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ICANN Tries Again For San Juan In 2018 And Adds Barcelona

ICANN is having another attempt at holding a public meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, after it aborted its previous attempt scheduled for last November due to concerns regarding the Zika virus.ICANN’s Board approved San Juan as the location in North America to host its 61st public meeting to be held 10-15 March 2018. The Board also approved Barcelona, Spain as the European city to host ICANN63 to be held 20-26 October 2018.ICANN holds three public meetings each calendar year in different regions of the globe. The yet to be announced location of ICANN62 is scheduled for the Latin America and Caribbean region from 18-21 June.

ICANN Announces Third 2018 Public Meeting For Barcelona

ICANN’s Board approved a proposal to hold their third public meeting for 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, at regular meeting of the board on 15 September.The meeting, to be ICANN’s 63rd public meeting, is scheduled for 20 to 26 October and follows the usual call for recommendations. There were several parties interested in holding the meeting, although ICANN doesn’t say how many in their announcement.The next ICANN meeting, the 57th public meeting, is to be held in Hyderabad, India from 3 to 9 November 2016.The scheduled meetings for 2017 are to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 11 to 16 March followed by Johannesburg, South Africa from 26 to 29 June and then Aby Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 28 October to 3 November.The locations for the first two public meetings in 2018 haven’t yet been announced but are scheduled for North America in March and then Latin America and the Caribbean in June.

ccTLD Updates: .FI Domains For All and Registry To Stop Selling Domains, .EU in Cyrillic and .ES Requires Updated Data

Dot FI logoThe Finnish ccTLD registry is to stop selling domain names as part of a number of changes being introduced from 5 September. From this date, registrants will be required to register their domains with their own registrar while FICORA, the .fi registry, will act as the registry and policy and regulatory body.

Additionally, the local presence requirement for applicants is abandoned. This means that foreign companies, organisations and private persons become eligible to register .fi domain names regardless of their place of residence. The age limit of 15 for domain name holders is also abandoned. Furthermore, domain names that consist of a combination of a person’s first and last names may be freely registered. .FI domains may also be registered with the purpose of redelivery which is currently still illegal.

EURid, the .eu registry, has announced that preparations for the launch of .eu in Cyrillic are nearing completion. The official launch date for .eu in Cyrillic is 1 June. EURid will fully enforce the basic rule that the second level script must match the top-level script. This means that the current domain names registered in Cyrillic under .eu (Latin string) will undergo a “script adjustment” phase.

All policies, procedures and features currently available for .eu (Latin string) such as transfers, bulk transfers, multiyear, DNSSEC, registry lock, Customised Reduction Schemes, Co-funded Marketing Programme, etc., will also apply to .ею (Cyrillic string).

The current .eu Registration Policy, Terms & Conditions and WHOIS policy will apply to domain names registered under .ею (Cyrillic string).

A complete list of important administrative, legal and technical guidelines regarding the implementation of .eu in Cyrillic is available here.

Red.es is advising that registrants of .es domain names need to update the data associated with their .es domains.

Red.es or the accredited registrar s currently contacting registrants to ensure that the date is correct, truthful and updated, which it is required to be at all times. Any registrant that doesn’t comply with the terms and conditions may find their domain is cancelled.

Another change for .es domains is that as of 28 May, the current SSL certificate will be replaced with a new one, with a key length of 2048 bits and SHA-256 algorithm. With this update, Red.es will improve its portal protection and increase the security of established connections with the website.

.ES 2015 Domain Growth Fuelled By Registrations From Abroad

RED.ES logoThe Spanish ccTLD, .es, grew by 2.27 percent in 2015, growing from 1,755,224 domains under management to 1,795,037 the registry, Red.es, announced.

The growth from abroad though was most significant, growing 14.31 percent for the year to 256,874 registrations while the remaining 1,538,163 registrations came from within Spain. The country with the highest number of registrations was the United States with 39,871 registrations (15.52% of all domains registered abroad) followed by Germany with 39,808 (15.50%), France with 26.031 (10.13%) and the United Kingdom with 24.720 (9.62%).

