TLDCON 2019: Collaboration, security and forecasts  Baltic Times

The 12th international conference for ccTLD registries and registrars in CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, TLDCON 2019, has ended in Vilnius,...


PIR changes its domain name as part of rebrand  Domain Name Wire

Non-profit that runs .org moves from PIR to TheNew.org. Website for Public Interest Registry, including the .Org logo and two hands holding each. PIR's new ...


101domain Launches MMX & ICM Registry's New AdultBlock Service  CircleID

101domain, the domain registrar known for carrying the largest selection of top-level domains in the industry, is expanding their brand protection offering with a ...


Afilias Thanks Desiree Miloshevic for 12 Years of Service to ISOC  CircleID

Afilias, the world's second largest domain name registry, today thanks Desiree Z. Miloshevic for her leadership and *service* to the Board of Trustees of the ...


Beware this PayPal invoice for GoDaddy domains  Domain Name Wire

Scammer is sending PayPal invoices for domain renewals. Fake domain name renewal emails are nothing new, but some aspects of one making the rounds are ...


Internet pioneer Vint Cerf on what we need to do to fix the web  Quartz

Four decades ago, when Bob Kahn and I were creating the TCP/IP networking protocol for the internet, we did not know that we were laying the tracks for what ...


Two years ago, 123-Reg and NamesCo decided to register millions of .uk domains for customers without asking them. They just got the renewal reminders...  The Register

Updated Colin McDermott was surprised this week to receive an invoice from the UK's largest domain name registrar, 123-Reg, auto-billing him £11.99 for a ...


What Is the Purpose of ICANN's Comment Periods?  CircleID

Almost every institution which purports to provide space for public accountability includes some sort of formalized process by which the public can have their say.


A minefield at universities: Whose money to take?  The Boston Globe

He was a potential big-money donor, a Forbes-listed billionaire, and officials at the MIT Media Lab were intrigued. What came next was illuminating. The person ...


Internet Grows to 354.7 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Second Quarter of 2019  Business Wire

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


Unstoppable Domains Offers Companies a Chance to Claim their Trademarked Blockchain Domains  Yahoo Finance

Unstoppable Domains, a software company building domains on blockchains, is holding a sunrise period until October 15 for trademark holders to claim their .zil ...


my.id Domain Name Available Starting From US$1  TweakTown

AKARTA, Sept 4, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - .id Registry, the official Indonesian Internet Domain Name Registry, announced today that 'my.id' Domain Names will ...


3 Strategies For Protecting Your Network Against DNS Hijacking  ISBuzz News

More than any other digital communications infrastructure, cybercriminals are increasingly targeting the domain name system. The DNS, often referred to as the ...


Unstoppable Domains Offers Third Wave of Money and Manpower to Exchanges, Wallets and Browsers that Integrate .zil Domain  Coinspeaker

Unstoppable Domains, a software company building domains on blockchains, today introduced its second installment of The Blockchain Domain Grant Program, ...


Corporate Domain Name Management Becoming More Difficult – Is Anyone Surprised?  CircleID

Brandsight recently concluded their Third Annual Domain Management Survey. Designed to uncover issues of greatest concern to corporate domain name ...


TLDCON 2019 AGENDA NOW AVAILABLE  Baltic Times

The agenda of TLDCON 2019, the 12th international conference for ccTLD registries and registrars of the CIS,...


LGBT seller of domain names is open for business  Dallas Voice

Sep 10, 2019 | 0. PrideLife, a new e-commerce store focused on domain names and the first ever LGBT-owned registrar, has delivered its soft launch to coincide ...


Independent Tajik news agency Asia Plus kicked offline  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Washington, D.C., September 10, 2019--Websites and email addresses belonging to embattled independent news agency Asia Plus in Tajikistan have been ...


Auto parts company's domain stolen and held for ransom  Domain Name Wire

Thief stole Florida company's domain and asked for 10 bitcoin ransom. Cut out letters spelling the word "ransom". A thief stole a domain name from an online ...


Internet domain name numbers fall in Poland in Q2  Telecompaper

The number of active internet domains registered in the .pl area totaled 2.602 million at the end of the second quarter, according to the NASK national domain ...


