Afilias to offer Registry Lock service  Domain Name Wire

28 more top level domains can be locked at the registry level. Picture of lock on bars with the words "Registry Lock" above it in black. Afilias is the latest domain ...


Afilias to Acquire .GLOBAL Top Level Domain  CircleID

Afilias, the world's second largest domain name registry, today announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Dot Global Domain Registry Limited in Dublin, ...


ICANN eliminates .org domain price caps despite lopsided opposition  Ars Technica

Proposal attracted 3252 opposing comments, just six in favor.


Indonesia’s '.id' domain to expand into international market - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

The Indonesian Internet Domain Name Registry (Pandi) has decided to expand Indonesias representative internet domain, '.id, internationally, as it has been ...


European Commission rules that UK dwelling EU citizens can still hold .eu domains after Brexit  BetaNews

What Brexit really means for the UK -- whenever it may end up happening -- still remains to be seen. But a new ruling by the European Commission means that ...


Represent Your Identity and New Ideas with .id Domain Name  TweakTown

JAKARTA, July 18, 2019 - Internet Domain Names are unique since no two parties can have the same domain name simultaneously. For an online business, ...


Neustar Selected to Continue Operating .US Top-Level Domain  CircleID

Neustar Inc. today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has awarded the ...


Thoughts on domain price increases, two weeks later  Domain Name Wire

Here are my thoughts after processing ICANN's pricing decision for the past two weeks. Image of dollar sign and upwards arrow. It's been two weeks since ...


Domain overseer lifts all price caps on .Org domain names  Domain Name Wire

ICANN ignores community input and agrees to lift price restrictions on .org domains. Circular shapes with .org in them and mouse pointers. Green, blue and pink.


Republicans nuke .GOP domain to take down fundraising rival  Domain Name Wire

The top level domain operator of your domain name can play God. Error page at Give.GOP, which has been taken down. You can no longer access Give.


Public Interest Registry Releases 2018 Annual Report  PRNewswire

RESTON, Va., July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Public Interest Registry (PIR) today released its 2018 Annual Report, detailing a year of progress for the ...


You Can Now Uniquely Represent Your Online Identity and New Ideas with .id Internet Domain Name  TechStartups.com

Internet Domain Names are unique since no two parties can have the same domain name simultaneously. For an online business, Domain Names are more ...


.PL Registry lock service introduced  Lexology

NASK, the organisation responsible for the Top Level Domain .PL (Poland), recently announced the introduction of a Registry Lock *service* for .PL domain ...


What Has Driven The Rally In Verisign's Stock This Year?  Forbes

Verisign is a provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure. In the interactive dashboard Why Has Verisign's Stock Outperformed In 2019?


Worst DNS attacks and how to mitigate them  Network World

The Domain Name System remains under constant attack, and there seems to be no end in sight as threats grow increasingly sophisticated. DNS, known as the ...


Neustar Gets New US Government Contract For .US Registry Till 2029  DomainTrip

Neustar and the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) yesterday announced Neustar has been ...


What’s Driving The Rally In Verisign’s Stock?  Nasdaq

Verisign ( VRSN ) is a global provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, and enables internet navigation across the.


Battleground House Democrats grow their warchests  Politico

Editor's Note: This edition of Score is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Campaigns subscribers hold exclusive early access to the newsletter each ...


Neustar to continue to operate .US domain Industries  Virginia Business Magazine

Sterling-based Neustar Inc. has been selected to continue operating the official country code domain of the United States (.US) for up to 10 years, until 2029.


Brussels changes its mind AGAIN on .EU domains: Euro citizens in post-Brexit Britain can keep them after all  The Register

The European Commission has, yet again, changed its position on who can have a .eu domain after Brexit. In what we believe is the fourth such dictat ...


MMX Releases AdultBlock and AdultBlock+  DomainInvesting.com

Earlier this morning, domain registry operator MMX announced its AdultBlock and AdultBlock+ services are now on the market. These two services were created ...


