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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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ICANN Returns To Buenos Aires For June 2015 Meeting

December 5th, 2014 Comments off
ICANN has just announced they have selected Buenos Aires, Argentina for ICANN 53 which will be held in June 2015. ICANN 53 will be the  second Public Meeting ICANN meeting of 2015 and is to be held in Latin America/Caribbean region. Whereas, staff has completed a thorough review of all proposed and available venues in […]
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ICANN Opens Comment Period For Its Move Out of US Control: Deadline Is December 22nd

December 2nd, 2014 Comments off
ICANN has opened the comment period for the issue of the year, the transition of ICANN of key Internet domain name functions away from oversight control of the United States to the “global multistakeholder community.” “This draft transition proposal is the result of work by the Domain Name System (DNS3) community (the names community) to […]
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Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2014 Introduced To Stop US From Giving Up Control Over ICANN

November 21st, 2014 Comments off
A Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives, yesterday the Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2014 which would prevent the Obama administration, or that of any future president, from relinquishing the critical functions of the Internet to any other entity without enhanced congressional oversight and until explicit, freedom-protecting requirements are met. The bill is […]
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ICANN CEO: Government Attempts to Impose Rules on The Internet are Doomed to Fail

November 18th, 2014 Comments off
ICANN Chief Executive Officer Fadi Chehade told Bloomberg yesterday in an interview that government attempts to impose rules on the Internet are doomed to fail “Governments can’t effectively enforce laws on websites available in different jurisdictions. Any group that makes policies for the Web must be decentralized and involve the private sector and academia” “The […]
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ICANN Clears the Way for Two-character New gTLD Domain Names

November 13th, 2014 Comments off
ICANN reported last night that it has Cleared the way for Two Character New gTLD domain names, domain names like NN.whatever, NL.whatever or LN.whatever. The jury is still out of two letter new gTLD’s “After reviewing the summary and analysis of the first batch of Public Comments, the ICANN Board passed Resolution 2014.10.16.14 on 7 […]
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ICANN Changes Last Resort Auction Rules To Allow Early Bidding

November 10th, 2014 Comments off
ICANN and Power Auctions made some changes in the Last Resort Auction rules starting with auction scheduled for November all seeming to quicking up the auction process. Here are the red line changes to the ICANN Last Resort Auction and here are some of the highlights: ” The first Round of an Auction will start […]
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Its Official: ICANN 52 Is Relocated To Singapore

November 3rd, 2014 Comments off
ICANN has relocated its 52nd meeting scheduled to take place in Marrakech, Morocco in February 2015, to Singapore In the official announcement made tonight by ICANN said: “Community concerns that would prevent maximum participation at its next global meeting (ICANN 52, 8-12 February 2015), a critical one given the ongoing discussions around the IANA Stewardship […]
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