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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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ICANN 51 Los Angeles preview

What’s Hot At #ICANN51?

ICANN’s 3rd public meeting of 2014 takes place in Los Angeles. Officially the meeting opens on Monday 12th October but, as usual, there’s plenty going on in the days leading up to the official opening ceremony. I’m currently Chair of the Registrar Stakeholder Group within ICANN. It’s the representative body for ICANN accredited registrars worldwide, […]

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Off To Mexico To Talk Domains ..

I’ll be speaking at Dominios Latinoamérica next week in Mexico City. I’m really looking forward to it. Over the past couple of years I’ve had the honour of being asked to speak at several events in Latin America and the Caribbean. This time round the event is being held the week before the ICANN meeting in […]

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Have You Met Blacknight.Host?

Sure we sell domain names, but our core business is providing hosting solutions of all shapes and sizes to businesses globally. With the launch of .host domain names we were really excited and thought it was the obvious choice for us. So we were really delighted when the registry accepted us into their “pioneer” program. […]

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ICANN Studienkreis 2014

I’ll be attending the ICANN Studienkreis this week in Sofia, Bulgaria. With a name like ICANN Studienkreis you don’t get to win any prizes for guessing what the event is focussed on. The event has been running annually for the last 14 years, though I’ve never made it until this year. I’ll be on a […]

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The .Irish Domain Is One Step Closer!

Last night the launch of the .irish top level domain (the bit on the right of the dot) got a little bit closer. Dot Irish LLC, which is the company that applied to run the .irish domain name registry, signed their contract with ICANN yesterday. Who is .irish for? Well unless the domain name extension […]

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