China Telecom accused of hijacking the vital internet backbone of western countries

A Chinese state-owned telecommunications company has been “hijacking the vital internet backbone of western countries,” according to an academic paper published this week by researchers from the US Naval War College and Tel Aviv University. The culprit is China Telecom, the country’s third-largest telco and internet service provider (ISP), which has had a presence inside …

.xperia among 3 more new gTLDS to be culled by ICANN

Sony Mobile Communications AB and two other companies have requested ICANN to cancel their registry contracts after ditching plans to operate their dot-brand top level domain names. .Xperia by Sony is a line of mobile phones. The company is still releasing phones under this brand but probably doesn’t need a top level domain name for …

Donuts Acquires .TRAVEL Domain

SEATTLE, Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Donuts Inc., the global leader in new top-level Internet domains, today announced it has acquired the .TRAVEL domain name from registry operator Tralliance Registry Management Company. The .TRAVEL domain becomes Donuts’ 239th TLD, and the centerpiece of an already-robust portfolio of travel domains that includes:  .CITY, .CRUISES, .FLIGHTS, .GUIDE, .HOLIDAY, .IRISH, …

Australian Government orders review of the .au Domain Administration

The Australian Government has ordered a review into the operations of the .au policy and regulatory body, auDA. The order to could coming after 2 years or turmoil and mismanagement and that the government has had enough of the unending organization disputes. The Minister’s statement says that since auDA was established in 2000 “the digital …

.Africa Game on – Case will proceed to Trial

Earlier this year in February ICANN announced that it was free to proceed with the delegation of .AFRICA domain following a Court decision that denied DotConnectAfrica’s (DCA’s) Motion for Preliminary Injunction to stop the delegation of the .AFRICA generic top-level domain (gTLD) to ZA Central Registry (ZACR). The case had been remanded to State court …