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ICANN Really .Sucks By Saying They Don’t Regulate Content: Anyone Remember .XXX?

April 11th, 2015 Comments off
After collecting over 1/3 of a billion dollars in application fees, ICANN attempted to pass off the whole .Sucks issue to law enforcement this week, asking them for an opinion, which is very unlikely to come, of whether the .sucks roll-out violates US or Canadian federal law. ICANN is quoted as saying it was “concerned […]
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ICANN Publishes Its Tax Return; Spends $46M In Salaries; $17M In Travel; Has $300M In Cash/Stocks

April 7th, 2015 Comments off
ICANN just published its tax return, Form 990, for the year ending June 30, 2014. ICANN Revenue decreased from the year earlier to $127 Million from $236 Million. However salaries & compensation rose from $32 Million to $46 Million. Total expenses in 2014 were $124 Million against last years  $150 Million. ICANN ended its fiscal […]
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March 23rd, 2015 Comments off
National Automotive Experts, L.L.C. just lost its bid to grab the three letter domain name in a UDRP, from Vertical Axis Inc. who was represented as usually by Ari Goldberger of The three member panel of Ho-Hyun Nahm,  Diane Thilly Cabell and Sandra J. Franklin easily found in favor of the Domain Holder […]
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The MPAA Would Like to Help ICANN set policy in targeting Pirate Domains

February 28th, 2015 Comments off
In an article on Torrent Freak it seems that the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) is in bed with ICANN and is trying to use that relationship to shape certain policies. These policies center on the handling of domain names used by sites that infringe intellectual property. From the article: The MPAA is one […]

Here Is The GAC Advice to ICANN from The GAC Communique-Singapore

February 11th, 2015 Comments off
The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) issued its Communique from the ICANN Singapore meeting. Here is the GAC Advice: Safeguards Advice Applicable to all new gTLDs and Category 1 (consumer protection, sensitive strings and regulated markets) and Category 2 (restricted registration policies) strings The GAC considers […]
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To The CEO Of ICANN Fadi Chehade: Do You Think Vodafone Is The Biggest Domain Hogger?

February 11th, 2015 Comments off
Two weeks ago we called out the CEO of ICANN Fadi Chehade, for some remarks he made in a story published by the to wit: “The reality is, the more there are names (new gTLD’s),  less people will actually be hogging names in order to charge a lot for them. then followed up […]

Former AFRINIC CEO Adiel Akplogan joins ICANN to Aid Global Outreach

February 8th, 2015 Comments off
ICANN has selected the  former  CEO of AFRINIC (Africa’s Regional Internet Registry) Adiel Akplogan as its vice president for technical engagement, a newly created role expected to deepen the organization’s efforts to improve its international presence and participation. Akplogan headed AFRINIC, from its creation in 2005. His role as AFRINIC CEO ended at the end […]
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ICANN CEO Fadi Bites The Hand That Feeds It Calling out Those “Hogging” Domains”

January 25th, 2015 Comments off
Fadi Chehade, CEO of ICANN, in a story published by the, which also contains a video interview with Fadi at World Economic Forum in Davos, explaining how we “went from twenty-something” top domain names to hundreds” throws large domain investors under the bus and then backs up the bus and rolls over them again […]
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Backend Provider Open Registry Acquired For Up To $22.6 Million

January 20th, 2015 Comments off
According to, NCC Group plc (NCC.L), a provider of Escrow, Assurance and Domain Services, Tuesday said it has acquired the Belgium and Luxembourg based Open Registry group of companies for a maximum consideration of 14.9 million pounds or 19.5 million euros in cash. The company will make an initial payment of 7.9 million pounds […]

ICANN Believes They Had A Spear Phishing Attack in November

December 16th, 2014 Comments off
ICANN is looking into an attack on their systems that took place back in November, they have posted an announcement on their website and have said to stay tuned for further updates by checking back. ICANN is investigating a recent intrusion into our systems. We believe a “spear phishing” attack was initiated in late November […]
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