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ICANN 57: You Will Need A Conference Visa. Seriously.

Over the past few weeks many people within the ICANN Community have begun the process of applying for their visas to attend ICANN 57 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre in Hyderabad India. ICANN has provided quite a bit of information about the visa requirements and the process on their site, including a fairly detailed guide to […]

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Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave

Web Summit Acquire The .Com For Undisclosed Sum

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave announced via Facebook and Twitter that the company had acquired websummit.com for an undisclosed sum. Apparently they’d been negotiating the acquisition for the last 5 years. The domain has been registered since November 2001, which is long before Web Summit’s first event was held in Dublin. The domain had switched […]

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RIPE NRO Nominations Open

Due to term limits there will be a seat available on the NRO for the RIPE region. RIPE will be holding the election to fill the seat during RIPE 73 next month. Nominations are open until 2359 on September 23. You can nominate someone or self-nominate by sending an email to: nominations@ripe.net with: Name of nominee […]

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Vint Cerf On Why The IANA Transition Is Positive

Earlier this week Bloomberg’s “Bloomberg West” spoke to Vint Cerf about the upcoming IANA transition. Obviously Cerf is supportive of the move and during the course of the interview he explains in simple terms what the US government was doing up until now and how that won’t really change ie. nobody is going to notice […]

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Göran Marby

NTIA Gives IANA Transition Plan Green Light

While August might be a slightly quieter time of the year in some quarters, it most definitely has not been for either ICANN or NTIA. Earlier today NTIA formally notified ICANN that it had accepted the IANA transition plans and that it would (unless something terrible happened) let the contract expire on October 1st. Here’s […]

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Neustar Using Their DotBrand For Registry Services

Neustar have had their dotbrand, .neustar, for a while. At the moment it’s not very visible, but that could be changing. In an email to registrars the registry operator announced that they’re switching the hostnames of some registry related services over to .neustar domain names. Currently more public facing domain names such as www.neustar redirect […]

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