Neustar Buys Company Behind AusRegistry and ARI Registry Services

Neustar has bought Bombora Technologies Pty Ltd (Bombora), based in Australia, for A$118.5 million, or approximately US$86.9 million. Bombora and its subsidiaries, which include ARI Registry Services and AusRegistry, provide registry services for a number of top-level domains (TLDs) including .au, .melbourne, .sydney, and over 100 new TLDs, including several in the Fortune 500.

Regulations Now Allowing Blocked Domain Names To Be Activated

New solutions from ICANN allowing gTLD registries to deliver addresses from SLD lists have been established. What they do is explaining how blocked names can be activated while at the same time satisfying the regulations described in the Right Protection Mechanism.

In order that these domain names be released, a so called “exclusive registration period” has to be implemented and in such case the registry operator must allow at least ten days for ICANN to make a resolution on their case. Even when this resolution is positive, a new waiting period of thirty days follows for the registration.

All submissions must be sent with the GDD Portal and ICANN will offer the affected registries with a supplementary guide for their forthcoming evaluations.  

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Regulations Now Allowing Blocked Domain Names To Be Activated

New solutions from ICANN allowing gTLD registries to deliver addresses from SLD lists have been established. What they do is explaining how blocked names can be activated while at the same time satisfying the regulations described in the Right Protection Mechanism.

In order that these domain names be released, a so called “exclusive registration period” has to be implemented and in such case the registry operator must allow at least ten days for ICANN to make a resolution on their case. Even when this resolution is positive, a new waiting period of thirty days follows for the registration.

All submissions must be sent with the GDD Portal and ICANN will offer the affected registries with a supplementary guide for their forthcoming evaluations.  

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Success Is Real Story For Donuts

As the domain names industry developed and continues to increase, more and more investors seized the opportunity and tried to come up with the idea of buying some addresses that they believed they will bring profit later.


Such was the case with four people who have been in the domain names industry for a long time and they set up Donuts, which is a company with a big number of registered addresses and many more registrations to do for the future.

Thus they decided to put their efforts together to find financial resources from other investors and continue the business that they started, focusing on the gTLDs which can offer the most varied choice for their buyers. One guideline that they want to follow is to invest in non-English countries because of the opportunities that exist there lately.  

In spite of the problems they had with trademark holders, now the profit is on the rise. One special gTLD that has had more that 75 000 registrations is .guru and an explanation for this was offered by the company’s CEO who said that probably everyone wants to claim such a status.

He continued saying there is a high potential on the market in this domain and investors try to focus on long term actions and on domain names that are under contention process.

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Success Is Real Story For Donuts

As the domain names industry developed and continues to increase, more and more investors seized the opportunity and tried to come up with the idea of buying some addresses that they believed they will bring profit later.


Such was the case with four people who have been in the domain names industry for a long time and they set up Donuts, which is a company with a big number of registered addresses and many more registrations to do for the future.

Thus they decided to put their efforts together to find financial resources from other investors and continue the business that they started, focusing on the gTLDs which can offer the most varied choice for their buyers. One guideline that they want to follow is to invest in non-English countries because of the opportunities that exist there lately.  

In spite of the problems they had with trademark holders, now the profit is on the rise. One special gTLD that has had more that 75 000 registrations is .guru and an explanation for this was offered by the company’s CEO who said that probably everyone wants to claim such a status.

He continued saying there is a high potential on the market in this domain and investors try to focus on long term actions and on domain names that are under contention process.

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ICANN’s Operational Draft Released

Modifications to ICANN’s planning activities seem to emerge lately and therefore the company looks to consult with the public on the draft they are proposing.

The document comprises, among others, suggestions received from the community of users, and the predicted results are taken into account for the future strategies to be implemented.

The updates are made with a five years plan in view and they also review the financial criteria and indicators for the predicted necessary  resources in ICANN’s regular activities.

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New Updates to ICANN’s Complaints Procedures

A new announcement from ICANN tells us about the latest demands from UDRP being put into practice.

 

These new pieces of information incorporate a more clear description of the terms “lock” and “pendency”, the unnecessity of sending a duplicate of a complaint, new information about locking domain names and the periods of time during which they can be modified, and the steps which can be taken in UDRP procedures, such as filing a complaint.

 

The new requirements were put into use for the clear purpose of diminishing any potential risks regarding cyberflighting. There is also a more decisive intent of developing some information articles on the best proceedings to be followed in any of the above described situations.

