Registrars have objected to what they describe as unreasonable demands on new rules fTLD Registry Services are trying to impose on them for selling .bank domains.
According to a report in Domain Incite, “the Registrar Stakeholder Group formally relayed its concerns about a proposed revision of the .bank Registry-Registrar Agreement to ICANN at the weekend.”
“A key sticking point is fTLD’s demand that each registrar selling .bank domains have a dedicated .bank-branded web page” with some registrars saying it will “require extensive changes to the normal operation of the registrar.”
The Polish ccTLD, .pl, had its best year ever in 2015 in terms of the daily average number of .pl domain name registrations, according to the NASK’s report on the .pl domain name market for the fourth quarter. At the end of December the .pl domain Registry, with nearly 2.7 million names, was the eleventh largest ccTLD in the world.
Last year the daily average was 3,068 names .pl domains registered compared to 2,818 in 2014. 2015 was the sixth year that the number of new .pl domains exceeded one million, with 1,119,896 new domains registered. The total number of .pl domain names registered at the end of 2015 was 2,681,752.
“In accordance with the prognosis, the 2015 year was one of the best year in the history of the Polish Registry. Over the last twelve months the .pl Registry attained a record number of new registrations,” said Michał Chrzanowski, the Director of NASK.
“The annual growth dynamics for the end of December resulted with 6.23%, being the highest value for the last four years. At the same time the number of Registrants in the Registry grew last year by 60 thousand, thus the barrier of one million Registrants has been exceeded.”
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SIDN, which started life as the registry for .nl (Netherlands) is rebranding to take into account that they now provide registry services for additional TLDs – .aw and .amsterdam and most likely later in 2016 .bv.
Additionally, through a partnership with Simplerinvoicing, SIDN is taking their first steps as a trust framework manager.
The new branding has more colours than a rainbow and the organisation says the “new logo expresses the stability and reliability of our organisation, with an array of colours reflecting the diversity of our activities.”
SIDN has “also decided to use a less formal style of writing. One that suits the modern, accessible organisation we want to be.”
Rightside has upset one of its major investors, with “a hedge fund manager known for causing trouble at the companies he invests in [savaging] Rightside, saying its focus on new gTLDs at the expense of its registrar business is ruining the company,” according to a report in Domain Incite.
The report says “J Carlo Cannell of Cannell Capital is looking for some serious bloodletting. He wants Rightside to cut 20% of its staff, close offices, unify its products under the eNom brand and replace two of its directors.”
“He’s threatening to wage a proxy war to replace the Rightside board if he doesn’t get what he wants.”
“A major flaw in the HTTPS protocol has been uncovered that may leave as many as 11 million websites at risk, as well as any other services that use SSL and TLS encryption,” reports V3.
“The security protocols are widely used to encrypt web transactions and other highly sensitive traffic. HTTPS has also been increasingly deployed to protect people’s browsing of ordinary websites in an era when more and more governments are engaging in large-scale web surveillance.”
“The flaw, dubbed Drown, could be used to access all kinds of sensitive information, the researchers explained in a detailed posting on a dedicated website.”
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