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.eu ADR fees remain discounted until 30 June 2020

Following the agreement between EURid and both institutions appointed to rule on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) proceedings for the .eu top-level domain (the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center and the Czech Arbitration Court), the .eu registry announced last week the fee for a basic .eu ADR procedure will remain discounted until 30 June 2020. This […]

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.PL Ends Domain Name Reservation Option

Last week the Polish ccTLD registry ended the possibility where it was possible to reserve .pl domain names for 14 days prior to registration. So now under .pl, it’s a first come, first served basis as is the norm for registering domain names in probably all other top-level domains. After 8 January, .pl domain name […]

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.VU Moves On To Neustar’s Registry Platform

Vanuatu’s telecommunications regulator announced this week that their ccTLD .vu has successfully transitioned to Neustar’s registry platform. The Office of the Vanuatu Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) selected Neustar to be the Registry Operator for the .vu country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) in August 2019 following a highly competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process […]

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IANA Gets ‘Distinction’ In Customer Engagement Survey

ICANN this week published the results of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Customer Engagement Survey which measures customer satisfaction with the IANA functions. The overall score amongst all customer segments was 3.9 out of 5. In the 2019 IANA Customer Engagement Survey, customers were asked to rate the IANA team on 20 statements relating […]

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Tenth Iteration Of Operation In Our Sites Sees Over 30,000 Domains Seized

A joint European-United States operation has seen 30,506 domain names seized that distributed counterfeit and pirated items over the internet during the tenth iteration of Operation In Our Sites (IOS X). The counterfeit and pirated items distributed included counterfeit pharmaceuticals and pirated movies, illegal television streaming, music, software, electronics and other bogus products. IOS X […]