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Celebrating Neustar Customers, Argentinian-Style

Neustar recently held its annual registry customer appreciation event during the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) 48 Meeting. More than 120 guests, , comprised of executives from leading registrars, ccTLDs and gTLDs, and new TLD applicants, convened at the historic Casa Minima in Buenos Aires. Guests enjoyed a presentation and tour of […]

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New gTLDs Start Now

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, marked a breakthrough in Internet history as four new gTLDs (generic top-level domains) were “delegated,” and added to the Internet’s Root Zone. The first of potentially 1,400 new names, the following four non-Latin new gTLDs demonstrate ICANN’s commitment to a global, multi-stakeholder Internet: شبكة (xn--ngbc5azd) – Arabic for “web/network” онлайн (xn--80asehdb) […]

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Neustar Announces Partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)

Partnership to Encourage Small Businesses to Get Online and Kickstart America with a .US Domain Name

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Neustar’s Proposal for New gTLD Collision Risk Mitigation

Neustar has a vested interest in ensuring that the domain name system is as secure and stable as possible. We have been operating top level domains (TLDs) for more than a decade, and we intend to provide the same level of service as the back-end registry provider for more than 350 applicants for the new […]

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ICANN Reveal Day news roundup by Neustar

ICANN Reveals TLD Applicants

This morning ICANN announced which applicants threw their names in the hat for gTLDs. Given the breadth of news on the topic, I thought I’d round up some of the stories that caught my eye today. ICANN Reveal Day: Who Applied for What [dotYOU] – Our friends at dotYOU did a great job of crunching […]

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#gTLDChat: Branding Opportunities and Challenges of the New Top-Level Domains

On October 5th, we hosted the first Twitter Chat, #gTLDChat. Thank you to everyone who participated by sharing a wealth of ideas about what the new gTLD’s can do for a brand, as well as some of the challenges marketers encounter when socializing ideas for new gTLDs within their organizations. As promised, below is a […]

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New gTLDS: Why Ignoring Them Could be a Career-Limiting Move for Chief Marketing Officers

Join the #gTLDChat Twitter chat on Wednesday, October 5th, at 12:30 p.m. EDT as seasoned marketers and Internet experts discuss the marketing and branding opportunities that ICANN’s new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) program has to offer. This is your opportunity to ask questions, contribute to the conversation and find out more about why many marketers […]

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Own both sides of the dot with gTLDs

From .Com To .MyCompany: Generic Top Level Domains are a Groundbreaking Branding Opp

If some ideas can be both deceptively simple and potentially groundbreaking, then this might be one: Put your company’s name on the right side of the dot in its Internet address. This is the premise behind ICANN’s (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) proposal calling for the expansion of generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) to […]

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Commentary: Say No to WIPO’s Proposal to Amend the PDDRP to Create New Law

This comment is being presented in my personal capacity and does not necessarily represent the views of my employer (Neustar, Inc.) and its subsidiaries or affiliates. — Jeff Neuman A number of comments to ICANN’s proposed Post Delegation Dispute Resolution Process for new gTLD Registry Operators support a proposal by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to hold a registry operator accountable for trademark infringement that occurs within a TLD if it “knowingly…

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DNSSEC and Neustar: The Long and Winding Road

Late last year, Neustar received approval to implement Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) in the .us registry. In the interim, Neustar has signed the .us zone and is preparing to sign the .biz zone. With a signed root coming in July 2010, Tim Switzer, Neustar’s vice president of Domain Name Registry Services, assesses the landscape.What is DNSSEC? Tim Switzer: DNSSEC is a set of extensions to the Domain Name System (DNS). It provides an authenticated DNS query response…

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