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  • Momentum New gTLD Conference In Hong Kong In May
  • Wed, 16 Apr 2014 -Momentum New gTLD Conference In Hong Kong In May
  • New gTLDs are inspiring a wide range of developments in domain names, and conferences is one of them. One conference coming up in May is the Asia Pac Digital Marketing and gTLD Strategy Congress, to be held from 14 to 15 May in Hong Kong aimed at applicants in the first round of new gTLD [...]
  • KSRegistry Once Again .VG Registry Operator
  • Wed, 16 Apr 2014 -KSRegistry Once Again .VG Registry Operator
  • The German KSregistry has announced it once again become the registry operator for .vg, the ccTLD the Virgin Islands. In the news release below, KSregistry notes that due to difficulties with the former .VG zone manager, the IANA performed a re-delegation which brought back the .VG zone under the...
  • Up And Down Go Weekly Domain Sales As NM.ORG Topping Chart in K Sale
  • Wed, 16 Apr 2014 -Up And Down Go Weekly Domain Sales As NM.ORG Topping Chart in K Sale
  • The up and down world of the week’s biggest sales continued in the week ending 23 March, with nm.org topping the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales, selling for ,000 in a sale brokered by Sedo. Second for the week was freespins.de, which sold for €20,000 (,600) in another Sedo...
  • First .LUXURY Domains Available 10 April
  • Wed, 16 Apr 2014 -First .LUXURY Domains Available 10 April
  • [news release] .LUXURY, the first Internet top-level domain dedicated to bringing together the luxury industry online, began retail sales of .LUXURY domain names on April 10th. For the first time, .LUXURY domain names are available to the general public through a priority application process...
  • Norwegian Domains For All Norwegians
  • Wed, 16 Apr 2014 -Norwegian Domains For All Norwegians
  • All Norwegians will have the opportunity to register .no domain names as a result of rule changes following a public consultation, the .no registry, Norid, has announced. Currently only businesses and other organisations are able to register .no domain names, but from 17 June, Norwegian...
  • CIRA Improves Safety of Canada’s Internet With Registry Lock
  • Wed, 16 Apr 2014 -CIRA Improves Safety of Canada’s Internet With Registry Lock
  • [news release] The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the organization that manages the .CA domain, has just launched Registry Lock, the latest in a suite of products and initiatives that will ensure .CA remains at the leading edge of domain security. Registry Lock is a method for...
  • ICANN Publishes Process to Qualify for Specification 13 to the New gTLD Registry Agreement
  • Tue, 15 Apr 2014 -ICANN Publishes Process to Qualify for Specification 13 to the New gTLD Registry Agreement
  • Today (14 April), ICANN publishes the process to qualify for Specification 13 to the New gTLD Registry Agreement. This comes on the heels of the 26 March 2014 resolution by the New gTLD Program Committee (“NGPC”) of the ICANN Board approving the new Specification. The current form of...
  • ICANN: Interim Report Internationalised Registration Data Expert Working Group
  • Tue, 15 Apr 2014 -ICANN: Interim Report Internationalised Registration Data Expert Working Group
  • Purpose (Brief): This Public Forum invites comments on the Interim Report from the Internationalized Registration Data (IRD) Expert Working Group. The Report proposes internationalization requirements for fourteen categories of data elements currently outputted by the various gTLD registration...
  • ICANN: Proposed Changes to the Inter-Registrar Policy (Watch the Video & Provide Comments)
  • Tue, 15 Apr 2014 -ICANN: Proposed Changes to the Inter-Registrar Policy (Watch the Video & Provide Comments)
  • The public comment period for the IRTP-D Working Group’s Initial Report closes on 25 April 2014 at 23:59 UTC. For a rich media explanation of each of the Working Group’s Charter questions, the following video provides an excellent summary. The detailed Initial Report containing the...
  • ICANN: IDN ccTLD Request From Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of, Successfully Passes String Evaluation
  • Tue, 15 Apr 2014 -ICANN: IDN ccTLD Request From Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of, Successfully Passes String Evaluation
  • ICANN is pleased to announce the successful completion of String Evaluation on proposed IDN ccTLD string for Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of. Details of the successful evaluation are provided here: www.icann.org/en/resources/idn/fast-track/string-evaluation-completion#m The IDN...
  • Accommodation.com Tops Quarter Million In Week’s Biggest Sale
  • Mon, 14 Apr 2014 -Accommodation.com Tops Quarter Million In Week’s Biggest Sale
  • There were two six figure sales in the week ending 16 March, with accommodation.com topping the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales, selling for 6,000 through Virtual Property Experts followed by qy.com, which sold for a very nice 0,000 through GoDaddy/Afternic. Following this...
  • .GURU First New gTLD To Hit 50K Registrations
  • Mon, 14 Apr 2014 -.GURU First New gTLD To Hit 50K Registrations
  • There are now 14 new gTLDs to have passed the 10,000 registration mark with .guru still comfortably leading the pack with 50,039 registrations as of 13 April, according to nTLDstats.com. There are also 12 registrars with over 10,000 registrations. Additionally, there are a total of 27 gTLDs to...
  • Internet Hall of Fame Welcomes 2014 Inductees at Ceremony in Hong Kong
  • Sun, 13 Apr 2014 -Internet Hall of Fame Welcomes 2014 Inductees at Ceremony in Hong Kong
  • Ceremony celebrates 24 new members whose vision, innovation, and determination helped shape today’s Internet and expand global connectivity [news release] Twenty-four people who designed and advanced the Internet as the global, world-changing platform that it is today will be inducted into the...
  • .Asia Registry Partners with NameJet & RightOfTheDot.com to Auction Premium 3-4 Character Numeric .Asia Domains
  • Sun, 13 Apr 2014 -.Asia Registry Partners with NameJet & RightOfTheDot.com to Auction Premium 3-4 Character Numeric .Asia Domains
  • DotAsia Organisation, registry operator of the ‘.Asia’ top-level-domain, announced that it has partnered with NameJet.com and RightOfTheDot.com to auction a series of never-before-released premium numeric domain names. Through these auctions, approximately 150 three and four character numeric...
  • EURid Confirmed As The .EU Registry Manager
  • Sun, 13 Apr 2014 -EURid Confirmed As The .EU Registry Manager
  • [news release] EURid has been confirmed as the registry manager of the .eu top-level domain for the next five years, with the European Commission Decision (2014/207/EU), published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L109). “We feel honoured to have been chosen again to serve all the...