Category Archives: Domain Names

.BR Adding 12 Second Level Domains On 20 July Taking Total To Over 130

The Brazilian ccTLD registry manager, NIC.br, has announced they will be adding 12 new second level domains on 20 July with domain names registered in these 2LDs to be priced at R$40 per year, around US$7.60.

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US Court Authorises Microsoft To Seize Control of Key Domains in COVID-19 Cyberattacks

A US court authorised Microsoft to take control of key domain names that were being used by cybercriminals preventing them for being used to execute cyberattacks Tuesday. These cybercriminals were taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic in an attempt to defraud customers in 62 countries around the world.

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SIDN Finds Suspected Phishing In Big Brand .NL Domains On The Increase, But Visible Abuse Declining

According to an analysis of the Netherlands’ 50 biggest brand names, the number of .nl domain names suspected of being used or intended for use in phishing has been increasing, but monitoring and intervention appears to be suppressing visible abuse such as phishing.

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NamesCon 360° Goes Virtual Taking Event To The Domaining World

With the shutdown of conferences around the world, NamesCon has succumbed as well and is another that is going virtual. So now NamesCon is planning to host what they’re touting as what will be the largest-ever domain-industry conference, with content relevant to global and local markets: NamesCon 360°.

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ICANN: Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone Version 4

Purpose: To determine valid top-level Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) labels and their variant labels, the community had finalized the Procedure to Develop and Maintain the Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone in Respect of IDNA Labels (the Procedure). The Procedure requires community-based Generation Panels (GPs), organized for relevant scripts, to convene and propose specific rules. These rules are evaluated and then integrated into the Root Zone Label Generation Rules (RZ-LGR) by the Integration Panel.

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