After an interlude, we are back with our Monthly Bulletin for June. The following are some of the top Domain industry stories from last month.
1. .AU Domains now managed by Afilias – Afilias has been chosen by the .au Domain Administration to provide registry services for over 3 million .au domain names. The .au domains were managed by Neustar prior to this transition. The auDA states this transition helps meet needs of Australia’s expanding digital economy and ensures reliability, security, and confidentiality of data.
2. ICANN releases its 2020 public meeting venues – ICANN’s heading to Cancun for its first meeting from March 7-12, 2020. Following which, the policy forum will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center in Malaysia between June 22-25, 2020 and the Annual General meeting will be held in Hamburg, Germany from October 17-22, 2020.
A few days ago, Aditya Arya, AVP of Business Operations at LogicBoxes, engaged in a rich and stimulating conversation with Andrew Allemann from DomainNameWire.
The duo spoke about the changing face of the Domain Name Reseller and Registrar business, among a lot of other changes that have occurred in the industry, in the GDPR-compliant era. Given below are the 5 questions which together formed the backbone of this conversation:
Our Partner in Focus this time is Radix, part of the Directi group and one of the leading new gTLD Registries which own exclusive rights to 9 exciting nTLDs which include .ONLINE, .STORE and .TECH.
We engaged in a short tête-à-tête with Suman Das, Director of Brand Operations at Radix. In this interview, we had the chance to ask Suman about Radix’s story so far, the role he has played in helping Radix and the state of nTLDs in this evolving domains market. Do watch the video to know more.
Started in 2012, Radix is world’s 3rd largest domain portfolio registry and Asia’s largest gTLD applicant to ICANN. Radix is part of the Directi Group which is currently valued at $1.4 billion. Radix has been an active participant in ICANN’s process to expand the internet naming system and has obtained the rights to operate over 9 new gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains) including .ONLINE, .STORE, .TECH, .WEBSITE, .SPACE, .PRESS, .SITE, .HOST, and .FUN.
As announced earlier, we are gearing up towards compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and will be making a few changes to the platform accordingly.
There are four important changes you should take note of:
Businesses, large and small, are in the midst of preparing for compliance with the European Union’s new data privacy laws – The General Data Protection Regulation, or the GDPR, which will go into effect on May 25, 2018.
The GDPR is very broad in scope and can apply to businesses both in and outside of the EU. Businesses that don’t comply with the GDPR could face heavy fines.
Here’s what you need to know about the GDPR.