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The IANA Transition Cannot Be Held Hostage

Back in March 2014 the US government, via the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, which is part of the US Department of Commerce, signalled that it was ready to decouple the US government from the IANA functions. While the announcement from NTIA may have come as a surprise to some, it was something that had been […]

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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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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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Blacknight on TV!

We made the news last week, when a TV crew from Nuacht RTÉ/TG4 visited our company headquarters in Carlow. The purpose was to get our thoughts about the IEDR’s public consultation on the proposal to permit accented ‘fada’ characters used in the Irish language in .IE domain names. (We’re for it!)   You can find out […]

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ICANN 55 Next Week In Marrakech

As you may know, ICANN holds three public meetings every year. The most recent one, ICANN 54, was held in Dublin ie. just up the road! Remember the numbers from that one? So the next meeting is being held in Marrakech, Morocco. It starts “officially” next Saturday, though I will need to head over on Thursday […]

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