Second level .au registrations are coming later this year and last week auDA, the .au policy and regulatory body, announced the cut-off dates determining which priority category an existing third level .au domain name is assigned to.Following a Board meeting last week, it was resolved that .au domain names registered on or before 4 February 2018 are assigned to priority category 1 while those registered after 4 February 2018 are assigned to priority category
CIRA has added another tool to its growing portfolio of cybersecurity solutions with the introduction of D-Zone Cybersecurity Awareness Training. CIRA, the Canadian ccTLD registry manager, has partnered with Beauceron Security to bring Canadian institutions an advanced cybersecurity training and awareness platform to help turn their users into defenders. While D-Zone DNS Firewall and D-Zone Anycast DNS defend at the DNS layer, CIRA D-Zone Cybersecurity Awarenes
In a hastily put together announcement, auDA have announced their Chair Chris Leptos resigned on 18 June. It's an announcement that doesn't do any more than check the required boxes thanking him for his service.Sources have told Domain Pulse the sudden departure came about over a disagreement on governance issues with Leptos and CEO Cameron Boardman at loggerheads. The issue came to a head at a Board meeting earlier this week with Leptos abruptly leaving and the
The ICANN organization is seeking expressions of interest for leadership roles in the 2020 Nominating Committee (NomCom) that of the 2020 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect.In September 2018, the ICANN Board appointed J. Damon Aschraft as the 2019 NomCom Chair and Cheryl Ann Miller as the 2019 NomCom Chair-Elect. (icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2018-09-16-en#1.e.) In the Spring of 2019, Ms. Miller stepped down from the position as Chair-Elect.
This article by Professor Christine Haight Farley originally published in the Akron Law Review anticipates doctrinal disorder in domain name disputes as a result of the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs).The abstract for the article goes on to say that in the course of the intense and prolonged debate over the possibility of new gTLDs, no one seems to have focused on the conspicuous fact that domain name disputes incorporating new gTLDs will be markedly
Accountants are not known for being the most exciting bunch, even if their work is essential, so getting their own TLD might be one of the more exciting things to happen to the profession in years! The American Institute of CPAs has announced they're in the process of being awarded the .cpa TLD and they're currently in a contract execution phase with ICANN with plans to launch later in 2019.The AICPA will manage .cpa that they envisage will provide a home fo