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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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Dot .Tata gTLD causing stress between India and Morocco

Imagine a diplomatic war between two countries, all because of a domain gTLD. That’s what it looks like for dot .Tata, an application for a new gTLD, made by Indian automotive company Tata. There is nothing wrong with a company wanting to set their own footprint on the Internet via the registration of a corporate […]

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ICANN55 in Marrakesh: Mahdi Taghizadeh tells his story

It’s always refreshing reading about the experience domain name professionals had during large industry conferences, such as ICANN55 in Marrakesh, Morocco. ICANN’s gatherings bring together several thousand people at a time, from around the world, to discuss matters that affect the global Internet. Industry professionals that put pen to paper, so to speak, deliver an […]

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Cab, Uber or camel? Don’t get stiffed during ICANN 55 in Marrakesh !

ICANN 55 takes place in Marrakesh, Morocco. The event was postponed during the Ebola virus crisis of 2014. Since then, other issues have arisen in the African region, including terrorist activities by ISIS, but ICANN appears determined to follow through with the event. There is, however, some concern about getting safely from the airport to […]

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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’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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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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King Mohammed VI of Morocco sues to secure Domain Hack

In a little over three months, the .co registry will open its gates to the general public. Touted as the dyslexic man’s alternative to .com, the Colombian registry plans to introduce this ccTLD to the world. But do you really have to wait if you’re royalty? Not so, according to a lawsuit filed at the […]

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