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.


Donuts Co-Founder Jonathon Nevett Named President and CEO of .ORG Operator Public Interest Registry  Domain Name Journal

Public Interest Registry (PIR), the nonprofit operator of the .org domain, today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously selected Jonathon Nevett ...


Jonathon Nevett Named CEO of Public Interest Registry  PRNewswire

RESTON, Va., Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Public Interest Registry (PIR), the nonprofit operator of the .ORG domain, today announced that its Board of ...


.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 ...


Uniregistry Moves to Rebrand as “UNI”, Without Ownership of UNI.com???  StrategicRevenue.com

NEW YORK, NY - If you had not heard yet - domain registry, parking and portfolio management company "Uniregistry" has launched a re-branding effort ...


Minds + Machines Expand Domain Registry Service .Luxe in Asia  Vox Markets

Minds + Machines Group Limited (MMX), a domain registry company, has announced that its first R&D project, .luxe, is now supported by 71 registrars globally.


How Internet Savvy are Your Leaders?  Krebs on Security

Back in April 2015, I tweeted about receiving a letter via snail mail suggesting the search engine rankings for a domain registered in my name would suffer if I ...


What Is VeriSign's Fair Value?  Trefis

VeriSign's (NASDAQ:VRSN) stock price has increased by around 41% in 2018 so far, as a result of the steady improvement in its top line and bottom line ...


Domain Name ‘Bill of Rights’ Proposed by Global Domain Name Registrar Uniregistry  StrategicRevenue.com

NEW YORK, NY – This past week, the man who virtually created the Internet, Tim Berners-Lee, spoke about his “Contract for the Web” initiative; something he ...


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 ...


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 ...


Popular Chinese IDN to increase prices 25x  Domain Name Wire

Higher price tag applies only to registrations made after March 15, 2019. The registry for .在线 (xn--3ds443g – “Dot Chinese Online”) is hiking prices by about 25 ...


Addressing Cybersquatting In A Post-WHOIS Blackout World - Media, Telecoms, IT, Entertainment - Worldwide  Mondaq News Alerts

Imagine a customer complains to you about a product they purchased online from YOURBRAND.COM. Only you don't own this domain name, and the ...


Nominations Now Open for Public Interest Registry (Operator of .ORG) Board of Directors  CircleID

Would you be interested in helping guide the future of the Public Interest Registry (PIR), the non-profit operator of the .ORG, .NGO and .ONG domains? If so, the ...


Internet Grows to 342.4 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Third Quarter of 2018  Hastings Tribune

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 6, 2018--VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global leader in domain names and internet security, today announced that ...


Understanding .Brand domains - DNW Podcast #213  Domain Name Wire

Inside the world of .brand top level domain names. dnw-podcast Companies applied for many types of new top level domains in the current round of expansion.


The Most Innovative Tech Companies and Leaders, Ranked (Infographic)  mySanAntonio.com

Patents go hand in hand with innovation, and compared to other tech industry heavyweights, Samsung came out on top. Hayden Field. Published 4:15 pm CST, ...


Domain Names: .ME to allow IDN registrations  Lexology

doMEn d.o.o., the Registry for the .ME country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD), has recently announced that it would soon allow the registration of…


Crypto exchange Wex loses NZ domain over fake registration details  CoinGeek

According to reports, the directors at Wex allegedly registered their internet address using fake contact details. For this reason, the New Zealand Domain Name ...


.ICU Domains Exceed 130000 Registrations  TECH dot Africa

ShortDot SA, a domain registry based in Luxembourg, has announced that active .icu registrations have exceeded 130000 domains.


.Com Winners: Some shakeup in the top 10  Domain Name Wire

Top 10 registrars juggle places in latest monthly report. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com registry.


15% of new TLD auction proceeds for marketing? That's all anyone cares about.  Domain Name Wire

New TLD companies pile on for awareness campaign. How should ICANN spend the $240 million it has raised by auctioning rights to new top level domain ...


Niue is suing a giant Swedish foundation over a domain name  ABC News

Niue takes one of Sweden's biggest internet organisations to court, claiming millions of dollars' worth of revenue was lost because its internet domain name was ...


