#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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#ICANN might end its support of #ICANNWiki, leading to its shutdown

For a decade, ICANNWiki, the online portal that checks the pulse of the ICANN community, presenting its achievements and happenings, has been doing so diligently and with gusto. And now, ICANN might cut off its funding, all while millions of dollars went to paying off members’ trips! ICANNWiki announced the news today: ICANNWiki was recently […]

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Eye on #ICANN : Twitter account holding 2017 spenders accountable

Whoever operates the Twitter account, @EyeOnICANN, is keeping an eye on the 2017 spending by ICANN, disseminating the data. In recent weeks, Domain Incite noted that with a budget of $143 million dollars, ICANN is “running out of cash,” as the 2017 budgetary expenses exceeded $126 million dollars. Now, EyeOnICANN is taking the official travel […]

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#Satanism? #ICANN decision outrages the faithful with introduction of dot .666

ICANN approved the application of dot .666, a new gTLD aimed at establishing a global educational network on apocryphal studies, per its application details. It’s the first such approval in the new year, 2018. Often cited as “the mark of the beast,” the triple six number strikes a bad note with the religious faithful around […]

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#Despacito : Puerto Rico to host #ICANN61 all while half the island has no power

ICANN insists that Puerto Rico is staying the course, as host of ICANN61, in March. The hurricane-stricken island, sustained a complete power loss, after its infrastructure was destroyed by hurricane Maria last September. Between March 10 and 18, 2018, San Juan is scheduled to host the ICANN61event, despite news that almost half of the electricity […]

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