domainincite.com Archives - 21 October 2014, Tuesday

  • Two-letter domains to be released in new gTLDs

    domainincite.com 20 Oct '14, 11am

    Two-letter domains to be released in new gTLDs Kevin Murphy , October 20, 2014, 11:11:11 (UTC), Domain Registries New gTLD registries will be able to release all two-character strings in their zones, following an ICANN decision last week. The ICANN board of directors voted on Thursday...

  • Another ICANN director mysteriously quits

    domainincite.com 20 Oct '14, 10am

    Another ICANN director mysteriously quits Kevin Murphy , October 20, 2014, 10:23:09 (UTC), Domain Policy ICANN director Olga Madruga-Forti unexpectedly quit the board last week. ICANN did not give an explanation for her sudden departure, which came toward the end of the ICANN 51 publi...

  • EU IDN not banned after all

    domainincite.com 20 Oct '14, 9am

    Kevin Murphy , October 20, 2014, 09:02:01 (UTC), Domain Policy The European Union request for the Greek-script ccTLD .ευ has not been thrown out, according to ICANN. Last week DI reported that .ευ was the only one of three IDN ccTLD requests — the other two being Bulgaria’s .бг and Gr...

  • Donuts sells millionth

    domainincite.com 15 Oct '14, 8pm

    Ironic that the 1 millionth Donuts domain name appears to be a form of cybersquatting. My immediate reaction was “Chock Full O’ Nuts,” which has been “The Heavenly Coffee” since 1953 (and has two trademark registrations containing “heavenly coffee”).. The registrant is a company in Ho...

  • GAC elects Swiss rep as new chair

    domainincite.com 14 Oct '14, 7pm

    GAC elects Swiss rep as new chair Donuts sells millionth domain name Iceland yanks Islamic State domain Governments totally cool with two-letter domains “Send registrars to jail!”, ICANN hears Uniregistry wins .cars gTLD Gay community not gay enough to win new gTLD Music industry gets...

  • “Send registrars to jail!”, ICANN hears | DomainIncite

    domainincite.com 13 Oct '14, 10pm

    Whoa…. apologies for my misuse of a figure of speech and also implying Kristina said the ‘j’ word… She did not to be clear! The word ‘compliance’ always gets me going and I got a little caught up in my passion for this topic. The key message I was attempting to bring across is that – ...

  • Donuts sells millionth

    domainincite.com 13 Oct '14, 4pm

    Donuts sells millionth domain name Iceland yanks Islamic State domain Governments totally cool with two-letter domains “Send registrars to jail!”, ICANN hears Uniregistry wins .cars gTLD Gay community not gay enough to win new gTLD Music industry gets its ass handed to it by gTLD pane...

  • “Send registrars to jail!”, ICANN hears | DomainIncite

    domainincite.com 13 Oct '14, 9am

    “Send registrars to jail!”, ICANN hears Kevin Murphy , October 13, 2014, 09:25:53 (UTC), Domain Policy ICANN is ramping up its focus on contractual compliance in the midst of calls for domain industry offenders to “go to jail”. CEO Fadi Chehade yesterday revealed that he has has promo...

  • Music industry gets its ass handed to it by gTLD panel

    domainincite.com 07 Oct '14, 8pm

    The Panel determined that this application refers to a proposed community construed to obtain a sought-after generic word as a gTLD. Moreover the applicant appears to be attempting to use the gTLD to organize the various groups noted in the application documentation, as opposed to app...

  • .now and .realestate will be restricted, but Donuts keeps .tires open

    domainincite.com 07 Oct '14, 4pm

    .now and .realestate will be restricted, but Donuts keeps .tires open Kevin Murphy , October 7, 2014, 16:54:59 (UTC), Domain Registries It was a battle between open and restricted registration rules this week, as three more new gTLD contention sets were resolved between applicants wit...

