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ICANN & NamesCon to require vaccine passports!

ICANN and NamesCon will soon be adding one more field to their registration forms in order to attend real, in person conferences: vaccination records. Following France’s paradigm of “no vaccine, no croissant,” ICANN announced the need for vaccination passports this weekend: “Here at ICANN we outline the benefits of the multisteak holder model, along with […]

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#ICANN allocates Public Domain Registry to replace Net 4 India

ICANN has allocated PublicDomainRegistry (PDR) as the substitute registrar that replaces Net 4 India, taking over its domain inventory. Net 4 India lost its accreditation earlier this year, after a series of violations gave ICANN no other choice. ICANN will work with PDR to ensure registration data for previous Net 4 India customers is transferred […]

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COVID-19 passports not good for #ICANN meetings

If you got vaccinated against COVID-19 already, congratulations. Please continue to practice social distancing and wear your mask. Even if you get a COVID-19 passport, that alone won’t get you an in-person meeting pass to the infamous global ICANN meetings and their illustrious buffets. For now, at least. ICANN president and CEO, Göran Marby, announced […]

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ICANN moving company live even after #ICANN70

ICANN70 is ending tomorrow in cyberspace, but the ICANN Moving Company continues to provide its services in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex past that date. Big or small, ICANN move it all is their motto and who are we to dispute that! What the heck are we talking about? These folks over at the Longview and […]

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Pranksters targeted #ICANN with #Zoom pornography

ICANN Zoom meeting participants were “flashed” online during the first day of ICANN68 – an ongoing event that takes place entirely online. Apparently, pornographic videos were on display by meeting participants that attempted to disrupt the conference, which was not password-protected. ICANN referred to these pranksters as “trolls” and issued changes to their Zoom meeting […]

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#Domain authority : Splitting away from #ICANN and the zone

It seems that 2019 set a new record – and we’re not talking about Joey Chestnut eating 71 hotdogs in 10 minutes at the annual Coney Island contest. In 2019 there were 3216 UDRPs filed. With the huge, global, move to online business, you can expect more of the same in 2020. There might be […]

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PIR-o-mania : And now get ready for unlimited price increases for dot .ORG #domains

The acquisition of the PIR Registry by Ethos Capital might have been cockblocked for now, as ICANN put the brakes on the transaction. Bending flat under pressure, ICANN announced that apparently PIR is doing just fine right now, as a profitable company with a valuation of more than $1 billion dollars. Relinquishing their non-profit status […]

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Should the #ICANN president, Göran Marby, resign?

ICANN president and CEO, Göran Marby, delivered his seal of approval for the deal presented to Verisign, managers under contract of .com and .net domain names. In exchange, ICANN will be bestowed $20 million dollars over 5 years, to perform DNS infrastructure improvements. In effect, ICANN gave no real consideration to thousands of comments by […]

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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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