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The 411 on ICANN New gTLD EBEROs

Posted April 3rd, 2013


Marking another milestone in the implementation of the community-developed New gTLD Program, ICANN today announced the selection of three geographically diverse emergency back-end registry operators, or EBEROs. The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), Neustar, Inc. and Nominet were selected to guarantee domain names within a new gTLD continue to resolve in the event of a failure by a new TLD operator.

Emergency back-end registry operators are activated only if a registry operator fails to provide or is unable to sustain five critical registry functions temporarily or in the case of transition from one registry operator to another. Having them in different regions of the world reduces the chance that a natural disaster would affect all three at any one time.

EBEROs mitigate risk that a failed new TLD operator could impact the stability and security of the Domain Name System. However, EBEROs are limited in the services they can provide. For example, EBEROs will maintain critical registry functions but will not provide any additional services that a TLD operator may have offered its customers, such as web hosting or network analytics. The critical functions covered by EBEROs are:

  1. DNS resolution for registered domain names
  2. Operation of Shared Registration System
  3. Provision of Whois service
  4. Registry data escrow deposits
  5. Maintenance of a properly signed zone in accordance with DNSSEC requirements

The three selected organizations met stringent technical requirements and demonstrated years of experience in operating domain name services, registration data directory services and extensible provisioning protocol services.

For FAQ on EBEROs go HERE.

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ISPs, MPAA, RIAA to unveil graduated response HQ

Posted April 2nd, 2012


The major film studios and music companies will soon unveil plans for a “copyright center,” an organization designed to oversee the implementation of the controversial graduated-response program, CNET has learned.

Last July, when some of the country’s top Internet service providers, including AT&T, Comcast Verizon and others, agreed to begin implementing a series of measures designed to discourage illegal file-sharing the ISPs said they and the entertainment companies would establish a Center for Copyright Information (CCI) to “assist in the effort to combat online infringement.”

The ISPs, major record labels and Hollywood film studios are expected to soon name the person in charge of the CCI. CNET has learned that one of the leading candidates for the job is Jill Lesser, managing director of lobbying and public policy firm The Glover Park. She is also a member of the board at the Center for Democracy and Technology, a non-profit group that advocates for freed speech on the Web.

For the full skinny go HERE.


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“Weird Al” Yankovic and Domain Name Typos

Posted October 25th, 2011

As posted to “Here’s an interesting tidbit from Spin Magazine’s recent interview with “Weird Al” Yankovic.

Spin asked Weird Al how often people misspell his name wierd (with the i and e reversed).”

Click HERE to read more.

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Steve Jobs, Former Apple CEO Has Died at 56

Posted October 5th, 2011

As reported by the Washington Post, ABC News, Gizmodo and Apple, Former CEO Steve Jobs has passed away this afternoon.

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“How to Avoid Go Daddy’s 60 Day Lock for Whois Change”

Posted May 13th, 2011

The following linked story  is an exciting piece of information for anyone who buys or sells domains.

The explanation and tips on navigating Go Daddy’s maddening 60 day lock for changes to the WHOIS  come courtesy of Domain Name News.

Click HERE to read.

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ICANN Stands Up To GAC…With A Few Compromises

Posted March 7th, 2011

As reported by “ In a letter to his GAC counterpart (pdf), ICANN chair Peter Dengate Thrush said that he thinks the San Francisco talks should be “final”.

He said that ICANN has agreed to compromise with the GAC wholly or partially on all but 23 of its 80 recommendations for the program.”

Click HERE to read the full article.

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Mainstream Media Stands Up and Takes Notice of Domain Space / Impending Changes Coming to Internet

Posted February 10th, 2011

The days of searching for a way to explain the domain name business to “civilian” friends and acquaintances are drawing to a close. The domain industry is starting to make “big” news.
Thanks to New gTLDs, IDNs and the depletion of IPv4, mainstream media is beginning to take a regular notice of what is happening in our niche. Recent articles in The Washington Post on New gTLDs and Yahoo News regarding IPv4 assure we will no longer will we scare people away at cocktail parties when they ask us what we do for a living.
Click HERE for the Washington Post’s article on New gTLDs and HERE for Yahoo New’s take on IPv4.

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Off The Beaten Path City Guide For DomainFest Attendees.

Posted January 28th, 2011

As we all know, no domains conference is all work. We have put together an off the beaten path city guide for DomainFest attendees who find themselves with a bit of free time or a few extra days to hang out in Santa Monica.

Our number one tip for visiting the Los Angeles area is RENT A CAR. Seriously. Rent a car.


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Happy New Year!

Posted December 31st, 2010

Happy New Year to all our readers and domain news makers!

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“Copyright Troll Demands Drudge Report Domain Name”

Posted December 13th, 2010


As reported by “ One of the litigation scare tactics employed by copyright troll Righthaven is it routinely demands allegedly infringing sites to forfeit their domain names.

But in private, civil copyright litigation, there is no legal basis for such a demand, even if an allegedly infringing website is ultimately found liable for breaching copyright law. The Electronic Frontier Foundation maintains the tactic is a method to coerce settlements from rank-and-file websites that cannot afford to defend themselves from the newspaper-lawsuit factory that is Righthaven.”

To read the full article, click HERE.

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