision, NIC Chile Receives Several Requests For .CL Registrant Data - 6 December, 2019, 10:34 pm

Following a decision in October where the Chilean Supreme Court forced Chile’s ccTLD manager NIC Chile to release limited domain name registrant information, there have been 4 requests, and one...

Heficed Launches IPv4 Address Lease and Monetisation Platform - 5 December, 2019, 12:24 pm

Heficed last week launched what the network infrastructure solutions provider is describing as a game-changing platform within the field of IPv4 addresses – the IP Address Market. The platform lets...

Chilean Supreme Court Orders NIC Chile To Release Domain Registrant Data, But Plaintiff Withdraws Request After Registrant Outcry: UPDATED - 4 December, 2019, 10:55 pm

In late October the Supreme Court of Santiago rule in favour of a freedom of information (FOI) request demanding a listing of .cl domain names and their renewal dates. However...

Tenth Iteration Of Operation In Our Sites Sees Over 30,000 Domains Seized - 3 December, 2019, 3:11 pm

A joint European-United States operation has seen 30,506 domain names seized that distributed counterfeit and pirated items over the internet during the tenth iteration of Operation In Our Sites (IOS...

.PL Domain Market Plateaus As Registration Growth Hard To Find - 2 December, 2019, 9:17 pm

It’s an issue that many ccTLDs in Europe and other developed markets throughout the world have encountered: new registrations are plateauing, and total registrations are either stable or slightly dropping....

TM.COM Sells For $1.25M To Become One Of Years 5 Biggest Sales - 2 December, 2019, 8:50 pm

Tm.com shot into the top 5 domain name sales for the year-to-date with a big $1.25m sale on the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week...

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