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 ...


.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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


If You Are Incorporated And Playing Domain Name Roulette Consider This New Option  Forbes

A new top-level domain option called .inc just may be the cure to your domain name ills.


A Report on the ICANN DNS Symposium  CircleID

By any metric, the queries and responses that take place in the DNS are highly informative of the Internet and its use. But perhaps the level of interdependencies ...


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 ...


Google Reveals 'Rule Of Seven' Security Problem  Forbes

Google has today revealed the results of research into website creation and online security which makes for bittersweet reading. On the positive side websites ...


WordPress Parent Company Automattic, and .Blog Operator Switches Registry From Nominet to CentralNic  CircleID

The operator of .blog top-level domain, Knock Knock WHOIS There, LLC, which is a subsidiary of Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com and Jetpack ...


Arq Group offloads wholesale domain business TPP Wholesale to UK-based CentralNic  CRN Australia

Arq Group has sold its wholesale domain business TPP Wholesale to UK-based domain registry CentralNic Group for $24.4 million. The sale comes as the ...


Uniregistry and Intercap Registry Proclaim Successful Launch of .inc TLD  PRNewswire

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Uniregistry Inc., a global leader in Registry services, in partnership with Intercap Registry Inc., ...


.Club Registry Reports 2019 Domain Sales; Let’s Look at What’s Parked vs Developed  StrategicRevenue.com

PALM BEACH – It's always interesting to see what people are purchasing in the domain space, and then even more interesting is to look at how much they've ...


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 ...


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 ...


WRA files eminent domain taking with registry of deeds  Worcester Business Journal

The Worcester Redevelopment Authority's order of taking of three properties needed for the $101 million Polar Park has officially been filed at the Worcester ...


Time is running out to reject unlimited .Org (and other) prices  Domain Name Wire

One week left to have your say on unrestricted registry prices for legacy TLDs. Image of dollar sign and upwards arrow. Last month, ICANN dropped a bomb on ...


Post.ie, coop.ie and aero.ie domains to go on sale for the 1st time this week  Irish Tech News

The post.ie, coop.ie and aero.ie domains will go on sale for the first time from 8 May, IE Domain Registry, the company responsible for managing Ireland's.


Minds Machines Group Ltd (MMX) Insider Acquires £30,000 in Stock  Rockland Register

Minds Machines Group Ltd (LON:MMX) insider Henry Turcan purchased 500000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 14th.


PIR's rebrand takes shape  Domain Name Wire

Domain company files trademark applications for new logos. Public Interest Registry, the non-profit that manages the .org top level domain name, is in the ...


Verisign posts earnings, nearly 70% operating margin  Domain Name Wire

Results continue to tick upward as company pushes for price increases. Chart of Verisign's revenue and profit - VRSN. It's good to be the king. .Com registry ...


New process will make it faster and more affordable for Irish SMEs to dispute registration and use of .ie domains  Irish Tech News

Currently, those who wish to dispute the registration or use of a .ie domain must initiate formal legal proceedings or engage with the World Intellectual P.


Over 20 Percent of Forbes Most Valuable Brands Have Purchased .inc Domains  GlobeNewswire

Today, any company can get the domain ending that “means business”


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 ...


Manchester City retain Premier League title  South China Morning Post

Guardiola's men come back from a goal down to blast Brighton 4-1 as Liverpool beat Wolves 2-0 on the last day of the campaign.


Mystery surrounds Southampton’s record China deal  South China Morning Post

No English-language website for 'brand new sports *content*, marketing and entertainment platform' set to launch later this summer.


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 ...


Verisign (VRSN) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results  Tech Know Bits

Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 25th. The information services provider reported $1.31 earnings per share for ...


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 ...


Canada's .CA domain registry now operating on Fury Platform  Domain Name Wire

CA country code domain name transitioned to Fury platform. CIRA logo Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is now eating its own dog food: The ...


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 ...


Man United’s new kit gets colour of goalkeeper shirt wrong  South China Morning Post

Manchester United's David de Gea models the new purple goalkeeper kit, which is apparently based on Peter Schmeichel's green kit from 1999. Photos: Twitter.


Tech Moves: PicMonkey adds to C-suite; RealNetworks hires exec for facial recognition team; and more  GeekWire

Seattle-based graphic design and photo editing platform PicMonkey appointed Pearl Chan as chief financial officer and Judith McGarry as chief marketing officer ...


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.


Microsoft release Cumulative Updates for all supported versions of Windows 10 (changelog)  MSPoweruser

It is the second Tuesday of the month, which means it's time for the monthly Patch Tuesday release for all supported versions of Windows 10. If you're on ...


BRS Media's dotFM is the Most Followed Top-Level Domain with Over One Million Followers  Associated Press

Press release *content* from Business Wire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.


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, ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 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 ...


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.


