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Five things I learned from UK prime minister candidates’ domain names

Boris Johnson announced he is to resign as UK prime minister after a series of scandals last week, and as of this evening 11 of his former friends have announced their plans to replace him as leader of the Conservative party and therefore UK PM. I’ll spare you the details of Johnson’s downfall and the […]

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.au names available today

Australians are able to register domain names directly under .au for the first time today, after ccTLD registry auDA liberalized its hierarchy. Second-level names under .au will at first only be available to existing registrants of matching third-level names in zones such as .com.au and .net.au, under a priority allocation process. This process lasts for […]

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Nominet cuts off Russian registrars

Russian registrars will no longer be able to sell .uk domains, due to the war in Ukraine, Nominet announced today. “We are not accepting registrations from registrars in Russia — we are suspending the relevant tags,” the registry said. A “tag” is the unique identifier Nominet issues to its registrars to enable them to access […]

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Cybersquatting cases are going…down?

Nominet reports a record low number of cases filed. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) publishes annual data about its cybersquatting case counts under UDRP, usually reporting record case counts. But this can be misleading. There are many organizations that handle cases under UDRP. Because of forum shopping, you need to look at all of the […]

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Nominet suspends fewer domains used for counterfeit site

Fewer intellectual property violations reported on .uk last quarter. Nominet, the organization that manages the United Kingdom’s .uk namespace, suspended fewer criminal domains in the third quarter than it did in the same period a year ago. The group said it suspended 3,434 domains in Q3, down from 22,158. While it suspends domains for many […]

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Nominet names new CEO, and 2 new board members voted in

New CEO and two board members will help guide Nominet back to its roots. Nominet, the group that manages the United Kingdom’s .uk namespace, named Paul Fletcher its CEO today. Fletcher is currently CEO at BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, an organization with 60,000 members. He will join Nominet in February 2022. He’s taking over for interim […]

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Nominet names Paul Fletcher new CEO

Nominet has named Paul Fletcher as its new CEO. He’ll join the company in February, filling the spot vacated by Russell Haworth, who quit earlier this year a few days before he could be fired by members. Fletcher is currently CEO at BCS, the Char...
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