On January 3, 2020, ICANN announced significant changes to the contract it has with Verisign, Inc. to operate the top-level domain .COM. ICANN and Verisign made these changes in secret, without consulting or incorporating feedback from the ICANN community or Internet users. Read the blog by Richard Kirkendall, CEO of Namecheap.
one.com, a large European provider of web hosting services and domain names to a combination of private customers, SMEs and SOHOs, has acquired Norwegian web hosting provider SYSE for an undisclosed consideration. The acquisition of SYSE represents the second acquisition one.com has made in Norway following the acquisition of Digital Garden in September 2019.
Cybersecurity solutions provider SiteLock will become the preferred website security provider for IONOS, one of the largest hosting providers in Europe serving 8 million customers and 12 million domains. IONOS will add SiteLock's customized risk score to its portfolio in addition to the company’s other website security solutions.
Dropsuite (ASX:DSE), the cloud data backup and archiving platform for businesses, has integrated its Dropsuite cloud platform with WebOps platform, Plesk. This will make Dropsuite’s its Cloud Website Backup product available for purchase and provisioning in all major international markets.
Dutch web hosting provider Sitebytes has been acquired by RealHosting, a company that is part of Total Webhosting Solutions. TWS has acquired various web hosting brands across Europe lately.
The third quarter of 2019 closed with 359.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), according to global domain name registry services and internet infrastructure provider, Verisign.
SiteGround, a large web hosting provider with solutions including WordPress hosting and WooCommerce hosting, has replaced Static Cache with a new NGINX Direct Delivery.
NameSilo Technologies, one of the world’s fastest growing domain registrars, has partnered with NuSEC to offer a new domain name resolution service. This new service would resolve their customer’s DNS requests through a worldwide network of redundant DNS servers - for a “safer, smarter and faster” Internet experience.
Total Webhosting Solutions (TWS) has added yet another hosting brand to its portfolio. TWS has acquired Argeweb from KPN for an undisclosed sum.
The top-level domain .org, mainly used by non-profit organizations, is to be sold. The new owner, U.S. investment firm Ethos Capital, is an investment company with profit interest.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced that country code top-level domain (ccTLD) operators will now be able to actively participate in the Domain Abuse Activity Reporting (DAAR) system.