Hosting Ireland Announces ICANN Accreditation Status at ICANN54

October 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Hosting Ireland Announces ICANN Accreditation Status at ICANN54 

Hosting_IrelandHosting Ireland one of the fastest growing domain registrars in Ireland announced today that it has received ICANN Accreditation, a major stepping stone in the company’s development.
The week that ICANN, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is holding it’s public meeting in Dublin, known as ICANN54, Hosting Ireland signed the ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement.

‘ICANN Accreditation is a significant milestone for Hosting Ireland and tells the online community that we are serious about the internet and assures clients that we maintain best practise and quality standards when it comes to domain name registration… Says Jonathan Bate – Managing Director Hosting Ireland… It’s a highlight that we’ve been able to achieve our accreditation for the week of ICANN54, the week has been a great success for Dublin and has proved to be an ideal platform to continue to build the momentum behind Hosting Ireland’s success….’ Will Harrison – Technical Director Hosting Ireland commented…’It’s taken many months of hard work to ensure we could meet the strict ICANN accreditation criteria, and we feel this will be of real benefit to ourselves and ultimately our customers…’

Hosting Ireland is also an accredited registrar for the IEDR (.IE), EURid (.EU) and Nominet (.CO.UK and .UK) registries. Over the last five years Hosting Ireland’s domain name registration business has grown rapidly and ICANN accreditation will ensure Hosting Ireland is now able to continue that growth by developing direct relationships with many of the new registries that have launched over the last twelve months.

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About Hosting Ireland
Hosting Ireland is a leading domain name registration company and is an accredited registrar for .ie, .eu and domains. In addition, Hosting Ireland provides cloud hosting services and solutions to small medium enterprise, public sector and corporates across Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe. Hosting Ireland specialises in cloud website hosting, virtual and dedicated server solutions. For more information visit:

ICANN’s mission is to coordinate and ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet identifier system. To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an identifier into your computer – a name or a number. That identifier has to be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998. It is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation that supports and coordinates participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. ICANN promotes competition and develops policy on some of the Internet’s unique identifiers. ICANN doesn’t control content on the Internet. It cannot stop spam and it doesn’t deal with access to the Internet. But through its coordination role of the top level of the Internet’s identifier systems, it does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet. For more information please visit:

Internet Adds More Than Five Million Domain Names in Second Quarter

September 1, 2011 by · Comments Off on Internet Adds More Than Five Million Domain Names in Second Quarter 

Web Hosting ToolboxDULLES, VA – More than five million domain names were added to the Internet in the second quarter of 2011, bringing the total number of registered domain names to more than 215 million worldwide across all domains, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief, published by VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world.

The increase of 5.2 million domain names marks a growth rate of 2.5 percent over the first quarter. Registrations have grown by more than 16.9 million, or 8.6 percent, since the second quarter of 2010.

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Fellowship Program Brings Global Voices Together at ICANN

August 23, 2011 by · Comments Off on Fellowship Program Brings Global Voices Together at ICANN 

Web Hosting ToolboxMARINA DEL REY, CA – Global input and ideas will be on the rise at the 42nd Public Meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers thanks to ICANN’s on-going Fellowship program.

Now in its fifth year of successful capacity building and participation in the ICANN community, the Program’s mission is to identify members of the Internet community who either have not previously been able to participate in ICANN processes and constituent organizations, or those who require further exposure to the Internet community and its work but cannot travel and attend a meeting without financial support. Outreach is focused on the less developed regions of the world, in order to help create a broader base of knowledgeable constituents who will become the new voice of experience in their regions and beyond. Read more

Google Acquires G.CO to Launch Official Shortcut for Google Products and Services

July 19, 2011 by · Comments Off on Google Acquires G.CO to Launch Official Shortcut for Google Products and Services 

Hosting ServicesMountain View, CA – .CO Internet S.A.S. announced that Google has acquired the domain name G.CO and will use the URL to more easily connect, communicate and engage with customers by launching an official shortcut for Google’s products and services. The Registry also announced that well-known Silicon Valley Seed Fund and Incubator, 500 Startups, will be rebranding its web address from to 500.CO.

