PIR acquires 4 charitable top level domains, announces RSP contract bidding

Non-profit expands its TLD portfolio and announces bidding for backend registry services. Public Interest Registry (PIR), the organization that manages .org, has acquired four top level domain names in two transactions. First, the non-profit acquired .giving from Giving Limited. Second, the organization is “becoming the steward” of three of Donuts’ top level domains. Donuts will […]

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ICANN budget: staff bloat making a comeback

DomainIncite: ICANN plans to ramp up its headcount starting next year to support the development of the new gTLD program. Newly published budgeting documents show that average headcount is expected to rise to 406 for the year ending June 30, 2022, fro...
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ICANN budget: no more new gTLDs before 2028

ICANN is not accounting for any revenue from a future round of new gTLDs in its just-published budget, which plots out the Org’s finances all the way through 2028. The budget, which I gave a high-level summary of here, even predicts that dozens of 2012-round new gTLDs will disappear over the next six years. The […]

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ICANN budget: mild optimism amid maturing industry

ICANN thinks the domain industry, including the new gTLD industry, is maturing and will continue to grow, in its just-published draft budget for fiscal 2023. The Org is predicting growing transactions across the board, as well as an increase in the number of accredited registrars and a slowing decline in the number of contracted gTLDs. […]

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