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2013: A Year in Review, End of Year Message from DotConnectAfrica

As 2013 draws to a close it is worth looking back at where we have been and consider what 2014 will bring. As usual for DCA, it has been a year of intense activity to ensure that our promise to Africa stands. more

TLDH Announces Sales Channel and gTLD Portfolio Update

Top Level Domain Holdings (AIM: TLDH) today announced the following updates on further development of its sales channels to consumers, Minds + Machines' OPEN Priority Reservation program, and progress within its portfolio of gTLDs. more

Go-Live Schedule for Dot Chinese Online & Dot Chinese Website TLDs Announced

IDNs in the Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) top level domains (TLDs) will be introduced to the global internet according to ICANN rules, beginning on January 17, 2014. ICANN is the world's governing body for domain names. more

DotConnectAfrica Trust Attends ICANN 48 International Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina

DotConnectAfrica delegates were among more than 1,700 people from around the world that attended the just concluded ICANN 48 International Meeting that took place in Buenos Aires Argentina from November 17, 2013 to November 21, 2013. more

TLDH Group Signs 6 New Top-Level Domain Contracts With ICANN

Top Level Domain Holdings (AIM:TLDH) has signed contracts with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") for five new top-level domains (gTLDs) wholly-owned by the Company: .horse, .cooking, .casa, .fishing, and .budapest. more

SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Buenos Aires

CircleID in collaboration with the team from Dyn Inc. and ICANNWiki, brings you video blogs and updates from ICANN 48 in Buenos Aires, Argentina (17-21 November 2013). more

Pre-Delegation Testing for Dot Chinese Online (.在线) & Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) Begins

PDT, an ICANN requirement for all New gTLDS, is a series of technical tests to ensure a gTLD is fully operational before it goes live. Passing the PDT means our revolutionary Chinese gTLDs met the technical and operational criteria required by ICANN and will have stable operational performance once they go live. more

DCA Trust Raises Ethical Questions, Writes to Newly Elected African Union Leaders on .africa Debacle

In the letter dated August 2, 2013 the Company asks the AU leadership to "review and investigate the role that the AU has played in directly supporting one particular bid and campaigning against another, in the .Africa internet domain and how this has come to be." more

TLDH to Realise US$4.81 Million in Cash From .website and .lawyer Private Auctions

Following the private auctions for .website and .lawyer, which concluded late on 23 October 2013, Top Level Domain Holdings (AIM:TLDH) will add £2.97 million (US$4.81 million) to its cash reserves. more

ARI Registry Services Drives New TLD Applicants to Activate Launch Strategy

The new Top-Level Domain (TLD) program entered the critical delegation phase today as the first batch of what will eventually be around 1400 strings were added to the root servers of the Internet and applicants began executing their launch strategies. more