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Middle East DNS Forum Heads To Tunis

The 2016 Middle East DNS Forum will be held in Tunis. The event will be held on April 12 – 13. While the agenda and speakers have not been announced yet previous years have seen a combination of both regional and international speakers covering a broad range of topics related to the domain name and […]

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Fadi Chehade To Leave ICANN on March 12th

ICANN’s current CEO and President Fadi Chehadé has put out a Christmas greeting on behalf of ICANN. It runs to just over 4 minutes and talks mostly about the IANA transition. However he also declares in the video that his last date at ICANN will be March 12th 2016 (around 2 minutes in): Who will be […]

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Want To Be The CEO of ICANN?

ICANN needs a new CEO. The current CEO has tendered his resignation and will be vacating the position early in 2016. So who is going to replace him? Will the new CEO be American? Will they be a woman? What kind of background will they have? While nobody has the answers to any of those […]

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Universal Acceptance Still Has A Long Way To Go

“Universal Acceptance” is one of those terms you hear a lot when you attend ICANN meetings. In simple terms the idea is that all domain names, be they IDN or ASCII, no matter how long they are, should “work”. When we say “work” what I mean is in relation to daily use. (There are people […]

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CENTR Members Pass 70 Million Domains Milestone

CENTR, which is the association for European ccTLDs, has announced that its members, which are all country code top level domain registries, have surpassed the 70 million domains mark. The number of registrations comes from 57 ccTLDs and IDN ccTLDs in 49 countries. They’ve produced a graphic to illustrate the milestone: More details on the CENTR […]

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IANA Explained [Video]

Unless you’ve been hiding under for the last few months you’ll know that the IANA transition is a hot topic in internet governance circles Of course while there has been numerous meetings, thousands of emails, more meetings, media coverage and plenty of conversations about the topic, there are probably still quite a few people who […]

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Mauritius Government Gets Into Dispute Over Key Domain Name

Domain names expire, drop and get re-registered all the time. It’s normal. However, governments are usually very conservative about how they handle domain names. A government department is more likely to hold on to a domain name for several years after they’ve stopped using it rather than “release” it too early. According to this article, […]

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ICANN Hires CTO

In the run up to the ICANN meeting in London, the organisation announced yesterday that they were hiring a CTO. It may seem a little bit odd that ICANN didn’t have a CTO, so filling that gap was long overdue. The new hire is an old hand in DNS industry circles – David Conrad: Conrad […]

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Commonwealth DNS Forum at #ICANN50 Venue

If you’re heading to London for the ICANN meeting at the end of the month you might consider going over a couple of days early for the Commonwealth DNS Forum. The event is being organised by The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), ICANN and Nominet. If you come from a Commonwealth country then the event is free, otherwise […]

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