Independent Tajik News Agency Facing 'Apparently Targeted Disruption'  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Tajik authorities to investigate the "apparently targeted disruption" of the embattled independent news ...


Nominet Reappointed as EBERO Provider  DomainInvesting.com

On a number of occasions, readers have asked what happens to a registry's domain names should the registry go out of business. Domain registrants have a ...


Intellectual property and your new business: Questions you should be asking to ensure you're protected.  Florida Trend

There are many things to think about when you're starting a new business. In addition to the financial, marketing and other business matters, there are important ...


IE Domain Registry launches 2019 Digital Town initiative to combat low rates of e-commerce and digital uptake in Irish towns  Irish Tech News

IE Domain Registry, the company that manages and maintains Ireland's country domain, .ie, has today launched its 'Digital Town' initiative for the second y.


Domain registry moves to ban cryptocurrency names  Mashable

The registry which operates the .bank domain is moving to explicitly ban cryptocurrency companies from registering a name with the extension.


SVH.com Reportedly "Hijacked"  DomainInvesting.com

My email inbox had several Google Alerts this morning linking to a Sonoma Index-Tribune article about an alleged “hijacking” of SVH.com, a domain name that ...


Recovering Domain Names Lost to Fraudulent Transfer  CircleID

Domain Names composed of generic terms and combinations – dictionary words, random letters, and short strings – have achieved ascending values in the ...


Web.com Job: Strategic Aftermarket Sales Executive  DomainInvesting.com

Web.com posted a job opening. The Jacksonville company is looking to hire a Strategic Aftermarket Sales Executive to work with NameJet and SnapNames.


TekSavvy Protests Push for Pirate Site Blocking in Court  TorrentFreak

Through the Federal Court, Bell, Rogers, and Groupe TVA are hoping to obtain the first Canadian pirate site blocking order. The companies believe that website ...


Hackers breached Greece's top-level domain registrar  ZDNet

Sea Turtle group returns with new attacks; continues DNS hijacking spree.


Almost 1,000 .ie domains in county in first six months  Bray People

Wicklow registered 941 new .ie domains in the first half of 2019, according to a new report.


Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) Shares Bought by Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd.  TechNewsObserver

Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. increased its stake in shares of Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) by 18.2% during the second quarter, ...


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, ...


Jennison Associates LLC Decreases Stock Holdings in Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN)  TechNewsObserver

Jennison Associates LLC decreased its holdings in Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) by 2.1% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent ...


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 ...


Sage Growth Partners Retained by Inspirata for Strategic Marketing Communications Services  BioSpace

BALTIMORE, Sept. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sage Growth Partners (SGP), a Baltimore-based healthcare research, strategy, and marketing firm, today ...


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 ...


How the battle over domain prices could drastically change the web  Mashable

Price caps have traditionally kept legacy domain name extensions like .com, .net, and .org, affordable for most anyone. ICANN is looking to change that.


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 ...


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, ...


Maintaining a harmonious relationship between UX and SEO  Ottawa Business Journal

User experience and search engine optimization best practices have come a long way in recent years, but some believe there are obstacles barring a ...


6 Ways To Elevate A Brand On Amazon - Retail TouchPoints  Retail TouchPoints

Online marketplaces, such as Amazon, provide sellers with the opportunity to get their products in front of a huge audience and boost sales. Many...


After Backpage, U.S. Investigates Massage, Escort Websites That Now Dominate Market  The Wall Street Journal

A year after U.S. authorities closed Backpage.com, the biggest player in the online sex-for-sale industry, investigators are focused on three websites now ...


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.


LPL Financial LLC Has $1.60 Million Position in Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN)  TechNewsObserver

LPL Financial LLC raised its position in shares of Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) by 24.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent ...


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 ...


Namecheap rolls out free logo maker  TheDomains.com

Namecheap unveiled a new logo maker today and it looks like you do not have to be a member to use it. You are totally free to play, create, and download as ...


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 ...


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 ...


