• InternetNZ wants to fire two of its three (!) CEOs

    … organization needs to streamline, according to the working group that came up with the paper, in order to more effectively compete with the influx of new TLDs, which has seen ccTLDs see slowing growth. .nz is one of the few ccTLDs that has a direct new gTLD competitor — .kiwi. It also wants to diversify its revenue streams outside of domain registration…

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  • CIRA becomes first new gTLD back-end since 2012

    … CIRA, the Canadian ccTLD manager, has become the first new registry back-end provider to enter the gTLD market since the 2012 application round closed. The company today announced that it has signed Dot Kiwi, operator of .kiwi, as its first client. .kiwi will become the first non-.ca TLD that CIRA runs the back-end for, according to VP…

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