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April 20, 2018 10:36

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ICANN receives data protection/privacy guidance from Article 29 Working Party

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) today announced that it has received a letter from the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) [PDF, 400 KB] that provides guidance on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impact on the collection, retention and publication of domain name registration data and the […]

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United Kingdom will be kicked out of .EU domains in 1 year

The European Commission has issued a communication concerning Brexit and the .eu TLD. The communication states that, based on the United Kingdom’s intent to withdraw from the European Union, undertakings and organisations that are established in the United Kingdom but not in the EU and natural persons who reside in the United Kingdom will no […]

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GoDaddy will be migrating to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced that GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) will be moving to AWS, migrating the vast majority of its infrastructure as part of a multi-year transition. GoDaddy will leverage the AWS services—including machine learning, analytics, databases, and containers—to innovate faster and to meet the needs of its […]

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ICANN requests guidance about the GDPR impact on domain whois from the EU

Göran Marby, ICANN’s President and Chief Executive Officer, has requested guidance about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) impact on the domain name system and WHOIS from the European Union. Marby sent letters (pdf) to the commissioners of all European Union countries that relate to Personal Data Protection and Information. ICANN seems to have given […]

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The Castello Brothers sell the domain Traveler.com – It becomes a new crypto travel aggregator

Michael Castello, of Castello Brothers LLC, announced the sale of the domain name Traveler.com. The announcement came in a comment on DomainInvesting.com. Michael Castello did not disclose any more details for this sale and the domain name whois still reflects his company’s info. The purchase was done maybe on a payment plan or some other more […]

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The domain name Purple.com was sold for $900,000

The domain name Purple.com was sold for $900,000 in 2017. The sales price was reported in a SEC filing from PURPLE INNOVATION, LLC. (Note 5, Page 14) Purple Innovation is an American comfort technology company based in Alpine, Utah, USA. It specializes in the direct-to-consumer sale of mattresses, seat cushions, back cushions, pillows and platform […]

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CentralNic and KeyDrive Group are discussing a merge

CentralNic Group Plc made an announcement today after some recent industry speculation. The Company confirmed that discussions are taking place regarding the potential combination of CentralNic and KeyDrive S.A. and its subsidiaries including domain reseller platforms and the corporate registrar BrandShelter.  “The Boards of CentralNic and KeyDrive Group believe that the combination of the two […]

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Edward Snowden and Max Schrems announced as CloudFest keynote speakers

Edward Snowden and Max Schrems were announced today as CloudFest keynote address speakers. Schrems and Snowden were two of the people that convinced the European Parliament that the rules and regulations surrounding data privacy needed to be updated and resulted in the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Edward Snowden is an American computer professional, former […]

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Domaining Europe becomes NamesCon Europe

Domaining Europe will transition into NamesCon Europe beginning with the upcoming June 7-9th event in Valencia, Spain. Dietmar Stefitz, who founded Domaining Europe in 2008, will directly manage the 2018 event with the assistance of NamesCon producers Terri Potratz and Tania Kabantsov. The agreement between Domaining Europe and NamesCon was confirmed at the beginning of […]

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A new organization protecting the rights of domain name registrants was founded

“Domain Name Rights Coalition“, a new organization protecting the rights of domain name registrants was founded. The organization says it is “dedicated to protecting the rights of Internet Domain Name Registrants and fight for fair and balanced Internet policies. All should have equal rights to register domain names, the great signs of Internet speech, including […]

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