Jun 102014
 

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A new model for a database of domain name registration data has just been made public.

The model, called Registration Directory Service (RDS), was built by a group of volunteers – the Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services (EWG) – convened by ICANN to carry out bottom-up consensus-driven analysis of the WHOIS and determine whether viable alternatives might exist.

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Jun 052014
 
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The first 100 Dot Paris domain owners go live during the June 4, 2014 launch event at the Eiffel Tower. Photo Milathan.

Domain industry VIPs, politicians, civil servants and around a hundred “Dot Paris Pioneers” all celebrated the new Dot Paris domain at an exclusive launch event held at the landmark Eiffel Tower last night.

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Jun 052014
 

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On June 4, ICANN authorised auction provider Power Auctions ran the first of the official ICANN “last resort” auctions, pitting Afilias against Beijing Tele-info Network Technology Company.

The auction was for the IDN Chinese character version of .INFO. Afilias has run the ASCII .INFO TLD since 2001 but lost the auction for the IDN version. Beijing Tele-info Network Technology Company won with a $600,000 winning bid.

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