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Verisign Working On Getting Contract To Operate .Com Registry For 10 More Years

February 11th, 2016 Comments off

In the earnings call today, Verisign (VRSN) announced that it was in “in the final stages of drafting the new Root Zone Maintainer Agreement with ICANN “to perform this Root Zone Maintainer role as a commercial service for ICANN upon the successful transition of the IANA functions.” “To ensure that root operations continue to perform […]

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The ICA Is Having a Coming Out Party At Namescon; Come Join US

January 9th, 2016 Comments off

Most of you know that I have been a long-time member and strong supporter of the Internet Commerce Association. Anyone who has had to face a UDRP, or seen the policies that are proposed at ICANN, knows that the rights of domain owners are always under threat. Fortunately a group of members from the domain […]

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Donuts: We are not Going To Deleted New gTLD Extensions

December 10th, 2015 Comments off

Donuts has responded to last Friday’s cybersecurity consulting firm Internet Identity (IID) report predicting “the eventual demise of any number of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) and the websites populated within them—primarily due to financial underperformance”. Donuts has responded strongly to debunk the report saying as the largest new gTLD operator they will not be […]

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Former VP of ICANN Hired By Facebook For “New Domain Name System Strategy & Management Team”

November 6th, 2015 Comments off

Denise Michel who was formerly with ICANN as VP of Strategic Initiatives and Advisor to the President,  has been hired by Facebook to work on Facebook’s new “Domain Name System Strategy and Management Team” which she says “will help improve the global framework for domain names, IP addresses, numbers and related elements.” Denise “will be […]

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Godaddy May Be The World’s Largest Domain Registrar But Not For New gTLD’s

November 4th, 2015 Comments off

Godaddy.com, which is the world’s largest domain name registrar (having the most domain names under management) is no longer the number 1 domain name registrar for new gTLD domains. According to ntldstats.com, Godaddy.com has fallen into the 2nd position worldwide when it comes to domain registered with new domain extensions, known as new gTLD’s. A […]

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.XYZ Did Not Block 12K Domains on Request of China; Liberty.xyz is Owned & We Have His email

November 4th, 2015 Comments off

Its been an interesting couple of weeks for the .XYZ registry. It all started when Domainincite.com published a post on October 12th, talking about that .XYZ might block almost 40,000 domain names at the registry level on the request of China. That number of 40,000 words and phrases seemed to be reduced down to 12K […]

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3 Applicants For New gTLD .Radio File For Independent Review Process

November 4th, 2015 Comments off

According to a press release out today, BRS Media, has filed, in conjunction with two other applicants, an Independent Review Process in accordance with Article IV, section 3 of the ICANN Bylaws re: The .RADIO gTLD and .RADIO Community Priority Evaluation Results. Although not mentioned in the press release the other two applicants are Afilias […]

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Paul Vixie, Member Internet Hall of Fame: “New gTLD program is a Money Grab & Mistake”

October 26th, 2015 Comments off

Dr Paul Vixie, a member of the Internet Hall of Fame has called the new gTLD program a money grab and a mistake and called out ICANN for allowing it to happen saying it “indicates corruption.” ZDNet.com, published a post about Dr. Vixie remarks from the Ruxcon information security conference in Melbourne on Sunday. According […]

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Here Are The 1st Domains In The New Domain Extension .NRA: ColdDeadHands.NRA

October 24th, 2015 Comments off

  The National Rifle Association, which applied to operate the new domain extension .NR,  registered its 1st domain names and we have the list for you. According to their application to ICANN to operate the new gTLD .NRA, “All domains under this TLD will be managed by the NRA, so they will only be made […]

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There Are Now 2,121 ICANN Accredited Domain Name Registrars

October 19th, 2015 Comments off
During remarks made at the 54th ICANN Meeting being held in Dublin, Akram Atallah,  the President of the Global Domain Domains Division of ICANN stated that there are now 2,121 ICANN Accredited Domain Name Registrars in the world. ICANN has accredited 579 domain name registrars just since the last ICANN meeting in Buenos Aires 53, […]