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 ...


A Quiet War Rages Over Who Can Make Money Online  WIRED

As social media companies and payment processors crack down on offensive speech, people and groups are using the tools to harass their enemies.


Henry Turcan Sells 1,000,000 Shares of Minds Machines Group Ltd (LON:MMX) Stock  Fairfield Current

Minds Machines Group Ltd (LON:MMX) insider Henry Turcan sold 1000000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November ...


Minds + Machines on the Daily Podcast  Vox Markets

Minds + Machines on the Daily Podcast. 10th Dec 2018 06:42. See more in series. Disclaimer. The *content* of this podcast / blog (or *content* associated with it) is ...


.Cloud Domain Name Enters China Economy With Accreditation From China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) | Markets Insider  Markets Insider

LONDON, November 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --New gTLD (generic top-level domain) .Cloud is pleased to announce it has received accreditation from China's ...


Web.com acquires Tucows' half of NameJet  Domain Name Wire

Deal is a sign of the times in the expired domain business. Web.com is now the sole owner of domain name auction site NameJet after acquiring Tucows' ...


While Everyone's Busy, Hollywood & Record Labels Suggest Congress Bring Back SOPA  Techdirt

There are a million different things going on these days when it comes to preventing the powers that be from destroying the internet that we know and love.


Cloudflare Enters Domain Registry Business  EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet

The cloud network based security and *content* delivery network vendor is set to provide some competition to incumbents in the domain business.


Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky Has $7.91 Million Holdings in Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN)  Fairfield Current

Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky cut its stake in Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) by 22.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent ...


South Africa's ZA domain reaches 1.2 million registrations | Cape Argus  Independent Online

Administrator of South Africa's presence on the worldwide web, ZA Central Registry, revealed that SA has surpassed 1.2 million ...


Online.Casino domain sells for record-breaking $510000  Domain Name Wire

Donuts beats its previous records for a new top level domain sale. New top level domain company Donuts has sold the domain name Online.Casino for ...


Domain name 'admin' role eyed up as latest victim of Whois system's GDPRmeggdon  The Register

The long-standing but outdated "admin" role associated with every internet domain name will be killed off under new recommendations designed to update the ...


What Phishing Campaigns Have in Common with Cocos Islands?  Security Boulevard

Phishing is one of the main reasons why Australian businesses are hacked. So what does an exotic paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean have to do with ...


SA's .ZA namespace surpasses 1.2m domains  Independent Online

South Africa's Internet namespace has surpassed 1.2 million name registrations across all the Second Level Domains (SLDs).


.ZA Domains managed by ZACR exceed 1200000  TECH dot Africa

The number of registered .za domain names managed by ZACR have officially exceeded 1.2 million for the first time. The number of .za domains is 1203613.


Making your website - and your business - “mobile first”.  The Three Business Blog

Many forward-thinking organisations have now moved from “mobile first” as a digital design principle, to “mobile first” as a way of doing business. This trend is ...


ICANN - Contractual Compliance: Addressing DNS Infrastructure Abuse  TECH dot Africa

ICANN has released two new circulars, namely on increasing transparency around compliance activities and Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure abuse.


BoG assures provision of regulations to support blockchain innovations  TodayInGH

First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr Maxwell Opoku Afari, has said the central bank remains committed to blockchain innovations that can ...


Best domain name registrars of 2018  TechRadar

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


Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) Rating Increased to Hold at BidaskClub  Fairfield Current

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Saturday, December 1st. Several other ...


Shoppers ready for the biggest spending spree since the boom  Independent.ie

Shoppers this Christmas are bracing themselves for the biggest spending spree since the Celtic Tiger years.


ICA Lays Ground for Compelling Argument Even the Most Bias of Opinion Cannot Deny  StrategicRevenue.com

NEW YORK, NY – Two things happened on November 1, 2018, when the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced it ...


Turkey plain packaging, WIPO praises Pakistan IP office and '.amazon' up in the air: news round-up  World Trademark Review

In our latest round-up, we look at a tussle over BRENT marks in Singapore, a "worrying trend" of retail fakes in Papua New Guinea, a new UK IP minister, and ...


