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Radix Sells Premium Domains Valued at $1.7m From July to December, a 22% Increase - 24 January, 2020, 4:31 pm

Radix sold premium domain names in their new gTLDs to the value of $1.657 million in the second half of 2019, an increase of 22% on the previous 6 months...

auDA Reaches Out To Bushfire Affected Registrants and Communities - 22 January, 2020, 8:55 pm

auDA announced this week 2 initiatives in response to the bushfire infernos ravaging Australia. The first is allowing registrants an extra 2 months to renew existing .au domain names and...

Canadian ccTLD Domain Tops 3 Week Christmas/New Year Chart - 22 January, 2020, 8:32 pm

The Christmas/new year period saw Domain Name Journal compile one report on top reported sales for the 3 weeks to 5 January. And unusually it was a ccTLD domain name...

Renewal Prices For .KE Third Level Domains Slashed In Bid To Boost Demand - 20 January, 2020, 4:38 pm

KeNIC has slashed the registry renewal fee for third level .ke domain names until 31 March in a bid to boost registrations and reduce the numbers of non-renewals according to...

CIRA is funding digital literacy, cybersecurity, and internet infrastructure projects through $1+ million fund - 18 January, 2020, 11:25 pm

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has announced the opening of its annual $1million+ Community Investment Program granting initiative for 2020. Not-for-profits, charities, and researchers are invited to apply for...

.eu ADR fees remain discounted until 30 June 2020 - 17 January, 2020, 5:30 pm

Following the agreement between EURid and both institutions appointed to rule on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) proceedings for the .eu top-level domain (the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center and the...

It Was A Masterstroke To Buy Mastermind.com In 2018 - 17 January, 2020, 5:23 pm

Mastermind.com topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 15 December, selling for $600,000 in a private sale earlier in 2019, but only revealed...

Use of .BRANDS and Efforts To Thwart Domain Name Abuse Industry Highlights For DOTZON’s Katrin Ohlmer - 15 January, 2020, 3:58 pm

Criminal activities continue to be an issue and challenge for the domain name industry, and it’s one of the main issues addressed in today’s Q&A with Katrin Ohlmer, CEO and...

Chris Mondini Appointed ICANN VP, Stakeholder Engagement, Europe and MD, Brussels - 15 January, 2020, 3:04 pm

ICANN Monday announced that Chris Mondini has been appointed Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement, Europe and Managing Director for the Brussels, Belgium office. He reports to Sally Costerton, Senior Vice President,...

Attend Informational Webinar on ICANN’s Draft FY21-25 Operating & Financial Plan and Draft FY21 Operating Plan and Budget - 15 January, 2020, 2:51 pm

ICANN is seeking community input on its draft FY21-25 Operating & Financial Plan and draft FY21 Operating Plan and Budget. Tomorrow, 14 January, is the last opportunity to attend an...

Register for ICANN67 Prep Week Webinars - 15 January, 2020, 2:45 pm

ICANN Tuesday released the schedule for ICANN67 Prep Week, which features a series of nine webinars to prepare the community ahead of the Community Forum in March. To attend any...

auDA Announces New CEO As They Look To End Over 3 Years Of Turmoil - 14 January, 2020, 1:43 pm

After more than 3 years of turmoil, auDA has put the last piece of the jigsaw in place for their new management and board. Today it was announced the new...

BRS Extends .FM Partnership With Micronesia - 13 January, 2020, 9:55 pm

BRS Media and FSM Telecommunications Corporation (FSMTC) recently announced the extension of their existing agreement to continue the partnership to market .fm, the ccTLD for the Federated States of Micronesia....

.PL Ends Domain Name Reservation Option - 12 January, 2020, 10:47 pm

Last week the Polish ccTLD registry ended the possibility where it was possible to reserve .pl domain names for 14 days prior to registration. So now under .pl, it’s a...

Donuts Partnership With UFTAA Sees Members Get .TRAVEL Domains For Big Member’s Discount - 12 January, 2020, 12:51 am

Donuts and the United Federation of Travel Agents’ Associations (UFTAA) have announced a new partnership to include the long underperforming .travel gTLD as an additional benefit for its members and...

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