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Here they come: Dot-word warehouse Donuts to launch new top-level domains this week

Upstart domain registry Donuts has announced that its first seven new global top-level domains (gTLDs) will be made available to the public on Wednesday, with more to come throughout the year. "This is a unique opportunity for businesses, brands, organizations, and individuals to find an online identity that speaks precisely …
Neil McAllister, 28 Jan 2014
The Register breaking news

ICANN under fire as Verisign warns of rushed domain-name expansion

ICANN's big generic top-level domain (gTLD) rollout, planned for April 23, needs to be delayed because the system isn't ready, Verisign and others are warning – and ICANN itself has told The Register that the first gTLD domains won't come online until at least August. "April is a launch date in the sense that it's a public …
Iain Thomson, 2 Apr 2013
The Register breaking news

Web crams down 7 MEEELLION more domain names

The number of registered domain names on the internet increased by 7.5 million to stand at 233 million in the first quarter of the year. That's according to Verisign, which found that the web address universe grew 11 per cent year-on-year and 3.3 per cent sequentially in Q1. The mega-registry's own mountain of .com and .net …
Kevin Murphy, 16 Jul 2012
The Register breaking news

Dotcom hike will net MEEELLIONS of bucks for Verisign, ICANN

The cost of a .com domain name is expected to rise by at least 31 per cent over the next six years, due to new price-increasing powers granted to registry operator Verisign by industry overseer ICANN. ICANN last night published a proposed draft of a new .com Registry Agreement, which it had negotiated privately with Verisign …
Kevin Murphy, 28 Mar 2012
The Register breaking news

US shuts down Canadian gambling site with Verisign's help

The Department of Homeland Security has seized a domain name registered outside of the US, by individuals who are not American citizens, and who registered with a Canadian registrar. What is unique about this case is that the American authorities did not get the domain's registrar - a Canadian company - to pull the domain. …
The Register breaking news

100 MEEELLION .com domains now registered

There are now over 100 million .com domain names on the internet. The milestone was passed in either October or January, depending on how you measure "registered" domains. But whichever way you cut it, .com is now into nine figures. VeriSign, which runs .com, revealed yesterday in is monthly report with industry overseer ICANN …
Kevin Murphy, 3 Feb 2012
The Register breaking news

Verisign admits 2010 hack attack, mum on what was nicked

Verisign has admitted in an SEC filing that it suffered numerous data breaches in 2010, but that management wasn’t informed by staff for nearly a year after they occurred. In the 10-Q filing, the company said that it suffered multiple data breaches during 2010, and that data was stolen. Exactly what is missing the company isn’t …
Iain Thomson, 2 Feb 2012
The Register breaking news

Make room, internet, there's another 5 million domains to fit in

There were almost 220 million internet domain names at the end of September, an increase of 4.9 million on June, according to the latest numbers from Verisign. The 2.3 per cent increase was driven largely by growth in country-code top-level domains (ccTLDs such as .uk and .de), according to the company's latest quarterly Domain …
Kevin Murphy, 23 Dec 2011
The Register breaking news

Feds seize 130 sites in Cyber Monday crackdown

US feds seized control of more than 130 websites last week as part of a crackdown on counterfeit goods ahead of the Christmas shopping rush. The seizures make up the largest individual haul yet under the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency's ongoing Operation In Our Sites campaign. According to online records, 131 domain …
Kevin Murphy, 28 Nov 2011
The Register breaking news

VeriSign demands website takedown powers

VeriSign, which manages the database of all .com internet addresses, wants powers to shut down "non-legitimate" domain names when asked to by law enforcement. The company said today it wants to be able to enforce the "denial, cancellation or transfer of any registration" in any of a laundry list of scenarios where a domain is …
Kevin Murphy, 11 Oct 2011
The Register breaking news

Go Daddy flogs 50 MILLION domains

Go Daddy's installed base of domain name registrations has swollen to 50 million, dwarfing all of its closest competitors. The 50 millionth name, dbakit.com, was registered by Indian punter Kranthi Kumar Kukkala over the weekend, according to the company. Go Daddy's closest competitor is eNom, owned by publicly traded Demand …
Kevin Murphy, 29 Sep 2011
The Register breaking news

FCC's net-neut rules now official

The US Federal Communications Commission's open-internet rules have been published by the Federal Register, and they're set to go into effect on November 20 of this year. The publication of the densely worded, profusely footnoted 42-page document makes it official: the FCC has come out strongly for what it deems to be " …
Rik Myslewski, 23 Sep 2011
The Register breaking news

Plods to get dot-uk takedown powers - without court order

Police in the UK could get new powers to suspend internet domain names without a court order if they're being used for illegal activity, under rules proposed to .uk registry manager Nominet. A Nominet volunteer policy team has recommended the creation of an "expedited" process for shutting down addresses when the police say " …
Kevin Murphy, 2 Sep 2011
The Register breaking news

Confab makes sense of dot-everything revolution

It is more than three years ago that El Reg announced the approval of “customized top-level domains”, following two years of policy debate. “ICANN estimates it will begin taking applications in April or May of next year,” we reported. ICANN was a little off in its estimates. It took until June this year – more than two years …
Kieren McCarthy, 19 Aug 2011
The Register breaking news

VeriSign to raise .com, .net prices

VeriSign has announced plans to raise the price of .com and .net domain names again. The .net price increase comes just a few weeks after the company renewed its registry contract with industry overseer ICANN. From 15 January, 2012, the company said that it intends to charge $7.85 for a .com, up from $7.34, and added that .net …
Kevin Murphy, 18 Jul 2011
The Register breaking news

GeoTrust founders offer free SSL

Four former GeoTrust executives have returned to the SSL market after a five-year absence with the formation of a new company, AffirmTrust, which will compete with their alma mater. Expected to launch in July, AffirmTrust plans to kick off its marketing by giving away three-year basic validation certificates for free. Extended …
Kevin Murphy, 16 Jun 2011
The Register breaking news

Nominet fails to pin down its net cop role

.uk Policy Forum Nominet, the .uk domain name manager, yesterday held its inaugural .uk Policy Forum, a talking shop designed to give stakeholders a chance to voice their opinions about internet governance. The day-long event in London's West End tackled, in a very roundabout way, Nominet's role in taking down websites believed to be engaged …
Kevin Murphy, 18 May 2011
The Register breaking news

XXX domain names go live

The first .xxx web addresses have gone live on the internet, almost 11 years after the extension was first proposed. On Friday, the porn-only address was added to the domain name system's root servers – through a convoluted process that involves box-ticking from domain overseer ICANN, the US Department of Commerce, and VeriSign …
Kevin Murphy, 17 Apr 2011

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