During his tenure as President CEO of ICANN, Fadi Chehadé became involved in the successful roll-out of the TLD Registry program. The end result: hundreds of new gTLDs were introduced to the world, creating an entirely new dynamic in the domain market. ICANN now holds onto millions of dollars in cash reserves, thanks to the […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Registry Africa celebrated the delegation of dot .Africa, after numerous suits, counter-suits, oppositions and extra fun time with gTLD overseer, ICANN. The new gTLD, dot .Africa, will encompass 54 official African countries and its 1.234 billion people, in the continent that is considered as the very cradle of the human civilization. To celebrate the event […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
ICANN CEO, Göran Marby, will be a speaker during Web Hosting Days Global – the hosting and cloud mega-conference that takes place in Germany. Mr. Marby will be addressing the community at WHD.global on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 with his presentation, “Shape the future of the Internet: Your business depends on it.” If you plan […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Verisign, managers of the .com and .net domains, are starting the new year with an 8.8% increase in prices. On February 1st, dot .net domains will jump industry-wide by that much; the price increase is part of the contract negotiated with ICANN. As a result, expect most domain registrars to match the cost of registering […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Domain investors and conservative politicians have been wondering about the push by ICANN to leave US control behind; the change occurred earlier this year. It appears that ICANN is now officially in the hands of Russian interests, as this web site reveals. We are talking about Russia’s ICANN – the International Community Association of Nizhny […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A balanced article on new gTLDs at The Atlantic is tapping Frank Schilling’s feedback, among that of other domain investors. Titled, “How Search Engines Are Killing Clever URLs,” the article focuses on the current state of affairs regarding the adoption of new gTLDs by the general public. Cyrus Namazi, an executive technocrat at ICANN, acknowledges […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
SpamHaus keeps track of abusive behavior originating from a large variety of gTLDs and TLDs. SpamHaus calculates the abusive behavior of domain TLDs as the ratio of abusive domains that exist in a given TLD, to its total number of active domains. In November, dot .Science topped the charts of the 10 most abused Top […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
When ICANN imposed new rules to WHOIS updates, they created a bureaucratic process that attempts to address the issue of domain theft. From December 1st onward, changes to a domain’s ownership records trigger a process that resembles a domain transfer, even if no such transfer takes place. For transfers to another registrar, domains get locked […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
We continue our coverage on the 60-day lockdown period imposed to domain transfers by ICANN, when WHOIS information is changed. Registrars can offer an opt-out process, and so far we reached out to Name.com, and Uniregistry, who responded with their respective policies and process. eNom, a Rightside company, have announced that they too support the […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
We asked several domain registrars about how to opt out from the new 60-day domain lock down period that ICANN imposed, when WHOIS changes are made to a domain. First, a backgrounder on what the heck is going on. Effective today, December 1st, domain updates that in the past were handled internally by a Registrar, […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A new ICANN policy affecting WHOIS changes is causing problems when domain owners update their own information. According to the new policy, a WHOIS change, e.g. to the registrant or the email address, is handled as a domain transfer would. For example, an email is sent out to the old and new contacts to authorize […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
ICANN has canceled its ICANN65 meeting in Mexico City, Mexico, after a wall to be constructed across the border with the US inched closer to materializing. “The Mexican government has had enough with the Trump tirades about how Mexicans are ‘rapists’ and drug smugglers and need to be kept to the south of the border […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.