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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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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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So You Applied For A Short IE Domain. Now What?

The “landrush” phase for “short” IE domains closed earlier this week. So now what? If you applied for a short IE domain name during landrush there are a number of possible outcomes: Your application will be denied Your application will be successful AND uncontested Your application will be accepted BUT it’s contested Let’s look at […]

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