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ICANN71 recap

ICANN71 has now finished, and although we once again missed the usual opportunity to connect informally with colleagues from other organizations and travel to new and interesting locations, we still had an effective conference with valuable panels and sessions. Two members of the Tucows Herd (Sarah Wyld and Reg Levy) were dedicated to the four-day-long […]

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EPDP 2a: Small changes? Big impacts.

Like many things in life, the domain industry is something that seems simple at first glance but reveals itself to be really complicated when you do a little digging. There are stringent ICANN policies dictating how domain registrars and registries need to operate, and a lot of thought, discussion, and legal review goes into making […]

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How to become a domain reseller

Every website needs a domain name. So, whether you provide hosting services, a website builder or e-commerce platform, IT services, or any combination of the above, offering domain names alongside your core product is a smart move. Making it easy for your clients to register domain names can simplify the user experience, increase customer stickiness, […]

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March 2021・Commercial, Domain Names

.ART: 100K users and counting

Since its launch in 2017, .ART has seen steady growth and strong demand. We aren’t surprised; it’s a short, meaningful TLD and a clear choice for the many artists, art industry professionals, institutions, performers, and other creatives that need to showcase their work online. But it’s been neat to see who else has adopted this […]

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March 2020・Commercial, Domain Names

Make money selling .ORG

Missed our .ORG webinar? We’ve got you covered. Below you’ll find a recording of the live presentation as well as links to the downloadable .ORG toolkit and webinar PDF. Watch the .ORG webinar   Download your .ORG resources Download the PDF presentation Download the .ORG toolkit

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December 2019・Domain Names, Industry Insight

Hostnet: finding success with new TLDs

Founded in 1999 by two students offering web-design services, Hostnet has grown into one of the largest and most customer-friendly hosting providers in the Netherlands. Today, they offer domain names, website hosting, a website builder, and other business services to a growing number of customers. Since 2000, they’ve used OpenSRS to power domain registrations and […]

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The evolution of the domain transfer process

ICANN’s Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) defines the procedures and rules for domain name transfers. When it was first introduced in 2004, the Policy was limited to inter-registrar transfers. Over the years, it has been revised by Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Groups and expanded to include governance of domain ownership transfers and a transfer dispute […]

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What ICANN’s temporary specification means for domain resellers

On May 17, 2018, ICANN issued a  “Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data,” the purpose of which is to provide ICANN’s contracted parties (registrars and registries) a path towards compliance with both ICANN contractual requirements and the GDPR. This involved the introduction of numerous registrar requirements, aimed at resolving points of conflict between ICANN’s Registrar Accreditation […]

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