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Sens. Cruz; Lee & Duffy Ask DOJ to Review Whether To Extend Verisign Contract Over .Com Now

August 13th, 2016 Comments off

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) sent a letter yesterday to the  Department of Justice (DOJ) Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division Renata Hesse. The letter even cites the Internet Commerce Association and yes its all about how much Verisign might be able to charge for […]

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The Internet Commerce Association’s Comment To ICANN Over Verisign Contract

August 12th, 2016 Comments off

The Internet Commerce Association (the ICA) has filed a comment with ICANN over the proposed Verisign Contract which would start in 2018. The comment period is opened until midnight tonight UTC and you should file a comment if you have an opinion. In full disclosure my Company Worldwide Media, Inc, is a Gold member of […]

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Quick Poll How Much Will .Web Sell For In The ICANN Auction On July 27th

July 11th, 2016 Comments off

The new gTLD .Web is scheduled to go to an ICANN auction, on July 27th. There are 8 companies in the auction and 3 of them are public. The public companies are Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Web.com (NASDAQ: WWWW) and Cimpress NV (NASDAQ: CMPR) which is the parent company of Vistaprint Limited. Google has a market […]

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Phil Corwin Of The ICA To Speak At Heritage Foundation Event On ICANN With Ted Cruz

July 6th, 2016 Comments off

Phil Corwin from the Internet Commerce Association (ICA),  of which we are a Gold Member of, is speaking at a Heritage Foundation event on ICANN taking place from 3-4:30 pm tomorrow along with Senator Ted Cruz. The event is entitled: What Are the Concerns about Ending the U.S. Contractual Relationship with ICANN? The event will […]

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Senators To NTIA: Agency Violated Fed Law Using Fed Funds To Relinquish U.S. Oversight

June 21st, 2016 Comments off

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), today sent a letter to NTIA Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling, questioning the agency’s apparent violation of federal law in using federal funds to relinquish U.S. oversight of the Internet. Here is the letter The Honorable Lawrence Strickling Assistant Secretary […]

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“Protecting Internet Freedom Act” Introduced By Cruz

June 8th, 2016 Comments off

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) introduced the Protecting Internet Freedom Act, which “would prevent the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) from allowing the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions contract to expire, unless specifically authorized by Congress. The Protecting Internet Freedom Act would also ensure that the United States maintains […]

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Watch Out for DomainVerification.Net emails; Charging For ICANN Whois Verification

March 15th, 2016 Comments off

I got an email today which looks like one of those ICANN required verification emails that registrars have to send out to domain holders. ICANN requires registrars to send a notice to verify whois information and “when a registrant does not respond for over 15 calendar days to a registrar’s inquiries regarding the accuracy of […]

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March 2017 ICANN Meeting Set For Copenhagen, Denmark

March 12th, 2016 Comments off

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced they will be holding its 2017 March conference from March 11-16, 2007 in Copenhagen, Denmark The ICANN conference will be hosted by the The Danish Business Authority in conjunction with the Danish Internet Forum and the convention bureau. If you’re planning on going you better […]

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How Many New gTLD’s Are Left To Be Launched?

March 11th, 2016 Comments off

A reader to thedomains.com asked as a comment on another post, as to how many new gTLD’s are there still to come Good question According to my count, excluding .Brand gTLD’s which can basically launch once the .Brand decides to move it along, there are less than 20 new gTLD’s that need to get resolved […]

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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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