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Closed Generics The Final Battle?

Over the past couple of years I’ve posted several times on the issue of “closed generics”. In essence these are new TLD applications where the string is a “generic term” AND the applicant wanted to keep all domains in the registry for their own use. The baseline registry agreement with ICANN now contains language that […]

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The Road to São Paulo, and Beyond

ICANN’s NCUC – the Non-Commercial Users Constituency is organising a full day event in Singapore right before the ICANN meeting. The event is focussed on Internet Governance with a focus on the Netmundial meeting in Brazil: The Road to São Paulo, and Beyond The purpose of this NCUC conference is to provide a first opportunity for […]

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ICANN Sends Breach Notice to Internet.bs

ICANN has sent out a number of breach notices to registrars today, however one does spring out – the one sent to Internet.bs. Internet.bs, which is based in the Bahamas, received quite a bit of negative press in the past from the InfoSec community. One article on Ars Technica, for example, called them out as […]

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ICANN’s Compliance Goes After Telefonica?

ICANN’s compliance team have been kept busy this week. They’ve issued 3 breach notices to registrars: Virtucom Networks S.A – for non-payment of fees Telefonica Brasil S.A. – for non-payment of fees. Black Ice Domains, Inc – for not paying their fees. Judging by the details in the letter ICANN has been going back and […]

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Art. 29 Data Protection Working Party To ICANN – Maybe You’re Hard Of Hearing?

ICANN has been sent another letter by the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party. However it still isn’t on ICANN’s correspondence page – I  found it on the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party’s site. The letter, which was signed by all 28 members and represents the legal position of all 28 member states of […]

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ICANN Opens Hotel Reservations for London Meeting

ICANN has quietly launched the site for this summer’s meeting in London. If you’re a domain geek (and since you’re reading this site you probably are .. ) you might notice that the URL structure has changed. Up until now ICANN was using $city$meetingnumber.icann.org whereas now they’re using meetings.icann.org/$meetingnumber I don’t know if that is […]

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Nominet Delegates First Batch of Reserved .uk Domains

While Nominet won’t officially be launching “direct UK” until next year they’ve already started delegating some of the domains. Apparently 69 names were requested by the UK government and the first of these were delegated recently: Nominet has delegated the new second-level .uk domain names royal.uk, princeofwales.uk, supremecourt.uk and jcpc.uk to the Royal Household, the […]

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Telnic Increasing Wholesale Price by $1

Telnic, the .tel registry, have informed registrars that the wholesale rate for .tel domain names will be increased by $1 per year from $8 / year to $9/year effective December 1 2013. How are they justifying such a hefty price increase? This increase takes into account inflation rates and the continuing maintenance, development and provision […]

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DotGreen Is No More

Kevin reported on this last night. As you can see from the reactions to his post a lot of people are surprised, shocked and even quite upset that the DotGreen application has been withdrawn. It’s not the only application for the string, which is why it was withdrawn, but to many people in the ICANN […]

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Registrar Linked To Scott Richter Gets Slapped

ICANN’s Compliance team have sent a breach notice to registrar Dynamic Dolphin. Why? They’ve got three issues with them: Legal issues with company officers Failure to comply with the domain transfer policy (IRTP) Not providing registration agreements to registrants The first one, however, is probably the “meatiest” of the lot. Scott Richter has a rather […]

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