VirnetX Holding Co. (VHC) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest  Mayfield Recorder

VirnetX Holding Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:VHC) was the target of a large growth in short interest in April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 9210293 ...


Best domain name registrars of 2019  TechRadar

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


The EPA Just Gave Bayer a Gift in Its Battle Against Weed Killer Cancer Claims  Fortune

The embattled management at Bayer just got a handy boost from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—a draft report that says glyphosate, the active ...


Iceland's .Is domain is now easier to register  Domain Name Wire

Namecheap becomes biggest registrar to offer .Is domains. Picture of waterfall in Iceland. This picture of Iceland makes me want to visit. Or at least register a .


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.


US Gov pushes Verisign and PIR to help cut Opioid sales  Domain Name Wire

Government wants to cut online opioid sales at the registry level. Picture of American Flag with words Opioid Epidemic. Remember when the U.S. National ...


Who is behind Israel's Archimedes Group, banned by Facebook for election fakery?  The Times of Israel

Website of company that boasted it would 'change reality' for clients was registered by Grey *Content*, an ad firm that creates public *service* TV spots for Israeli ...


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 ...


Donuts to increase domain prices in October  Domain Name Wire

Most of Donuts' domains will be more costly soon. Domain name registry Donuts is raising prices October 1. On average, prices for standard domain ...


Inside the DNSpionage hacks that hijack domains at an unprecedented scale  Ars Technica

Since the beginning of the year, the US government and private security companies have been warning of a sophisticated wave of attacks that's hijacking ...


Breaking: US Gov Grants Verisign .Com Price Hikes  Domain Name Wire

Major .com price hikes could be coming. The U.S. Government has extended its Cooperative Agreement with Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for managing the .com ...


Domain name registry Donuts to be acquired by private equity firm Abry Partners  GeekWire

Donuts, a domain name registry based in Kirkland, Wash., has agreed to be acquired by Abry Partners, a private equity firm based in Boston. Terms of the deal ...


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

A mysterious new group called Sea Turtle targeted 40 organizations in a DNS hijacking spree.


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 ...


Why More Registries Should Be Talking About DNS Security  CircleID

I've been incredibly lucky in my time at Neustar to lead both the exceptional Registry and Security teams. While these divisions handle their own unique product ...


When the Backend Domain Name Registry Is Too Expensive  CircleID

What we call a "backend registry" is the mandatory technical platform to operate a domain name extension and all registries have one. It is the backend registry ...


Verisign's Annual Report and .com price increases  Domain Name Wire

Verisign's 10-K gives clues to how it is approaching a .com price increase. .Com registry Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) published its 2018 annual report on Friday.


.AI begins auctioning expired domain names  Domain Name Wire

Anguilla's registry cuts out the middleman and begins auctioning expired domain names. Anguilla's ccTLD registry is auctioning expired domains. The registry ...


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, ...


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 ...


My thoughts on Names.Club taking third-party listings, .com  Domain Name Wire

Pay-over-time domain marketplace will let domainers join the party with any TLD. Screenshot of the website Names.Club. Names.Club will soon accept .com ...


Developers: Here's how to register for a Google .dev domain  TechRepublic

Developers, designers, writers, and architects can now register their top-level domain name with .dev to showcase projects.


Former SNN.com owner goes to court to recover domain name  Domain Name Wire

Original registrant files lawsuit after failing to recover domain name through UDRP. The former owner of SNN.com, who says his domain name was stolen, has ...


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, ...


.ME registry explains Incels.me takedown  Domain Name Wire

Domain name was taken down after warning and request to remove *content*. The registry that runs the .ME top level domain name has released a statement ...


The economics of "forever" domain registrations  Domain Name Wire

Should the domain name industry introduce perpetual domain registrations? Consumers like predictability. They dislike price increases on their cable bill, ...


Verisign made domain aftermarket arguments in July  Domain Name Wire

Last week's blog post was not the first time Verisign called attention to domain investors. Last week Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) shocked many of its biggest ...


Neustar Announces .IN Registry Transition  DomainInvesting.com

The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) operates and manages the .IN ccTLD registry. Late last year, the organization announced that Neustar would ...


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 ...


CEO of domain name registry Donuts is stepping down  GeekWire

Bruce Jaffe is stepping down from his role as CEO of the domain name registry company Donuts Inc., about a month after it was acquired by Abry Partners, ...


Yes, your domain name registrar has made it impossible for people to contact you  Domain Name Wire

Many registrars have removed all means for people to contact you. I received an anonymous voicemail yesterday from an Enom customer who was frustrated ...


New TLDs, five years in  Domain Name Wire

It was five years ago this month that the first domains under the new top level domain (nTLD) program started rolling out to consumers. The first Latin script ...


BRS Media, Inc. to Launch Brand Registry Services for Top-Level Domains  Business Wire

BRS Media, a diverse and growing marketing and e-commerce firm that assists traditional and interactive companies build and brand on the power of the.


