Verisign, 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 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 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
Donuts released its latest newsletter and announced that it has brought 147 new gTLDs to the public, “offering more choice, specificity and meaningfulness to businesses and individuals worldwide”.
They also announced that they exceeded 1,000,000 registered domains this month:
“With over 960,000 registered domains in the wild, we’re excited to exceed the 1,000,000registered domains milestone this month!”
That is an average of about Continue reading
Minds + Machines Group Limited announced its unaudited interim results for the 6 month period ended 30 June 2014.
During the period, total sales in H1 2014 increased 4114% to £295,000 primarily as a result of our registrar business, which launched in November 2013. Minds + Machines anticipates meaningful growth from their top level domain business to begin in H2 2014.
Operating profit in H1 2014 – up 255% at £2,924,000 – primarily reflects proceeds from the sale of gTLD assets (Other Long Term Assets) via the private auction process. In the year ending 31 December 2014 they expect operating profits to increase further from Continue reading
Minds + Machines Group Limited provided an update on the launch programme of its portfolio of new top-level domains, such as .london, .country and .surf, its registrar sales channel activity and the development of services for its own wholly-own registrar, Minds + Machines Registrar Limited.
In September, names within the following new top level domains in which Minds + Machines has an interest will go on General Availability (“GA”) to the public on the following launch dates: Continue reading
The .London new extension went over 20,000 domain name registrations today as everyday more and more domain names are allocated to those who applied for .london domains during the London Priority Period that ended on the 31st of July. The registry is undertaking validation according to the priority rules for the London Priority Period. Names where there was only one applicant are in the process of being released for registration by applicants.
The .London New gTLD Priority Period was designed so that businesses and people with a London address would have priority over the rest of the world.
The .London registry has been allocating .London domains since Monday the 25th of August to the different allocation categories. The latest zone file update brings the total number of registered .London domains to 20,647. But it seems that allocation is not yet over. Here are the 7 different priority categories: Continue reading
Nominet published a summary that shows that the number of domain name disputes handled by Nominet fell by over 17% in 2013. The summary provides an overview of all the complaints that were filed with the organisation’s lauded Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) in 2013, including an analysis of the outcomes and trends compared to previous years now that all the complaints have been closed. Brands using the DRS in 2013 included Lego, Swarovski, Cash Converters, O2, Virgin, L’Oreal, Coast Fashions, Barclays and St Johns Ambulance.
Nominet established the DRS over 12 years ago to offer an efficient and transparent method of resolving disputes relating to .uk domain names which are administered by Nominet. The DRS seeks to settle disputes through mediation and, where this is not possible, through an independent expert decision.
Rightside Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq:NAME), today announced the appointment of Diane Irvine and Shawn Colo to its Board of Directors.
“Diane has directly relevant executive and board-level experience with public companies that are leaders in ecommerce and online marketing,” said Taryn Naidu, Chief Executive Officer of Rightside. “I have worked with Shawn for more than eight years, and he brings critical experience in evaluating strategies and opportunities for growth in the domain name industry. Both new members will be great assets to me and to our board.”
David E. Panos, Chairman of the Rightside Board of Directors, commented, “We are pleased that Diane and Shawn are joining our board. Their knowledge and experience will complement that of our current directors. Both bring substantial financial expertise and general management experience to Rightside, and they are well-suited for a company focused on growth. Our board and management team look forward to their leadership and involvement.”