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PIR and IWF Partner To Assist All Domain Registries in Battle Against CSAM

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.

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Italian Digital Marketing Agency Wins Main Prize in .EU Web Awards

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.

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European TLDs Form Centre To Strengthen Cybersecurity Capabilities and Resilience

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.

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84% of ccTLDs Now Offer IDNs As ccTLD Growth Stalls, But Increases in gTLDs

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.

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Nominet Supports Programmes To Research CSAM and Develop Digital Skills

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.

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.GA Dumps Freenom and Back Under Government Control With Afnic Providing Registry Services

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.”

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DENIC’s Annual Domain Stats Report Shows East-West .DE Registrations Divide Remains

DENIC released their annual update on the distribution of .de domain names both within Germany and throughout the world this week for 2022. Overall there was little change from 2021. Domain registrations in the former West Germany remained above that of the former East, with the divide increasing slightly, Berlin remained the city with the most domain names, Osnabruck the city, the state of Hamburg, and several districts in Bavaria remained those with the most domain names per capita.

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Afnic Opening Free Mediation Service To Simplify Dispute Resolution

Registrants of .fr domain names, and those in the overseas territory ccTLDs the French registry Afnic manage, will have a new and free dispute mediation process available to them from 3 July.

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European ccTLDs Outperform gTLDs For Domain Name Use: CENTR Report

The second of the two big global domain name registration reports, the quarterly CENTRstats Global TLD Report for Q4 2022, came out recently with its usual focus on its member European ccTLDs and how domain names across the continent are used. The other major report from Verisign, which I wrote on earlier this week, focusses on total domain registrations around the world. With 52 full and 8 associate members, CENTR’s members are responsible for over 70% of all registered country code top-level domain names worldwide, and 57% of the European domain name market, ccTLDs and gTLDs combined. .com, which accounts for 45.6% of all domain names registered globally, accounts for only a third (32%) in Europe while other gTLDs account for the remaining 11%.

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Global Domain Registrations Increase Incrementally to 354 Million: Verisign

The total number of domain names registered around the world increased incrementally in the first quarter of 2023, growing 1.0% or 3.5 million, which coincidentally was the same 1.0% and 3.5 million increase for the 12 months to the end of March, according to Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief.

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