Within Spain the highest number of registrations came from Madrid with 387,507 or just over a quarter of all registrations (25.91%) followed by Catalonia (223,692) and Andalusia (212,758).

For more information, see the news release in Spanish only at:
www.dominios.es/dominios/es/actualidad-y-noticias/noticias/los-dominios-“es”-crecen-un-227-en-2015-y-ya-rozan-los-18-millones

Half Of 3.5 Million Domains Registered In Spain Are .ES

Spanish registry logoApril statistics compiled by the .es registry, Red.es, show there are 3,451,863 domain names registered in Spain by businesses and individuals with more than half (50.04%) being .es domains.

Other TLDs with a significant market share are .com with 1,727,169 registrations and a market share of 35.29%). Following is .net (4.61%), .org (3.13%), .eu (3.09%), .cat (2.17%), .info (1.28%) and .biz (0.38%).

.ES Grows 5% In 2013

RED.ES logoThe Spanish ccTLD .es grew by 5.1 percent in 2013 to 1,696,538 domains under management from 1,614,149 12 months ago the registry announced recently.

According to the registry, almost half (48.83%) of the domains registered within Spain are .es domains while .com has around one third (36.31%). Other TLDs with sizeable market share are . net (4.81%), .org (3.22%), . eu (3.02%), .cat (2.05%), .info (1.36%) and .biz (0.40%).

In Spain there are 3.474.272 registered Internet domains, representing an increase of only 0.45% with respect to the year 2012. The balance is positive thanks to the “. is”, since all other terminations, except the “.cat”, reduce your total number of records. Thus, the “.com” fall a 3.84%; the “. net” by 7.03%, the “.org” 6.01%, the “. eu” 0.25%, an 7.85% “.info” and “.biz” a 12.94%.

As could be expected, the vast majority of .es domains are registered within Spain. There were 1,458,268 (85.96%) registered to Spanish individuals and businesses while there were 238,270  (14.04%) whose registrant was abroad.

Within Spain, the autonomous regions with the most registrations were Andalusia, Catalonia, Madrid and Valencia.

The communities and autonomous regions with the most registrations at the end of 2013 were Madrid (376,131 domains or 25.79% of the total in Spain); Catalonia (222,153 – 15.23%), Andalusia (198.855 – 13.64%), Valencia (171,807 – 11.78%), Galicia, (75,176 – 5.16%), Castilla y León (59.519 – 4.08%), Basque country (49.550 -3.40%), Canary (46.256 – 3.17%), Murcia (40,931 – 2.81%), Castilla La Mancha (40.828 – 2.80%), Aragon (38.906 – 2.67%), The Rioja (32.746 – 2.25%), Baleares (28.858 – 1.98%), Asturias (26.812 – 1.84%), Extremadura (18.927 – 1.30%), Navarra (15.188 – 1.04%), Cantabria (14.097 – 0.97%), Ceuta (808 – 0.06%) and Melilla (720 – 0.05%).

Madrid Accounts For Quarter Of All .ES Domains

Spain Spanish registrySpain’s ccTLD, .es, has grown by more than half in the last five years to reach 1,668,709 domain names registered as of the end of June 2013.

And the region with the most registrations was Madrid, which accounts for 370,850 registrations, growing from 241,163 in the five year period. Following Madrid, the autonomous communities of Catalonia accounted for 220,805 registrations, Andalusia (195,920) and Valencia (169,530). And at the end of June there were also 228,970 domains registered from outside Spain.

By province, the most .es domains are registered in Valencia (96,320) followed by Alicante (59,001), and Castellón (14,209).

Of all the domain names registered within Spain, almost half (49.63%) were .es domains, while .com accounted for 39.23 percent followed by .net (5.25%), .org (3.48%) and .info (1.52%).

Oversee Web Outage Sees Changes to DOMAINfest Auctions

On Wednesday morning (8 June), several of Oversee.net’s web-based services experienced outages. This included the Moniker and SnapNames platforms, and as a result, they were unable to conduct the DOMAINfest Barcelona 2011 domain live auction, scheduled to begin at 10:00 US Eastern time.

