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As Afnic Takes On .MUSEUM Registry, Prices Set To Drop

In 2018 Afnic, best known as the registry operator for France’s ccTLD .fr, was designated by the Paris-based International Council of Museums (ICOM) as the backend registry provider for .museum. There are changes happening as a result of the change, not least being to increase .museum’s use and adoption, thus supporting the digital transformation of […]

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Registration Open For ICANN66 in Montréal

ICANN65 has only just concluded and ICANN has opened registration for the next ICANN meeting – ICANN66, which will also be the 20th annual general meeting – to be held in Montréal, Canada, from 2 to 7 November. To register for the meeting, go to: https://events.icann.org/icann66-montreal/registration This latest Domain News has been posted from here: […]

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CentralNic Group Acquires Hexonet | DomainPulse.com – The Beat on the Domain Name Industry

The CentralNic Group announced another acquisition Monday, with the domain name registry and registrar group announcing it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire the German/Canadian Hexonet for up to €10 million. Hexonet comprises Hexonet GmbH, Germany, and Mediasiren Advertising, Inc., Canada, and their respective subsidiaries. It’s CentralNic’s fourth acquisition in the past 12 […]

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CIRA launches D-Zone Cybersecurity Awareness Training platform to help defend Canadian institutions

CIRA has added another tool to its growing portfolio of cybersecurity solutions with the introduction of D-Zone Cybersecurity Awareness Training. CIRA, the Canadian ccTLD registry manager, has partnered with Beauceron Security to bring Canadian institutions an advanced cybersecurity training and awareness platform to help turn their users into defenders. While D-Zone DNS Firewall and D-Zone […]

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Reasons to Register Multiple Domain Names for your Brand

Research indicates that it’s a good idea to register several domain names. Buying multiple domain names, according to GoDaddy.com, will: “Keep your competition from registering a similar domain name, drawing customers to them instead of you; “Promote the different products and services you offer; drive more traffic to your website; “Enjoy more opportunities to market […]

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ICANN Extends Call for Expressions of Interest for 2020 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect through 5 July 2019

The ICANN organization is seeking expressions of interest for leadership roles in the 2020 Nominating Committee (NomCom) – that of the 2020 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect. In September 2018, the ICANN Board appointed J. Damon Aschraft as the 2019 NomCom Chair and Cheryl Ann Miller as the 2019 NomCom Chair-Elect. (icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2018-09-16-en#1.e.)  In the Spring of […]

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Accountants Get Ready. .CPA Is Coming.

Accountants are not known for being the most exciting bunch, even if their work is essential, so getting their own TLD might be one of the more exciting things to happen to the profession in years! The American Institute of CPAs has announced they’re in the process of being awarded the .cpa TLD and they’re […]