With COVID-19 (coronavirus) wreaking havoc around the world, NIC Chile has given registrants of .cl domain names some respite in case they're not able to pay for their domain name renewal in time before they would normally be deleted for non-payment.NIC Chile announced they will delay deactivation and subsequent cancellation of domain names that registrants have not paid for the renewals. They note the greatest difficulty for registrants could be those that
Domain names suspended due to criminal activity for the United Kingdom's ccTLD will soon display or be redirected to law enforcement landing pages, the .uk registry Nominet announced Tuesday.Working initially in collaboration with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the City of London's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), Nominet will redirect web users to a secure site providing consumer advice and education for p
ICANN Chair Maarten Botterman at the recent Domain Pulse conference in InnsbruckICANN Chair Maarten Botterman spoke at the recent Domain Pulse conference in Innsbruck, giving a keynote address titled My Vision for Internet Governance and ICANN. He also participated in a panel on Internet Governance: Next Generation, which focused on how to get young people more involved in internet governance issues and then spoke to me. In part one of our interview with Bo
Donuts, operator of 239 new gTLDs and managing 5.8 million domain names, has developed its own service that helps to protect registrants in its gTLDs from malicious registrations. The service, called Domains Protected Marks List, or DPML, today protects 3,500 of the world's largest consumer brands.The service was enhanced in 2018 to include logic that prevents the registration of malicious homograph internationalised domain names for the entirety of Unicode'
ISOC-IL announced via a news release last week that registrants of domain names for Israel's ccTLD are now able to register and renew .il domain names for up to 5 years. Previously the options were for one or 2 years.The change occurred on 1 January 2020, but this is the first public announcement of the change. ISOC-IL, the registry, says the change benefits Israeli domain name holders, minimising the chance of losing the rights to the domain name.As o
ICANN Friday announced that The Hague, Netherlands has been selected as the location for the ICANN74 Policy Forum, to be held from 13-16 June 2022 at the World Forum The Hague.It will be the second of ICANNs three Public Meetings each calendar year in different regions around the world. The Hague, Netherlands meeting will represent the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. ICANN Public Meetings are a central part of ICANNs multistakeholder mo