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IEDR Report Highlights Barriers to Irish SMEs Getting Online - 20 September, 2018, 9:13 pm

IE Domain Registry’s SME Digital Health Index, published this week, found 2 of the biggest barriers to SMEs doing more online are a lack of time (with 24% reporting as...

Quartet of 6-Figure Sales Top Weekly Sales Chart - 20 September, 2018, 7:02 pm

A quartet of 6-figure domain name sales, 2 each sold through NameExperts and Sedo, topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 2 September....

Webinar: 5 Ways to Get an “A” in Cybersecurity – DomainTools Cybersecurity Report Card - 20 September, 2018, 12:07 pm

The cybersecurity landscape is evolving at a rapid pace. As a result, security teams are working hard to stay on top of the learning curve and maintain a mature security...

Early Access Period for .PAGE Commences October - 19 September, 2018, 8:44 pm

Google is launching the Early Access Period, a form of a Landrush period, from 2 October for their latest new gTLD, .page. Over the EAP, prices will gradually get lower...

German Courts Rebuff ICANN For Fourth Time Over WHOIS/GDPR Data Collection - 18 September, 2018, 9:03 pm

ICANN has suffered another setback in its desire to continue to collect and make public domain name registrant contact details following an appeal to a German High Court who ruled...

ZADNA Consulting on .ZA Wholesale Fee Review - 18 September, 2018, 8:37 pm

The .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) has issued an invitation for the South African domain name and internet community as well as the general public to comment on review of...

PIR: Worldwide Philanthropic Giving Trends from Largest Online Survey of Individual Donors - 18 September, 2018, 7:39 pm

Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain, and Nonprofit Tech for Good today [17 Sept] revealed the results of the second annual “Global Trends in Giving Report.”...

.BARCELONA Cuts Price To Make TLD More Accessible - 16 September, 2018, 12:53 am

The Barcelona City Council has cut the price of .barcelona domain names in a bid for it “to be accessible to all the citizens of the metropolitan area.” The price...

ICANN: Data Protection/Privacy Update Webinar Scheduled for 26 September - 15 September, 2018, 11:13 pm

ICANN today [13 Sept] announced that it will hold a webinar on 26 September 2018 from 15:00 to 16:00 UTC to provide an update on recent ICANN data protection/privacy activities...

ICANN: Request for Proposal: DNSSEC KSK Management Tools - 15 September, 2018, 11:10 pm

ICANN is soliciting proposals to identify a provider that will develop and maintain software for its affiliate Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) that will replace the existing Domain Name System Security...

Use of “7 Dirty Words” Now Allowed in .US - 14 September, 2018, 11:14 pm

After intervention from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Harvard University Cyberlaw Clinic, it’s now possible to register .us domain names with the “seven dirty words”. The change of course...

.NZ Wins Preliminary Injunction Against DomainTools to Keep Registrant Data Private - 14 September, 2018, 10:01 pm

New Zealand’s Domain Name Commission this week won a motion for preliminary injunction in a US court [pdf] to prevent DomainTools from accessing .nz’s Whois details and downloading the information...

Has GDPR Contributed To Spam Decline? 2 Organisations Say It’s Too Early To Tell - 12 September, 2018, 8:31 pm

Recently threat intelligence organisation Recorded Future published a blog post suggesting “spammers are not — at least at this time — rushing to launch new campaigns because of GDPR-enforced WHOIS...

August Trending Keywords for .COM, .NET and .BE - 12 September, 2018, 8:04 pm

Verisign and DNS Belgium both publish trending keywords for their biggest top level domains. For Verisign it’s .com and .net, for DNS Belgium it’s .be. In the last week they’ve...

There’s Money In Christianity.com. $600,000 Actually! - 12 September, 2018, 7:50 pm

Sedo’s Dave Evanson has shown there’s money in Christianity, brokering the sale of Christianity.com, which sold for a huge $600,000 to top the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported...

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