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Noteworthy

 Some folks have already asked me if DNSSEC could have prevented Twitter.com traffic from being hijacked. In this case, the answer is, "No".

 The fact that lack of e-mail support could inhibit the adoption of IDNs is a problem Afilias has addressed with a newly developed IDN E-Mail software.

Registry Services / Industry Updates

Alabama Joins dotVOTE Movement - Announces Alabama.vote for Its Election Site

Alabama has linked to the dotVOTE (.VOTE) movement to cut down on the confusion that voters may encounter if they move from one state to another and need information on voter registration. more»

LogicBoxes Partners With Domains.Green to Setup Retail & Wholesale Channels for .green Domains

LogicBoxes, the Vertical Integration Solutions Provider for New gTLDs and ccTLDs, today announced that it has partnered with Domains.green LLC to establish wholesale and retail channels for .green domains, helping Domains.green better serve global green community. more»

New Top-Level Domain .fit Launches, Announces Partnership with the Arnold Sports Festival

Minds + Machines Group (LSE: MMX), the owner and operator of the new .fit top-level domain, announced today that the Arnold Sports Festival, one of the many inspiring organizations associated with Arnold Schwarzenegger. more»

Bauer Media Joins Minds + Machines as a .fishing Pioneer

UK’s largest fishing publications switch to .fishing domains; Bauer Media, the European-based media group, has joined the Minds + Machines Pioneer Program for the new .fishing top-level domain. more»

New .vote TLD Used for Arizona Voters

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan and the .VOTE registry announced today that two new and simple web addresses have been launched for Arizona voters -- www.arizona.vote and www.arizona.voto. more»

Afilias Releases 160,000+ Names Across 8 New TLDs

Previously reserved "ICANN collision" names now available to public. Couldn't register for great names like caribbean.blue, bake.organic, or planet.red? Now you can! more»

Deal Yourself In: .POKER Names Now Open to All

Global registry services provider and poker fan Afilias announced today that the new "dot POKER" or .POKER top level domain is now open for public registration on a first-come-first-served basis. more»

ICANN Business Constituency Elects Elisa Cooper of MarkMonitor as Chair

The mission of the BC is to ensure that ICANN policy positions are consistent with the development of an Internet that promotes confidence because it is a safe place to conduct business, is competitive in the supply of registry and registrar and related services, and is stable, secure and reliable. more»

ICANN's Registry Audits Begin Next Week. Are You Prepared?

New Top-Level Domain (TLD) operators should be on alert next Monday 23 March when ICANN will formally notify the Registries it has selected to form part of this year's contractual compliance audit program. more»

.study & .courses to Launch with Support of ARI Registry Services

ARI Registry Services has signed a 10 year agreement with Open Universities Australia, the owner for the .study and .courses new Top-Level Domains (TLDs), for strategic consultancy and operational management of the two namespaces. more»