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.IS Shortens Its Grace Period - 20 February, 2018, 10:17 pm

The grace period (i.e the period from when a domain name is suspended until it is deleted) for .is domains has been 60 days since .is domain names were available....

Half Million Dollar Sale of HOME.LOANS Tops Weekly Chart - 20 February, 2018, 10:12 pm

It was a big week for sales of new gTLD domain names with home.loans selling for a whopping $500,000 through the registry, Donuts, to top the Domain Name Journal chart...

DENIC CEO Re-Elected as Chair of CENTR Board of Directors - 20 February, 2018, 9:57 pm

At the 59th General Assembly of the CENTR association held on 6 February in Zurich, Switzerland, DENIC CEO Dr. Jörg Schweiger was re-elected Chair of the Board of Directors. Also...

Global Domain Registrations Climb Up, But .NET and New gTLDs Slide Down: Verisign - 16 February, 2018, 10:37 am

Global domain name registrations continue to rise, with approximately 332.4 million registrations at the end of 2017 across all top level domains, according to the latest Verisign Domain Name Industry...

Donuts No Longer Just a “New” gTLD Company After Acquiring .TRAVEL - 15 February, 2018, 10:29 am

Donuts, with 238 new gTLDs and 3.629 million registrations according to nTLDstats, the largest of any registry by far, has added another gTLD to its portfolio, but this time it’s...

ICANN: Draft Procedure for Community gTLD Change Requests - 15 February, 2018, 9:57 am

Brief Overview Purpose: The ICANN organization is seeking comments on a draft procedure [PDF, 327 KB] for ICANN to consider changes to Specification 12 of Community generic Top Level Domain...

View the Latest Quarterly Stakeholder Update and Register for the Q&A Call on 22 February - 15 February, 2018, 8:42 am

Today [14 Feb], ICANN published its FY18 Q2 Stakeholder Update for the quarter ending 31 December 2017. Göran Marby, President and CEO, and Cherine Chalaby, Chairman of the Board have...

Google’s Chrome To Mark All HTTP Sites As Insecure Come July - 15 February, 2018, 5:31 am

Google is one of the many companies doing their bit to make the internet more secure. A significant milestone will occur in July 2018 for users of their Chrome browser...

.JP Domain Names Pass 1.5 Million - 14 February, 2018, 11:36 pm

Japan Registry Services announced the number of .jp domain name registrations as of 1 February passed the 1.5 million mark. To get to this point, JPRS notes they have improved...

EURid Suspends Almost 26,000 Domains With Ties To Identity Fraud - 14 February, 2018, 11:24 pm

EURid, the .eu and .ею registry, suspended 25,756 domain names with ties to identity fraud on 29 January. It was more than 5,600 above the 2017 figure of 20,126, of...

auDA Goes Gung-Ho With Threats Some Registrants Could Lose Their Domain Names - 14 February, 2018, 9:56 am

auDA, the .au policy and regulatory body, has decided to clamp down on a seemingly innocuous practice, that is of the occasional domain name registrant registering domain names with strings...

DomainTools Webinar: How DomainTools & MISP Enable an Effective Threat Intelligence Program - 14 February, 2018, 9:42 am

The Malware Information Sharing Platform, or MISP, is an open-source threat intelligence platform deployed across major organizations to consume, catalogue, and share IOCs (indicators of compromise). In this session, we’ll...

Crypto Keywords Dominated Verisign’s Trending Keywords One Month, Disappear the Next - 14 February, 2018, 9:03 am

New medical-related technologies appear to have had the biggest impact on Verisign’s top 10 trending keywords in English for their .com and .net top level domains in the month of...

Verisign Pumps Out Another Quarter of Strong Financial Growth - 13 February, 2018, 10:58 am

Verisign continues to pump out strong financial results with the fourth quarter of 2017 showing revenue of $296 million, an increase of 3% over the same quarter in 2016, while...

Brunei’s ccTLD Redelegated To Government Agency From Subsidiary BNNIC - 13 February, 2018, 10:33 am

According to a report in the Borneo Bulletin, the .bn ccTLD has been redelegated to the government’s communication agency, the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI), from...