Proposed change of registration policy for .IE domain names
Lexology
IEDR, the Irish Domain Registry, recently announced that it was a running a Public Consultation with a view to liberalising the .IE domain name registration policy. The current registration requirements for .IE domain names are the following: 1. A ...

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New York Daily News

Daily Stormer rejected by Austrian domain registry after previous snubs in United States
New York Daily News
VIENNA — An Austrian company has revoked the domain name of an American neo-Nazi website that previously was rejected by internet hosts in the United States. Monika Pink-Rank, a spokeswoman for Austrian domain registry nic.at, said The Daily ...

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Global Voices Online

Netizen Report: LGBT People Face Online Censorship and Threats in Egypt, Jordan
Global Voices Online
Police raided the offices of puntCAT, the domain registry that manages the .cat domain, seizing computers and arresting the head of IT for sedition. The .cat domain is popular, and .cat sites not related to the referendum have not been affected ...

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Join Neustar's Town Hall Meeting and Help Shape the Future Of .US
CircleID
The annual town hall is part of Neustar's commitment to a bottom-up, multi-stakeholder model of domain registry management. It's also an important aspect of ensuring that .US continues to be a vibrant namespace reflecting America's diversity ...



TorrentFreak

US Embassy Threatens to Close Domain Registry Over 'Pirate Bay' Domain
TorrentFreak
The US Embassy in Costa Rica has threatened to have the country's domain registry shut down unless it suspends ThePirateBay.cr. The registry says it won't comply without a court order and has written to the ICANN organization to complain about ...

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CentralNic secures contract to support 14 new Top-Level Domains
IT News Online
London, 23rd October 2017: CentralNic has agreed to provide KSregistry GmbH with its market leading Top Level Domain registry services. The deal with KSregistry covers 14 Top-Level Domain (“TLD”) extensions currently managed by OpenRegistry, which ...

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RT

Assange accuses Spain of conducting 'world's first internet war' to shut down Catalan referendum
RT
The official referendum website was just one of hundreds to be blocked. On September 20, Spain's Guardia Civil raided the offices of the .cat domain registry in downtown Barcelona, seizing computers and arresting the registry's IT manager.

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EFF

.cat Domain a Casualty in Catalonian Independence Crackdown
EFF
One of its latest moves in this campaign was a Tuesday police raid of the offices of puntCAT, the domain registry that operates the .cat top-level domain, resulting in the seizure of computers, the arrest of its head of IT for sedition, and the ...

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Business World (press release) (blog)

Wikipedia Founder to speak in Dublin next week
Business World (press release) (blog)
The event will be hosted by the IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the company that manages and maintains Ireland's country domain name. Speaking today, Chief Executive of IEDR, David Curtin said, "IEDR is delighted to host Ireland's third annual Internet Day, ...

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GeekWire

Rightside extends domain registry deal with Donuts after turning down acquisition bid
GeekWire
Domain companies Rightside Group and Donuts Inc. have inked a multi-year extension of Rightside's deal to provide back-end registry services for Donuts' nearly 200 generic Top Level Domains — extensions such as .email, .movie, .deals and other ...
Donuts chooses Rightside over Google NomulusDomain Name Wire

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