Cctlds

  • Belgium domains will be registered in Ireland after cloud move

    … maintenance, executives said. “As AWS sees to the hardware, connectivity etc., DNS Belgium can focus on the layers above, such as the software,” general manager Philip Du Bois said in a press release. Business development manager Lut Goedhuys said that while the system has been moved to the cloud, AWS allows customers to select the data centers where their applications will be stored. DNS Belgium picked Ireland, she said. Tweet Tagged: .be, .cloud, amazon, aws, cctlds, dns belgium …

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  • Get ready for thousands of new two-letter domains

    … for the right to get to pre-approve the release of “es” and “it” domains, whereas the governments of the US and UK really could not care less. The most-recent formal GAC advice on the subject, coming out of the July meeting in Helsinki, merely said ICANN should: urge the relevant Registry or the Registrar to engage with the relevant GAC members when…

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  • “Ditch .com!” government to tell Indians

    … The Indian government is to urge citizens to register .in domain names instead of .com, according to local reports. The Economic Times reports today that the Ministry of Economy and IT is to launch a “massive advertising campaign aimed at companies, individuals and startups” promoting .in. Rajiv Bansal, MEIT joint secretary, is reported…

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  • Buy it or lose it? Governments could get first dibs on two-letter domains

    … either. It does, however, oblige registries to ban registrants from pretending to be affiliated with the relevant government when they are not. Governments also get to complain, and registries have to investigate, if the relevant domains are causing “confusion”, though registries do not appear to be under a strict obligation to delete or suspend domains. The policy is open for public comment until August here. Tweet Tagged: cctlds, gac, ICANN, new gTLDs, two-character, two-letter …

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  • Brexit probably no big deal for UK domain owners

    … are pretty flexible when it comes to bolting on additional eligible countries. So-called Brexit — British exit from the EU — is unlikely to happen for two years or more, if it happens at all. The thinking right now is that if/when the UK does finally formally leave it is likely to either become a member of the European Economic Area or have otherwise…

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  • Norway bans the Dutch from using dormant .bv

    … The Norwegian government has intervened to prevent a deal that would have allowed the sale of .bv domain names in the Netherlands. Norwegian ccTLD registry Norid and Dutch counterpart SIDN said a deal to start using the dormant ccTLD fell apart after the government exercised its right of veto under Norway’s domain regulations. .bv represents…

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  • TLD to be removed from the DNS next week

    … The DNS has been growing by, on average 1.1 top-level domains per day for the last 18 months or so, but that trajectory is set to change briefly next week when a TLD is removed. The ccTLD .an, which represented the former Netherlands Antilles territories, is expected to be retired on July 31, according to published correspondence between ICANN…

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  • Bulgaria looking for an IDN registry operator

    … The Bulgarian government is looking for a company to run the registry for its recently awarded .бг internationalized domain name. .бг is the Cyrillic equivalent of .bg, the nation’s existing ccTLD. After a tortuous battle through ICANN’s IDN ccTLD Fast Track process — where it was repeatedly rejected for looking too much like Brazil’s .br…

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  • .so leaves GMO for local provider, hikes prices

    … The Somalian government has switched registry provider for its .so ccTLD from GMO Registry to soNIC, apparently a local provider. The IANA records for .so were updated yesterday to indicate that Mogadishu-based soNIC is now the technical contact. According to the current GMO-managed registry web site, new registrations were halted June 9…

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  • Anger as governments delay two-letter domains

    … or it.example, may cause confusion with existing ccTLDs. But the GAC itself was unable to find a consensus against the release of two-letter domains when it discussed the issue back in October. It merely asked for comment periods to allow individual governments to object to specific domains. So ICANN’s board asked staff to create an “efficient procedure…

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  • With Cayman deal, Uniregistry now runs ccTLDs too

    … Uniregistry has got into the ccTLD business, taking over management of the Cayman Islands’ .ky domain this week and planning a relaunch for later this month. Uniregistry, which is based in Cayman, has replaced a US company called SilverSky, now part of BAE Systems, as the official registry for .ky. CEO Frank Schilling told DI that the previous…

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  • New ccTLDs may have to block name collisions

    … ICANN is thinking about expanding its controversial policy on name collisions from new gTLDs to new ccTLDs. The country code Names Supporting Organization has been put on notice (pdf) that ICANN’s board of directors plans to pass a resolution on the matter shortly. The resolution would call on the ccNSO to “undertake a study to understand…

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  • Judge blocks seizure of Iran’s ccTLD

    … ICANN has won a court battle, and avoided a major political incident, over an attempt by terrorism victims to seize ccTLDs belonging to Iran, Korea and Syria. A District of Columbia judge ruled this week that while ccTLDs may be a form of “property” under the law, they’re not “attachable” property. Attachment is a legal concept used when…

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