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IEDR Wants YOUR Input! Should An Aftermarket For IE Domains Be Allowed?

Over the past year or so I’ve been involved with the IEDR’s Policy Advisory Committee along with representatives from other registrars, the Irish government and a variety of other stakeholder organisations. So far we’ve been working our way through a number of policy changes that have been on the table for some time. Some of the […]

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Domaining Europe Goes To The Hague

There aren’t that many domain focussed events held in Europe. Domaining Europe, which is now in its 8th year, is probably the biggest. Up until this year the event was always held in Valencia, Spain, but for 2016 the event organisers decided to move it to The Hague. I’ve been attending the event for the […]

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Brands, Trademarks, Domains & ICANN

Earlier today I was on a panel at the INTA annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. It’s my first time attending an INTA event, so I’ve been fascinated by it all so far. The panel was very interesting, as we all came from slightly different viewpoints. Nick Wood, from Valideus, raised some very valid concerns about […]

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DotClub Celebrates Its Second Birthday

We’ve been promoting domain names for years. Choosing a good domain name for your business or personal site is something we’ve always encouraged are clients to do. But when it comes to the “new” domain extensions we’ve found that some resonate better with people than others. One of those extensions is .club and they’re now two […]

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Two-Letter IE Domains are a Premium Opportunity at a Regular Price

We had a busy weekend as sponsors of the Blacknight SME Awards in Cork. It also gave us an opportunity to use our new two-letter IE domain, bk.ie, in a newspaper advertisement in yesterday’s Sunday Business Post. One and two-letter IE domains only recently became available due to a policy change at the IE Domain Registry (IEDR). The ‘landrush’ phase for those domains […]

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Short IE Domains Update

We have been informed by IEDR that the launch of “General Availability” or “GA” for “short” IE domain names has been delayed. IEDR have not provided a clear date when GA will open, though they are currently indicating “mid-May”. This morning the auctions for contested applications from the landrush phase opened. These auctions will run […]

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Short IE Domain Auctions Starting

We’ve provided a few updates over the last couple of weeks about the auction of short IE domains. Short domains are a wonderful resource for brand owners. You can user them in a lot of innovative ways, so it’ll be very interesting to see how people use the short IE domain names assigned via the […]

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