As a result, auctions for the live and extended lots of names will be handled as follows:

  • a live auction for the lot of names scheduled for sale in Barcelona will not be conducted
  • the live auction lots have been assigned to a discrete online auction, which is already underway and will conclude on Wednesday 15 June 15 at 15:15 US Eastern time
  • SnapNames and Moniker will conduct an extended online auction for additional seller-submitted names, is already underway, and will conclude on Wednesday, 22 June at 15:15 US Eastern time.

Some of the premium domains available are:

  • Airports.com
  • AutoRacing.com
  • Fares.com
  • Floristeria.com
  • HorseRacing.com
  • Houses.co.uk
  • Impresor.es
  • KQ.com
  • LatinSongs.com
  • NicotinePatches.com
  • Pilsners.co.uk
  • RefiQuote.com
  • Renta.com
  • Residencias.com
  • Social.com
  • Telefono.es

More information and links to both auctions are available at:
domainauctions.moniker.com/2011/DOMAINfest-Barcelona

DOMAINfest Barcelona Live Auction Catalogue Released

The preliminary auction catalogue and opened pre-bidding for the DOMAINfest Barcelona live auction on 8 June has been released.

According to the Oversee/Moniker/SnapNames news release below, the one-day live auction event will be followed by an online extended auction, which includes an expanded catalogue of sought-after domain names. The extended auction will end June 22.

For more information, see the news release below:

Premium Domain Names and Web Sites Available At DOMAINfest Barcelona Auction Series [news release]

Moniker and SnapNames Release Preliminary Catalog Featuring Premium Internet Real Estate for Businesses and Investors, Including Social.com, Data.com, Airports.com and Fares.com

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 18, 2011) —Moniker® and SnapNames®, both Oversee.net® companies, released the preliminary auction catalogue and opened pre-bidding for the DOMAINfest Barcelona live auction on June 8.

The one-day live auction event will be followed by an online extended auction, which includes an expanded catalogue of sought-after domain names. The extended auction will end June 22.

The auction catalogue reflects the digital world’s most compelling industry sectors, with inventory available across all price points. The auction will include brandable and rare domain names representative of social media, financial, e-commerce, gaming, education and travel. Featured premium names and income-generating Web sites include:

  • Airports.com
  • AutoRacing.com
  • Bolt.com
  • Data.com
  • Fares.com
  • HorseRacing.com
  • Houses.co.uk
  • Languages.com
  • PreMed.com
  • Renta.com (Spanish translation for Rent)
  • Skills.com
  • Social.com
  • SpamFilters.com
  • TireStores.com
  • CheckCashing.com (Web site)
  • EyeCream.com and EyeCreams.com (Web sites)

To view the catalogue and participate in the auction, visit:
domainauctions.moniker.com/2011/DOMAINfest-Barcelona

Interested parties can bid in real-time online, submit an absentee bid form to the auctioneer, or sign up for telephone proxy bidding. To register for absentee or proxy bidding, contact sales@moniker.com.

Registered DOMAINfest Barcelona attendees are automatically eligible to attend the private live auction in-person.

Auction Series Calendar
Live Auction featuring pre-bidding and real-time online bidding:

  • Wednesday, June 8 at 16:00 in Barcelona (10:00 US Eastern time, 07:00 US Pacific time)
  • Pre-bids for this auction can be placed online through Tuesday, June 7 at 10:00 US Eastern time. The highest bid for each domain will then become the starting bid in the live auction. All live auction pre-bidders will be notified via email of their position in the auction along with instructions for joining the live and extended auction.
  • Bidders not attending the live auction can watch the auction and submit bids in real-time via a free online live auction system powered by SnapNames Live™ technology.

Online Extended Auction:

  • Begins Wednesday, June 8 at noon US Eastern time (09:00 US Pacific time)
  • Ends Wednesday, June 22 at 15:15 US Eastern time (12:15 US Pacific time)

For details and catalogue, visit: domainauctions.moniker.com/2011/DOMAINfest-Barcelona

About DOMAINfest®
Founded and hosted by DomainSponsor®, the domain monetization division of Oversee.net, the DOMAINfest® conference brings domain industry and Internet professionals together to learn, network, and do business. Attendees include online advertising experts, domain publishers, domain monetization experts, SEO and SEM specialists, website developers, online marketers, ad or affiliate network suppliers, search advertising providers, venture capitalists, bankers and trademark/legal advisors. Visit www.domainfest.com to review the agenda and register for the DOMAINfest Power Networking Event.

