ICANN Reserve Fund: Proposed Replenishment Strategy

Brief Overview: ICANN seeks public comment on the Reserve Fund replenishment strategy. Following the confirmation of the Reserve Fund target level of a minimum of 12 months of Operating Expenses, the difference between the current and the target levels shows a shortfall, and the Reserve Fund needs to be replenished. The purpose of this public […]


Google to Launch .APP Sunrise On 29 March

Google’s fourth open new gTLD, .app, is launching its Sunrise period on 29 March for almost 5 weeks. .app is billed as a more secure domain for apps. From games to news to education to business, .app is aimed at being the perfect home to promote apps on the web and a great place to […]


Domaining Europe Is Now NamesCon Europe

Domaining Europe has been rebranded and will become NamesCon Europe commencing with the upcoming event in Valencia, Spain, from 7 to 9 June. Dietmar Stefitz, who founded Domaining Europe in 2008, will directly manage the 2018 event with the assistance of NamesCon producers Terri Potratz and Tania Kabantsov as Dietmar winds down into a smooth […]


Calls-to-Action for ICANN Reviews | DomainPulse.com – The Beat on the Domain Name Industry

ICANN Reviews are important accountability mechanisms that need your input to help ICANN deliver on its commitments. Learn about the latest opportunities to participate below. Organizational Reviews are led by independent examiners to assess the extent to which ICANN‘s Supporting Organizations (SOs) and Advisory Committees (ACs) fulfill their purpose and whether any change in structure […]


Registries Aren’t Content Police, But Keeping Trust Is Reputationally Important: Domain Pulse

Registries universally said they’re not content police in a discussion on domain name take down processes involving legal counsels from the operators of 6 European registries, both generic and country code TLDs. However processes vary among the registries. The discussion involved representatives from dotSaarland, DENIC (.de), SWITCH (.ch), SIDN (.nl), DNS Belgium (.be) and Nominet […]


Three-Quarters of Belgian Entrepreneurs Prefer .BE

In another example of domain name registrants preferring their own ccTLD than any other TLD, apart from those in the United States who prefer .com, DNS Belgium has released research that shows three-quarters (75%) of entrepreneurial Belgians choose a .be domain name over any other TLD. In research commissioned by DNS Belgium, they found trust […]