Verisign last week pledged not to increase the registry fee for any of the top-level domains they manage in 2020 as a way of assisting registrants during the current Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic. For .com though, that fee is set to increase in 2021 as Verisign got the green light to increase the registry fee in the last four of the six years of the current agreement.Back in November 2018 the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Infor
Nominet has suspended over 180 .uk domain names related to the current Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic with a blend of manual and automated checking processes that has helped the .uk registry to identify, at the point of registration, which new domains are likely to be used for phishing.When a domain is identified as suspicious based on algorithm and then a manual check are suspended until, as Eleanor Bradley, MD Registry Solutions and Public Benefit at Nomi
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'