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February 24, 2020 01:36

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Hacking claims resurface as .hotel losers force ICANN to lawyer up again

The fight over .hotel has been escalated, with four unsuccessful applicants for the gTLD whacking ICANN with a second Independent Review Process appeal. The complaint resurrects old claims that a former lead on the successful application, now belonging to Afilias, stole trade secrets from competing applicants via a glitched ICANN web site. It also revives […]

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#Afilias is unloading a bunch of premium #geodomains!

If you’re looking for a premium geodomain, here’s your chance to acquire a top notch city domain from Afilias. The domain Registry manages dot .info along with several other TLDs, and is releasing the following domain names to parties interested in them: Miami.info MiamiBeach.info Florida.info LasVegas.info LosAngeles.info NewYorkCity.info Along with these geodomains, the following premium […]

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Is the .co rebid biased toward Afilias? Yeah, kinda

The Colombian government has come under fire for opening up the .co registry contract for rebid in a way that seems predetermined to pick Afilias as the winner, displacing its fierce rival Neustar. As I blogged in November, Colombia thinks it might be able to secure a better registry deal, so it plans to shortly […]

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Now PIR rubbishes .org “downtime” claims

Two of Public Interest Registry’s top geeks have come out swinging against recent claims that .org will suffer days of downtime if PIR is acquired by Ethos Capital. Chief technology officer Joe Abley and Susanne Woolf, senior director of technology community engagement, have penned a blog post calling the recent assertions by subcontractor Packet Clearing […]

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Afilias denies .org will go down post-acquisition

.org domains will not suffer downtime as a result of Ethos Capital’s acquisition of Public Interest Registry, according to Afilias. Afilias, which provides PIR’s back-end registry services, wrote to ICANN (pdf) last week to reject claims by DNS resolution subcontractor Packet Clearing House that .org could suffer more than three days a year of downtime […]

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PIR (.org) releases annual report, shows impact from new Afilias deal

Margins are up thanks to renegotiated contract with Afilias. Public Interest Registry (PIR), the organization that operates the .org top level domain, released its 2018 annual report today. The report includes data for 2018 and gives the first indications into its new contract with Afilias to run the technical backed of the registry. PIR put […]

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Neustar completes .in migration

The transfer of India’s suite of ccTLDs from Afilias to Neustar is done. NIXI, the .in registry, announced today: “The transition of .IN to its new Neustar-backed Registry platform is now complete.” With 2.2 million names, not counting names in NIXI’s plethora of localized transliterations, .in is the third-largest TLD migration, behind the 3.1 million […]

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UN ruling may put .io domains at risk

The future of .io domains may have been cast into doubt, following a ruling from the UN’s highest court. The International Court of Justice this afternoon ruled (pdf) by a 13-1 majority that “the United Kingdom is under an obligation to bring to an end its administration of the Chagos Archipelago as rapidly as possible”. […]

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Despite Afilias lawsuit, Neustar names date for Indian takeaway

Neustar has named the date for the transition of the .in registry away from incumbent Afilias.. It’s due to happen February 28, according to a new web site the company has set up to publicize the handover. The registry will be down for up to 48 hours, starting from 1830 UTC, February 17, as a […]

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Incel hate site jumps to Iceland after doMEn suspends .me domain

Incels.me, a web forum that hosts misogynist rants by “involuntarily celibate” men, has found a new home after .me registry doMEn suspended its domain. The web site has reappeared, apparently unscathed, under Iceland’s .is domain, at incels.is. doMEn said in a blog post yesterday that it had suspended incels.me at the registry level due to […]

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