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  • Donuts Among Big Winners As Total New gTLD Registrations Pass 3 Million In 9 Months
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 -Donuts Among Big Winners As Total New gTLD Registrations Pass 3 Million In 9 Months
  • There are now over three million domain names registered across the 254 new gTLDs that have entered General Availability and another 173 that have been delegated according to figures compiled by nTLDstats.com. The three million mark was passed on 24 October and the figure stood at 3,071,575 at the...
  • General Availability For .SAARLAND Commences
  • Thu, 30 Oct 2014 -General Availability For .SAARLAND Commences
  • As of 30 October, the .SAARLAND domain is available for open registration by all Saarland people and Saarland fans. With the so called GoLive, the start of the General Availability, the unrestricted sale of .SAARLAND web addresses starts at 11:00 UTC. So as of now .SAARLAND domains can be registered...
  • .LTDA – Limitadas – Starts First Registration Phase
  • Wed, 29 Oct 2014 -.LTDA – Limitadas – Starts First Registration Phase
  • The first registration phase for .LTDA is starting: As of October 29, 15:00 (UTC), trademark owners can register domains matching their trademarks. One of the registration requirements is an entry in the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), a kind of digital brand database. The domain extension .LTDA...
  • Nominet names next CEO
  • Wed, 29 Oct 2014 -Nominet names next CEO
  • Russell Haworth is to join Nominet as its new Chief Executive Officer. [To read an interview with Russell Haworth by Kieren McCarthy in The Register, see: www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/28/new_nominet_ceo/] Russell will lead the organisation as it develops its core registry business, explores the...
  • TLD Registry appoints first China General Manager
  • Wed, 29 Oct 2014 -TLD Registry appoints first China General Manager
  • [news release] TLD Registry Ltd, the world’s leading Internationalized Domain Name “New gTLD” registry, today announced the appointment of the company’s first ever China General Manager. Mr. Jin Wang has joined the TLD Registry team, contributing a wealth of knowledge and expertise of the...
  • ICANN: ICG Announces Sixth Conference Call
  • Wed, 29 Oct 2014 -ICANN: ICG Announces Sixth Conference Call
  • The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will hold its sixth conference call on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 from 12:00-13:00 UTC. For time zone conversions, please see here. The community is welcome to attend by way of a listen-only mode Virtual Meeting Room through which audio of the...
  • ICANN Quarterly Stakeholder Report – Register for the Q1 call on 20 November
  • Wed, 29 Oct 2014 -ICANN Quarterly Stakeholder Report – Register for the Q1 call on 20 November
  • ICANN announced at its Los Angeles meeting a new, regular, Quarterly Stakeholder report and call to share its progress against its strategic and operating plans. The FY15 Q1 call covering the Quarter ending 30 September will be held on 20 November 16:00-17:30 UTC and is open to anyone, including...
  • GAC Advice on New gTLDs Issued During ICANN 51 Los Angeles
  • Tue, 28 Oct 2014 -GAC Advice on New gTLDs Issued During ICANN 51 Los Angeles
  • The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) has issued further advice to the ICANN Board in the GAC Los Angeles Communiqué regarding New gTLD applications. The New gTLD advice in the Los Angeles Communiqué related to Section 3.1 of the Applicant Guidebook is further to the contents of the Beijing...
  • ICANN: GNSO Review Supplementary 360 Assessment!
  • Tue, 28 Oct 2014 -ICANN: GNSO Review Supplementary 360 Assessment!
  • To provide further input on the GNSO, a Supplementary 360 Assessment has been launched! This Supplementary Assessment will provide survey takers with a mechanism to give valuable input into the GNSO‘s Working Groups. The GNSO Working Groups are one of the cornerstones of the ICANN Policy...
  • Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service Passes 10,000th Case Milestone
  • Tue, 28 Oct 2014 -Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service Passes 10,000th Case Milestone
  • [news release] Aston Merrygold, former member of boyband JLS, has been awarded the domain name www.astonmerrygold.co.uk following a complaint to Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service (DRS). The decision marks the 10,000th domain dispute to pass through the DRS since it was established over 12 years...
  • ICANN Issues Statement Saying Considering Postponing Marrakech Meeting
  • Mon, 27 Oct 2014 -ICANN Issues Statement Saying Considering Postponing Marrakech Meeting
  • Following a report in the Moroccan Le360 (French), ICANN have issued a statement regarding speculation their 52nd public meeting scheduled to be held in Marrakech, ICANN has issued a statement to say they are currently discussing options with the hosts. The statement says “ICANN is considering...
  • Nominet Announces Greater Security For Online Services
  • Sun, 26 Oct 2014 -Nominet Announces Greater Security For Online Services
  • Following a successful pilot, two-factor authentication access is now available for registrars via Nominet’s online services. Two-factor authentication is a two-step verification process and provides an extra layer of security to users accessing online systems. It improves account security as an...
  • ICANN Meeting In Morocco In Doubt
  • Sun, 26 Oct 2014 -ICANN Meeting In Morocco In Doubt
  • ICANN has decided to postpone or cancel its upcoming meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, that was scheduled to take place from 8-12 February due to concerns of the Ebola virus according to a Moroccan media report. According to the report in Le360, it follows the cancellation of the African Cup of...
  • 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...