Kids.us Will Remain Suspended

usAn Education Advisory Committee recommended that Kids.us should remain suspended. The Kids.us Education Advisory Committee was convened in April 2014 to consider the ongoing suspension of the kids.us third-level namespace, as well as to contemplate future initiatives and principles through which Neustar, the .us registry, can advance positive and educational experiences for kids within the usTLD more broadly. Continue reading

The .Org Registry Will Launch “OnGood”, A New Brand Identity For .NGO & .ONG Domains

OnGood-PIRPublic Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain, unveiled “OnGood” – the new brand identity for the upcoming .ngo & .ong domains and their accompanying suite of services. Set to launch in early 2015, OnGood is an online community designed with and for NGOs and nonprofits worldwide, providing them with a suite of online Continue reading

Minds+Machines & Hexonet Mistakenly Priced Premium Domains Cheap – Renewals Will Be As High As $5,400

MindsAndMachinesMinds + Machines and the registrar Hexonet mistakenly priced a lot of premium domains and those domains were sold at cheap standard prices.

The problem affects domains registered in the past 2 months such as live.rodeo and aqua.surf. So next year the registrant of live.rodeo will have to pay $2,800 for the domain name renewal and not the $25 that he paid to register the domain.

A domainer that registered 50 of those domains was quoted renewal prices of up to Continue reading

2 New Videos From The .COM & .NET Campaign by Verisign

gtldsVerisign, the registry operator for .com, .net and other domain names, is releasing a series of short, humorous videos this month promoting .com and .net domain names

You can see the first 2 videos, Cake in a Club and Fish on a Bus here.

Verisign released 2 new videos from the “Make Your Idea Official” campaign Continue reading

Minds + Machines Is Satisfied With New gTLD Revenue

MindsAndMachinesMinds + Machines Group Limited provided an update today on its top-level domain launches. Minds + Machines seems to be satisfied with the revenue from its 10 New gTLDs so far but not with the raw domain name registration numbers.

Update on existing top-level domains

During this September, ten domains within MMX’s portfolio were launched – .bayern, .beer, .cooking, .country, Continue reading

.UK Registry, Nominet, Names Next CEO

nominetNominet, the .uk registry, named its new Chief Executive Officer that is Russell Haworth. Russell will join Nominet in January 2015.

Nominet said in the announcement that “Russell will lead the organisation as it develops its core registry business, explores the potential of new technologies, and delivers on its Continue reading

Verisign Q3 2014 Report: 1.15 Million New Domains Added Ending Quarter With 130 Million

verisignVeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), today reported financial and business results for the third quarter of 2014, including stats on .com and .net domain names that are on the rise.

Third Quarter GAAP Financial Results
VeriSign, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Verisign”) reported revenue of $255 million for the third quarter of 2014, up 4.7 percent from the same quarter in 2013. Verisign reported net income of $95 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69 for the third quarter of 2014, compared to net income of $81 million and diluted EPS of $0.53 in the same quarter in 2013. The Continue reading

New .COM & .NET Video Campaign by Verisign

gtldsVerisign, the registry operator for .com, .net and other domain names, is releasing a series of short, humorous videos this month promoting .com and .net domain names

You can see the first 2 videos, Cake in a Club and Fish on a Bus below. Continue reading

Afilias To Raise $100 Million By Entering The London Stock Exchange

afiliasAfilias announced its intention to apply for admission of its issued and to be issued Ordinary Shares to trading on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange (“Admission”) and to conduct a placing of its Ordinary Shares with institutional and professional investors (the “Placing”). The Placing will comprise an offer of new and existing Ordinary Shares.

The Group is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced internet services that enable Top Level Domains (“TLDs”) to operate. Afilias provides services, Continue reading

Donuts Reaches 1 Million New gTLD Domains With Heavenly.Coffee

donutsDonuts Inc. today registered its one millionth Internet address, making the company the first new gTLD provider to reach that total.

Heavenly.COFFEE became the one millionth address registered across all Donuts gTLDs. The milestone registration comes less than ten full months after Donuts opened its first new gTLDs for general registration in January.

“The brisk pace of registrations reflects Continue reading