Category Archive: Domains

Annoucements about Top Level Domains (TLDs)

Jun 29

ICANN and Regional Internet Registries Sign SLA for the IANA Numbering Services

Helsinki, Finland – 29 June 2016. The Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) and ICANN signed the Service Level Agreement (SLA) for the IANA Numbering Services at ICANN 56 in Helsinki, Finland 29/June/2016. This agreement documents the arrangements for provision by ICANN of IANA numbering services, after the IANA stewardship transition which is expected to begin around …

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Apr 14

Top 10 Locations of Attempted Domain Registration Fraud

Fraudulent Registrations (payment with stolen card details, attempted payment with hacked paypal accounts, theft due to chargeback etc) are major problems for all Domain Registrars Many fraudsters use open proxies, hacked machines or internet cafes for their scams, which make identifying their actual location difficult (but not impossible). The most common locations initiating domain fraud …

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Mar 21

Nominet to Conduct Research with .uk Rights Holders

Nominet, the Domain Registry for .uk .co.uk .org.uk .me.uk .ltd.uk .net.uk .plc.uk are about to start their Research with .uk rights holders As outlined at the registrar meeting on 21 January 2016 (Astutium attended), Nominet is conducting market research into the take-up of the right of first refusal for .uk domains by rights holders. Survey …

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Mar 16

CENTR Report on ICANN55 Meeting Published

The Council of European National Top-Level-Domain Registries (CENTR) has published their summary of last weeks ICANN-55 Meeting … TL:DR; Highlights Volunteer shortage / fatigue is a very real problem for the multi-stakeholder model ccNSO charter to be revised and updated GAC as usual had a lot to say, thinking their opinion is more important than …

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Feb 22

Nominet dot UK Price Increase – Act Now to Save Money

Nominet, the Registry for .uk, .co.uk, .org.uk and .me.uk domains has announced effective 1st March 2106 that it will be increasing the cost of domains to all .UK domain registrars by 50% and changing the standard registration period to 1 year. Other .uk domains (gov.uk, ac.uk etc) are not controlled by Nominet and not changing …

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Nov 03

Another 7 newGTLDs Now Available .college .courses .live .men .miami .rent .studio

Starting from today additional Domain Names are able to be registered in targeted/specific newGTLDs (Global Top Level Domains) under General Availability. Today sees the general availability of the newGTLDs: .college .courses .live .men .miami .rent .studio with more than 1000 more coming out during 2014/5’s weekly newGTLD roll-out, if you’ve not decided on your newGTLD …

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Oct 29

WARNING: Domain Registrant Phishing Scam

IMPORTANT NOTICE – Domain Phishing Attacks You may have heard that a massive phishing attack is ongoing against domain owners. We have received multiple reports that some of those attacks are claiming to come from Astutium or Astutium-GRS to target our registrants in an attempt to obtain your client portal / registrar access login details, …

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Sep 02

Another 4 newGTLDs Now Available .amsterdam .fans .fyi .mba

Starting from today additional Domain Names are able to be registered in targeted/specific newGTLDs (Global Top Level Domains) under General Availability. Today sees the general availability of the newGTLDs: .amsterdam .fans .fyi .mba with more than 1000 more coming out during 2014/5’s weekly newGTLD roll-out, if you’ve not decided on your newGTLD .brand roadmap contact …

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Aug 26

Another 4 newGTLDs Now Available .coupons .movie .online .soccer

Starting from today additional Domain Names are able to be registered in targeted/specific newGTLDs (Global Top Level Domains) under General Availability. Today sees the general availability of the newGTLDs: .coupons .movie .online .soccer with more than 1000 more coming out during 2014/5’s weekly newGTLD roll-out, if you’ve not decided on your newGTLD .brand roadmap contact …

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Aug 20

Another 6 newGTLDs Now Available .dog .hockey .lol .run .taxi .theater

Starting from today additional Domain Names are able to be registered in targeted/specific newGTLDs (Global Top Level Domains) under General Availability. Today sees the general availability of the newGTLDs: .dog .hockey .lol .run .taxi .theater with more than 1000 more coming out during 2014/5’s weekly newGTLD roll-out, if you’ve not decided on your newGTLD .brand …

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