  • OVH to give away 50,000 new gTLD names for free

    domainincite.com 01 Oct '14, 8pm

    OVH to give away 50,000 new gTLD names for free .bayern starts GA with almost 20,000 names Phishers prefer free ccTLDs to new gTLDs Safeway pulls all four new gTLD apps Korean registrar suspended Iraq to get IDN ccTLD Brewers Association backs .beer Second new gTLD round “possible” bu...

  • Phishers prefer free ccTLDs to new gTLDs

    domainincite.com 29 Sep '14, 5pm

    Phishers prefer free ccTLDs to new gTLDs Kevin Murphy , September 29, 2014, 17:14:56 (UTC), Domain Registries Domains in free and cheap ccTLDs are much more likely to host phishing attacks than new gTLDs. That’s one of the conclusions of the latest report of the Anti-Phishing Working ...

  • Safeway pulls all four new gTLD apps

    domainincite.com 28 Sep '14, 7pm

    Safeway pulls all four new gTLD apps Korean registrar suspended Iraq to get IDN ccTLD Brewers Association backs .beer Second new gTLD round “possible” but not “probable” in 2016 Is Verisign’s .net in trouble? Afilias loses Chinese .info as seven more new gTLD auctions conclude M+M tur...

  • Korean registrar suspended

    domainincite.com 26 Sep '14, 9am

    Brewers Association backs .beer Second new gTLD round “possible” but not “probable” in 2016 Is Verisign’s .net in trouble? Afilias loses Chinese .info as seven more new gTLD auctions conclude M+M turns profit on the back of gTLD auctions .ooo sales targets are batshit crazy Multiple l...

  • Just blogged: Second new gTLD round “possible” but not “probable” in 2016 #icann #newgtlds

    Second new gTLD round “possible” but not “probable” in 2016 | DomainIncite

    domainincite.com 26 Sep '14, 6am

    Second new gTLD round “possible” but not “probable” in 2016 Kevin Murphy , September 26, 2014, 06:24:14 (UTC), Domain Policy If there are any companies clamoring to get on the new gTLD bandwagon, they’ve got some waiting to do. Based on a sketchy timetable published by ICANN this week...

  • Just blogged: Is Verisign’s .net in trouble? #newgtlds

    Is Verisign’s .net in trouble? |

    domainincite.com 24 Sep '14, 10am

    Is Verisign’s .net in trouble? Afilias loses Chinese .info as seven more new gTLD auctions conclude M+M turns profit on the back of gTLD auctions .ooo sales targets are batshit crazy Multiple live gTLDs will be auctioned in October Comcast users report name collision bugs Donuts snatc...

  • Afilias loses Chinese .info as seven more new gTLD auctions conclude

    domainincite.com 24 Sep '14, 9am

    Afilias loses Chinese .info as seven more new gTLD auctions conclude Kevin Murphy , September 24, 2014, 09:12:01 (UTC), Domain Registries Today news has reached us via various channels that seven new gTLD contention sets have been settled, all is seems via private auction. Notably, Af...

  • .ooo sales targets are batshit crazy

    domainincite.com 23 Sep '14, 5pm

    .ooo sales targets are batshit crazy Multiple live gTLDs will be auctioned in October Comcast users report name collision bugs Donuts snatches four new gTLDs at auction, beating Amazon to .video Fight over ICANN’s $400,000 Hollywood party Verisign plans TLD standards group Accent wins...

  • Multiple live gTLDs will be auctioned in October

    domainincite.com 23 Sep '14, 4pm

    Multiple live gTLDs will be auctioned in October Kevin Murphy , September 23, 2014, 16:31:13 (UTC), Domain Registries Exactly 11 months after the first new gTLDs were delegated to the DNS root, DI has learned that a batch of live gTLDs are heading to auction for the first time. There’...

  • Comcast users report name collision bugs

    domainincite.com 23 Sep '14, 12pm

    “Controlled interruption” — which is what some users are now experiencing as you describe — is the way ICANN has decided to notify operators that their networks are misconfigured, and to encourage implementation of a fix before users register names in a given gTLD. In this instance, t...

