Category Archives: Domain Names

EURid Update On How Brexit Impacts .EU’s British Registrants

With the Brexit transition period set to end on 31 December, any remaining British registrants of .eu domain names are set to find their domains suspended as of 1 January unless they can transfer their contact details to an eligible registrant. Currently there are over 122,000 British registrants of .eu domain names.

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Latin America and the Caribbean Reach 10 Million Registered Domains

The number of domain names registered across ccTLDs in Latin America and the Caribbean passed the ten million mark according to an announcement from the Latin American and Caribbean Association of ccTLDs (LACTLD) in November.

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Latest APWG Report On Phishing Attacks Finds Most BEC Attacks Mounted With Deceptive Domain Names Registered By Five Registrars

[news release] The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)’s new Phishing Activity Trends Report reveals a rise in reported phishing since March of 2020. In August and September of 2020, the APWG logged 200,000 phishing sites per month — with more than 500 separate brands attacked by phishers each month in the quarter.

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Nominet Collaborates With PIPCU To Introduce Law Enforcement Landing Pages For .UK Domains Suspended Due To Criminal Activity

Nominet and PIPCU, the City of London Police’s intellectual property unit, are collaborating in a pilot to protect internet users from scams online. The industry first initiative for a ccTLD registry sees Nominet introducing law enforcement landing pages for .uk domain names suspended due to criminal activity. This will provide information for those who may have been affected by the criminal activity related to the domain name.

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New gTLD Registrations Plummet In Q3 Begins As Total Registration Growth Plateaus: Verisign

The third quarter of 2020 closed with 370.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 0.6 million registrations, or 0.2 percent, for the quarter, according to Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief released this week. This compares to growth of 0.9 percent for the second and 1.2 percent for the first quarter of 2020. Over the 12 months to the end of September, registrations have grown by 10.8 million, or 3.0 percent.

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.FI Domain Registrations Soars Past Half Million On Back Of COVID Pandemic

The demand for .fi domain names has soared since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic in March, with registrations recently passing the half million milestone, Traficom, the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, reported last week.

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More Domain Name Industry Consolidation As Donuts Takes On Afilias Registry Business

Donuts dropped a bit of a bombshell on the domain name industry Thursday by announcing they were taking on the domain name registry business of Afilias, making it one of the largest providers of backend registry services for hundreds of ccTLDs, legacy gTLDs and new gTLDs.

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Ireland Becomes A Little Bit Canadian As CIRA Takes On .IE’s Registry Backend

Ireland’s ccTLD became a little bit Canadian this week as the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) now provides backend registry services to .IE, the manager of… .ie… through its CIRA Registry Platform.

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WebCentral Offloads Australian NetAlliance Group To Trellian

Webcentral Group have offloaded its 50% share in the Australian registrar, aftermarket outlet and drop catcher NetAlliance, whose best-known brand is drop catcher and aftermarket outlet NetFleet, for A$500,000 (US$345,000) in cash to David Warmuz’s Trellian.

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ICANN: Call for Expressions of Interest: Community Representatives Group to Select Independent Review Process Standing Panel

[news release] Today [18 Nov], ICANN, in consultation with ICANN’s Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees, is seeking Expressions of Interest for appointment to a new Community Representatives Group. The Community Representatives Group will select a slate of nominees for an omnibus Standing Panel that will hear and resolve disputes filed under the Independent Review Process (IRP) described in the ICANN Bylaws. Nominations made by the Community Representatives Group are subject to confirmation by the ICANN Board of Directors.

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