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No more free transfers in Denmark

The Danish ccTLD registry has announced that it is to introduce a charge for .dk transfers for the first time in January. From the start of 2019, transfers between registrants will cost DKK 50 (about $7.50), DK Hostmaster said today. Currently, transfers are free. It appears that the new fee will be levied on the [...] Continue reading


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ICANN outs two more deadbeat new gTLDs

ICANN has published breach notices it has sent to two more new gTLD registries, which it says have failed to pay their quarterly accreditation fees. One is a dot-brand, the other is not. The brand is the Arabic اتصالات . (.xn--mgbaakc7dvf), managed by Emirati telecommunications powerhouse Etisalat. With about $14 billion of annual revenue, no domains [...] Continue reading


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.eu domains to be sold to non-residents

In a few years, you’ll no longer than to live in the European Union in order to buy a .eu domain name. Residency requirements are to be dropped under new regulations approved by the European Parliament, Council and European Commission last week. When the new rules come into effect — not expected until April 2023 [...] Continue reading


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DNS inventor says .luxe first innovation in a decade

DNS inventor Paul Mockapetris has endorsed MMX’s foray into the blockchain as “the first genuine piece of DNS related innovation that I have seen in the last decade”. The quote came in an MMX press release this morning, which provided an update on the launch of .luxe as the first gTLD that publishes information to [...] Continue reading


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New gTLDs continue growth trend, but can it last?

New gTLDs continued to bounce back following a year-long slump in registration volumes, according to Verisign data. The company’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief, covering the third quarter, shows new gTLDs growing from 21.8 million names to 23.4 million names, a 1.6 million name increase. New gTLDs also saw a 1.6 million-name sequential increase in [...] Continue reading


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No .web until 2021 after Afilias files ICANN appeal

Afilias has taken ICANN to arbitration to prevent .web being delegated to Verisign. The company, which came second in the $135 million auction that Verisign won in 2016, filed Independent Review Process documents in late November. The upshot of the filing is that .web, considered by many the best potential competitor for .com — Afilias [...] Continue reading


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Nevett lands at PIR

Donuts alumnus Jon Nevett has been named the new CEO of Public Interest Registry. Non-profit PIR, which runs .org and related gTLDs, said he will start in the role December 17. Nevett was most recently executive VP at Donuts, the new gTLD registry he co-founded. He left Donuts in October, not long after he cashed [...] Continue reading



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