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Popular Topic at ICANN 58 “Two-Character Domain Names in the New gTLD Namespace”

March 20th, 2017 Comments off

Centr.org published their report on ICANN 58 for the most part it was a lot of technical things that our readers might not be highly interested in. The one topic that might be of interest centered around the release of LL domain names that correlate to matching cctlds. Relevance to ccTLDs These discussions are highly […]

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The Trademark ClearingHouse Worked So Well One Company Got 24 new gTLD using The Famous Trademark “The”

February 1st, 2017 Comments off

The Trademark ClearingHouse (TMCH) which was set up/ contracted by ICANN to protect those famous worldwide brand names from abuse by those nasty domain name squatters resulted in a whole new industry. Those playing the TMCH for their own benefit to get first jump at new gTLD domain names to get registered in Sunrise ahead […]

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Here Are The Domains In The Live RightoftheDot Auction From NamesCon Today and The Order

January 23rd, 2017 Comments off

RightoftheDot has released the auction order for the live domain name auction that will take place starting at 3pm PST today from the Namescon conference in Las Vegas Remote bidding will be available on Namejet All bidders bidding remotely will need to sign up for a Namejet account here: http://www.namejet.com/featuredauctions/liveauction Lot Domain Reserve Notes 10 […]

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.XXX Asks ICANN For Reduction In Fees From $2 A Domain to $.25; Adds URS

October 13th, 2016 Comments off

ICANN has opened up a Public Comment Period on proposed changes to the .XXX Registry Agreement to, “among other things, modify the fees payable to ICANN schedule and also to add additional safeguards and compliance audit requirements”. The highlights of the proposed changes are; ICM who owns the .XXX registry wants its per domain ICANN […]

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ICANN Publishes Findings of its Phase II Assessment New gTLD Program

October 13th, 2016 Comments off

ICANN has published findings of its Phase II Assessment of the Competitive Effects Associated with the New gTLD Program The study explores whether the New gTLD Program has affected competition in the domain name marketplace. ICANN commissioned the study, conducted by Analysis Group, to inform the Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Team’s analysis […]

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Breitbart/Gravis Poll: 71% Of US Registered Voters Oppose Obama’s surrender of Control Over ICANN

October 5th, 2016 Comments off

In a poll just out tonight by Breitbart/Gravis 71% of US registered voters are opposed to the transition in which the US gave up oversight over ICANN. For those in the ICANN community the poll question was less than entirely accurate. “The United States will relinquish its administrative control over the Internet to a private […]

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The EFF Finally Weights In On The ICANN Transition & So Do We

October 3rd, 2016 Comments off

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF.com) has finally weighted in on the  ICANN transition in a story entitled “Oversight Transition Isn’t Giving Away the Internet, But Won’t Fix ICANN’s Problems” It’s probably one of the better articles I have read on the story. “Despite several weeks of heated discussion within the United States, we […]

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GOP Senators Issue Statement Against ICANN October 1 Oversight Transition

September 16th, 2016 Comments off

U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today issued the following joint statement urging Democratic senators to oppose the Obama administration’s proposed Internet oversight transition set […]

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DOJ Says .Com Price Cap Will Remain At $7.85 Until 2024

September 2nd, 2016 Comments off

The Department of Justice in a letter sent on August 31stto Senator Cruz and his colleagues in response to their August 12th letter inquiring on antitrust and Verisign after the transition and .Com RA extension makes clear that NTIA, in consultation with DOJ, retains full authority to extend the Cooperative Agreement and the .Com price […]

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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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