Category Archives: Domain Name Registrants

2020 Nordic Domain Days Postponed Indefinitely

The 2020 Nordic Domain Days has been postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 situation. The fifth of the annual event for the Nordic domain name conferences was originally scheduled to be held in Stockholm in September, was postponed and now postponed indefinitely.

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U.S. Seizes Domain Names Used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

[news release] The United States has seized 92 domain names that were unlawfully used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to engage in a global disinformation campaign, announced the Department of Justice.

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FBI And CISA Warn Of “Foreign Actors” Intervening in U.S. Election Via Spoofed Domains And Email

Two of the U.S. government’s cybercrime bodies, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Internet Crime Complaint Center and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), have issued a warning to voters to help them recognise and avoid spoofed election-related domain names and email accounts during the 2020 election year.

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As Brexit Transition Period Nears End, EURid Reminds UK .EU Registrants Their Eligibility Will Also End

For British .eu registrants, and there are currently around 135,000 of them, if they hadn’t realised they were about to lose their domain names as a result of Brexit, a notice sent to them by the .eu registry EURid last week may have jolted them into action to do something as they will no longer be eligible to hold their .eu domain name as of 1 January 2020.

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EURid To Host Webinar On Domain Names And Trademarks

EURid is hosting a webinar open to all organised in collaboration with EUIPO, the European Union Intellectual Property office, on How to make the most of my business? Domain names and trademarks as business builders on 13 October.

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CIRA joins Digital Main Street’s ShopHERE powered by Google to provide .CA domains to Canadian businesses

As Canadian businesses pivot to digital amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is working with Digital Main Street and Google Canada to offer .CA domain names to the thousands of Canadian small businesses accessing the ShopHERE powered by Google programme.

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As ICANN’s Virtual Meetings Evolve, YouTube Livestream Added For ICANN69

With ICANN, like many other organisations, forced to move their meetings into the virtual space, there has been a lot of learning about what works, and doesn’t. About what people want. And don’t. So for ICANN69 there was a demand from the community for YouTube streaming, to which ICANN has acquiesced for a limited number of sessions. There have also been protections added to prevent malicious disruptions that have occurred in previous virtual meetings.

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European Commission Updating 20-Year-Old Digital Services Act, Impacting Cloud and Hosting Providers, TLD Registries and Registrars

As part of the European Digital Strategy, the European Commission announced in June a Digital Services Act package to strengthen the Single Market for digital services and foster innovation and competitiveness of the European online environment. The revised package will “impact network operators, cloud and hosting providers, top-level domain registries and registrars”, among others.

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InternetNZ’s NetHui 2020 Going Virtual

In tune with meetings and conferences around the world, InternetNZ’s annual NetHui is going virtual, a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, even though New Zealand has been less affected than most other countries. Safety first.

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