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Göran Marby Takes The Reins At ICANN

Earlier today ICANN’s new CEO officially took the helm. Göran Marby is now officially ICANN CEO, taking over from interim CEO Akram Attalah. Marby also gets control of the ICANN CEO’s Twitter account @icann_president and he (or more likely one of his team) has already started using it. Marby is currently attending the RIPE meeting […]

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Cruz Sees Himself As Protector Of Internet Freedom

It looks like Senator Cruz’ letter writing campaign isn’t going to end any time soon. While previously the Senator and former US presidential hopeful was happy exchanging salvoes with ICANN he’s now switched gears and is instead focussing on NTIA and the US Department of Commerce. The latest letter is focussed on a very strange […]

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Facebook Has Acquired A Registrar

Facebook has acquired an ICANN accredited registrar. According to a tweet from Pinky Brand (below) the news came via an update from ICANN to registry operators Weekly email report from #ICANN indicates that #FaceBook has acquired a registrar https://t.co/nF6qqUgri2 — Pinky Brand (@pinkybrand) April 14, 2016 On the GNSO Council call this evening Susan Kawaguchi […]

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ICANN Sends Reply To Cruz And Co

Senator Cruz and ICANN have been involved in a game of “swap the letter” for the last couple of months. Earlier this week Cruz and Co sent a letter to ICANN that displayed a couple of key things: they were very unhappy with how ICANN had been responding (They’re not alone in this one!) They […]

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Cruz And Co Send ICANN Another Letter

Republican Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (and others) has sent yet another letter to ICANN. This time round the letter is addressed both to the Chairman of the ICANN Board, Dr Steve Crocker, as well as to former CEO Fadi Chehadé. The letter (below) repeats some of the questions previously put to ICANN, though the wording […]

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Chris Disspain To Leave auDA

The .au (Australia) country code authority auDA announced today that they would not be renewing their contract with CEO Chris Disspain. Disspain has been with auDA since October 2000, being their first CEO and also being involved in the re-delegation of .au to auDA. Here’s the full announcement: The Board of auDA (.au Domain Administration Ltd) […]

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DotAfrica Gets Green Light From ICANN Board

ICANN 55 is ramping up here in Marrakech. Yesterday the ICANN Board met and gave the ZACR bid for .africa the green light. Resolved (2016.03.03.01), the Board authorizes the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to proceed with the delegation of .AFRICA to be operated by ZACR pursuant to the Registry Agreement that ZACR has […]

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How Much Has ICANN Spent On The IANA Transition?

ICANN critics often focus on ICANN’s expenditure. The organisation’s overall budget had been growing for years prior to the new TLD program launch. However with the new TLD launch it mushroomed very quickly, with the organisation collecting $185k per application. With 1930 applications that gave them $357,050,000 – though admittedly there were quite a few […]

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LACTLD Appoints Andrés Piazza General Manager

LACTLD has announced that the appointment of Andrés Piazza as General Manager. Piazza will take up the post formally from April 1st 2016. He will be working alongside the current General Manage, Carolina Aguerre, from mid-March. Piazza is a well known figure in the Latin American and Spanish speaking internet industry. He’s been with LACNIC since 2011, […]

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