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January 19, 2018 11:36

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Afilias appointed to provide registry services for the .au domains

Afilias Australia Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Afilias plc, has been appointed to provide registry services for the .au domain from 1 July 2018 as part of auDA’s Registry Transformation Project. Afilias was one of three providers shortlisted in a rigorous tender process, which attracted high calibre responses from across the globe. auDA CEO […]

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CentralNic completed the acquisition of .sk (country code top-level domain for Slovakia)

CentralNic announced today that the acquisition of SK-NIC, the manager of the exclusive country code top-level domain for Slovakia, .sk, has now been completed. The Company’s agreement to acquire SK-NIC, the manager of the exclusive country code top-level domain for Slovakia, .SK., was announced on 25th August 2017.  Since that date, further to continued negotiation, […]

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.US Town Hall – Key points and how Neustar totally ignored my question

Neustar held the .US domain names town hall last week. They mostly talked about how they do all these “great” marketing efforts they do and people on forums and blogs complained about that. But a few interesting things came out. BTW the Neustar marketing efforts are non-existent and everyone agrees on that as I have […]

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Owner information will not show up on .io, .ac and .sh domain name whois

Owner information has stopped appearing on .io, .ac and .sh domain name whois and people have started complaining about this change. It all started in April 2017 when Afilias won the contract to run the backend registry services for a number of country code domain extensions: .io, .ac and .sh. The new contract meant that all […]

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Tucows to discontinue .au domain name registrations for all Chinese resellers

Tucows’s reseller platform OpenSRS will no longer be able to provide .au domain name registrations to any reseller that is based in China. This follows a formal direction Tucows was given by auDA, the registry for the Australian top-level domain, .au. In a letter Tucows received, auDA is directing Tucows, under the terms of its […]

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CentralNIC acquires Slovakia’s Top-Level Domain .SK for about €26 million but Slovaks are not happy

CentralNIC has agreed to acquire SK-NIC, A.S., manager of Slovakia’s Top-Level Domain (ccTLD), .sk but Slovaks are not too happy with this. The Board of CentralNic announced that it has agreed to acquire the business and assets of SK-NIC, the manager of the country code top-level domain for Slovakia, .sk. CentralNic believes that this will represent […]

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Verisign pays $5 million annually for the rights to operate the .TV registry

Verisign pays $5 million annually to the Government of Tuvalu to be the sole registry operator of .TV. Verisign has the rights to sell .TV domain names up to December 31, 2021 that its contract expires. The domain is currently operated by dotTV, a Verisign company; the Tuvalu government owns twenty percent of the company. The […]

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.EU has 3.76 million domains (renewal rate is 79% & other interesting statistics)

.EU published its Q4 2016 Progress Report that measures some interesting findings about the developments of the extension and the registrar community. During Q4 2016, the number of .eu registrations decreased by 32 655 domain names, a net decrease of 0.9%, to 3.76 million. The total number of .eu domain names registered at the end […]

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.US considers release of 1 and 2 character domains & whois privacy for $0.50

The usTLD Stakeholder Council and Neustar, Inc., the registry operator for the usTLD, is seeking public comment on the Council’s recommendation to Neustar to release one and two character domain names in connection with the us TLD Premium Domain Name (PDN) plan and to allow for the implementation of a registry-based wholesale whois privacy registration […]

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.EU domains: The first decade (eBook)

Want to know the origins and development of .eu domains? Then this 209-page eBook is for you. This book tells the story of how .eu was born and developed. “This book captures our story and reveals our motivation to create a domain name that’s different than the rest, a powerful symbol of Europe that brings […]

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