#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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#ICANN62 begins in #Panama tackling important #domain issues

Earlier today, ICANN62 opened its gates in Panama, home of the world famous canal. Thousands of hard-working technocrats, male and female, congregated in the opening ceremony. ICANN president and CEO, Göran Marby, chimed the opening bell, with a speech of appreciation for the massive results ICANN members of multiple committees have achieved during 2018. “I’m […]

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#Security expert Brian Krebs rips #ICANN in #GDPR report covering #WHOIS

Investigative journalist, Brian Krebs, covers the onslaught of GDPR and how it will complicate his security research, and that of others. In an article, titled “Security Trade-Offs in the New EU Privacy Law,” Mr. Krebs debunks a series of myths and misconceptions about GDPR and in the process, it rips ICANN a new hole. […] […]

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#Domain legislation ante portas : #WHOIS going dark would be a mistake

European regulations about data privacy, are about to break one of the oldest status quo instances on the Internet: the domain WHOIS. Turning WHOIS into a dark book of redacted information would be a mistake. Several companies, such as Facebook, Microsoft and Time Warner, sent a letter to ICANN, urging the multinational organization to “immediately […]

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#Domainer comics : #ICANN61 in pictures

ICANN61 is ongoing in beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico. While some reported challenges at the event are only true in a parallel universe, those attending the ICANN gathering, surely have their personal viewpoints to share. Take GDPR, for example. The General Data Protection Regulation, soon to be enforced by the European Parliament, is causing many […]

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Attending #ICANN61 in San Juan? This #ICANNwiki infographic is a must-see

If you’re attending ICANN61 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the weather will be beautiful, and the beaches mesmerizing. The Caribbean island still faces challenges with power loss, but it seems that the ICANN event will be a success, and Neustar will be throwing a party to benefit the local population. ICANN61 lasts a full six […]

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Data privacy and WHOIS : #ICANN president shares update on the #GDPR compliance model

ICANN president, Göran Marby, shared an update on the GDPR compliance model that attempts to satisfy European privacy laws, among other things. Said Marby: “We’re now much closer to settling on a final interim model to use until the community adopts new policies to guide our work. ICANN org, with multistakeholder input, is attempting to […]

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#ICANN budgetary cuts lead to Fellowship Program petition

ICANN has increased its 2019 budget for personnel costs by more than $7 million, all while decimating its Fellowship Program. A petition on Change.org points out that the ICANN Fellows program has been hit with a budgetary cut of 50% – something that it’s deemed “extreme.” According to the petition: We are deeply concerned about […]

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#ICANN to readjust budget : Massive sale of Home.Loans by Donuts was announced

ICANN’s recent budgetary cuts for 2018 might have to be readjusted, all thanks to the massive sale of the domain Home.Loans by Donuts, Inc. The new gTLD registry announced that it brokered the sale of Home.Loans for $500,000 dollars, or about 44.75 BTC at going rates. Citing new metrics arriving from the new gTLD market, […]

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No, the #ICANNWiki project is not just a “web site”

ICANNWiki, the portal devoted to the activities and functions of ICANN, isn’t simply a web site with a $50 dollar monthly budget for hosting. The recent news that ICANN is considering to not renew its sponsorship of ICANNWiki – a hefty 60% of its total budget – is definitely not good. Considering the recent revelations […]

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