The curious tale of ICANN, Verisign, claims of subterfuge, and the $135m .Web dot-word  The Register

Analysis An ugly struggle over the .Web top-level domain may soon spill into public view again, after one of the companies vying for control of the dot-word ...


Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund Purchases 4,956 Shares of Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN)  Fairfield Current

Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund boosted its position in Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) by 18.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to ...


News Briefs  CircleID

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


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 ...


Ireland's Domain Registry to Liberalise the .ie Domain Name Registration Process  Lexology

IEDR, the Irish registry for internet domain names, is to liberalise its policy on the registration of .ie domain names following a public…


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 ...


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, ...


Standard Life Aberdeen plc Sells 114083 Shares of Verisign, Inc. (VRSN)  Fairfield Current

Standard Life Aberdeen plc lowered its holdings in Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) by 50.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with ...


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 ...


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 ...


Windows 10 Security Questions Prove Easy for ...  Dark Reading

New research shows how attackers can abuse security questions in Windows 10 to maintain domain privileges.


7 Tips to Look Fore Before Selecting a Domain Registrar  Times Square Chronicles

Is it tough task to find the right domain registrar especially when there are unlimited options? No. But it can be if you are a newbie. When choosing any domain…


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 ...


Uniregistry tips hand with "Registry in a Box" trademark application  Domain Name Wire

Company wants to use “Registry in a Box” for registry services product. Frank Schilling's Uniregistry runs its own technical registry for its top level domain names ...


Richard Curran: Main Street must embrace shopping revolution  Independent.ie

Christmas shopping is in full swing. In Ireland we are expected to indulge in the biggest shopping spree since the Celtic Tiger years. The cash splurge will be ...


Victory Capital Management Inc. Has $4.95 Million Stake in Verisign, Inc. (VRSN)  Fairfield Current

Victory Capital Management Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) by 10.7% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing ...


Atallah, ICANN's Global Domains Division Joins Donuts as CEO  CircleID

Akram Atallah, head of ICANN's Global Domains Division, has left the organization to join leading gTLD registry Donuts Inc. as its new CEO.


ICANN Files Legal Action Against Domain Registrar for Refusal to Collect WHOIS Data  CircleID

Germany-based ICANN-accredited registrar EPAG owned by Tucows has informed ICANN that it plans to stop collecting Whois contact information from its ...


.ME Celebrates 10 Years with the Launch of IDNs  TECH dot Africa

In celebration of the .ME domain extension's 10th year anniversary, the .ME Registry has announced the launch of a diverse range of IDN languages.


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 ...


Verisign Launches קום., a New, Generic Top-level Domain for Hebrew Speakers*  CircleID

Verisign announces the launch of our phased rollout of קום. in Hebrew script. This new, Verisign-operated internationalized domain name (IDN) extension was ...


What is Merged Mining? Can You Mine Two Cryptos at the Same Time?  CoinCentral

Merged mining, or Auxiliary Proof-of-Work for the more technical crowd, is the process of mining two separate cryptocurrencies at the same time. Although not as ...


‘Devil May Cry 5’ Domain Registered, ‘Resident Evil 2’ Domain Updated  Variety

A domain was privately registered May 18 for DevilMayCry5.com, and discovered Sunday by attentive fans on a Devil May Cry Discord.


Afilias Sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title: Largest Migration of an Internet Top-Level Domain in a Single Transition  PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Afilias Australia Pty Ltd announced today that it has set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Largest ...


.au Completes Historic Transition to Afilias, 3.1M Domain Names Transferred to New Infrastructure  CircleID

auDA (.au Domain Administration Ltd) and Afilias Australia are pleased to announce the successful and historic transition of more than 3.1 million .au domain ...


The LK Domain Registry: What Are They Doing Wrong?  ReadMe Sri Lanka

The LK Domain Registry. The one place that you must go to, in order to obtain a .lk domain for your website. Think of the LK Domain Registry is a ledger of sorts, ...