  • Donuts snatches four new gTLDs at auction, beating Amazon to .video

    domainincite.com 23 Sep '14, 9am

    Donuts snatches four new gTLDs at auction, beating Amazon to .video Fight over ICANN’s $400,000 Hollywood party Verisign plans TLD standards group Accent wins .tickets auction after $1.6m CentralNic investment Amid Ukraine crisis, Russia scared ICANN might switch off its domains Which...

  • Fight over ICANN’s $400,000 Hollywood party |

    domainincite.com 22 Sep '14, 10pm

    Fight over ICANN’s $400,000 Hollywood party Verisign plans TLD standards group Accent wins .tickets auction after $1.6m CentralNic investment Amid Ukraine crisis, Russia scared ICANN might switch off its domains Which made more money — .website, .press or .host? .website gets 6,500 re...

  • Verisign plans TLD standards group

    domainincite.com 22 Sep '14, 11am

    Verisign plans TLD standards group Kevin Murphy , September 22, 2014, 11:58:44 (UTC), Domain Tech Verisign is trying to form a new industry standards-setting association for domain name registries and registrars. To be called the Registration Operations AssociationTM (yes, according t...

  • Accent wins .tickets auction after $1.6m CentralNic investment

    domainincite.com 22 Sep '14, 8am

    The “.tickets” Top-Level Domain will be a compelling new tool to assist consumers to easily identify legitimate and trusted ticket sales sites, as well as empowering venues, entertainers and sports organizations to improve their use of the internet for enabling fans to purchase ticket...

  • Amid Ukraine crisis, Russia scared ICANN might switch off its domains

    domainincite.com 19 Sep '14, 1pm

    Amid Ukraine crisis, Russia scared ICANN might switch off its domains Kevin Murphy , September 19, 2014, 13:57:40 (UTC), Domain Policy Russia is reportedly worried that the current wave of Western sanctions against it may wind up including ICANN turning off its domain names. According...

  • Which made more money — .website, .press or .host? |

    domainincite.com 19 Sep '14, 12pm

    Which made more money — .website, .press or .host? Kevin Murphy , September 19, 2014, 12:28:16 (UTC), Domain Registries Radix Registry launched its first three new gTLDs yesterday, and the first day’s numbers make an interesting case study in how difficult it can be to judge the healt...

  • .website gets 6,500 regs in first four hours

    domainincite.com 18 Sep '14, 9pm

    .website gets 6,500 regs in first four hours CentralNic invests $1.5m in mystery gTLD applicant Donuts racks up 8,000 sales with three gTLD launches Radix delay blamed on promo pricing Second last-resort gTLD auction raises $14.3m DotGreen is back from the dead No gala at ICANN 51 .xy...

  • CentralNic invests $1.5m in mystery gTLD applicant

    domainincite.com 18 Sep '14, 3pm

    CentralNic plc (AIM:CNIC), the internet platform business which derives revenues from the global sale of domain names, today announces that the Group intends to invest US$1.5 million in a Company which is in a contention set to acquire a new generic Top-Level Domain (“gTLD”). The fund...

  • Radix delay blamed on promo pricing

    domainincite.com 18 Sep '14, 9am

    .website gets 6,500 regs in first four hours CentralNic invests $1.5m in mystery gTLD applicant Donuts racks up 8,000 sales with three gTLD launches Radix delay blamed on promo pricing Second last-resort gTLD auction raises $14.3m DotGreen is back from the dead No gala at ICANN 51 .xy...

  • Second last-resort gTLD auction raises $14.3m

    domainincite.com 18 Sep '14, 7am

    Second last-resort gTLD auction raises $14.3m Kevin Murphy , September 18, 2014, 07:27:36 (UTC), Domain Registries ICANN has raised $14.3 million auctioning off three new gTLDs — .buy, .tech and .vip. It was the second batch of “last resort” auctions, managed by ICANN and Power Auctio...