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July 21, 2019 00:20

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Study shows that new TLDs can rank like other TLDs, but not much else

Study provides little more than anecdotal evidence. You’re going to see some headlines today about an SEO study commissioned by The Domain Name Association (DNA). Some of these headlines might suggest that new top level domain names get some sort of search engine boost over .com domains. It’s not quite that simple. Here’s the deal: […]

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Now the DNA backpedals on “Copyright UDRP”

The Domain Name Association has distanced itself from the Copyright ADRP, a key component of its Healthy Domains Initiative, after controversy. The anti-piracy measure would have given copyright owners a process to seize or suspend domain names being used for massive-scale piracy, but it appears now to have been indefinitely shelved. The DNA said late […]

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Angry reactions to “UDRP for copyright”

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Internet Commerce Association are among those expressing initial concern about the introduction of a new “UDRP for copyright” mechanism by the Domain Name Association. The EFF said the DNA’s new proposals want registries to become “private arbiters of online speech”, while the ICA expressed concern that the proposals could circumvent […]

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The Pirate Bay likely to be sunk as .org adopts “UDRP for copyright”

Controversial piracy site The Pirate Bay is likely to be the first victim of a new industry initiative being described as “UDRP for copyright”. The Domain Name Association today published a set of voluntary “healthy practices” that domain registries can adopt to help keep their TLDs clean of malware, child abuse material, fake pharmacies and […]

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A UDRP for Copyrights? DNA proposes Healthy Domains best practices

DNA releases Healthy Domain Initiative recommendations, including a way to take down domain names with pervasive copyright infringement. Most industries have a choice: do an effective job regulating themselves or face outside regulation. Domain Name Association (DNA), a trade group made up of domain name registrars and registries, has published its first rev of proposed […]

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Go Daddy’s Merdinger named DNA chair

Go Daddy VP of domains Rich Merdinger has been appointed interim chair of the Domain Name Association, replacing Neustar’s Adrian Kinderis. In a blog post, Merdinger said the DNA will become more “vocal” under its new leadership and outlined three priorities for 2017 — awareness, adoption and access. He said the DNA will share ways […]

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The DNA loses second exec director in a year

The Domain Name Association has lost its second executive director in less than a year. The trade group has let go industry newcomer Roy Arbeit, who was hired just six month ago following the November 2015 departure of Kurt Pritz. It does not plan to replace Arbeit, according to an email circulated to DNA members […]

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New DNA boss named

The Domain Name Association has appointed industry newcomer Roy Arbeit as its new executive director. Arbeit was most recently managing director of sales and marketing at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He’s also worked for the American Arbitration Association, Ernst & Young, and Citibank. He will take the DNA top job effective March 15. […]

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Domain Name Association taps outsider as new Executive Director

Arbeit most recently led marketing efforts for engineering trade group. Roy Arbeit, new Executive Director of The DNA. The Domain Name Association (DNA) has named Roy Arbeit its new executive director. Notably, Arbeit has experience working for trade organizations but does not have a background in the domain name industry. This might be a smart […]

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Donuts makes Hollywood content policing deal

Donuts has made a deal with the American movie industry that will make it easier to take down piracy domains. The Motion Picture Association of America has been given a “Trusted Notifier” status, and the two companies have agreed upon a domain take-down framework. The agreement targets “large-scale pirate websites”, Donuts said. It’s the first […]

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