Author Archive | Michele Neylon

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Happy Birthday To .Online!

One year ago the .online top level domain name was launched. It quickly grew to become one of the more successful new domains with more than 38 thousand domain names being registered in the first 24 hours. One year later the .online domain is still going strong and the guys at the registry (Radix) have […]

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Visualising The Top 250 New Domain Extensions As The London Tube

There are now over 1000 new top level domain names “out there”. Some have proven popular. Others have struggled. That’s to be expected. The guys over at Nominet, the .uk registry and also backend provider for .blog, released an interesting visualisation of new TLDs earlier today. Instead of trying to cram every single domain extension […]

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IEDR Wants YOUR Input! Should An Aftermarket For IE Domains Be Allowed?

Over the past year or so I’ve been involved with the IEDR’s Policy Advisory Committee along with representatives from other registrars, the Irish government and a variety of other stakeholder organisations. So far we’ve been working our way through a number of policy changes that have been on the table for some time. Some of the […]

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The IANA Transition Cannot Be Held Hostage

Back in March 2014 the US government, via the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, which is part of the US Department of Commerce, signalled that it was ready to decouple the US government from the IANA functions. While the announcement from NTIA may have come as a surprise to some, it was something that had been […]

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