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#GDPR bullshit : Cause of #WHOIS nightmare is not a Euro money maker

GDPR, the bullshit Euro-law crafted to generate penalty money for the Eurocrats, is failing its privacy claims. According to a report from Digi.me, GDPR driven data breaches result in penalties only for 0.25% of the cases! This astonishing fact makes everyone in the domain world wonder why in fuck’s sake did ICANN push for WHOIS […]

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On the #domain road to #Bangkok : Go Thai with #ICANN GDD summit “fun facts”

ICANN’s Global Domains Division summit (GDD) is taking place in yet another exotic destination, Bangkok. Accredited registrars and gTLD registries will get together for a three-day summit taking place in Thailand’s capital, between May 6-9, 2019. One night in Bangkok, says the old song by Murray Head, so what are some fun facts for the […]

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#FreeSpeech .com : Kirikos’s new blog takes punches at #ICANN bureaucracy

Domain industry veteran, George Kirikos, has been fighting the bureaucratic processes of domaining for almost two decades. The Canadian domain investor with Greek roots is known for his vociferous stand on domain issues and procedures, engaging ICANN on many occasions and prompting others to share important news. Kirikos has launched a new blog from FreeSpeech.com, […]

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#ICANN64 for domainers : Gala dinner could feed half of Africa!

ICANN64 is going strong in Kobe, Japan; the international gathering of industry masterminds is preparing to reshape the future of domaining. With Russia restricting Internet access to its citizens, offering its own version of Internyet, ICANN64 visitors have plenty to talk about through Thursday. Naturally, feeding the hundreds (thousands?) of domain ambassadors requires a lot […]

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Coming in 2020 : Dot .Airport to be a new #gTLD applicant

The future of new gTLDs is about to expand into the skies, with the upcoming application for dot .Airport. Although there’s no defined date for a new round of gTLD applications, the general consensus places that in 2020 or 2021. The dot .Airport applicant is founded by a European domain investor, broker and long-standing participant […]

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#ICANN shut down inactive #CZDS accounts with no explicit warning

ICANN has moved to shut down inactive CZDS accounts on its data portal, without any explicit warning. The system suffered security breaches in its early days, and is primarily being used to tap into gTLD data and daily registration records. By shutting down dormant CZDS accounts that have not been used in a year, ICANN […]

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Broken mirror : #ICANN deletes new brand #gTLD dot #Spiegel

ICANN has deleted the new brand gTLD, dot .Spiegel by removing it from the IANA root zone. The German-owned brand gTLD never took off, having had only one domain, nic.spiegel, in the IANA database. That’s basically the default reserved Registry domain. Spiegel means “mirror” in German. The following information reflects the dot .Spiegel applicant, a […]

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#Amazon peoples launch peaceful protest outside #ICANN headquarters opposing new gTLD

The embattled gTLD dot .Amazon has been a thorny issue in ICANN’s side; for a few years now, indigenous Amazon peoples have been blocking its launch. Amazon, the monolithic online retailer, wants dot .Amazon for its own use – just like it owns dot .AWS for its web and cloud hosting services. The Amazon people […]

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#ICANN using #Playmobil figures to illustrate its #multistakeholder model principles!

ICANN is getting creative; the bureaucratic behemoth deciding on the future of domain names has long been proud of its multistakeholder model process. What is the multistakeholder model anyway, and is it related to steaks? According to Wikipedia, it’s not an exclusive ICANN process: “The multistakeholder governance model, sometimes known as a multistakeholder initiative, is […]

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#Domain ganja : Is #ICANN a new #cannabis dispensary?

ICANN is known for its function as a – mostly – bureaucratic organization overseeing all things related to domain names. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers helps ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. For example, in order for a new gTLD to get approved, it goes through the application process that […]

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Millennial #domainer invests in new dot .BRO gTLD

New gTLDs are all the rage these days, although some old school domainers still refuse to accept this new domain world order. Millennial domain investors running Austin or Silicon Valley corporations, are openly investing in new gTLD extensions, and the latest one past the ICANN gates is dot .BRO. Frank “Fritz” Krejewski operates his Santa […]

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#ICANN62 ended today in #Panama and here are the results

ICANN62 ended today in Panama, bringing together an elite group of technocrats, inquisitive minds and exotic buffet aficionados from around the world. The event was highly successful, and ICANN President and CEO, Göran Marby, delivered a short farewell speech from the podium: “Dear friends and colleagues, dear members of the several dozen committees, I am […]

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