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Domain cybersquatter curses ICANN and its gTLD ‘nightmare’

A serial cybersquatter has gone on the offensive, lashing out on ICANN and its ‘nightmare‘ launch of hunderds of new gTLDs. Paul Skriminsky of New York, smashed his laptop in rage, after witnessing his revenue from typo PPC parking and sales of trademark domains plummet. “Those ICANN bastards, rolled out hundreds of new gTLDs like […]

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Marrakesh and ICANN52: No Ebola here, Singapore people!

Marrakesh in Morocco was scheduled to be the host of ICANN 52; the host city was moved to Singapore, under pressure for the Ebola outbreak in Africa. But was that move by ICANN exaggerated or was it a valid precaution? The organizers of the Marrakesh conference most likely lost large amounts of money from not […]

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ICANN introduces Ebola-free zone for future conferences

The relocation of the ICANN52 conference, from Marrakesh to Singapore, was the result of bureaucracy succumbing to common sense. Although it took ICANN committees a full week to decide from the date the consideration was announced, they definitely made a sensible decision, according to this poll. Looking forward, ICANN is introducing Ebola-free zones within its […]

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Poll-bola: Did ICANN act smart moving away from Africa for ICANN52?

The recent change of the host city of the ICANN52 conference from Marrakesh, Morocco, to Singapore, was rather controversial. It involved a week of feverish “committee” gatherings, and finally the obvious decision was made. While global media seem to have dropped their current focus  away from the Ebola, the fact remains that Ebola is a […]

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No more Marrakesh: ICANN moves ICANN52 meeting to Singapore

ICANN has finally gotten its committees together, announcing the decision of the relocation of ICANN52 away from Marrakesh, Morocco. The new location is Singapore. Marrakesh will be the host city for a future ICANN event, to take place in early 2016. Here’s the full announcement: “Community concerns that would prevent maximum participation at its next […]

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ICANN’s bureaucracy leaves Moroccan delegates hanging

If you want to achieve things excruciatingly slow, then form a committee. Several days after the rumors about ICANN52 in Marrakesh in Morocco being canceled, and two days after its initial announcement of “reconsideration”, ICANN has not issued a decision. Ebola virus fears, perhaps overblown by recent media ‘fever‘ over the potential for a global […]

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Morocco committee issues angry statement on canceled ICANN52 meeting in Marrakesh

The cancellation of ICANN52 in Marrakesh, Morocco, due to widespread fears of the Ebola virus spreading in the African continent, has angered the organizers of the local event. “We are appalled by the ICANN decision, it is the most awful news,” said Mustafa Selim Mustafa of the Moroccan ICANN Multi-steakholder Committee. “Morocco is a proud […]

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Ebola, shmebola: ICANN confirms it’s considering a change of location away from Morocco

ICANN issued the following official statement, regarding the fate of the ICANN52 conference, currently scheduled for Marrakesh in Morocco: Following Morocco’s recent request to postpone the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament because of possible African travel restrictions, ICANN is in active and ongoing discussions with our ICANN 52 Marrakech hosts. ICANN is considering postponing […]

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Any current ICANN committees addressing domain ownership and theft?

The glitz and glamor of ICANN51 in Los Angeles, California, ends today; the many committees and subcommittees discussing upcoming changes in Internet governance conveniently failed to address the crucial element of domain ownership, and that of managing domain theft. With rampant incidents of domains being stolen from a grand variety of domain registrars, ICANN skirts […]

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Morocco: ICANN52 in the middle of the Ebola crisis

The current ICANN51 conference in Los Angeles, California, is attended by more than 2,500 participants, making it the 2nd most attended conference after ICANN50 in London, UK. ICANN52 is scheduled for Morocco, in the African continent, between February 8-12, 2015, in the city of Marrakesh. Many participants of the ICANN conference have raised a concern, […]

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ICANN tweet invites 51st conference participants to Marrakech!

An apparent gaffe by ICANN’s official twitter account, invited participants of ICANN51 to Marrakech, in Morocco. The mistake was most likely caused by the current use of #ICANN51 as the primary hashtag for the upcoming ICANN51 conference, in Los Angeles, California. In fact, the link provided takes one to the Fellowship Application Round for ICANN52. […]

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