132 .Healthcare Domains Registered in EAP 5: Cancer.Healthcare, Ebola.Healthcare According to Registered.Today 132 domain names in the new gTLD .Healthcare were registered on day 5 of the Early Access Program. Under the EAP for an extra fee, domain names can be registered ahead of General Available (GA) and some of those domain names carried a premium registration and renewal. Many of the domain names […]
The Domains - 8 hr 47 min ago
High Court in the UK: ISP Must Block Sites Selling Counterfeit Goods According to Theguardian.com, The High Court in the UK has ruled that Internet Service Providers (ISP) must try to block sites selling counterfeit goods at their own cost. “The case was brought by luxury brands in the Richemont/Cartier group, demanding that the UK’s five major ISPs – BSkyB, BT, EE, TalkTalk, and VirginMedia – b...
The Domains - 9 hr 29 min ago
Rightside Partners With CloudCannon.com According to a press release out today Rightside (NAME) has partnered with CloudCannon.com which just received $500,000 in funding from “some leading New Zealand investors including Sam Morgan, Phil McCaw, Stephen Tindall and Simon Holdsworth” “On a technical level, the partnership also allows CloudCannon to streaml...
The Domains - 9 hr 35 min ago
England Turning Up The Heat on Internet Trolls England is getting tougher on Internet trolls it seems, the BBC is out along with a host of other publications, that the most serious offenders could now see their sentence quadrupled from 6 months in jail to 24 months in jail. I remember last year reading an article about a British boxer, The Guardian covered […]
The Domains - 23 hr 26 min ago
Loser of WWE.Org UDRP Tells World Wrestling Entertainment He Is Not Happy After losing a UDRP on the domain name WWE.org the owner of the domain has a message for the World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. who won the National Arbitration Forum decision, and its fair to say the domain holder is not too pleased. Although the decision was handed down on October 13th and today is October 18th, […]
The Domains - Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 16:41
Reforms Needed Before U.S. Hands Over Control of ICANN Senator Mark Warren (D-Va) wrote a piece on Information Week that discusses the reforms that need to be addressed before the keys to ICANN are handed over. He touches upon things like, Who will hold ICANN accountable, transparency with the public and the sanctity of the DNS. From the article: The FCC recently received more […]
Verisign To Be The Premier Sponsor At TRAFFIC According to an announcement out today, Verisign (Nasdaq-VSRN) the registry for .Com, .Net and .Tv will be the Premier Sponsor of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 2014 conference which will be held at the Fontainebleau Hotel, October 30- November 2. Verisign will host the biggest Welcome Party since 2004 on Thursday, October 30th at the LaCote Restaur...
Is Microsoft the Self Appointed Sheriff of the Internet ? Robert McMillan of Wired did an interesting piece on how Microsoft became the self appointed Sheriff of the Internet. The article starts off detailing the facts in the case of No-IP. Apparently Microsoft had noticed that an unusually high amount of malware was going out to domain from No-IP.org. It was 7 o’clock in the […]
Google Standing Firm on European De-Listing Requests As it Pertains to Google.com Tech Crunch is out with a piece on Google refusing to extend the European search de-lising rules to Google.com, currently requests made can only remove the information from Google.europeancctld. So it really is a cat and mouse game being played here. You could get your de-listing request approved and no longer show in Google.de for [...
The Domains - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 15:2
Here is the GAC Communiqué From ICANN 51 Los Angeles The Governmental Advisory Council to ICANN (GAC) released its Communiqué concluding its activity from the ICANN 51 conference that was held this week in Los Angeles, CA. Here are the highlights: Transition of US Stewardship of IANA and Strengthening ICANN Accountability The GAC met with members of the IANA Stewardship Transition C...
The Domains - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 14:21
.Club Leads All New gTLD’s In Number of Sites In Alexa Top 1 Million According to Namestat.org which is tracking the number of websites in the Alexa Top Million, based on the Namestat.org data on October 8th, 2014, .CLUB has more sites in the Alexa Top Million than any other new domain extension. If you calculate the number of sites in the Alexa Top Million for each of the […]
The Domains - Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 5:47
Directi Founders Looking To Buy Back 100 % Ownership in Media.net The Turakhia brothers (Bhavin and Divyank) are in the news today after expressing their interest to buy back 100 % interest in Media.net. This was the only business the serial entrepreneurs started that had an outside investor. The brothers started Directi while still in their teens and have since started many companies over the last...