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ICANN 53 Buenos Aires Quick Preview

I’m off to Buenos Aires tomorrow for the 53rd ICANN public meeting. Although the meeting doesn’t “officially” start until Monday next I’ve got quite a few meetings before then, which is why I’m heading out so early. The Buenos Aires meeting is the last ICANN meeting before Dublin this October. And while we are not […]

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Trademark Claims Notices

As part of the Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) that ICANN implemented for new top level domain names they created a system called the Trademark Clearinghouse. If you are a trademark holder you can register your trademarks with the clearinghouse. This serves two purposes: you can participate in “sunrise” periods for any new TLD launch you […]

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Speak Out On Whois Privacy

Privacy, both online and offline, are important concepts. Privacy also goes hand in hand with security. Security and privacy. Two concepts that you’ll see discussed a lot when it comes to the online world. Unfortunately there are some people who equate people’s desires for online privacy to equate with criminality. That is, in our view, […]

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Speaking At IGF Spain

I’m spending this week in Barcelona and Madrid. As I mentioned a couple of days ago the APWG meeting is being held in Barcelona, so I’ve been attending some of its sessions. Tomorrow, however, I’ll be attending and speaking at the Spanish IGF. What exactly is the IGF? It’s the “internet governance forum”, so it’s […]

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Off to Valencia for Domaining Europe

I’m delighted and honoured to be speaking and moderating at Domaining Europe later this week in Valencia, Spain. This year’s event will see over 100 attendees from Europe and beyond coming together in Valencia to swap experiences about the domain name industry in 2015. Topics being covered this year range from marketing, legal issues to […]

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Sharing Experiences In Amman

Next week the Middle East DNS Forum is being held in Amman, Jordan. Its’ the second time the event has been held and I’m delighted to have been asked to speak at it. I’ll be speaking on a panel entitled “New gTLDs: Experiences, and the Way Forward” which will bring together registrars and registries of […]

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Marketing The Farm TLD

We’ve been experimenting a little in-house with different imagery and concepts to market some specific domain name extensions. As an Irish company whose offices are literally surrounded by fields (well not entirely surrounded by fields, but I can see horses from my office window) the .farm TLD is an obvious domain extension for us to […]

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What Do People Think About New Top Level Domains?

It’s been over a year since the first new top level domains (the bit on the right of the dot) became available to register by businesses and individuals around the world. We’ve been offering them to our clients since June of this year and currently offer around 200 different domain name extensions. (We’ll be adding […]

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Navigating A Sea of Domains

Once upon a time, not so long ago, if you wanted to setup a website for your business or personal project you had a pretty straightforward choice. You could grab a relatively good .com domain name or maybe a .ie or a .co.uk. In the last couple of years those choices expanded a little, so […]

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