2,000 new '.ie' domains in Cork in first half of 2019  The Corkman

Cork county and city registered more than 2000 new '.ie' domains in the first half of 2019, according to a new report released by 'IE Domain Registry' in recent ...


ICANN: All your Base Agreement are belong to us  Domain Name Wire

ICANN responds to (some) questions about why it decided to remove price controls. Meme "All your base are belong to us" but with "All your base. Earlier this ...


Laois registered 365 new .ie domains in first half of 2019  Leinster Express

Companies, self-employed entrepreneurs, private individuals and local organisations in Laois registered 365 new. ie domains in the first half of 2019, according.


Registration and use of domains at the ccTLD registry in United Kingdom  Lexology

Registration and use of domains at ccTLD registry. Registry. Which entity is responsible for registration of domain names in the country code top-level 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 ...


Best domain registrars in 2019  TechRadar

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


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 ...


Health system takes an 'Epic first' approach to integrating all data, including SDOH  Healthcare IT News

Contra Costa Health Services takes on whole person care by gathering every bit of data, not just medical care data, and getting it into its Epic EHR. The results ...


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

Proposal attracted 3252 opposing comments, just six in favor.


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 ...


409 New Dot-IE Domains Registered In Clare  Clare FM

Over 400 new .ie domains have been registered in Clare in the first half of this year. Figures compiled by the IE Domain Registry show that the 409 new websites ...


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 ...


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 ...


Puerto Rico's .PR Domain Turns 30!  CircleID

Gauss Research Laboratory, Inc, the registry operator for .PR, Puerto Rico's top-level domain (TLD), and Afilias, its technology partner, announced today that the ...


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 ...


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 ...


A synopsis of new top level domains  Domain Name Wire

PIR's take is simple but on point. Logo for .NGO, a new top level domain for non-profits. Like other new TLDs, .ngo domains aren't exactly flying off the shelf.


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, ...


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 ...


Radix Releases Its Bi-Annual Premium Domain Report Covering First Half of 2019  CircleID

Radix has published its Premium Domains Performance report data for the first half of 2019. Gaming.tech domain name was recorded as the highest one time ...


.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 ...


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 ...


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).


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.


Crypto Companies May Lose Access to 'Service Provider' Domain Names  CoinDesk

Crypto companies may be banned from hosting .bank and .insurance domain extensions. fTLD Registry Services, a domain name system (DNS) 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, ...


Creating a Better Online Experience for Billions is Just a Fix Away  IEEE Spectrum

Code that makes network applications compliant with universal-acceptance standards is an easy way to build a more inclusive Internet.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


How to keep your domains from being stolen (2019 edition)  Domain Name Wire

Consider these eight safeguards to keep thieves away from your domain names. image of hackers breaking into online passwords, credit cards. If you own ...


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 ...


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, ...


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 ...


Radix Reports Over 45% Growth in Profitability for 2018, Revenue Grows by Over 30%  CircleID

Radix, one of the world's largest nTLD portfolio registries, announced today that it grossed $16.95M in total revenue in 2018, a 30% rise over its revenue in 2017 ...


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 ...


Registration and use of domains at the ccTLD registry in Belgium  Lexology

Registration and use of domains at ccTLD registry. Registry. Which entity is responsible for registration of domain names in the country code top-level domain ...


TRBR Appoints Neustar as New Back-End Registry Operator for .vu Country Code Top-Level Domain  CircleID

The Office of the Vanuatu Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) would like to announce the appointment of Neustar ...


DigitalTown let its domain names expire  Domain Name Wire

Company drops new top level domains as it becomes a shell company. DigitalTown SEC filing image. DigitalTown, Inc. filed its delayed 10-K yesterday. It covers ...


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 ...


Ben Stokes Condemns The Sun Over Reporting Of Family Tragedy  RightsInfo

Prolific England cricketer Ben Stokes has branded The Sun newspaper as "utterly disgusting" after it ran a front page story about a family tragedy that took place ...


.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 ...


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

KrebsOnSecurity details how attackers took control of sensitive domains around the world.


Cyberspies Hijacked the Internet Domains of Entire Countries  WIRED

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


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.


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, ...