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Neustar’s Nicolai Bezsonoff Discusses The “Vote of Confidence” In Being Awarded 10 More Years of .US - 22 July, 2019, 12:22 am

Last week Neustar was awarded a contract to continue operating the .us registry until 2029, which Neustar views as a “vote of confidence” in their “work thus far with .US,...

DomainTools Loses Appeal Against Their Use of .NZ Registrant Data - 21 July, 2019, 11:18 pm

A US Court last week upheld a decision that prevents DomainTools from breaching .nz domain names registrant’s privacy and publishing their personal details. The original decision prevented DomainTools from creating...

Bettingodds.com Comes Out Top As 6 6-Figure Domains Top Weekly Chart - 21 July, 2019, 9:46 pm

There were 6 six-figure domain name sales on the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales in the week ending 7 July with bettingodds.com coming out top in a...

ZADNA Fires CEO Vika Mpisane - 20 July, 2019, 11:39 pm

South Africa’s ccTLD manager the .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) has terminated their CEO Vika Mpisane effective 16 July 2019, according to a report in the South African MyBroadband, and...

“Solid” 2018 Sees PIR Reorganising and Boosting Revenues and Renewals in Challenging Times - 19 July, 2019, 11:04 pm

Public Interest Registry published their 2018 annual report Thursday, highlighting what for them was a “solid year for .org, from exceeding financial goals to continuing to grow a strong user...

Neustar Gets New US Government Contract For .US Registry Till 2029 - 18 July, 2019, 1:10 pm

Neustar and the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) yesterday announced Neustar has been awarded a contract to continue operating the .us ccTLD for up to...

The Annual ICANN APAC Space Survey is Now Open - 17 July, 2019, 9:51 pm

ICANN has launched the APAC Space Survey, which will remain open until 1 August 2019, 23:59 UTC. Your input will help to make the APAC Space more relevant to the...

New TLD applications: what’s the status of the next round? by Tony Kirsch, Neustar - 16 July, 2019, 10:40 pm

For many industry participants, the timing around opening the next round of new Top-Level Domain applications has been frustrating to say the least. However, with the recent ICANN Marrakech meeting...

Links.com Sells in €700,000 Blockbuster - 16 July, 2019, 9:53 pm

OK, the €700,000 ($798,000) sale of links.com which topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 23 June is small fry compared to last...

Afnic Annual Report Shows .FR Grew 4.4% in 2018 - 15 July, 2019, 9:52 pm

France’s .fr grew by 4.4% in 2018, outstripping both the French domain name market as a whole, which grew by 2.1%, according to the Afnic 2018 annual report and global...

.GR Hijacked By Sea Turtles - 13 July, 2019, 12:15 am

After several months of activity, the actors behind the “Sea Turtle” DNS hijacking campaign are not slowing down, according to a blog post on Cisco’s Talos Intelligence blog post this...

ICANN Publishes Post-ICANN65 Policy Report - 12 July, 2019, 11:14 pm

ICANN have published their Post-ICANN65 Policy Report. The report is an overview of decisions and outcomes from the Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees in Marrakech and provides resources to enable...

ICANN: GNSO Policy Development Process on IGO-INGO Access to Curative Rights Protection Mechanisms Policy Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration - 12 July, 2019, 11:01 pm

Brief Overview Purpose: This public comment proceeding seeks to obtain community input prior to Board action on certain final policy recommendations from the Generic Names Supporting Organization Policy Development Process...

As Afnic Takes On .MUSEUM Registry, Prices Set To Drop - 11 July, 2019, 10:05 pm

In 2018 Afnic, best known as the registry operator for France’s ccTLD .fr, was designated by the Paris-based International Council of Museums (ICOM) as the backend registry provider for .museum....

Z.UK In Most Demand As Nominet Releases Over 41,000 Second Level .UK Domains - 11 July, 2019, 7:56 pm

Following the launch of second level .uk registrations where existing third level registrants had 5 years to claim their corresponding .uk domain name, over 1.8 million out of over 10...