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October 16, 2018 01:22

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KSK vote was NOT unanimous

ICANN’s board of directors on Sunday voted to approve the forthcoming security key change at the DNS root, but there was some dissent. Director Avri Doria, a Nominating Committee appointee, said today that she provided the lone vote against the DNSSEC KSK rollover, which is expected to cause temporary internet access problems for potentially a […]

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ICANN faces critical choice as security experts warn against key rollover

Members of ICANN’s top security body have advised the organization to further delay plans to change the domain name system’s top cryptographic key. Five dissenting members of the influential, 22-member Security and Stability Advisory Committee said they believe “the risks of rolling in accordance with the current schedule are larger than the risks of postponing”. […]

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New gTLDs rebound in Q2

New gTLD registration volumes reversed a long trend of decline in the second quarter, according to Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief. The DNIB (pdf), published late last week, shows new gTLD domains up by 1.6 million sequentially to 21.8 million at the end of June, a 7.8% increase. That’s the first time Verisign’s numbers […]

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Domain name registrations grow by approximately 2.4%, year over year

Verisign released their Q2 2018 DOMAIN NAME INDUSTRY BRIEF. There was an increase of approximately 6.0 million domain name registrations, or 1.8 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2018 From the report: .COM AND .NET BREAKDOWN The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of approximately 149.7 million domain name registrations in the […]

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Why getting patents is smart for domain name companies

Patent programs help employees focus on innovation and create a good defense against patent infringement cases. Last week I was reviewing some of GoDaddy’s recent patent applications. When I write stories about patents, people often say that the patent is a joke or the invention is obvious. That may well be true in some circumstance. […]

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Verisign launched קום. domain name for the Hebrew-speaking market today

Domains are available to trademark holders before an exclusive period for .com domain registrants. .Com registry Verisign launched its .com transliteration in Hebrew, קום., today. The new domain name, which sounds like “com” in Hebrew, is now in the Sunrise phase for trademark holders. Then from September 5 to October 1, registrants of .com domains […]

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Betting names dominate trending keywords for May

Verisign released their trending keywords for May and with the recent change in sports betting laws no surprise that Sports, Bet, and gambling made the top 10 for .com. .COM .NET sports chain bet  block apple  sports bets bet  escort  blockchain  gambling  hemp  betting account adverts national  bookie gallery  opportunity  sites The post Betting names […]

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.XYZ gets another win against Verisign

Appeals court decision gives XYZ another chance to be awarded legal fees. It’s been over three years since Verisign (NYSE: VRSN) sued XYZ, the seller of .xyz domain names, for false advertising. The District Court granted summary judgment in favor of XYZ in November 2015 but that wasn’t the end of it. XYZ asked the […]

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Have your say on single-character .com domains

ICANN wants your opinion on its plan to allow Verisign to auction off, with a potential impact on the future release of other single-character .com domain names. The organization has published a proposed amendment to the .com registry contract and opened it for public comment. The changes would enable Verisign to sell, while […]

Read more might be coming, along with other single letter .com domain names

ICANN moves forward with Verisign plan to auction domain name. Single letter .com domain names are very rare. They aren’t just limited to the 26 letters of the alphabet; there are just three. Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN), the registry for .com, isn’t allowed to allocate any single letter .com domain names. Three .com domains were registered […]

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