Public Interest Registry, the team behind .org, and the UK’s Internet Watch Foundation have partnered to make available tools to all domain name registries in the global battle against child sexual abuse material.
The agenda and venue for next edition of the Domain Pulse meeting, to be held in Vienna from 22 to 23 February, have now been released. And registration is now open.
Last week saw EURid hold the 10th annual .eu Web Awards ceremony in Brussels, honouring the most exceptional .eu websites of the year. An Italian digital marketing company, Web To Emotions Web Agency Rome, won the main prize of the evening.
Hope for Justice, a UK-based charity working to bring an end to modern slavery and human trafficking, and to protect the human rights of victims and survivors, won the main prize in the fifth annual .ORG Impact Awards from the people behind the .org top-level domain, Public Interest Registy.
ICANN celebrated its 25th birthday Thursday with a news release outlining its achievements in overseeing the coordination of the Internet’s naming system. The organisation was established in 1998 when Bill Clinton was president with a vision of a unified and globally accessible Internet. In its news release ICANN notes the milestone reflects its unwavering commitment to maintaining this goal and recognising the significant impact it holds.
Eleven European TLDs with support from the organisation representing 50 TLDs across Europe, CENTR, have launched the European top-level domain Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (EUR TLD ISAC). The Centre has the goal of strengthening cybersecurity capabilities and resilience among TLD operators across Europe as well as fostering collaboration.
Internationalised Domain Names may have failed to attract significant numbers of registrations, but they’re now offered by 84% (144) of all ccTLDs, with a further one in preparation to launch, according to the latest IDN World Report. But growth has been limited and awareness is still low.
Over the past couple of weeks Nominet, the .uk registry, has announced it will be funding Internet Matters to carry out research into the growing problem of self-generated child sexual abuse material (CSAM) as well another programme to address the UK’s growing digital skills shortage and pull down the barriers many face trying to enter the rapidly-evolving workforce.
ICANN announced Thursday that Kigali, Rwanda, has been selected as the location for the ICANN80 Policy Forum, which will be held from 10 to 13 June 2024 at the Kigali Convention Centre. The last ICANN Public Meeting held in Africa was in June 2019.
The Gabonese government has taken back control of their .ga ccTLD from Freenom who have provided registry services for the past decade. ccTLDs managed by the Dutch backend registry provider Freenom are well known as havens for spammers and phishers, recently being sued by Facebook’s owner Meta for, as Krebs On Security reported, allegedly ignoring “abuse complaints about phishing websites while monetizing traffic to those abusive domains.”