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Last Week For Comments on Proposed ICANN GDPR-Compliant Whois Policy - 17 December, 2018, 10:08 pm

It’s the last week for comments on ICANN’s proposals on how it deals with registration data collected for generic top level domains and become permanently compatible with the EU’s GDPR....

.IR Registrations Hit One Million Mark - 17 December, 2018, 9:43 pm

Registrations of second level .ir domain names passed the one million mark in recent days statistics from the registry IRNIC show. The most recent statistics show there are 1,002,565 .ir...

ICANN: Technical Study Group on Access to Non-Public Registration Data Begins Work - 16 December, 2018, 11:02 pm

The Technical Study Group on Access to Non-Public Registration Data (TSG-RD) began its work this week. The group is made up of 10 invited members with expertise in the Registration...

.LAW and .ABOGADO Eligibility Simplified From 2019 - 14 December, 2018, 11:12 pm

Eligibility for .law and .abogado new gTLDs will be simplified from 7 January 2019, the registry Minds + Machines (MMX) has announced, in a bid to boost registrations. In an...

Repurposed ccTLDs Showing Higher Levels of Phishing: APWG - 14 December, 2018, 10:55 pm

Some of the TLDs with the highest levels of domain names used for phishing are in “repurposed” ccTLDs – those where management rights have been granted to third parties who...

.DK Introducing Domain Name Transfer Fee - 13 December, 2018, 11:02 pm

DK Hostmaster is to introduce a fee for transferring .dk domain names for the first time as of 1 January 2019. The fee will be DKK50 (€6.70/US$7.60). DK Hostmaster, Denmark’s...

SWITCH Divests Itself of switchplus To Belgian Webhoster - 13 December, 2018, 10:35 pm

SWITCH, the registry for Switzerland’s ccTLD .ch and Liechtenstein’s .li, has sold its registrar business switchplus to the Belgian webhoster Combell Group. Since the early stages of the Swiss internet,...

Escrow.com Steps Up Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Program With Former HSBC VP’s Appointment - 13 December, 2018, 2:15 pm

Escrow.com has appointed former HSBC Vice President, Senior Manager Regional Regulatory Compliance Officer – West Coast, Fereba Ashufta, to lead its Anti Money Laundering Compliance Program. Ashufta joins Escrow.com as...

DNS Inventor Says .LUXE ‘First Genuine Piece Of DNS Related Innovation In Last Decade’ - 12 December, 2018, 11:16 pm

When new gTLDs were being discussed there were some that viewed them as an opportunity for new business ideas, and new ways of doing business. One was Adrian Kinderis, then...

Verisign’s November Trending Keywords for .COM and .NET - 12 December, 2018, 10:36 pm

The number of .com and .net domain names registered around the world is a combined 151.7 million – 137.6 million for .com and 14.1 million for .net. And Verisign, the...

Elon Musk Reveals He Paid $11 Million For Tesla.com - 11 December, 2018, 9:54 pm

Elon Musk revealed Sunday he paid $11 million for tesla.com in 2016, making it the second largest publicly revealed price paid for a domain name. Musk revealed the purchase price...

Europeans Anywhere Able To Register .EU Domains From 2019 - 9 December, 2018, 11:41 pm

Citizens of the European Union no matter where they reside in the world will be able to register .eu domain names in 2019, according to new rules announced on 5...

As Global Domain Name Registrations Slowly Rise, .NET Slides and New gTLDs Growing: Verisign - 7 December, 2018, 8:11 pm

Globally domain name registrations grew to approximately 342.4 million at the end of the third quarter of 2018, an increase of approximately 2.6 million, or 0.8%, compared to the second...

PIR Announces Jonathon Nevett As New CEO - 6 December, 2018, 2:27 pm

Public Interest Registry has announced Jonathon Nevett will commence as their new CEO on 17 December, replacing Brian Cute who resigned in May. Nevett, a Donuts co-founder, himself recently stepped...

PIR Calls For Board Nominations - 4 December, 2018, 3:58 pm

The Public Interest Registry (PIR), who operates a number of gTLDs including .org, ngo and .ong and associated internationalised domain names, has begun accepting nominations for their Board of Directors....