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Recent Domain News

Tucows resumes stock buybacks, up to 12.2% of outstanding shares

Company offers to buy up to 6.5 million shares of its stock. Tucows, which owns the world’s third largest domain name registrar, announced a Dutch auction tender offer to repurchase up to 6,500,000 shares of its common stock.

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.XXX Formally Announces IFFOR Board

Group to help set policy for new .xxx domain name. One of the interesting quirks about the new .xxx domain name is that it will help fund a group called International Foundation for Online Responsibility (IFFOR). IFFOR will get $10 from every domain registration in order to initiate “a series of policies for responsible business practices and conduct within the .XXX online adult-entertainment community”. Today the group sent out a press release formally announcing the members of the IFFOR board as well as initial members of its Policy Council. Board members include: Stuart Lawley – CEO of ICM Registry, which is running .xxx Clyde Beattie – CEO of Yorkland Investment Corp Sebastien Bachollet, CEO of BBS Consulting and a member of the Board of Directors of ICANN Policy Council members include: Fred Cate – Professor of Law at the Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington and director of the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research Bob Corn-Revere, Partner at Davis Wright Tremain Nadine Strossen – Served as president of ACLU from 1991 through 2008 Five more Policy Council members will be announced within the next couple months.

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.XXX Formally Announces IFFOR Board

Group to help set policy for new .xxx domain name. One of the interesting quirks about the new .xxx domain name is that it will help fund a group called International Foundation for Online Responsibility (IFFOR). IFFOR will get $10 from every domain registration in order to initiate “a series of policies for responsible business practices and conduct within the .XXX online adult-entertainment community”. Today the group sent out a press release formally announcing the members of the IFFOR board as well as initial members of its Policy Council

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