EU Privacy Laws May Be Hampering Pursuit of Terrorists  Bloomberg

When U.S., European and Canadian law enforcement officials claimed success last year in largely obliterating militant group Islamic State's online propaganda ...


Amazon Wins ‘.amazon’ Domain Name, Aggravating South American Region and Undermining Digital Commons  The Motley Fool

Who has the right to use an Amazon domain name? The people who live there or a company with the same name? ICANN has sold out the Brazilians.


Cerebrum.com domain auction [Updated]  Domain Name Wire

High profile Uniregistry expired domain sale at Dynadot is nixed. Picture of clock with words "expired domains". Update: it appears that some snafus with ...


.ORG Registry Operator PIR Releases Annual Report Detailing 2018 Results and 2019 Initiatives  Domain Name Journal

Public Interest Registry (PIR) released its 2018 Annual Report today. The report highlighted several organizational improvements in 2018 including reorganizing ...


The Ageless Warning of Icarus  CircleID

Domain Name System (DNS) stakeholders should heed the cautionary moral from an ancient myth about straying in the strata. It wasn't that long ago that, during ...


The majority of Canadians have one major fear about the internet  Yahoo Finance

As Canadians become more reliant on the internet for services from online shopping to communicating with friends and family, or even applying for a job, many ...


Verisign Job Opening: Platform Manager  DomainInvesting.com

Verisign is looking to hire a Platform Manager to help manage the company's domain name registry platforms. The job is based in Reston, Virginia.


Round Two of New gTLDs: No Crap  CircleID

So you're still lost, wondering where to start and what to do to submit your application in the next round of new top-level domain application? Well, you can ...


ICANN lifts price caps on .org domains  TechRadar

ICANN has removed price caps on .org domains and now Public Interest Registry can charge as much as it wants.


Appeals court affirms injunction against DomainTools  Domain Name Wire

DomainTools must take down .NZ Whois records while lawsuit proceeds. DomainTools logo. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled in ...


GOP axes rival online fundraising platform  Sand Hills Express

(WASHINGTON) — The GOP is ramping up efforts to centralize its fundraising apparatus, wiping out other small-dollar donor tools considered to be rivals to a ...


What Modern Businesses Need to Know Regarding Geo Names and Jurisdiction in Domain Name Disputes  CircleID

As it stands, legal practitioners, registrants and brand owners are forced to navigate the online landscape in fairly low visibility. However, once you acknowledge ...


Regulatory Capture at ICANN  Domain Name Wire

This looks really bad. Image of hand holding money and words "regulatory capture". Kevin Ohashi of Review Signal has penned a significant analysis of ...


Responding to "The Case for Regulatory Capture of ICANN"  CircleID

This past Monday, as ICANN65 was beginning in Marrakesh, the technical review blog Review Signal published a detailed expose, "The Case for Regulatory ...


What's a domain name and how to choose one for your website  Dignited

here's how to choose the right domain name for hosting a website.


Verisign to Report Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results  Business Wire

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, today announced that its earnings call.


Miller Strategies adds Credit Suisse lobbyist  Politico

With Daniel Lippman. FIRST IN PI — MILLER STRATEGIES ADDS CREDIT SUISSE LOBBYIST: Jessica Mandel has left Credit Suisse, where she was an ...


Unstoppable Domains raises $4M to create a decentralized domain registry  Yahoo Finance

Unstoppable Domains is on a mission to make the Internet more censorship resistant. Announcing a new $4 million round of financing on Thursday, ...


.uk equivalent five-year 'right of registration' period to end  IPPro Magazine

Registrants of third-level .uk domains have until 25 June to secure the .uk equivalent before they are made publically available by domain registrar Nominet.


Mary Stahl is featured artist at Portola Art Gallery in July  InMenlo

Local Color,” an exhibition of pastel and oil paintings by Mary K. Stahl is on display at the Portola Arts Gallery in July. A reception for the artist will take place on ...


