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Best Domains for Environmentally Conscious Businesses and Products

Tomorrow we celebrate Earth Day.  For environmentally conscious brands, products, organizations and communities there are now a variety of domain names and specialized namespaces to choose from that can be used communicate earth-friendly programs, products, goals and values.  You might be surprised at the available options. .ECO is short, memorable and has a clear use…

Domain Name News – CIRA Election: Nomination Committee Slate Announced, Member Applications Open

In this year’s Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) Board of Directors election, three Directors will be elected from the Nomination Committee slate, and one Director will be elected from the Members’ slate. The Nomination Committee slate, announced on July 28, consists of Joseph Abley, Bill Baines, Karima Bawa, Kerry Brown, Monique Létourneau, Susan Mehinagic, Paula…

Domain Name News – IANA Transition Coordination Group Gets Under Way

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) met in London last week. The group is responsible for preparing a proposal to the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Adminstration (NTIA) for transitioning NTIA’s stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions to the Internet community. The IANA functions can be divided into three main categories:…

Domain Name News – CIRA Announces Community Investment Program Recipients

CIRA Announces Community Investment Program Recipients – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has announced the first recipients in its Community Investment Program. The program was launched earlier this year “to provide funding to community groups, not-for-profits and academic institutions for projects they could demonstrate would enhance the Internet for the benefit of all Canadians.”…

Domain Name News – .CA Registry Lock, 271 Million Domains Worldwide

CIRA Launches Registry Lock for .CA – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has announced the launch of Registry Lock, a service “of particular value to high-traffic, high-transaction websites”. According to CIRA: “With Registry Lock, a domain name is locked at the registry level. Any request to have the domain name redirected, its information altered,…

Domain Name News – U.S. Government to Transition Domain Name Functions

U.S. Government To Transition Key Internet Domain Name Functions – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has announced “its intent to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community.” NTIA’s responsibility includes “the procedural role of administering changes to the authoritative root zone…

Domain Name News – CIRA To Fund Canadian Internet Enhancement Projects

CIRA To Fund Canadian Internet Enhancement Projects – As part of its Community Investment Program, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has announced that it will provide up to $1,000,000 this year to community groups, not-for-profits, and academic institutions for “projects they can demonstrate will enhance the Internet for the benefit of all Canadians.” Qualifying…

Domain Name News – .UK Domain Name Screening, New gTLDs Surpass 100

.UK Registry To Introduce Post-Registration Domain Name Screening – Nominet, the .uk registry, has announced that it will institute “a system of post-registration domain name screening, within 48 hours of registration, for domain names that appear to signal or encourage serious sexual offences.” The change follows from a recent policy review by the UK’s former…

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