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CEO Responds to .mobi Rumors

The following comments are provided by Neil Edwards, CEO of dotMobi, where he personally addresses popular myths regarding the .mobi top-level domain. "There are three rumors floating around the blogosphere about dotMobi right now. I feel compelled to give you the CEO view on them. You may choose to ignore what I say, but I have no problem answering the mail in a public forum." more

NeuStar Launches Korean Language Domain Names in .BIZ TLD

NeuStar announced today that it has deployed internationalized domain names (IDNs) for the Korean language in the .BIZ top-level Internet domain as of August 19, 2007. IDNs in .BIZ enable companies and for-profit organizations to register domain names in their languages of choice. more

Hostway Announces Sale on Popular Top-Level Domains

Hostway Corporation, the global Web hosting leader, announced a 50% off sale on .info domain names and 20% off .mobi domain names for the first year of registration. more

The Weather Channel Interactive Secures weather.mobi Domain

dotMobi, the consortium behind the first and only Internet address created for mobile phones, today announced that The Weather Channel Interactive has become the first company to secure rights to a premium .mobi domain through participation in a unique RFP premium name process. more

Public Interest Registry Names Alexa A. S. Raad as New CEO

The Public Interest Registry (PIR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexa A. S. Raad, an entrepreneurial technology executive, as its new CEO. The appointment is effective July 9, 2007. Ms. Raad brings more than 20 years of experience from the telecommunications, payment, and Internet sectors. more

DomainPeople Launches Redesigned Website

DomainPeople, a leading privately held provider of domain registration services, has launched its redesigned website with an improved interface for performing domain registration, domain transfer and domain renewals. more

Protect Your .ORG Campaign Attracts Registrars Worldwide

The Public Interest Registry (PIR) is pleased to announce that Ascio Technologies, Inc. and CORE, a not-for-profit membership association of Internet domain name registrars have joined the Protectyour.org international public awareness campaign as partners. more

Internet Society Calls for Nominations to the Public Interest Registry Board

The Internet Society (ISOC) seeks nominations of highly qualified individuals to serve on the board of directors of the Public Interest Registry (PIR) for the period 2008-2010. PIR was created by the Internet Society to manage the .ORG domain. more

NeuStar Launches Chinese and Japanese Language Domain Names in .BIZ TLD

NeuStar has deployed internationalized domain names (IDNs) for both the Chinese and the Japanese languages in the .BIZ top- level Internet domain. Interested registrants will be able to secure .BIZ domain names using these characters as of April 21, 2007. more

Global Industry Leaders Join dotMobi Advisory Group

The dotMobi Advisory Group (MAG), a dotMobi-accredited, independent not-for-profit industry forum, today announced that 10 leading mobile and Internet companies have recently joined the group. more