Domain Name News - December 20, 2009 - Webnames Blog

Domain Name News – December 20, 2009

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Some domain name items from the past week:

  • VeriSign will increase the .com and .net registry (wholesale) fees effective July 1, 2010. The .com fee will increase from $USD 6.86 to $7.34, and the .net fee will increase from $4.23 to $4.65.
  • Twitter.com’s DNS settings were hijacked temporarily on December 17.
  • ICANN is seeking comments on a draft model for soliciting Expressions of Interest for new gTLDs. Participation in the EOI would be mandatory for new gTLD applicants.
  • ICANN seeks comments on a revised recommendation to protect trademarks in the new gTLDs, via a Trademark Clearinghouse and a Uniform Rapid Suspension procedure. A significant effort went into reaching the unanimous recommendation.
  • DNS expert Cricket Liu has posted a DNS year in review.
  • DotAsia has published draft IDN launch policies for .asia.

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