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Jan
23
Notice to all .TEL owners
Posted by Garrett Saundry on 01/23/17 10:46 AM

Dear .TEL Owner,

As a current owner of one or more .TEL domain names through Webnames.ca, you may be aware of upcoming changes to .TEL and how this domain name functions. TELNIC, the organization that runs the .TEL registry has recently sent a notice to all TEL Registrants on December 12th and again on January 9th.

A link to this notice is located here.

Webnames encourages you to review this information as there are a number of changes taking place in March which will impact how you use your current .TEL domain name.

These changes include:

NEW FEATURES

·         A new Telhosting platform (i.e there will be a new platform to host your .TEL content on).

·         .TEL domain names will be able to be used like any other ‘regular’ domain name, meaning all restrictions about only using .TEL with Telhosting will be removed.

FEATURES BEING REMOVED

·         The new Telhosting platform will not support subdomains. This will impact everyone who is using this feature in their current Telhosting setup. Should Registrants wish to continue to operate on a similar version to the current Telhosting platform which incorporates sub domains, please contact cservice@telnic.org and to discuss options available.

IMPORTANT

·         Existing Telhosting data is not being moved to the new system. In order to populate and use the new Telhosting system, you will need to re-create your Telhosting content.

·         Existing Telhosting data will no longer be accessible in any way after March 12th, 2017. Registrants are required to download a backup copy of their data before this data in order to retain it.

·         All support for Telhosting will now be performed by TELNIC directly.

Complete messaging and further details regarding these changes is contained within the aforementioned communications from TELNIC. There is a thorough FAQ included therein which will likely further address questions you may have.

The transition date for all of these changes begins February 13th, and concludes on March 13th, 2017

As .TEL will soon allow for the use of any hosting platform (i.e it can be used just like a ‘regular’ domain) Registrants of .TEL domain names may wish to seek alternative hosting options to either mimic their current TEL content, or create something entirely different. If you are interested in discussing these options, please get in touch with us via hosting@webnames.ca

Sincerely,

Webnames.ca Inc.



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Sep
28
CIRA Announces 2014 Board of Directors Election Results
Posted by John Demco on 09/28/14 09:44 PM

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CIRA Announces 2014 Board of Directors Election Results – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has announced that Kerry Brown, Susan Mehinagic, Faye West, and Andrew Escobar have been elected to its Board of Directors. A total of 706 votes were cast, and a complete list of candidates and vote counts has been posted.

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Sep
7

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CIRA Board of Directors Election Campaign Forum Starts on September 10 – The campaign forum for the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) Board of Directors election starts on Wednesday, September 10. The list of final candidates will be announced at that time. The forum runs until September 17, to be followed by the voting period.

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Aug
24

Domain_News.pngDomain Name Registrations Reach 276 Million Worldwide – According to VeriSign’s recent Domain Name Industry Brief, the first quarter of 2014 closed with more than 276 million domain name registrations worldwide, an annual growth rate of 7.5%. The rate as reported three months ago was 7.3%. Total ccTLD registrations were 127.1 million, a 13.1% year-over-year increase. The ten largest domains are: .com, .tk (Tokelau), .de (Germany), .net, .uk (United Kingdom), .org, .cn (China), .ru (Russian Federation), .info, and .nl (Netherlands). The .ru domain has moved up one place in the rankings during the past three months.

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Aug
4

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In this year’s Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) Board of Directors election, three Directors will be elected from the Nomination Committee slate, and one Director will be elected from the Members’ slate.

Read more on Domain Name News – CIRA Election: Nomination Committee Slate Announced, Member Applications Open…

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Jul
20

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The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) met in London last week. The group is responsible for preparing a proposal to the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Adminstration (NTIA) for transitioning NTIA’s stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions to the Internet community. The IANA functions can be divided into three main categories: domain names, number resources, and other protocol parameters. The group produced a draft charter and discussed a draft timeline for development of the transition proposal. A statement from the first meeting was published.

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Jun
22
Domain Name News – ICANN Meets This Week in London
Posted by John Demco on 06/22/14 09:35 PM

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ICANN meetings take place this week in London, with more than 2000 people in attendance. Here are a few of the topics to be discussed:

  • The new gTLD program, and especially the .wine and .vin top-level domain applications, continue to draw much attention. ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) has not reached consensus on additional safeguards for .wine/.vin; however, some individual government representatives, including those from France and the European Commission, are pressing very strongly. In a recent letter, ICANN Chair Steve Crocker stated that ICANN has continued with the processing of the applications, but would welcome any additional advice from the GAC on the issue, and would also take into account the resolving of the issues in other global trade fora such as the WTO.

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