.shop domains go live

More than 600 new generic top-level domains—the characters that appear after the dot in website addresses—have been released to the public since 2014, but few have been of broad interest to online retailers. The addition of  .shop and .shopping may spark retailers’ interest. Both go on sale to the general public later this month—.shop on …

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly blasts IANA Transition Proposal

Michael O’Rielly, one of the FCC’sFederal Communications Commissioners has blasted proponents of the IANA oversight transition to a new international community in a speech Tuesday, saying the threat of influence and censorship by oppressive regimes is real. Commissioner O’Rielly, said the Obama administration’s plans presents a real threat to the free flow of information online. …

South Africa’s ZACR reportedly suspends thousands of org.za domains

South Africa’s ZA Central Registry (ZACR) the company tasked with administering second-level domains of the .ZA namespace  that includes .org.za has reportedly suspended thousands of org.za domains this week due to them not being transferred from a legacy system to ZACR-accredited Registrars. The suspended domains all org.za names that had not migrated across to new Registrars  …