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  • ICANN Correction: ICANN Updates Specification 13 Process And Application Form
  • Wed, 30 Jul 2014 -ICANN Correction: ICANN Updates Specification 13 Process And Application Form
  • NOTE REGARDING CORRECTION: This announcement is being re-issued to correct the criteria by which ICANN will assess whether an applicant that applies for qualification as a .BRAND TLD may qualify for an extension to execute the Registry Agreement. The announcement issued on 15 July 2014 specified...
  • ICANN:Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel (RSTEP) Report on Public Interest Registry’s Request to Implement Technical Bundling in .NGO and .ONG
  • Wed, 30 Jul 2014 -ICANN:Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel (RSTEP) Report on Public Interest Registry’s Request to Implement Technical Bundling in .NGO and .ONG
  • Purpose (Brief): To obtain community input on the Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel (RSTEP) report regarding Public Interest Registry’s (PIR) request to implement technical bundling of second level domains for .NGO and .ONG. PIR defines technical bundling as a set of two different...
  • NIGHTLIFE.LONDON Tops Applications As .LONDON Priority Period Draws To A Close
  • Mon, 28 Jul 2014 -NIGHTLIFE.LONDON Tops Applications As .LONDON Priority Period Draws To A Close
  • As the close of the priority phase draws near, the most popular .london domains applied for have been announced. With four days to go until the end of the three-month .london launch period London’s property and entertainment industries are proving to be the most popular choice for new...
  • Huge Two-Character .COM Sale Tops 4-Weekly Sales Chart
  • Mon, 28 Jul 2014 -Huge Two-Character .COM Sale Tops 4-Weekly Sales Chart
  • Mm.com easily topped the weekly Domain Name Journal chart for the four week period to 29 June, selling for .2 million through Sedo to become the sixth biggest reported sale for the year to date. The biggest sale was mi.com, which sold for .6 million, back in April. Coming in second in another...
  • Vint Cerf Explains The Development Of One Of His Kids – The Internet
  • Fri, 25 Jul 2014 -Vint Cerf Explains The Development Of One Of His Kids – The Internet
  • Father of the internet Vint Cerf narrates this video on one of his three “kids”, the internet. The video gives a history of internet governance, starting with the work Cerf and Bob Kahn did when it was a small Defence Department project and that Jon Postel managed the directory that...
  • Verisign Healthy Financials Show .COM/.NET Demand Slowing
  • Fri, 25 Jul 2014 -Verisign Healthy Financials Show .COM/.NET Demand Slowing
  • Registrations of new .com and .net domain names increased by 420,000 net during the second quarter, meaning there were 128.9 million active domain names across both TLDs, an increase of 3.7 percent, Verisign Registry Services reported in their results for the second quarter of 2014 [pdf]. This...
  • ICANN Announces Introduction of Two-Character Domains for .LUXURY, .WANG and 32 other gTLDs associated with Top Level Domain Holdings
  • Thu, 24 Jul 2014 -ICANN Announces Introduction of Two-Character Domains for .LUXURY, .WANG and 32 other gTLDs associated with Top Level Domain Holdings
  • Purpose (Brief): Seven (7) Registry Services Evaluation Process (RSEP) requests were submitted by the registry operators listed below to allow the introduction of two-character domain names for the below TLDs. In total, the requests concern 34 New gTLDs. Proposal TLD Registry Name Documents...
  • Pair Of Six-Figure Sales Top Weekly Sales Chart
  • Thu, 24 Jul 2014 -Pair Of Six-Figure Sales Top Weekly Sales Chart
  • A pair of good six-figure sales made it a nice week back for the Domain Name Journal list of top reported sales in the week ending 15 June. Symphony.com was the big seller in the week, selling for 5,000 through AbdulBasit.com and DomainNameSales while mob.com made it into second place, selling...
  • Welsh Farmers Show Off Their New .WALES And .CYMRU Domains
  • Tue, 22 Jul 2014 -Welsh Farmers Show Off Their New .WALES And .CYMRU Domains
  • It was Royal Welsh Show day yesterday (21 July) and it was notable in the domain name world because at the show a number of prominent Welsh organisations announced they were switching to .wales and .cymru domains. The Welsh language TV channel S4C, the National Assembly for Wales, Wales Federation...
  • .TK Cements Position As Largest ccTLD Passing 25 Million Registrations
  • Tue, 22 Jul 2014 -.TK Cements Position As Largest ccTLD Passing 25 Million Registrations
  • The number of “active” .tk domains has passed the 25 million mark to cement its position as the largest ccTLD, and second largest TLD. According to the nic.tk website, the number of domains under management is currently more than 25,089,000. The growth has been phenomenal for the...
  • Get Ready – Second Level .NZ Registrations Coming 30 September
  • Mon, 21 Jul 2014 -Get Ready – Second Level .NZ Registrations Coming 30 September
  • In a move that is likely to be welcomed by .nz registrants, New Zealand’s Domain Name Commission has announced that as of 30 September 2014 second level registrations will become available, meaning domains such as name.nz can be registered. All existing options like .co.nz, .org.nz and...
  • ICANN Releases New gTLD Contracting Statistics To 18 July
  • Sat, 19 Jul 2014 -ICANN Releases New gTLD Contracting Statistics To 18 July
  • The following new gTLD contracting statistics are updated on a weekly basis and are for the week ending 18 July: For the Week Ending: 18 July 2014 Number of Applications Invited to Contracting: 3 Number of Responses to Contracting Invite Received: 5 Number of Registry Agreements Sent to...
  • Five Things to Know About ICANN’s 2015 Budget: Chehadé
  • Fri, 18 Jul 2014 -Five Things to Know About ICANN’s 2015 Budget: Chehadé
  • ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehadé has outlined five things to know about the ICANN budget for 2015 on the ICANN blog. “If you are wondering what the future holds for ICANN, you can see our best estimate in the draft FY 2015 ICANN Operating Plan and Budget,” Chehadé wrote. “The 80-page...
  • ICANN: Request for Proposal for Global Consumer Survey
  • Thu, 17 Jul 2014 -ICANN: Request for Proposal for Global Consumer Survey
  • ICANN is seeking one or more providers to conduct a global survey assessing aspects of consumer trust and perceived consumer choice and the Internet domain name system (DNS). The selected provider(s) will design and execute an initial survey to create a meaningful baseline of data on consumer...
  • ICANN: IANA Functions Stewardship Transition Updates
  • Thu, 17 Jul 2014 -ICANN: IANA Functions Stewardship Transition Updates
  • On 14 March 2014, the NTIA announced its intention to transition its stewardship role of IANA functions, and called upon ICANN to launch and facilitate a process with the community to derive a proposal to transition stewardship of the IANA functions to the global multistakeholder community...