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Belarusian domains to change hands

The two ccTLDs representing the sanctioned nation of Belarus are to change hands ahead of next week’s public ICANN meeting in The Hague. According to the agenda of the ICANN board’s June 12 pre-meeting session, both .by and the Cyrillic equivalent .бел will be transferred to a Minsk company called Belarusian Cloud Technologies. Currently, the […]

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Island demands return of its “naked” ccTLD

The Pacific island nation of Niue is loudly demanding that ICANN hand over control of its ccTLD, .nu, after two decades of bitter argument. The government has taken the highly unusual move of filing a redelegation request with ICANN’s IANA unit p...
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GoDaddy could lose control of .co this week

It looks like GoDaddy’s recently acquired .co registry could lose formal control of the ccTLD this week. ICANN’s board of directors has “Transfer of the .CO (Colombia) top-level domain to the Ministry of Information and Communications...
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Mystery .vu registry revealed

Neustar has been selected as the back-end domain registry operator for the nation of Vanuatu. The company, and the Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator, announced the appointment, which came after a competitive tender proce...
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Turkish government takes over ccTLD

Turkey’s ccTLD has been transferred into government hands. ICANN’s board of directors at the weekend formally approved a redelegation request from the country to its IANA division. The new official ccTLD manager is Bilgi Teknolojileri ve İl...
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