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Quick Poll How Much Will .Web Sell For In The ICANN Auction On July 27th

July 11th, 2016 Comments off

The new gTLD .Web is scheduled to go to an ICANN auction, on July 27th. There are 8 companies in the auction and 3 of them are public. The public companies are Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Web.com (NASDAQ: WWWW) and Cimpress NV (NASDAQ: CMPR) which is the parent company of Vistaprint Limited. Google has a market […]

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Phil Corwin Of The ICA To Speak At Heritage Foundation Event On ICANN With Ted Cruz

July 6th, 2016 Comments off

Phil Corwin from the Internet Commerce Association (ICA),  of which we are a Gold Member of, is speaking at a Heritage Foundation event on ICANN taking place from 3-4:30 pm tomorrow along with Senator Ted Cruz. The event is entitled: What Are the Concerns about Ending the U.S. Contractual Relationship with ICANN? The event will […]

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Senators To NTIA: Agency Violated Fed Law Using Fed Funds To Relinquish U.S. Oversight

June 21st, 2016 Comments off

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), today sent a letter to NTIA Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling, questioning the agency’s apparent violation of federal law in using federal funds to relinquish U.S. oversight of the Internet. Here is the letter The Honorable Lawrence Strickling Assistant Secretary […]

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“Protecting Internet Freedom Act” Introduced By Cruz

June 8th, 2016 Comments off

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) introduced the Protecting Internet Freedom Act, which “would prevent the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) from allowing the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions contract to expire, unless specifically authorized by Congress. The Protecting Internet Freedom Act would also ensure that the United States maintains […]

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Watch Out for DomainVerification.Net emails; Charging For ICANN Whois Verification

March 15th, 2016 Comments off

I got an email today which looks like one of those ICANN required verification emails that registrars have to send out to domain holders. ICANN requires registrars to send a notice to verify whois information and “when a registrant does not respond for over 15 calendar days to a registrar’s inquiries regarding the accuracy of […]

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March 2017 ICANN Meeting Set For Copenhagen, Denmark

March 12th, 2016 Comments off

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced they will be holding its 2017 March conference from March 11-16, 2007 in Copenhagen, Denmark The ICANN conference will be hosted by the The Danish Business Authority in conjunction with the Danish Internet Forum and the convention bureau. If you’re planning on going you better […]

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How Many New gTLD’s Are Left To Be Launched?

March 11th, 2016 Comments off

A reader to thedomains.com asked as a comment on another post, as to how many new gTLD’s are there still to come Good question According to my count, excluding .Brand gTLD’s which can basically launch once the .Brand decides to move it along, there are less than 20 new gTLD’s that need to get resolved […]

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Verisign Working On Getting Contract To Operate .Com Registry For 10 More Years

February 11th, 2016 Comments off

In the earnings call today, Verisign (VRSN) announced that it was in “in the final stages of drafting the new Root Zone Maintainer Agreement with ICANN “to perform this Root Zone Maintainer role as a commercial service for ICANN upon the successful transition of the IANA functions.” “To ensure that root operations continue to perform […]

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The ICA Is Having a Coming Out Party At Namescon; Come Join US

January 9th, 2016 Comments off

Most of you know that I have been a long-time member and strong supporter of the Internet Commerce Association. Anyone who has had to face a UDRP, or seen the policies that are proposed at ICANN, knows that the rights of domain owners are always under threat. Fortunately a group of members from the domain […]

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Donuts: We are not Going To Deleted New gTLD Extensions

December 10th, 2015 Comments off

Donuts has responded to last Friday’s cybersecurity consulting firm Internet Identity (IID) report predicting “the eventual demise of any number of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) and the websites populated within them—primarily due to financial underperformance”. Donuts has responded strongly to debunk the report saying as the largest new gTLD operator they will not be […]

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