News

  • ICANN: Webinar: Briefing About the Upcoming Review of the GNSO
  • Thu, 24 Apr 2014 -ICANN: Webinar: Briefing About the Upcoming Review of the GNSO
  • You are invited to a webinar regarding the upcoming Review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). This briefing will provide the GNSO community with information about the GNSO review process, collect feedback from the community and answer questions concerning this process.The webinar...
  • ICANN: Update on Root Zone LGR Generation Panel Formation
  • Thu, 24 Apr 2014 -ICANN: Update on Root Zone LGR Generation Panel Formation
  • ICANN is pleased to announce significant progress in the formation of Generation Panels for Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR). Generation Panels are community panels that will establish the rules that define, for a given script, which code points are permitted for use in U-Labels in the Root...
  • ARIN Enters Phase Four of the IPv4 Countdown Plan
  • Thu, 24 Apr 2014 -ARIN Enters Phase Four of the IPv4 Countdown Plan
  • [announcement] ARIN is down to its final /8 of available space in its inventory and has moved into Phase Four of its IPv4 Countdown Plan.  All IPv4 requests are now subject to Countdown Plan processes, so please review the following details carefully. All IPv4 requests will be processed on a...
  • ICANN: Request for Proposal for Review of GNSO
  • Wed, 23 Apr 2014 -ICANN: Request for Proposal for Review of GNSO
  • ICANN is seeking a provider to conduct an independent review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO), as mandated by ICANN‘s Bylaws. As part of ICANN‘s ongoing commitment to its evolution and improvement, Article IV – Section 4 of ICANN‘s Bylaws contains provisions...
  • Nomination Period Opens for ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award
  • Tue, 22 Apr 2014 -Nomination Period Opens for ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award
  • ICANN is pleased to announce the opening of the nomination period for ICANN‘s new Multistakeholder Ethos Award Program. This award program seeks to recognize long-standing community members who have served in leadership roles in multiple ICANN working groups or committees and demonstrated...
  • Rook Media Acquires Oversee.net’s DomainSponsor Monetisation Business
  • Tue, 22 Apr 2014 -Rook Media Acquires Oversee.net’s DomainSponsor Monetisation Business
  • [news release] Oversee.net, an innovative technology company that owns and operates a portfolio of websites and mobile apps in travel, retail and consumer finance, today (21/4) announced that Rook Media, Europe’s largest domain monetisation platform, has acquired its DomainSponsor monetisation...
  • Public Interest Registry Announces Sunrise Period For New Internationalised Domain Names
  • Tue, 22 Apr 2014 -Public Interest Registry Announces Sunrise Period For New Internationalised Domain Names
  • [news release] Public Interest Registry – the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain – today (22/4) launched the first registration phase, known as the Sunrise Period, for its three new Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs). Qualified domain trademark holders can now submit applications...
  • DomainSkate Protects Businesss and Brands in New Internet Landscape
  • Tue, 22 Apr 2014 -DomainSkate Protects Businesss and Brands in New Internet Landscape
  • [news release] DomainSkate LLC, pioneers in the domain name security space, today (21 April) announced the launch of its online brand and protection service for small and mid-sized businesses. As the world ushers in more than a thousand new domains in 2014, cyber-squatters have more opportunities...
  • New gTLD Registrations Soar Past Half Million As .GURU Passes 50,000
  • Mon, 21 Apr 2014 -New gTLD Registrations Soar Past Half Million As .GURU Passes 50,000
  • The total number of domain names registered across all new gTLDs roared past 500,000 on 15 April, jumping 46,349 registrations in one day according nTLDstats.com. The number of domains registered across all of the new gTLDs stood at 558,051 as of 21 April. And .guru has become the first of the new...
  • ICANN Releases New gTLD Contracting Statistics To 18 April
  • Mon, 21 Apr 2014 -ICANN Releases New gTLD Contracting Statistics To 18 April
  • Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 18 April 2014: 1105 applicants have been invited to Contracting 535 applicants have responded to their Contracting Information Request invitation 450 contracts have been sent out for signature 386 Registry Agreements have been signed All signed...
  • ICANN: Pre-Delegation Testing Documents Have Been Updated
  • Mon, 21 Apr 2014 -ICANN: Pre-Delegation Testing Documents Have Been Updated
  • ICANN has made minor changes to the test resources to clarify the existing requirements. The majority of the changes are to the input templates, designed to improve the accuracy of the data submitted for testing and the applications success rate. Additionally, in response to applicant feedback, we...
  • Fellowship Application Round Opens for ICANN 51 in Los Angeles California
  • Mon, 21 Apr 2014 -Fellowship Application Round Opens for ICANN 51 in Los Angeles California
  • The ICANN Fellowship program seeks participants from developing countries of the world in order to help create a broader base of knowledgeable constituents to engage in the multi-stakeholder process and become the new voice of experience in their regions and beyond. Our current application round for...
  • ICANN Appoints Fifth New gTLD Data Escrow Agent
  • Mon, 21 Apr 2014 -ICANN Appoints Fifth New gTLD Data Escrow Agent
  • Escrow4All B.V. has been approved by ICANN to provide data escrow services to new gTLD Registry Operators. All new gTLD Registry Operators are required to regularly deposit a backup copy of their TLD registration data through one of the approved data escrow service providers. The data held in escrow...
  • Nic.at Celebrates 10 Years of .AT IDNs
  • Sat, 19 Apr 2014 -Nic.at Celebrates 10 Years of .AT IDNs
  • On 31 March, the Austrian registry, nic.at, celebrated ten years of .at internationalised domain names. In the 12 months since .at IDNs were introduced they total 2.4 percent, or 29,729, of the 1.23 million .at domains under management. “The Austrian domain market is continuously...
  • Trio Of Six Figure Sales Top Weekly Chart
  • Sat, 19 Apr 2014 -Trio Of Six Figure Sales Top Weekly Chart
  • A trio of six figure domain name sales brokered by DomainNameSales topped the weekly Domain Name Journal list of top reported sales for the fortnight ending 6 April, with mobile.net topping the chart in a half million dollar sale. Following was boe.com, which sold for 0,000 while 106.com came...