EURid’s 2020 .eu Web Awards drew to a close Wednesday night with a spectacular video-streamed gala from the Teatro Verdi in Pisa, Italy.
Public Interest Registry has handed out three more of their 2020 .ORG Impact Awards to .ORG registrants that are connecting communities, making a difference, and utilising the internet to drive transformative change. There are ten awards in total, one handed out each day during their 10 Days of .ORG. The three latest winners are The Crisis Tracker, Mangrove Action Project and Food For Free.
14/12: POSTPONED: EURid have advised that the .eu Live Talk on “Building a Successful Webshop” has been postponed to the latter half of January 2021. A new date will be advised as soon as it is confirmed.
The second .ORG Impact Awards have recognised three more outstanding contributors that are doing their bit to have an impact on the world around them. Following Monday’s Combating Coronavirus award to Days for Girls International, winners were SMASH in the Promoting Education category, the Outstanding Volunteer award was awarded to Kayla Abramowitz, founder and CKO (Chief Kid Officer) of Kayla Cares 4 Kids and the Championing Equality, Equity and Inclusion award was awarded to Change Labs.
It has taken 32 years since the first .ca domain was registered, and 20 years to the day since ICANN delegated the .ca domain registry to CIRA, but Tuesday the organisation announced there are now more than 3 million .ca domains under management.
The .gay new gTLD has announced they have given a $90,000 donation to LGBTQ non-profits, coinciding with global #GivingTuesday celebrations this week, bringing the total amount raised from new .gay domain registrations so far to $124,440 since .gay’s launch earlier this year.
The number of .uk domain names suspended dropped by 23% to 22,158 according to the latest update from Nominet on .uk domains suspended for criminal activity over the 12 months to October 2020. This is around 0.22% of the 10 million .uk domains currently registered.
It’s taken 20 years, and an 11 percent increase in cases filed in 2020, for the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center to registered its 50,000th “cybersquatting” case, covering almost 91,000 domain names, and involving parties from over 180 countries, the organisation announced this week.
Days for Girls International is the first of 10 winners in Public Interest Registry’s 2020 .ORG Impact Awards, winning the 2020 Combating Coronavirus category. Days for Girls is an incredible organisation providing health, feminine hygiene and education services for tens of thousands of women and girls in 144 countries worldwide. This year, in response to coronavirus, they launched two campaigns — Periods Don’t Pause for Pandemics and #Masks4Millions, which inspired over 3,500 people to register to make 1 million masks for those most in need.
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.