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40+ Pioneers Signed on for .TECH, as it Enters EAP Today


Radix, announces leading pioneers for .tech as it enters the Early Access Phase today (29th July) at 16:00 UTC.

Co-founder of OnePlus, Carl Pei — who recently revealed the highly-anticipated OnePlus 2 smartphone in the world's first virtual reality product launch — is amongst the first tech industry leaders to reserve a .tech domain name. Carl intends to use 'carl.tech' for his blog and plans to make the move by the end of this year.

Influential experts featured in the list of Top 30 Power Players in Tech — Linus Sebastian, Jonathan Morrison, Austin Evans have also secured 'linus.tech', 'tld.tech' and 'austin.tech' respectively. All 3 of the tech influencers have a huge klout on social media and over a million subscribers on their YouTube Channels.

Global Diversity across the tech space

Companies and renowned brands are flocking to the new .tech domain extension. Award-winning Italian startup Horus Technology will be using 'blind.tech' to market its wearable device designed to assist the blind and visually-impaired.
Web Summit, the acclaimed Dublin-based three day technology conference that was attended by 22,000 delegates in 2014 will also use a .tech domain.

India's leading media platform for entrepreneurs and the definitive source for stories on the world's fastest growing ecosystem, YourStory.com, has also confirmed its participation in the .tech Pioneer Program.

Jessica Rose, an active proponent of inclusion and accessibility in the tech industry who currently blogs on Trans*Code aims to raise awareness about issues facing the transgender community through her new website 'trans.tech'.

'impact.tech', founded by two Y Combinator alumni from San Francisco (Seth Bannon and Ela Madej), will be the go-to source for the impact entrepreneurship movement. It will feature a directory of for-profit startups focusing on social good, news about the industry, monthly interviews with the founders of companies that combine purpose with profit.

While the names have just been allocated, more than 40 such Pioneers will be taking their new .tech websites live over the upcoming months. The full list of Pioneers will be published on get.tech on 5th August, 2015.

.tech has been actively engaging with tech start ups and entrepreneurs via advertising, direct marketing campaigns and events like SXSW, Collision Conference, Rise. .tech plans to continue doing this and has a calendar full with events like Rise in HongKong, TechCrunch's Disrupt & WebSummit. Radix outbid applicants like Google, Donuts, Uniregistry and Top Level Domain Holdings to acquire .tech for $6.76 million. 

Radix has switched from Landrush to the EAP model, for its latest batch of new TLDs. EAP for .tech starts today and is supported by leading Registrars like GoDaddy, Domain.com, Name.com, 1Api, eNom, 101Domain etc. General Availability for .tech starts on 5th Aug at 16:00 UTC.

Online Pharmacies Receive Register Approval

 According to NABP there is a new availability for submitting new .pharmacy addresses which are meant to offer clients the possibility to find only the accepted stores worldwide.

The procedure can be initialized for the domain addresses which find their equivalent ib the TMCH register. After their names having been accepted by ICANN, they will be able to be registered further on with a registrar.

The availability for the approved pharmacy websites started in June this year and they are expected to send an application request and the necessary documents as well as to pay the fee which was established by NABP.

After a screening made by the above mentioned organization, it was discovered that almost 97% of the websites do not comply with the rules and requirements for the health of the buyers. Therefore from now on only legitimate sellers will be allowed to continue their activity. 

 

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ICANN’s Auctions Program Expected to Generate Higher Revenues

According to the latest financial data reports published by ICANN, the gTLD program seems to work well for the company, even if it is questionable that these domain names might be a good investment for registry operators.

Auctions seemed to be a good way of increasing sales revenues with additional $28.5 million cashed in before November last year, out of which $6.8 million were paid by Amazon for two gTLDs, .Buy and .Spot. And the money keeps coming with more and more contention disputes solved in this way.

Apparently ICANN is not the only entity to benefit from this program. Power Action is entitled to conduct the auctions using an electronic platform and for each session they are guaranteed to receive $15,000, regardless the outcome of it.

What still remains without answer is what ICANN does with all the money they get from these actions. According to a statement of the Board, community is consulted all the time but no one has seen a sign of such discussions actually happening.

In the meantime the auctions program is thriving and ICANN’s funds seem to become a tempting way to cover any necessary expenses for their needs and there are voices saying that the discussion on how the money should be spent should have been initiated long before such funds started coming in.

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