How Big Is the Domain Business?  CircleID

When you're standing close to ICANN, the domain business may seem pretty big, but when you stand farther away, not so much. Verisign's revenues are about ...


Breaking: Domain name company Donuts Inc. acquired by private equity firm Abry Partners  Domain Name Wire

PE snaps up company that manages nearly 240 top level domain names. Abry Partners, a private equity firm that has completed $77 billion in transactions since ...


Google Registry introduces .page top-level domain, early registration now open  9to5Google

In May, Google announced a new .app top-level domain focussed on security. Google Registry is now opening up a .page TLD as part of an Early Access ...


.Inc domains will be about $60,000 at Early Access  Domain Name Wire

Start a purchase order if you want to buy a .Inc domain in April. Yesterday was day one of early access for .Dev domain names. I watched with amusement as ...


Domain Name Registrations Should Continue To Drive Growth For VeriSign  Nasdaq

In continuation with its strong performance through Q3, VeriSign ( VRSN ) delivered another solid Q4. The company reported steady growth in.


New CEO At Public Interest Registry  The NonProfit Times

The Board of Directors of Public Interest Registry (PIR) unanimously selected Jonathon Nevett as president and chief executive officer, effective Dec. 17. Reston ...


Zoho Suspended by Domain Registrar Over Phishy Emails  BleepingComputer

In a bizarre sequence of events, after the CRM software company Zoho was taken offline by their domain registrar, they posted to Twitter asking for help getting ...


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 ...


Australia domain administrator denies domain investing ban  Domain Name Wire

Domainers get a victory in Australia. picture of kangaroos on beach. Domainers can keep investing Down Under. Australian domain name registry manager ...


Internet Grows to 348.7 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Fourth Quarter of 2018  Business Wire

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, today announced that the fourth quarter.


Those bomb hoaxes last month? GoDaddy may have played unwitting role  McClatchy Washington Bureau

A bomb threat hoax that mobilized police departments across the country last month took advantage of an obscure security weakness at web hosting and ...


Domain Registrars Given a Six-Month Deadline to Implement Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP)  CircleID

ICANN issued an industry-wide six-month deadline for the deployment of the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) - a replacement for the WHOIS protocol.


Country level domain registry of Australia seeks to implement restrictions on .Au registrations  DomainTrip

In december 2000,the Australian government finally setup auDA ,as a body who will monitor the .AU namespace and under telecommunication act 1997 ...


Public Interest Registry (.Org) tax return provides insight into registrar marketing deals  Domain Name Wire

Latest tax return doesn't reflect new Afilias contract. Public Interest Registry (PIR), which manages the .org top level domain, has filed its 2017 tax return (large ...


Why Blockchain Domains Will Be a Huge Asset...  Invest In Blockchain

The domains market has become stagnant, but innovation is popping up in a new area — blockchain domains. Here's why.


Google uses .New TLD to create shortcuts for Google Docs  Domain Name Wire

Type “Doc.New” to easily create a new Google Doc. Google is using its .New top level domain name in a unique (and perhaps unprecedented) way. People can ...


FRAUD ALERT: Goxtrade caught using stolen photos for staff pics  Micky News

Cryptocurrency exchange Goxtrade is under fire after it was discovered that the company was using stolen photos and lying about its staff.


Infibeam’s domain registry gets over 40,000 domain name in a single day  Economic Times

AHMEDABAD: Infibeam, India's first listed ecommerce company, registered over 40,000 domain names in a single day. The company, which operates a unique ...


Constantine Roussos Announces .Music Win  DomainInvesting.com

Constantine Roussos of DotMusic announced his company prevailed over Amazon, Google, and others, and will operate the .Music domain name registry.


A Closer Look at the "Sovereign Runet" Law  CircleID

In December 2018, a bill on the "stable operation" of the Russian segment of the Internet was introduced and got the title "Sovereign Runet" in mass media and ...


Changes to the Domain Name Marketplace  CircleID

The new gTLD program and the introduction of 1200+ new domain name registries has significantly altered the marketplace dynamics. New domain name ...


GoDaddy Auctions is pulling back some expired domains that were at Endurance  Domain Name Wire

Domains from partner registrar were mistakenly sent to GoDaddy for auctioning. Over the weekend, a Domain Name Wire reader noticed that expired domain ...


.Com winners and losers, and Google Domains' odd practice  Domain Name Wire

You still can't register a domain for more than one year at Google Domains. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) about ...


Microsoft Seizes 99 Domains Used in Iranian Phishing Attacks  PCMag

Microsoft would like to remind you to be wary of bogus URLs. A group of suspected Iranian hackers are sending phishing emails that link out to sites like ...


BTC-e Successor Wex Loses .nz Domain  Bitcoin News

Wex, the digital asset trading platform that inherited the now-defunct BTC-e exchange, has lost its wex.nz domain. According to New Zealand's Domain Name ...