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NCC Group, registry for the .trust gTLD and domain data escrow provider, provided several of the supporting stars for a UK reality TV game show that started a few weeks ago. Hunted is a Channel 4 show in which 10 members of the public turn “fugitive” for a month. The contestants are pursued on foot and electronically by a team of military, law enforcement and security experts.
… NCC Group has stroppily departed from the domain name business but is evading questions about whether its .trust gTLD is for sale. The company last month told the markets that it is to “cut its losses” and get rid of its Open Registry registry/registrar business, which it acquired for up to £14.9 million ($22.6 million) just 19 months ago…
… European domain registrars say they are facing increased costs of doing business due to a recent court ruling on privacy protection. As a result, US data escrow giant Iron Mountain is likely to lose a lot of its ICANN business, as EU registrars defect to local alternatives such as UK-based NCC Group. The ruling in question deals with the so…
…. I’ve long suspected Artemis — affiliated with data escrow provider NCC Group — had its work cut out to win an auction against Amazon. It’s a shame, in a way. Artemis was one of the few new gTLD applicants that had actually sketched out plans for something quite technologically innovative. Artemis’ .secure was to be a “trust mark” for a high…