Domain Name Association

  • The Pirate Bay likely to be sunk as .org adopts “UDRP for copyright”

    … Controversial piracy site The Pirate Bay is likely to be the first victim of a new industry initiative being described as “UDRP for copyright”. The Domain Name Association today published a set of voluntary “healthy practices” that domain registries can adopt to help keep their TLDs clean of malware, child abuse material, fake pharmacies…

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  • Go Daddy’s Merdinger named DNA chair

    … Go Daddy VP of domains Rich Merdinger has been appointed interim chair of the Domain Name Association, replacing Neustar’s Adrian Kinderis. In a blog post, Merdinger said the DNA will become more “vocal” under its new leadership and outlined three priorities for 2017 — awareness, adoption and access. He said the DNA will share ways businesses…

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  • The DNA loses second exec director in a year

    … The Domain Name Association has lost its second executive director in less than a year. The trade group has let go industry newcomer Roy Arbeit, who was hired just six month ago following the November 2015 departure of Kurt Pritz. It does not plan to replace Arbeit, according to an email circulated to DNA members by chair Adrian Kinderis…

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  • New DNA boss named

    … The Domain Name Association has appointed industry newcomer Roy Arbeit as its new executive director. Arbeit was most recently managing director of sales and marketing at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He’s also worked for the American Arbitration Association, Ernst & Young, and Citibank. He will take the DNA top job…

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  • Donuts makes Hollywood content policing deal

    … agreement applies to all of its almost 200 gTLDs. The announcement comes the day before the Domain Name Association meets to discuss its Healthy Domains Initiative. Nevett said that DNA members will meet tomorrow with law enforcement, IP owners, and abuse prevention and security folk to seek input on the question “What are tenets of healthy domain…

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  • Pritz quitz DNA

    … Domain Name Association boss Kurt Pritz has resigned after two years on the job. Neustar’s Adrian Kinderis, chair of the domain industry trade group, made the announcement in an email to members yesterday. No immediate replacement for Pritz has been named, but Kinderis said the DNA’s board wasn’t worried: Fellow members may have concerns…

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  • What split? TLD webinar series folded into the DNA

    … A TLD operators’ webinar series initially cast as a community group has been folded in to the Domain Name Association. The DNA has announced the creation of the DNA University, which promises to pick up where the TLD Operators Webinar left off. Tony Kirsch of ARI Registry Services has been appointed inaugural “Dean” of the University…

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  • New DNA social media site highlights “in the wild” domains

    … The Domain Name Association has launched a new web site to show off domains, primarily new gTLD names, that have been spotted “in the wild”. InTheWild.domains points to a Tumblr blog where members and others can share, for example, photos of billboards or promotional videos that prominently feature new domains. “Tumblr offers the DNA a very…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Social- 11 readers -
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