Just days ahead of the one year anniversary of the public launch of the .CO domain, on July 20th, 2011, momentum continues to be strong as world-leading companies and entrepreneurs increasingly embrace the .CO platform. Since it launched, the .CO domain has attracted more than one million registrations by individuals, organizations and businesses in more than 200 countries worldwide, including major brands like Twitter, Amazon and Overstock – and hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs around the globe.
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Domain Names Tied to Standard Economic Indicators, According to First Ever Domain Price Index

July 13, 2011 by · Comments Off on Domain Names Tied to Standard Economic Indicators, According to First Ever Domain Price Index 

Hosting ServicesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sedo, the leading online domain marketplace and monetization provider, today announced the launch of IDNX, the industry’s first standardized domain price index. Developed by economist and internet entrepreneur Thies Lindenthal, IDNX uses real estate economic methodology to provide investors with critical insight into the current market value of domains, domain industry trends, and the risk to return ratio of domains as a financial asset.

By indexing more than 200,000 domain transactions over a six year period, IDNX exhibits the strong correlation with standard economic indicators, suggesting that domains are as much an economic asset as real estate, stocks or shares. By allowing comparison to other financial indicators such as the NASDAQ or the stock price of internet giant Google, IDNX clearly shows that the trend lines for these indices follow the same path as the trend line for the domain market. Read more

Network Solutions Launches Microsoft Hosted Exchange Email Accounts

July 8, 2011 by · Comments Off on Network Solutions Launches Microsoft Hosted Exchange Email Accounts 

Hosting ServicesHerndon, VA – Network Solutions® now offers Microsoft Hosted Exchange for its email account customers. This enterprise-level email tool gives small business owners access to a robust set of communications solutions at wallet-friendly prices.

“We are always looking to add products and services that will improve our customers’ business, and Exchange fits the bill,” said Rob Vieyra, Vice President of Product Management at Network Solutions. “Exchange will help our customers increase productivity, cut costs, and improve both internal and external communications.” Read more

2011 Workshop on DNS Health & Security to be Held in Rome, Italy

July 8, 2011 by · Comments Off on 2011 Workshop on DNS Health & Security to be Held in Rome, Italy 

Hosting ServicesRome, Italy – GCSEC, in cooperation with ICANN and DNS-OARC, announces the 2011 Workshop on DNS Health and Security (DNS-EASY 2011) will be held in Rome, Italy, 18-19 October 2011.

The DNS-EASY workshop will gather researchers and professionals from academia, industry and governmental agencies. Representatives from major DNS ecosystem stakeholder groups – technical development, network operators, enterprise users, and security experts – will participate as well, to discuss the health and security of the Domain Name System and how the current state of the DNS affects modern society. Read more

ICM Registry to Provide Free Malware Scanning for all .XXX Domains

June 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on ICM Registry to Provide Free Malware Scanning for all .XXX Domains 

Hosting ServicesPalm Beach, FL – ICM Registry, the company behind .XXX, today announced a landmark partnership with one of the world’s largest security technology companies in a deal worth $8m. The deal means that for the first time, websites will be scanned for malware daily and this cost will be underwritten by the domain name registry.

The integrated service will be automatically included with every .XXX domain name registration, meaning every .XXX domain will be scanned for vulnerabilities such as SQL injection, browser exploits and phishing sites, reputational analysis and malware. The service uses technology based on in-depth expertise, drawing on a global network of 100 countries, and internal research and systems that are updated regularly with the latest threats and discoveries.    Read more

Namecheap Reaches 2 Million Actively Managed Domains

June 23, 2011 by · Comments Off on Namecheap Reaches 2 Million Actively Managed Domains 

Webmaster ToolboxLos Angeles, CA – Popular domain name registrar Namecheap has announced Tuesday that it has reached 2 million domains under its management.

“Reaching 2 million domains is an incredible milestone for us,” Richard Kirkendall, CEO of Namecheap said. “We’re a service-oriented business that prides itself on providing the best deals with a support team that strives to make each and every customer happy. This goal reinforces our position in the marketplace as a customer-centric domain name powerhouse.” Read more

Afilias and HiChina Form Partnership to Identify and Support Chinese Brands for ICANN New TLD Program

June 20, 2011 by · Comments Off on Afilias and HiChina Form Partnership to Identify and Support Chinese Brands for ICANN New TLD Program 

Webmaster ToolboxSINGAPORE – Afilias Limited, a global provider of Internet domain name registry and Managed DNS services, today announced that it has entered into a formal agreement with Chinese Internet services leader HiChina, a subsidiary of, to help Chinese brands take advantage of ICANN’s forthcoming New TLD Program.

The agreement recognizes HiChina’s leadership and customer service excellence, and names HiChina as Afilias’ preferred new TLD partner in China. Chinese brands who intend to establish a dot.BRAND presence online will benefit from the combined resources of Afilias, a global leader in new TLD registry services, and HiChina, a trusted Chinese market Internet expert. Read more

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