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  • ICANN: New gTLD Auction Proceeds
  • Fri, 24 Oct 2014 -ICANN: New gTLD Auction Proceeds
  • Auctions are the mechanism of last resort to resolve string contention within the New gTLD Program. ICANN expects that most string contention will be resolved through other means before reaching an Auction conducted by ICANN’s authorized Auction service provider, Power Auctions LLC. However...
  • PIPCU Gets Funding To 2017 To Continue Fight Against IP Fraud, And Suspend Related Domains
  • Fri, 24 Oct 2014 -PIPCU Gets Funding To 2017 To Continue Fight Against IP Fraud, And Suspend Related Domains
  • The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has been given funding to ensure its existence to at least 2017, and will undoubtedly see it continue to be a thorn in the side of those who peddle counterfeit goods online. Among its successes, the IP Crime Group report...
  • Verisign Third Quarter Results Show Steady Growth In .COM/.NET
  • Fri, 24 Oct 2014 -Verisign Third Quarter Results Show Steady Growth In .COM/.NET
  • Verisign reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2014 that showed reported revenue of 5 million, up 4.7 percent from the same period in 2013, but cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of .5 billion, a decrease of 9 million as compared with year-end 2013. And...
  • ICANN To Allow Two-Character Domains In New gTLDs
  • Thu, 23 Oct 2014 -ICANN To Allow Two-Character Domains In New gTLDs
  • It was resisted by the Governmental Advisory Committee and some security experts, but following a request from a Registry Operators group, ICANN will now develop procedures to allow the registration of two-character domains in new gTLDs. “The appropriate decision taken was “received as extremely...
  • GoldPay.com Tops Chart In Good Week For Sedo, Slow Week For Big Sales
  • Thu, 23 Oct 2014 -GoldPay.com Tops Chart In Good Week For Sedo, Slow Week For Big Sales
  • Goldpay.com topped the Domain Name Journal list of top reported sales in the week ending 12 October, selling for a very handy €50,000 (,000) through Sedo. Coming in second on the chart was freevideos.com, which sold for ,500 through HuntingMoon while fixed.com came second, selling for...
  • Athlon.com Tops Weekly Chart In Six Figure Sale
  • Thu, 23 Oct 2014 -Athlon.com Tops Weekly Chart In Six Figure Sale
  • Athlon.com topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 5 October, selling for an even 0,000 through Sedo. It easily eclipsed the second place getting, 907.com, which sold for €54,000 (,580), also through Sedo while stripchat.com sold for ,000 through...
  • DENIC implements secure and confidential e-mail communication based on DANE and DNSSEC
  • Thu, 23 Oct 2014 -DENIC implements secure and confidential e-mail communication based on DANE and DNSSEC
  • [news release] The .DE registry and managing organization, DENIC, is among the early adopters who have implemented the technology labelled DANE with the objective to secure e-mail communication. Having been developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) as an open standard, DANE is a...
  • ICANN: Results For 22 October New gTLD Auction – 3 gTLDs Sell For .9m
  • Thu, 23 Oct 2014 -ICANN: Results For 22 October New gTLD Auction – 3 gTLDs Sell For .9m
  • On 22 October 2014, an Auction conducted by ICANN’s authorized Auction service provider, Power Auctions LLC, was held to resolve string contention sets for three new generic Top-level Domain (gTLD) strings; SALON, SPOT, and REALTY. String contention occurs when ICANN receives more than one...
  • ICANN: Extended: Public Comment period for Board Working Group Report on Nominating Committee
  • Wed, 22 Oct 2014 -ICANN: Extended: Public Comment period for Board Working Group Report on Nominating Committee
  • The Public Comment period for Board Working Group Report on Nominating Committee (BWG-NomCom) has been extended. In view of the significant interest displayed by the community in this report at ICANN51, and in view of the importance of the topic for the future governance of ICANN, the comment period...
  • ICANN: Auction for 3 Contentions Sets Slated for 22 October
  • Tue, 21 Oct 2014 -ICANN: Auction for 3 Contentions Sets Slated for 22 October
  • An Auction, the Method of Last Resort, will be facilitated by Power Auctions LLC on 22 October 2014 to resolve string contention for three new generic Top-level Domain (gTLD) strings: SALON, SPOT, and REALTY. Nine applicants are expected to participate in the Auction for their respective applied-for...
  • ICANN: Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part D Policy Development Process (PDP) Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration
  • Tue, 21 Oct 2014 -ICANN: Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part D Policy Development Process (PDP) Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration
  • Purpose (Brief): Obtain community input on the 18 recommendations of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Policy Development Process (PDP) on changes to the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part D, prior to consideration for adoption by the ICANN Board. Public Comment Box Link...
  • .AU Domains Grow Six Percent To 2.9 Million, While 2 In 3 Registered Less Than 4 Years: AusRegistry Report
  • Tue, 21 Oct 2014 -.AU Domains Grow Six Percent To 2.9 Million, While 2 In 3 Registered Less Than 4 Years: AusRegistry Report
  • The .au domain has one of the highest growth rates in the world of around six percent and one of the highest domain densities in the Asia Pacific, the first of a new quarterly series of reports from AusRegistry has found. Additionally, almost 50 percent of all .au domain names are between nine and...
  • Right of the Dot To Conduct Live/Online Premium Domain Auction at NamesCon
  • Sat, 18 Oct 2014 -Right of the Dot To Conduct Live/Online Premium Domain Auction at NamesCon
  • NamesCon just announced the addition of a live domain auction to its Conference being held January 11-14th 2015 in Las Vegas will be conducted by Right of the Dot. The Auction will include a mixture of premium .com domain names and select premium names from new gTLDs with a range of price...
  • ICANN: Summary of Public Experts Group Meeting October 14
  • Fri, 17 Oct 2014 -ICANN: Summary of Public Experts Group Meeting October 14
  • On October 14, 2014, the Public Experts Group (PEG) met to discuss evaluation criteria for the selection of Advisors to the Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) in the ICANN Accountability Process. The PEG members, Jeanette Hoffman, Janis Karklins, Larry Strickling and Brian Cute, discussed and...
  • ICANN: The GAC Elects New Chair and Vice-Chairs
  • Fri, 17 Oct 2014 -ICANN: The GAC Elects New Chair and Vice-Chairs
  • With the incumbent Chair of the Governmental Advisory Committee and its three Vice-Chairs having reached the maximum terms of their mandates, the GAC held elections for these four positions during the ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles. Thomas Schneider, the GAC Representative for Switzerland, has been...