April 2, 2019
This article discusses the real issue with ICANN’s current policy development process which needs to be addressed before the introduction of the PDP 3.0 changes.
March 21, 2019
Uniregistry launches new blocking service
Uniregistry has announced the launch of its Extended Protection Service (Uni EPS and EPS+), a new domain name blocking mechanism for brand owners, which allows brand owners to block the registration of terms registered in the Trademark Clearinghouse under 23 of the Uniregistry extensions.
March 19, 2019
World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) have published a press release which describes how 2018 was a record breaking year for business submitting cybersquatting cases.
March 4, 2019
As you might recall, the priority window to register your equivalent top level .UK domain name based on your current domain ending in .UK (eg .CO.UK, .ORG.UK) ends June 2019.
March 2, 2019
A comprehensive guide to the domain industry for IP, IT and brand professionals
In our 6th edition of what continues to be an informative reference document for the domains market, we include insightful interviews with industry insiders, and profiles of all 1,600 registries —every place in the world a business can register a domain.
March 1, 2019
ICANN’s 2019 Community Forum will be held in Kobe from 9 – 14 March.
This meeting is likely to be dominated by questions on the next steps ICANN will be taking following the likely adoption by the GNSO Council of the EPDP Final Report recommendations on domain name registration data, expected on 4 March 2019. Working sessions for the Subsequent Procedures and Rights Protection Mechanisms working groups are also reliably included in the schedule.
February 25, 2019
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February 11, 2019
.GAL – Price Promotion
Registry operator Asociación PuntoGal has announced that it is running a pricing promotion on. GAL domains from 1 to 28 February 2019, with new 2-year registrations offered at a reduced fee.
January 25, 2019
Update on .eu domains following Brexit
EURid, the Registry for .eu domain names, has published a Brexit action plan following discussions with the European Commission. Such discussions came about after the Commission’s Notice to Stakeholders, published in March last year, announced that UK undertakings and organisations would no longer be eligible to hold .eu domain names.
January 18, 2019
From 1 February 2019, “DNS Flag Day”, DNS systems around the world are going to disable some backwards compatibility features. This means that old or misconfigured DNS servers will no longer function correctly. Specifically, zones hosted on servers that do not support EDNS0 queries will fail to resolve correctly.
December 10, 2018
According to the latest Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief there are now approximately 342.4 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), which is an increase of approximately 2.6 million domain name registrations (0.8%) over the second quarter of 2018. That’s an increase of circa 11.7 million more domain name registrations, or 3.5 percent, than at the same time last year.
December 3, 2018
A special working group charged with coming up with changes to the Whois service that bring it in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) published its initial report on 21 November 2018 and opened it up for public comment. The Initial Report responds to the call to answer a set of questions and determine if the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data should become a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-compliant ICANN Consensus Policy as is, or one with modifications.
November 7, 2018
.ONL and .RICH – Release of previously reserved names
Registry operator, I-Registry, have announced they will be releasing all 1- and 2-character names as well as a large number of short and intuitive names, for the extensions .ONL and .RICH
October 31, 2018
The registry for .SCOT, Dot Scot Registry Limited, informed us yesterday of a change to the dates for the .SCOT price promotion.
October 30, 2018
Donuts DPML Blocking Mechanism – Price Change and addition of Homographs
Operator of the DPML Blocking Mechanism, Donuts, have announced that they are increasing the prices for DPML creates and renewals
October 15, 2018
ICANN’s next meeting will be held in Barcelona from 20 – 25 October. Key highlights of the agenda include the working sessions of the Policy Development Processes dealing with issues around future releases of new gTLDs and rights protection mechanisms.
September 11, 2018
September 11, 2018
We have today announced that we have acquired Demys for an undisclosed sum. Edinburgh based Demys provides high quality corporate domain name management and online brand protection services. It delivers a full domain management service for a number of high profile brand clients across the UK automotive, retail/leisure, media and FMCG sectors.
August 23, 2018
According to the latest data from Verisign’s domain name industry brief the second quarter of 2018 saw the number of registered domains across all top-level domains (TLDs), rise to 339.8 million, an increase of approximately 6m domain name registrations, or 1.8%, compared to the first quarter of 2018.
August 23, 2018
Registry Registry operator GMO Registry has announced the launch of Japanese IDNs under their TLD .kyoto on November 20, 2018.
The following characters are special characters to which additional rules apply:
30FB # KATAKANA MIDDLE DOT
3006 # IDEOGRAPHIC CLOSING MARK
30FC # KATAKANA-HIRAGANA PROLONGED SOUND MARK
August 9, 2018
Registry operator Minds + Machines Group Limited (‘MMX’) have announced the launch of their latest new gTLD .LUXE. Initially intended to represent luxury goods and services, MMX have repurposed the TLD to support the blockchain platform Ethereum, using ‘LUXE’ to represent the phrase “Lets yoU eXchange Easily”.
July 30, 2018
Registry operator Amazon has extended its second Limited Registration Period to 1 December 2018. During this phase, registrations are to be open to customers who own, operate, or manage bots (bot developers) built using the following botkits: Dialogflow, Microsoft Bot Framework, or Amazon Lex.
June 13, 2018
Minds + Machines Registryは中国語IDNをリリースします
新gTLDのレジストリであるMinds + Machinesは、アルファベット（ASCII）ドメインネームとピンインを含む中国語IDNドメインネームの両方の提供を開始します。対象となるドメイン（TLD）は以下の通りです。