Domain Name News - Apr. 29, 2007 | Webnames Blog

Domain Name News – Apr. 29, 2007

CIRA Calls For Nominations For Board Election – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has a issued a call for individuals to be considered by the Nomination Committee for the Board of Directors election to be held this September. The last day for applications to the Nomination Committee is Monday, May 21. The 2007 election, to be held this September, will be a split ballot composed of candidates selected by the Nomination Committee and nominated directly by Members. The Member nomination process will take place during July.

CIRA Issues Fraud Alert – CIRA has issued a fraud alert, advising .ca domain holders not to respond to communications from DAD Deutscher Adressdienst GmbH, a German company, under the confusing banner of the Registre Internet du Canada (Canadian Internet Registry). According to CIRA: “The scam is targeting CIRA Registrants in Quebec with French language faxes or letters containing official looking forms requesting Registrant contact information. While the forms appear to be required to update domain name Registration records, they are actually luring unsuspecting Registrants into a $1457 package of marketing services offered by DAD Deutscher Adressdienst GmbH.”

ICANN Proceeding With RegisterFly Termination – A US Federal Court judge has issued a preliminary injunction granting ICANN the right to terminate registrar RegisterFly’s accreditation as soon as possible. RegisterFly has been ordered to provide current and accurate data for all of its domain names. ICANN is inviting statements of interest from other accredited registrars to act as a transfer provider, to temporarily hold the domain names and help registrants to transfer to any accredited registrar of their choice. The court decision also requires RegisterFly to post a notice on its website; as of this writing, this has not been done.

.BIZ Registry Price To Increase – NeuStar, registry operator for the .biz domain, has given notice of a 7% price increase, from $USD 6.00 to $6.42. The increase is scheduled to take effect on October 19. Individual registrars will decide whether or not to change their retail prices.

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  • The 2007 board election is under way for Nominet, the .uk registry.

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