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Minds + Machines Picks Up $3.5 Million For Withdrawing New gTLD Apps For .Art & .Data

August 27th, 2015 Comments off
Minds + Machines (LSE:MMX), today announced the Company has gained, in aggregate, net proceeds of over $3.5 million (approximately £2.3 million) for withdrawing its applications for .data and .art. The new gTLD .Art was won by UK Creative Ideas beating 9 other applicants in a private auction including Minds + Machines .Data is still showing […]

ICANN Gives You The Chance To Review Trademark Clearinghouse’s Performance & Get Paid

August 8th, 2015 Comments off
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) announced today that it’s “seeking one or more provider(s) to conduct an independent review of the Trademark Clearinghouse to assess the effectiveness of three key areas related to the Clearinghouse in meeting its intended objectives and to identify considerations for future application rounds of the New […]
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Strickling: “Let Your Voice Be Heard”: ICANN Opens Up Comment Period For Transition From US Control

August 5th, 2015 Comments off
Lawrence Strickling the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator in a blog post yesterday asked everyone to weight in on the ICANN transition away from the United States  Supervisory Roll. “I urge all parties with an interest in the IANA transition to review these proposals and provide feedback to the working groups. […]
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Fed Court of Appeals Affirms Dismal Of Name.Space’s Claim Against ICANN’s New gTlD Program

August 1st, 2015 Comments off
The United States’ Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal of antitrust and other claims against ICANN made by a company called, related to ICANN’s new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) Program, in an opinion published today In 2013, a federal district court dismissed all of’s claims, and today the Ninth […]
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Want TO Be The Next CEO Of ICANN? Here’s How To Apply

July 20th, 2015 Comments off
ICANN just published details regarding how to apply to become the next CEO of ICANN. The CEO of ICANN is currently making close to $900K in Salary and Bonus plus gets to travel at least 3 times a year to ICANN meetings which are usually held in some nice locations. The deadline to submit an […]
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The average pay per staff member at ICANN in 2014 was over $187,000

July 9th, 2015 Comments off
Ion Mag did an article that broke down the money that ICANN is making and the kind of salaries being paid out. It is a pretty thorough look at what goes on over at ICANN. Average pay per staff over $187,000 stood out to me. From the article: ICANN’s 2014 tax return (IRS form 990) […]
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Google Hates ICANN’s Attempt to Eliminate Whois Privacy Calling it “Impractical & Ineffective

July 7th, 2015 Comments off
  Google filed it’s comment on the whois privacy issue with ICANN today. Google  seems to hate the proposal of the ICANN working group to prohibit  commercial domain registrants from using proxy or privacy services calling it unfair to small businesses and individuals. Google even cites it’s own Charleston Road Registry an example of how […]
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ICANN Best Estimate For New gTLD Renewal Rate 50%; 25% For Free Domains: 35% Worst Case

June 26th, 2015 Comments off
In releasing its 2016 operating budget ICANN made some estimate for the purposes of budgeting revenue from new gTLD’s. ICANN is saying its “Best” estimate is that the average renewal rate will be 50% for new gTLD’s except for TLD’s that provided free registrations where the renewal rate was estimated at 25%. On The Low […]
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ICANN March 2016 Meeting To Be In Morocco, October 2016 In Puerto Rico

June 26th, 2015 Comments off
The ICANN Board selected locations to hold its meetings for March 2016 and October 2016 before heading out of the ICANN Buenos Airs meeting. The March 2016 ICANN meeting (ICANN 55) with be held in Marrakech, Morocco which had already been selected for the site for the March 2016 ICANN Meeting after ICANN relocated the […]
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GAC Communiqué From The ICANN Meeting In Buenos Aires, Argentina

June 25th, 2015 Comments off
The Governmental Advisory group has issued its Communiqué From The ICANN Meeting In Buenos Aires, Argentina outlining its activities for the week and suggestions for the ICANN Board: The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) met in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the week of the 20th of […]
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