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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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ICANN Pays Over $2 Million Dollars For Its Directors + CEO Fadi Gets Almost $1.4 Million

October 31st, 2014 Comments off
ICANN published its compensation paid to or on behalf of 23 people who servered on its Board of Directors ending June 30, 2014. In all 23 people received over $2,000,000 combined in “any payments made by ICANN to Directors (including reimbursements of expenses).” “This table represents reimbursements and compensation paid directly to Board Members, payments […]
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Breaking: Report Says ICANN Is “Postponing” Meeting in Marrakech in Feburary

October 25th, 2014 Comments off
According to a report in, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has decided to postpone its 52nd meeting scheduled to take place in Marrakech from February 8-12. “ICANN is an international entity that coordinates the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions, which are key technical services critical to the continued operations […]
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The 100 People Who Will Shape The Future of The Internet

October 24th, 2014 Comments off
Kieren McCarthy wrote a piece on about the 100 people who will shape the future of the Internet. The article takes a look at the Cross Community Working Group who will set out to propose the right transition plan for IANA. From the article: Unfortunately, despite having had nearly 14 years to think about […]
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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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