About Oversee.net
Oversee.net® is the leader in Internet real estate, specializing in monetizing, registering, selling and developing domain names. The company provides an array of managed services to domain investors, corporations, and individuals across more than ten million web sites. Oversee owns one of the largest portfolios of domain names in the world—more than 1 million names. The company’s unique optimized technology connects consumers and advertisers with highly relevant advertisements. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Portland, Oregon, Pompano Beach, Florida, New York City and Frankfurt, Germany, the company’s core brands include DomainSponsor®, SnapNames®, Moniker®, DOMAINfest®, LowFares.comTM, AboutAirportParking.com®, ShopWiki and CreditCards.org. To learn more, please visit www.oversee.net

DOMAINfest Barcelona Provides Cultural Activities And Learning Opportunities

The DOMAINfest Barcelona organisers have recruited an impressive line-up of speakers for their upcoming conference, including experts from outside the domain industry who will share knowledge and tips that can help domainers improve monetisation and improve and evolve their business models.

For the first time ever, based on requests from local Spanish domainers, a one-day pass will be offered for attendees. Anyone can purchase the Wednesday day pass for $295 or the Wednesday Day & Dinner pass for $495. Wednesday’s agenda includes all presentations, panel discussions and auction.

The agenda offers a terrific balance of learning and networking opportunities. Attendees will definitely walk away with valuable ideas and helpful new contacts.

For more information, see the news release below:

DOMAINfest Europe Barcelona Offers Combination of Cultural Networking Activities and In-Depth Learning Opportunities from Diverse Group of Expert Speakers

LOS ANGELES and FRANKFURT (May 11, 2011) — DomainSponsor®, the traffic monetization division of Oversee.net® and organizer of the DOMAINfest® series of conferences, has announced the agenda for its second annual DOMAINfest® Europe conference in Barcelona, Spain June 7-9, 2011. The agenda is designed to help attendees, sponsors and expert speakers share business insights and form new partnerships.

Presentation and panel discussion topics and experts were carefully selected to provide the domain investors, online marketers and website developers in attendance with ideas on how to address important issues impacting their businesses today. Networking activities will play an important role in helping attendees continue the dialog on these topics.

Agenda Highlights
The agenda kicks off on Tuesday, June 7 with a networking cocktail reception in the exhibit hall from 16:00-20:00.

Presentations, panel discussions and the Moniker domain auction will take place on Wednesday June 8.

Morning presentations include:
European Legal and Regulatory Issues. Paul Keating, founder of Law.es, will discuss the most recent, critical, legal, regulatory and ICANN trends and issues impacting domain investors in Europe and abroad.
SEO Best Practices After Panda. Richard Baxter, CEO of SEOgadget.co.uk, will discuss the impact of Google’s recent panda algorithm changes on SEO best practices. His presentation will offer tips on information architecture techniques that can improve organic rankings. He will also offer his perspective on how the Yahoo/Bing partnership will impact users, advertisers, and publishers in Europe.
Dark Patterns: User Interfaces Designed to Trick People. This keynote presentation will be given by Dr. Harry Brignull, User Experience Designer at Clearleft.com. Dr. Brignull will present examples of websites that rely on so-called “dark pattern” techniques designed to mislead the user into a conversion path. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how to increase conversions without resorting to “dark patterns.”

Afternoon panel discussion sessions include:

  • TLD Update: Growth Trends and Investment Bets. Expert panelists will each give fast, hard-hitting five-minute presentations that highlight their top three observations and predictions regarding ccTLDs and gTLDs. Q&A to follow. Panelists include Daniel Eisenhut from InternetX, Tobian Wann from Verisign and Ken Hansen from Neustar, Inc.
  • Mobile, Social and Affiliate Revenue Strategies. Expert panelists will each give five five-minute presentations highlighting a variety of new trends and techniques that can help earn maximum revenue on domain traffic. Q&A to follow. Panelists are Laurence Aderemi from Google Europe/AdMob, Miguel Ochoa from Affili.net and Peter Glaeser from Sponsormob.

