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RRSG : #ICANN group advising registrars to focus on all new #Coronavirus #domains

RrSG is the Registrar Stakeholder Group within ICANN. Citing current domain registration trends involving terms related to the Coronavirus pandemic, the group has shared its guidelines in a document titled, “Registrar approaches to the COVID-19Crisis.” Says the ICANN document: “Given the severity of the current global COVID-19 pandemic and in view of potentialmalicious registration of […]

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#ICANN president : I have decided to execute the amendment of the .COM Registry Agreement

Göran Marby, ICANN President & CEO, announced that he gave Verisign the green light with regards to the .com Registry Agreement. The agreement allows Verisign to increase prices by 7% during each of the last four years of each six year contract renewal. Additionally, the wholesale price of a .com domain would increase from $7.85 […]

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#ICANN shared its post-ICANN67 policy report but we had to edit it!

ICANN has shared its post-ICANN67 policy report, calling its virtual community gathering a success. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Cancun in Mexico wasn’t the destination of choice, and ICANN67 took place 100% online. So what is this report about? Says David Olive, Senior Vice President, Policy Development Support: “This Post-ICANN67 Policy Report captures decisions and […]

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#ICANN president on .COM #domain prices : Articles perpetuate misunderstandings!

ICANN posted a new editorial claiming that industry articles that have been written about .COM price increases “perpetuate misunderstandings.” Signed by Göran Marby, ICANN President & CEO, the article says that ICANN is not a domain pricing regulator. But ICANN gave the green light to .COM Registry, Verisign, to uncap its pricing increase limits, so […]

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#ICANN bans travel to #China and Hong Kong thanks to #Coronavirus

ICANN has issued a travel ban to China, Hong Kong and Macau, to its organization members. The travel ban applies to all staff and includes connecting flights. ICANN is citing the WHO classification of the Coronavirus as a Global Health Emergency as the reason for this extraordinary notice. How exactly does ICANN plan to enforce […]

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Techdirt : Sketchy #ICANN executives and the #ORG deal

An article at Techdirt refers to the “self-serving” .ORG deal as the result of very “sketchy” actions by executives at ICANN. The article points out the various steps in the deal that secured the removal of price caps for .ORG domains, and once this was in place, the announcement of PIR’s sale for a reputedly […]

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#CZDS, the #ICANN #domain zone file platform is only 71% efficient

ICANN’s Centralized Zone Data Service (CZDS), is not very efficient, with only 71% of requests to gain zone file access responded to after 3 business days. CZDS is basically a portal giving access to daily raw data related to new domain registrations and deletions. The zone files follow a specific format and such files can […]

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#ICANN paper : More than 2,000 new #gTLDs are expected for Round Two

ICANN released a short paper with notes about the next round of new gTLD applications. Titled, “ICANN Org’s Readiness to Support Future Rounds of New gTLDs,” the paper arrived right before the organization’s 65th meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, from June 24th-27th. The document anticipates 2,000 new gTLD applications for its next round, with a limit […]

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#ICANN scraps Dominican Republic meeting scheduled for 2023

ICANN has canceled its Dominican Republic gathering for ICANN77 Policy Forum, and is looking for an alternate locale for its luxurious meeting. Following recent mysterious deaths of American tourists in the Dominican Republic, the ICANN Team for Luxury Travel Planning (ICANNTLTP) has announced its deep concerns. “We want everyone to have a great time at […]

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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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