ICANN has opened up a Public Comment Period on proposed changes to the .XXX Registry Agreement to, “among other things, modify the fees payable to ICANN schedule and also to add additional safeguards and compliance audit requirements”. The highlights of the proposed changes are; ICM who owns the .XXX registry wants its per domain ICANN […]
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ICANN has published findings of its Phase II Assessment of the Competitive Effects Associated with the New gTLD Program The study explores whether the New gTLD Program has affected competition in the domain name marketplace. ICANN commissioned the study, conducted by Analysis Group, to inform the Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Team’s analysis […]
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In a poll just out tonight by Breitbart/Gravis 71% of US registered voters are opposed to the transition in which the US gave up oversight over ICANN. For those in the ICANN community the poll question was less than entirely accurate. “The United States will relinquish its administrative control over the Internet to a private […]
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF.com) has finally weighted in on the ICANN transition in a story entitled “Oversight Transition Isn’t Giving Away the Internet, But Won’t Fix ICANN’s Problems” It’s probably one of the better articles I have read on the story. “Despite several weeks of heated discussion within the United States, we […]
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U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today issued the following joint statement urging Democratic senators to oppose the Obama administration’s proposed Internet oversight transition set […]
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The Department of Justice in a letter sent on August 31stto Senator Cruz and his colleagues in response to their August 12th letter inquiring on antitrust and Verisign after the transition and .Com RA extension makes clear that NTIA, in consultation with DOJ, retains full authority to extend the Cooperative Agreement and the .Com price […]
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U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) sent a letter yesterday to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division Renata Hesse. The letter even cites the Internet Commerce Association and yes its all about how much Verisign might be able to charge for […]
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The Internet Commerce Association (the ICA) has filed a comment with ICANN over the proposed Verisign Contract which would start in 2018. The comment period is opened until midnight tonight UTC and you should file a comment if you have an opinion. In full disclosure my Company Worldwide Media, Inc, is a Gold member of […]
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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 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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