Will you be investing in .uk domains?  TheDomains.com

I have been getting emails every couple days about the release of 1.8 million .uk names. The website TheUKdomain.UK has laid out the plan for acquiring these ...


Global Share registry service Market 2019 Industry Outlook, Comprehensive Insights, Growth and Forecast 2026  Rise Media

The Global Share registry *service* Market Size, Status and Forecast 2018-2025 speaks about an entire item review and its degree in the market to determine key ...


Snapnames to Run .UK Domain Name Auctions  DomainInvesting.com

SnapNames will be running auctions for people to purchase .UK domain names that were not secured by matching .CO.UK owners.


VeriSign, Inc. - Consenus Indicates Potential -5.3% Downside  DirectorsTalk Interviews

VeriSign, Inc. with ticker code (VRSN) now have 2 analysts in total covering the stock. The consensus rating is 'Buy'. The target price ranges between 210.


Brands embracing Pride, DanTDM calls out fakes, and UAE slashes trademark fees: news digest  World Trademark Review

Every Tuesday and Friday, WTR presents a round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere. In our latest edition, we look at ...


The Dirty Business of Hosting Hate Online  Gizmodo

Sometime in the three years before he murdered nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Dylan Roof sat ...


Reviewing Wix.com Ltd. (WIX)'s and VeriSign Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN)'s results  The InvestReporter

Wix.com Ltd. (NASDAQ:WIX) and VeriSign Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) have been rivals in the Internet Information Providers for quite some time. Below is a review of ...


How to Register a Domain Name for Your Website  PCMag.com

Looking to build a website? Your first step is registering a domain name, which can be daunting if you've never done it before. This primer details the steps you ...


Decentralized Domain Registry Raises $4 Million From Draper, Boost VC  CoinDesk

A blockchain startup is bringing the fight for free speech to the domain level. Unstoppable Domains announced Thursday a $4 million Series A led by venture ...


NCSC issues guidance for combatting global DNS hijacking campaign  IT PRO

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre has published guidance to governments, organisations and individuals who may be affected by a large-scale global ...


How the competitive domain registrar market keeps prices down  Domain Name Wire

No matter what Verisign charges them, registrar profits on .com are limited by competition. Last year the U.S. Government granted the ability for Verisign ...


Cloudflare launches a low-cost domain registrar  TechCrunch

It's been a busy week at Cloudflare, which promised a week of news for its birthday (and delivered). After announcing the Bandwidth Alliance yesterday, the ...


News  CircleID

CircleID is focused on the Internet infrastructure serving related news, blogs, opinions, and more. The CircleID community consists of savvy and rapidly growing ...


MYNIC developed global trust in .my domain - Business News  The Star Online

MYNIC Bhd, an agency under the Communications and Multimedia Ministry, has embarked on a partnership with CentralNic – one of the world's pioneering ...


Registrations for .inc domain names are open, but is it worth it to get one?  TechRepublic

Businesses interested in a .inc domain name will need to pay $2500 per year in registration fees.


Kulik's domain. Head of the MIA Administration for the Kursk Region chops living trees and builds homes  https://en.crimerussia.com/

After the 'exodus' of the Rostov clan led by major general Potapov from the Kursk police in 2014, Grigory Kulik, an outsider from Astrakhan, was appointed in ...


CENTR Publishes a Paper on Domain Name Registries and Online Content  CircleID

The Council of European National Top-Level Domain Registries (CENTR) has published a paper on Domain name registries and online *content* which explores ...


Patient Registry Software Market Is Expected To Expand Its Revenue Generation At A CAGR Of 10.5% Between 2015 And 2023  BrowseDesk

The global market for patient registry software is likely to get intense with the coming few years, owing to the existence of several players, states a new market ...


Google’s .dev domain officially opens for business through any registrar  VentureBeat

Google is officially launching its .dev top-level domain (TLD) into general availability from today. The internet giant opened up early-access registrations to .dev ...