English-Spanish translation services for all presentations and panel discussions on Wednesday June 8 are sponsored by Law.es.

To facilitate relationship-building among attendees on Thursday, June 9, attendees will select and participate in two different, small-group excursions. All excursion groups will reconvene for lunch and dinner to share fun stories about their cultural experiences.

Morning excursions include:

  • Backstage at FC Barcelona (sponsored by Verisign)
  • Gaudi walking tour (sponsored by Neustar)
  • Old Town & Las Ramblas walking tour
  • Tapas cooking class
  • Wine tasting in Penedes

Afternoon options include:

  • Barcelona in the Middle Ages walking tour
  • Montserrat tour
  • Savory stroll scavenger hunt
  • Tapas bar crawl
  • Old Town & Las Ramblas walking tour

Wednesday and Thursday evenings will include elegant dinner networking parties at famous venues.

Moniker Live and Extended Domain Auction
Moniker® will host a premium domain auction on Wednesday, June 8, at the Pullman Barcelona Skipper hotel beginning at 16:00. (10 a.m. US Eastern, 7 a.m. US Pacific). The auction will offer simultaneous live in-person as well as online remote real-time bidding.

The Moniker Extended Premium Domain Auction involving online bidding only will begin on Wednesday, June 8 at 18:00, (noon US EDT, 9 a.m. US PDT) and end on Wednesday, June 22 at 19:15 (3:15 p.m. US EDT,12:15 p.m. US PDT). For details on all auctions, including how to bid remotely, please visit: domainauctions.moniker.com/2011/DOMAINfest-Barcelona

Sponsors
Throughout the conference attendees will be able to meet with sponsors and exhibitors offering first class products and services. The latest list of sponsors and exhibitors includes Gold Sponsors InterNetX, DomainSponsor, Moniker/SnapNames and LookSmart, Silver Sponsor Verisign, Bronze sponsor Neustar, and other sponsors Dynadot, RU-Center, Afternic, Law.es and Elephant Traffic. Companies interested in sponsoring or exhibiting should contact sales@domainfest.com.

Registration Rates
The cost of registration through May 31, 2011 is US$795 and includes presentations, sessions, domain auction, two lunches, one full day of excursions, two dinner parties, entertainment and a Tuesday cocktail reception. The late registration rate of US$895 begins on June 1.

New this year is the option to register only for Wednesday’s sessions, lunch and auction. The rate for a Wednesday day-pass is US$295. A Wednesday full-day pass including dinner is US$495.

To register, visit domainfest.com/register.

Hotel Accommodations
The event is hosted at the luxurious Pullman Barcelona Skipper hotel, located just 50 meters from the beach in one of Europe’s most beautiful, culturally diverse cities. To book a room at the conference discounted rate, attendees must submit by May 19 a special hotel reservation form, available for download at domainfest.com/hotel.

About DOMAINfest
Founded and hosted by DomainSponsor®, the traffic monetization division of Oversee.net, DOMAINfest® is a conference series that brings domain industry and Internet professionals together to learn, network, and do business. Attendees include online advertising experts, domain publishers, domain monetization experts, SEO and SEM specialists, website developers, online marketers, ad or affiliate network suppliers, search advertising providers, venture capitalists, bankers and trademark/legal advisors. For more information, visit
www.domainfest.com

About Oversee.net
Oversee.net® is the leader in Internet real estate, specializing in monetizing, registering, selling and developing domain names. The company provides an array of managed services to domain investors, corporations, and individuals across more than ten million web sites. Oversee owns one of the largest portfolios of domain names in the world—more than 1 million names. The company’s unique optimized technology connects consumers and advertisers with highly relevant advertisements. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Portland, Oregon, Pompano Beach, Florida, New York City and Frankfurt, Germany, the company’s core brands include DomainSponsor®, SnapNames®, Moniker®, DOMAINfest®, LowFares.comTM, AboutAirportParking.com®, ShopWiki and CreditCards.org. To learn more, please visit www.oversee.net