Tips For Dealing With Domain Name Disputes Without WHOIS Information - Intellectual Property - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

On May 25, 2018, regulations went into effect that limit the amount of WHOIS information that is publicly available online. United States Intellectual Property Fish ...


Trump Admin Lets Verisign Boost .Com Domain Name Prices  Broadcasting & Cable

The National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) has agreed to modify its agreement with domain name registrar Verisign that will allow it ...


Big jump in Irish domain registrations helps boost IEDR profits  Irish Times

Company that manages domain name .ie recently liberalised registration process.


Domain management: a best practice guide  World Trademark Review

The first step in an intelligent domain strategy is to look at trademark registration strategy. What has been registered and where? Is there a pattern of registration ...


Local Domain Registrar Down  Technology Zimbabwe

name.co.zw the domain name registry portal is currently down and has been facing some challenges for the past few hours. The site has been down since ...


GDPR: changes to WHOIS, and what comes next  Lexology

On May 25, 2018, the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) went into effect. Although the GDPR has many provisions that will impact the way ...


NPR's CEO Will Move Into Fundraising Role (Transitions)  The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Also, Women for Afghan Women appoints a new executive director, and the CEO of Grantmakers in Health will depart next year.


Afilias Moves to the US  PR Newswire

HORSHAM, Pa., Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Afilias, a leading domain registry operator, announced today that it has formally established a new corporate...


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 ...


Brexit Doesn't Have to Mean Deleting Domains  EFF

The European Commission dropped a surprise announcement last week that following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union ("Brexit"), ...


New .LLC Domain Landrush Period Begins July 9  PR Newswire

DUBLIN, July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Afilias, a leading domain registry operator, announces that landrush for the new "dot LLC" or .LLC top level domain ...


Uniregistry Unveils 'Domain Perks' Membership for Registrants  PR Newswire

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Uniregistry, the world-renowned domain name registration company has announced the ...


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, ...


The Registry/Registrar Sales Channel with Jay Daley - DNW Podcast #202  Domain Name Wire

Org operator is changing how it works with registrars. dnw-podcast Public Interest Registry (PIR), the group that operates the .org top level domain name, ...


Domain Name Registrations Reach 333.8 Million in 1Q18  EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet

Dot com continues to dominate as new generic Top Level Domain registrations fall, according to VeriSign's Domain Name Industry Brief.


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 ...


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 ...


WHOIS Responsible for the Privacy of Domain Name Contact Information?  Lexology

Anyone who has tried to take down an infringing website or obtain transfer of an infringing domain name understands the value of the WHOIS *service*…


Photonic crystals for nano-light in moiré graphene superlattices  Science Magazine

Graphene is an atomically thin material that supports highly confined plasmon polaritons, or nano-light, with very low loss. The properties of graphene can be ...


ENS, MMX To Launch DNS-Compatible Domain Names  ETHNews

The Ethereum address-naming provider will be integrated into Minds + Machines Group Limited's forthcoming domain .luxe. MMX will allow current .eth address ...


Second .IO Fraud Lawsuit Filed Lawsuit Claims .IO Is Den of Crypto Thieves  NullTX

December 7, 2018 Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT): There is something fishy in the British Indian Ocean Territory according to crypto lawyer ...


New Zealand's Domain Name Commission Wins Injunction in a Lawsuit Against DomainTools  CircleID

New Zealand's Domain Name Commission today won a motion for preliminary injunction in a US lawsuit against the company DomainTools.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Domain name registry Donuts raises $110M in financing to help fund $213M acquisition of former rival Rightside  GeekWire

Donuts, a domain name registry based in Kirkland, Wash., has raised $110 million in financing to help complete its $213 million acquisition of fellow domain ...


Verisign Announces קום. Domain Names are Available for General Registration  CircleID

Verisign is pleased to announce that קום., the new, Verisign-operated, internationalized domain name (IDN) extension that is uniquely designed for Hebrew ...


Verisign Inc (NASDAQ:VRSN) Can't Be Less Risky. Short Interest Decreased  MoneyMakingArticles

The stock of Verisign Inc (NASDAQ:VRSN) registered a decrease of 5.12% in short interest. VRSN's total short interest was 2.11 million shares in December as.