The Texas whistleblowing website setup for people to anonymously dob in doctors performing what are believed to be illegal abortions in the state following the signing into law of the Texas Heartbeat Act is finding it difficult to find a domain name registrar and webhost. First up after the issue was pushed on Twitter, GoDaddy booted it saying the website violated their terms of service.
A Texas whistleblowing website that resulted from an anti-abortion law President Biden said “unleashes unconstitutional chaos” against women has been punted by GoDaddy for violating their terms of service.
Abu Dhabi, the capital and second-most populous city of the United Arab Emirates, has launched it’s very own new gTLD – .abudhabi. It is now considered to be the official domain name of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Total domain name registrations around the world dropped 2.8 million in the year to 30 June, or 0.7%, to 367.3 million, according to Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief. But most noticeable was the crash in new gTLD registrations – a drop of 8.8 million to 22.9 million from 31.6 million, or 27.8% year over year.
Russia’s state communications watchdog warned Apple and Google on Thursday that they could face fines if they fail to remove an app created by allies of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny from their stores.
WhatsApp has been fined €225m by Ireland’s data watchdog for breaching privacy regulations.
Microsoft, Facebook and other tech companies claim a virtual reality universe is the future of the Internet.
The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to chair the Registration Data Accuracy Scoping Team. The Council approved the formation of the team and provided instructions during its meeting on 22 July 2021. The deadline to submit an EOI has been extended to Thursday, 9 September 2021 (23:59 UTC).
[news release] ICANN Contractual Compliance has completed its audit of registrars’ compliance with the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) requirements related to the mitigation of Domain Name System (DNS) abuse. The report summarizes the methodology and the results of the audit of 126 registrars who in aggregate manage over 90% of all registered generic second-level domain names.
The Sunrise period for the new gTLD for Switzerland’s largest city and canton by population, Zürich, commences on 30 August, and will run until 29 October.