'Sea Turtle' DNS Hijackers Expand Reach  BankInfoSecurity.com

The group behind the Sea Turtle espionage campaign that was exposed in April is expanding its geographic reach and claiming new victims, according to ...


Cloudflare domain registrar expands, enables one-click DNSSEC  Domain Name Wire

Registrar is now open to all Cloudflare customers. The Cloudflare domain name registrar is now available to all Cloudflare customers, the company announced ...


Registry to relaunch .Homes top level domain  Domain Name Wire

Company changes its strategy to make it easier (and less expensive) to register .homes domains. Dominion Registries is relaunching .homes with lower prices, ...


Head to Head Contrast: Obic (OTCMKTS:OBIIF) vs. Verisign (OTCMKTS:VRSN)  Slater Sentinel

Obic (OTCMKTS:OBIIF) and Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast ...


ICANN encourages registry operators to adopt industry best practices and rights protection measures  American Enterprise Institute

View related *content*: Technology and Innovation. Directing traffic to specific web addresses is the core *service* of the internet's domain name system. Domain ...


How ICANN uses the .Org registry to fund the Internet Society  Domain Name Wire

Editor's note: this post is by Nat Cohen. I am publishing it because he provides a rich context for ICANN's proposal to remove price restrictions on .org domain ...


The problem with price hikes on legacy TLDs  Domain Name Wire

It should not be a goal to align legacy TLD policies with new TLD policies. ICANN dropped a bombshell yesterday: it's planning to remove all price controls on ...


ICANN Proposal Would End Price Caps on .Org Domains  Associations Now

Associations and other tax-exempt groups could find it a lot costlier in the future to renew their website domain names ending in .org if a new contract proposed ...


Comparing of VeriSign Inc. (VRSN) and Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ:BILI)  Stocks Beat

This is a contrast between VeriSign Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) and Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ:BILI) based on their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional.


Google Opens Up .Dev Domain Name Registry to Everyone  Search Engine Journal

For the first time, Google is letting anyone register a domain using its .dev extension. Google has owned the .dev generic top-level domain name (gTLD) since ...


Public Interest Registry (.Org) hires three new execs  Domain Name Wire

Song-Marshall, Abley and Vora join PIR executive team. Pictures of new PIR hires Judy Song-Marshall, Joe Abley, Anand Vora. L to R: Judy Song-Marshall, Joe ...


Best domain registrars in 2019  TechRadar

Save money and hassle by using one of these top-notch domain registrars.


Irish retailers could have an opportunity to compete with British online shops thanks to Brexit  Fora.ie

WITH THE IRISH government warning a no-deal Brexit could push up the price of online shopping and inbound deliveries from the likes of Asos and Boohoo, ...


The Spurious Justifications for Eliminating Price Caps on .org and Other Legacy Domains  CircleID

ICANN is about to do serious damage to its reputation by making a precipitous, ill-considered leap into the unknown should it follow through on removing price ...


Which Internet Registries Offer the Best Protection for Domain Owners?  EFF

In the Internet's early days, those wishing to register their own domain name had only a few choices of top-level domain to choose from, such as .com, .net, ...


Verisign's Attempt to Increase its Fees Still Unjustified Despite Diversionary Tactic  CircleID

Shortly after the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)'s recent announcement allowing Verisign to pursue increased .com registry ...


.Blog jumps from Nominet to CentralNic  Domain Name Wire

CentralNic wins another registry contract. Logo for WordPress' .blog top level domain name Automattic, the company behind WordPress, is switching backend ...


Google launches Safe.page to improve web security smarts  Domain Name Wire

Survey shows people still need help. Screenshot of safe.page, a Google Registry site about safe web browsing. People still need help with web security. Google ...


20 Afilias Top Level Domains Now Licensed for Sale in China  CircleID

Afilias announces the availability of 20 Afilias TLDs approved for sale in China by the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).


Cyberspies Hijacked the Internet Domains of Entire Countries  WIRED

The discovery of a new, sophisticated team of hackers spying on dozens of government targets is never good news. But one team of cyberspies has pulled off ...


