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Reforms Needed Before U.S. Hands Over Control of ICANN

October 19th, 2014 Comments off
Senator Mark Warner (D-Va) wrote a piece on Information Week that discusses the reforms that need to be addressed before the keys to ICANN are handed over. He touches upon things like, Who will hold ICANN accountable, transparency with the public and the sanctity of the DNS. From the article: The FCC recently received more […]
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Here is the GAC Communiqué From ICANN 51 Los Angeles

October 16th, 2014 Comments off
The Governmental Advisory Council to ICANN (GAC)  released its Communiqué concluding its activity from the ICANN 51 conference that was held this week in  Los Angeles, CA. Here are the highlights: Transition of US Stewardship of IANA and Strengthening ICANN Accountability The GAC met with members of the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) and […]
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ICANN Updates Agreement With PowerAuctions for Indirect New gTLD Contention Sets & Pays $120K More

October 13th, 2014 Comments off
ICANN announced tonight that it was updating its agreement with Power Auctions LLC, the company ICANN contracted with to operate auctions of Last Resort for new gTLD’s that received more than one application and were not able to settle the contention amongst themselves. ICANN announced today that it has Updated its agreement today with Power […]
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As Many As 5K .Com’s Taken Away By Sealed Court Order By Verisign Including Some Of Mine

October 2nd, 2014 Comments off
Overnight I received a notice that several domain names I owned were transferred by a sealed court from Verisign without notice and of course without the court order. The domain names just were transferred by Verisign to another domain and are now listed for sale at another marketplace. Another domainer sent me an identical notice […]

ICANN: Looks Like 2nd Round Of New gTLD Won’t Open For At Least 4 Years

September 23rd, 2014 Comments off
ICANN released tonight a 27 page report entitled the “New gTLD Program Reviews and Assessments Draft Work Plan” (Draft Work Plan) which lays out the work required prior to initiating a subsequent application period for the New gTLD Program, taking into account the assessments anticipated in development of the Program.” “As of this writing, 404 […]
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Google & Donuts Lose All 3 ICANN New gTLD Auctions: What Did We Learn Today?

September 18th, 2014 Comments off
ICANN published results of the first three ICANN Last Resort Auctions (there was an auction in June for a IDN String) tonight and we certainly learned a few things. Many people had the opinion that Google and Amazon would simply outbid all other applicants for all the strings just because they could. However Google wound […]
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ICANN TO Chat With GAC At ICANN 51 in LA, Whether 2 Character new gTLD Domains Should Be Allowed

September 3rd, 2014 Comments off
In a letter to Heather Dryden Chair of the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) Stephen D. Crocker, Chair ICANN Board of Directors made it clear that ICANN will be taking up the issue of allowing the registration of 2 character new gTLD domain names: Dear Heather, On behalf of the Board New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC), […]
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ICANN Names 4 Initial Members of Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group

August 20th, 2014 Comments off
ICANN has named the first four members of the  Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group. ICANN’s President and CEO, Fadi Chehadé, will be responsible for the selection of up to seven Advisers to sit on the Coordination Group to assure that best practices are brought from the larger global community. Once selected by the Public […]
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ICANN 54 To Be Held In Dublin in Fall of 2015 & ICANN Board Members To Get $45K

August 2nd, 2014 Comments off
The ICANN Board selected Dublin, Ireland as the location of the ICANN 2015 Public Meeting from 18-22 October 2015 This meeting with be ICANN 54. There are plenty of companies in the domain space that have offices in Dublin which offers some big tax advantage over countries like the US including; Afilias Rightside Registry Starting […]
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.Mail Gets Added To .Home and .Corp As Strings Killed Off By Collision

August 2nd, 2014 Comments off
According to a resolution of the ICANN Board the .Mail has joined .Home and .Corp as extension that will not be delegated as part of the collision report. .Mail was basically killed off as part of the “ICANN NAME COLLISION OCCURRENCE MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK” which is putting into place a plan which will start the process […]
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