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ICANN Postpones Middle East DNS Forum Over Coronavirus Outbreak - 28 February, 2020, 10:53 am

ICANN announced Thursday the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak had forced it to postpone its Middle East DNS Forum, scheduled for 24-25 March 2020, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The decision, ICANN explained,...

GGRG’s Latest Liquid Domains Report Shows Public Sales Up 30%, Escrow.com Sales Down 13.3% For Q4 - 26 February, 2020, 9:49 pm

Sales of publicly traded liquid domain names rose 30% to $7,281,979 in the quarter ending December 2019, while those sales using Escrow.com declined 13.3% to $12,195,427, according to the latest...

IP Address Marketplace to Accelerate Sales: Heficed Case Study - 26 February, 2020, 9:07 pm

The IP address market is getting more chaotic due to IPv4 address exhaustion. IP address suppliers search for potential clients, and companies are looking for available addresses and best prices in...

10 Years Between New gTLD Applications Is Too Long: Domain Pulse Q&A With Jovenet Consulting’s Jean Guillon - 25 February, 2020, 8:32 am

Dismay at the time it’s taking for ICANN to launch a new round of new gTLD applications is an underlying theme for Jovenet Consulting’s Jean Guillon in today’s Domain Pulse...

Big Year Ahead For InternetNZ With Registry Transformation Project, Security Issues and So Much More: Q&A With Brent Carey - 24 February, 2020, 9:20 am

2020 is going to be a big year in the .nz domain name space. InternetNZ has a lot of activities on the go, from their registry replacement project, working with...

Cybercriminals Exploit Coronavirus With Thousands Of Nefarious Domain Registrations - 22 February, 2020, 6:53 am

Cyber-criminals have shown once again they’re adept at exploiting interest in a topical issue, this time it’s the global Coronavirus epidemic being used to spread malicious activity. Check Point Research...

Domains With “Pizza” The Champion Of The .AT Renewals: Domain Pulse 2020 - 22 February, 2020, 1:23 am

Domain names containing the word “pizza” have a higher renewal rate than other popular strings according to an analysis by nic.at’s Alexander Mayrhofer, nic.at’s head of Research and Development, presented...

Former Cybersecurity Czar Rudy Giuliani’s Twitter Mishaps A Cybersecurity Risk - 22 February, 2020, 12:07 am

Rudy Giuliani’s missteps, stumbles and faux pas continue on and on and on. Guiliani is infamous for butt dials to journalists and ongoing typos in tweets with copious misspellings and...

ICANN Turns Cancún Into Virtual Only Meeting Over Coronavirus Fears - 20 February, 2020, 8:34 pm

ICANN announced Wednesday it’s turning its ICANN67 Public Meeting, which was to be held in Cancún, Mexico, into a virtual meeting with remote participation-only. This decision, ICANN says, was made...

Chris Disspain Looks At The Highlights of 2019 And What His Final Year On The ICANN Board Might Hold - 19 February, 2020, 9:48 am

In the latest Domain Pulse Q&A series looking at the year in review and year ahead, we speak to ICANN board member Chris Disspain. Chris discusses the progress of the...

SIDN Takes Aim At Fake .NL Webshops Taking Down 4,500 In 2019 - 19 February, 2020, 9:19 am

The Dutch ccTLD registry has taken down 4,340 fake webshops with .nl domain names in 2019, SIDN announced Monday. A large proportion of the fraudulent sites were detected using new...

.EU Still Haemorrhaging Registrations Due To Brexit, While Norwegian Registrations Jump By Half In Q4 - 18 February, 2020, 1:24 am

.eu and it’s stablemates ею and .ευ continued to shed domain name registrations as Brexit approached, with total registrations across all 3 TLDs decreasing from 3,617,536 (3,581,478 for .eu) at...

ICANN Considers How To Deal With Cancún Meeting Due To Coronavirus - 18 February, 2020, 12:11 am

ICANN is to hold a conference call this week with ICANN community leaders and representatives to discuss how to deal with issues arising from the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and...

ICANN: Name Collision Analysis Project Study 1 - 15 February, 2020, 4:16 am

Brief Overview Purpose: This Public Comment proceeding seeks input on the draft Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) Study 1 report produced by the Office of the CTO. Current Status: The...

GoDaddy Acquires Uniregistry’s Registrar, Marketplace, Brandsight and 350,000 Domain Portfolio - 15 February, 2020, 3:24 am

GoDaddy announced this week it was acquiring Uniregistry’s leading domain registrar and marketplace businesses. The deal is expected to close sometime in the second quarter of 2020. The Uniregistry domain...