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RightOfTheDot’s 2018 Live and Online Domain Name Auction at NamesCon - 9 December, 2017, 10:57 pm

RightOfTheDot and NameJet have partnered to launch the industry’s most premier domain name auction that is currently taking place online on the NameJet website in conjunction with the live domain...

ICANN: Webinar: Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review New Sections of Draft Report - 8 December, 2017, 2:38 pm

On 18 December 2017, the Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT) will host a webinar on the new sections of its Draft Report. The Draft Report was...

French Railways Say OUI.SNCF - 7 December, 2017, 3:14 pm

The French railway operator SNCF launched their new home online this week with their home page now oui.sncf. SNCF is one of the most prominent brands to make the switch...

Now It’s Time To Get .Health-y - 7 December, 2017, 1:24 pm

The .health new gTLD hit General Availability on 5 December, with the general public now able to register their own healthy domain names. However there are restrictions on how .health...

ICANN Launches the FY19 SO/AC Additional Requests Budget Process - 6 December, 2017, 9:22 pm

Today [5 Dec], ICANN launched the FY19 Supporting Organization and Advisory Committee (SO/AC) Additional Budget Request Process. An official email communication and post on the Finance Community Wiki marked the...

Neustar Moves From .BIZ To .NEUSTAR In Boost to New gTLDs - 5 December, 2017, 3:45 pm

Neustar has completed the transition from its .biz TLD to its very own .neustar. As of yesterday (4 Dec) it launched its revamped global website. Now Neustar’s homepage resolves to...

Another 3-Letter .COM Sale Tops Weekly Chart - 5 December, 2017, 3:40 pm

It’s a case of another 3-letter .com domain name topping the Domain Name Journal chart of (usually) weekly sales. But whereas last week eth.com topped the chart in a $2...

Criminals Increasingly Using “Combosquatting” To Deceive Internet Users - 1 December, 2017, 8:47 pm

Criminals online are increasingly using “combosquatting” to deceive internet users. The practice takes advantage of internet users being increasingly encouraged to check the domain name in an internet address before...

Ireland’s ccTLD Manager Announces Slight Relaxation of Eligibility Rules In Bid To Boost Use - 1 December, 2017, 1:59 pm

The Irish ccTLD .ie has some of the more restrictive eligibility rules in Europe, and hence has one of the lowest numbers of domains under management per capita. A slight...

ICANN: View the Latest Quarterly Stakeholder Update and Register for the Q&A Call on 7 December - 1 December, 2017, 1:36 pm

Today [30 Nov], ICANN published its FY18 Q1 Stakeholder Update, for the quarter ending 30 September 2017. You can view the report on the ICANN website as well as an...

Huge 3 Letter .COM Sale Tops “Weekly” Sales Chart - 1 December, 2017, 1:32 pm

The sale of eth.com for $2 million through Sharjil Saleem took out the honours on the Domain Name Journal’s chart of top reported sales for the fortnight ending 22 October....

Streamlined InternetNZ Group Appoints Jordan Carter as CEO - 30 November, 2017, 2:20 pm

A review of the InternetNZ Group, which includes InternetNZ, NZRS and the Domain Name Commission, and who manages all aspects of New Zealand’s ccTLD .nz, has led to the organisation...

Interpol-led Operation Sees Over 20,000 Domain Names Seized For Selling Counterfeit Goods - 29 November, 2017, 9:24 pm

An operation led by Interpol in conjunction with Europol’s Intellectual Property Crime Coordinated Coalition (IPC³), the US National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Centre and law enforcement authorities from 27 EU...

Decline in TLD Growth Rates Stabilises: CENTR Report - 28 November, 2017, 10:28 pm

Growth rates among the 1,500 plus top level domains available around the world has continued to decrease, with the trend being consistent since early 2016 when quarterly growth rates peaked....

Are New gTLDs Impacting on ccTLD Registrations? .PL Thinks So As Registrations Decline. - 28 November, 2017, 9:26 pm

The number of .pl domain names has decreased by 124,485 in the 12 months to 27 November according to statistics provided by NASK, the Polish ccTLD registry, and currently stand...