UDRP respondent has name hidden on mental health grounds
An accused cybersquatter has had his or her name redacted from the UDRP record on mental health grounds in what appears to be an unprec... - Friday, October 22, 2021 - 7:37
Facebook rebrand: did one new gTLD or domainer just hit the jackpot?
Facebook is reportedly just days away from unveiling a major corporate rebranding, which will raise only one question in the minds of D... - Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 4:6
.basketball domain emerges under GoDaddy with fewer hoops
The .basketball gTLD has finally had its coming-out party, with the registry announcing general availability this week. Fédération Inte... - Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 3:14
Donuts shuts down 14 registrars, but it’s “not related to DropZone”
Donut has let 14 of its shell registrar accreditations expire, but told DI it’s not related to its recently approve drop-catching... - Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 0:50
EURid fends off rivals for .eu contract
EURid has been renewed as the European Union’s ccTLD operator for another five years. The organization announced yesterday that t... - Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 5:20
Guy fills exact-match domain with porn, wins UDRP anyway
A Chinese registrant has managed to survive a UDRP over an exact-match domain name, despite not responding to the complaint and filling... - Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 5:0
Bahrain to relaunch ccTLD globally
The government of Bahrain has announced that it is relaunching its .bh and البحرين. ccTLDs with a simplified, automated, standardized r... - Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 4:14
CentralNic says it’s making more money that expected
Domain all-rounder CentralNic this morning told the markets it thinks it will hit or beat expectations this year. CEO Ben Crawford said... - Monday, October 18, 2021 - 2:18
Most registrars did NOT “fail” abuse audit, ICANN says
Most registrars did not “fail” a recent abuse audit, despite what I wrote in my original coverage, according to ICANN. R... - Friday, October 15, 2021 - 4:33
Surprise eleventh-hour picks for NomCom leadership after ICANN U-turn
ICANN has named the new chair of its influential Nominating Committee, and it’s not who you might have expected. The Org last nig... - Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 0:50
Man with broken shift key sues ICANN and GoDaddy over Bitcoin domain
Sometimes I wonder if all they teach you at American law schools is how to correctly use upper-case letters. A Georgia man who lost a c... - Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 8:52
Alice’s Registry disappears down the rabbit hole
One of the oldest domain registrars appears to be on its way out. San Francisco-based Alice’s Registry has been hit with a breach... - Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 3:21
Nominet rebels dominate directorship slate
Nominet has named the six people nominated for its two open non-executive director positions, and the slate is very much slanted toward... - Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 6:38
10 Years Ago… new gTLDs, ICANN pay, DNS abuse and ethics
The more things change, the more they stay the same. I’ve been in a reflective mood recently, and it’s a slow news day, so ... - Monday, October 11, 2021 - 12:8
Nominet to purge £50 million from war chest for good causes as new chair outlines strategy
.uk registry Nominet is to take £50 million ($68 million) it had set aside for acquisitions and instead donate it to public benefit cau... - Friday, October 8, 2021 - 9:26

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