The economics of domain name prices  Domain Name Wire

ICANN has a duty to cap renewal prices of domain names. Picture of man surprised about high bill. This might be your reaction to your renewal notice in a ...


Google open sources the code that powers its domain registry  TechCrunch

Google today released Nomulus, the Java-based registry platform that powers Google's own .google and .foo top level domains (TLDs). Google says it started ...


The Importance of Strong Domain Security to Brand Value  E-Commerce Times

Building and sustaining a brand has gotten more challenging. The global marketplace, empowered by the Internet, has delivered a raft of opportunities to ...


End User Radix Premium Domain Sales – May 2019  CircleID

At Radix, we're always on the lookout for websites on our TLDs that stand out from the rest. In this post, we look at four end-user premium domain name sales, ...


Donuts has generated $53 million in premium domain revenue  Domain Name Wire

Domain Registry reveals some premium domain sales data. Picture of a stack of donuts in various colors including yellow, pink, and green New top level domain ...


Incels.me, a major hub for hate speech and misogyny, suspended by .ME registry  Mashable

Incels.me, a forum populated by "involuntary celibates" has been suspended by the .ME domain registry over *content* promoting violence and hate speech.


ICANN proposes lifting price controls on .Org, .Info domains  Domain Name Wire

You might have to pay a lot more for your .org and .info domains in the future. Image of dollar sign and upwards arrow Domain name overseer ICANN has ...


JS package manager npm adds new security features for web devs  The Daily Swig

A vulnerability reporting system has also been launched. UPDATED An update from npm, Inc. aims to improve security for web developers by stopping major ...


Head to Head Contrast: Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI) & Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN)  Riverton Roll

Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) and Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock?


Who is the best registrar in 2019 and why?  TheDomains.com

I am asked every week who is the best domain registrar? My answer is always it depends on your specific needs and interests. For me it's Epik, GoDaddy, ...


DotMusic Limited wins rights to .Music domain name extension  Music Business Worldwide

The Constantine Roussos (pictured) founded DotMusic Limited will be awarded the rights to the .Music domain name extension by ICANN (Internet Corporation ...


It’s OK That Amazon Will (Likely) Get the .amazon Domain  WIRED

Based on my time at ICANN, I know how hard it was to make the right decisions in the face of what, to the public, appeared to be obviously wrong.


Domains & Domain Names in Australia  Lexology

Use the Lexology Getting The Deal Through tool to compare the answers in this article with those from other jurisdictions. Registration and use of domains at ...


Marshall Wace North America L.P. Has $209,000 Stock Position in Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN)  Mayfield Recorder

Marshall Wace North America L.P. boosted its position in Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) by 588.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most ...


How Much Could Businesses and Consumers Save if .com Price Cap Benefits Were Passed On to Consumers?  CircleID

Recently, a blogger whose website features posts and ads from domain speculators wondered what the cost of registering a .com domain name would be if ...


Afnic Reveals the Results of Its Study of the World's Domain Name Market in 2018  CircleID

A new publication of Afnic deals with the overall trends of the Domain Name market in 2018. The publication of ICANN statistics as at the end of last year allows ...


Verisign Q1 2019 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 351.8 Million Domains in Q1 of 2019  CircleID

Q1 2019 – Download Full ReportVerisign today released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the first quarter of 2019 closed ...


Spamhaus Botnet Threat Update: Q1-2019  Spamhaus

Welcome to the first quarterly update of 2019. In the first three months of this year, Spamhaus Malware Labs have observed significant changes in the malware ...


Ethiopia Has Officially Launched Its .ET Domain in Partnership With ZDNS  CircleID

Ethio Telecom, the telecommunication services provider of Ethiopia and the Registry operator of .ET has launched the country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) ...


Verisign thwarts cyberattack by taking down typo domain name  Domain Name Wire

Court grants temporary restraining order against domain mimicking VerisignDNS.com. Image of man in black hoodie on black background with the word ...