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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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Russian Govt Blocks The Way Back Machine: Still Sure The US Should Give Away ICANN?

June 25th, 2015 Comments off
According to, the Russian government has blocked the Wayback Machine, which allows users to view archived webpages to see how domain sites looked like in the past. According to the website (a censorship-monitoring project operated by the Russian Pirate Party), the entire domain and IP address for the Internet Archive was added on […]
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This is Why People Hate ICANN: GNSO Resolution for Next round of New gTLD’s

June 24th, 2015 Comments off
The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) just sent me over this resolution concerning the next round of new gTLD’s which it seemed to just pass. Read through it a few times. I have no idea what it says and I’m a lawyer For me it means nothing, just a lot of noise Last year we […]
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Congress TM Caucus Tells ICANN To Give Amazon; .Amazon If It Wants Its Independence

June 23rd, 2015 Comments off
The co-chairman’s of the Congressional Trademark Caucus, wrote to ICANN telling them they need to approve Amazon’s application for .Amazon which has been rejected due to “rights” asserted by Brazil nor Peru in relation to the Amazon Forest and tied the outcome of this issue to the IANA transition away from US oversight that ICANN […]
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Namecheap Launches To Save Private Whois Registrations

June 23rd, 2015 Comments off, in association with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Fight For The Future (FFTF), launched the website to allow people to file a comment with ICANN letting them know they object to the proposed rule that would greatly restrict the use of privacy or proxy services on whois records of domain names. ICANN […]

.Sucks Gets Almost 3,400 Domain Registrations At Prices Up To $2,499 in Sunrise

June 21st, 2015 Comments off
The .Sunrise period for the new gTLD .Sucks generated over 3,400 domain name registrations at pricing ranging  up to $2,500 per domain name. Premium .Sucks Sunrise registrations were sold for up to $2,499,  with at a wholesale cost of $2,000 as set by the .sucks registry, Vox Populi Registry Ltd. If all 3,400 registrations in […]

Electronic Frontier Foundation Tells ICANN Not To Extend URS To .Travel

June 13th, 2015 Comments off
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EEF) has filed a comment with ICANN objecting to the Extension of Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) to .Travel Domains. “The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, […]
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Bill Passes in House to Give Congress 30 days to review Internet Transition Plan

June 10th, 2015 Comments off is out with an article today about a House subcommittee approving a bill that would require President Obama to give Congress some time to review any Internet transition. The bill today was a compromise of a previous bill that would have included a GAO report. ICANN president Fadi Chehade said the group would likely […]
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