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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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ICANN Hiring For EMEA Registrar Role

ICANN is hiring a “Registrar Services and Engagement Manager” in EMEA. The role, which is based in ICANN’s Istanbul offices, comes as a result of the previous manager departing. So what’s the job involve? ICANN describe it as having two key functions “development and management of ICANN’s relationships with ICANN-accredited registrars in the Europe, Middle-East […]

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.WTF Domain Being Used In Privacy Campaign

ICANN comment periods on policy proposals don’t normally garner much attention. In the case of the current comment period on proxy / privacy services, however, things are very different. To date several thousand comments have been filed, while the topic of the policy proposals has received media attention across hundreds of outlets. Today, however, I […]

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Ireland’s Ambassador To Argentina To Address #ICANN53

With Dublin playing host for the ICANN meeting this October, the hosts (INEX) will be attending the ICANN meeting this week in Buenos Aires. As part of the closing ceremony on Thursday afternoon Ireland’s ambassador to Argentina Mr Justin Harman will be speaking on Thursday afternoon along with INEX CEO Barry Rhodes.   Related articles […]

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Wine Producer Acquires Two Brand TLDs

Californian wine producer Gallo Vineyards Inc., has signed contracts with ICANN for two top level domains: .barefoot .gallo If you are a wine drinker then you’ll probably recognise them as being two of the company’s more popular brands. A lot of brands have applied for and got their own top level domain name, but what […]

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Fadi Chehadé To Step Down From ICANN Role

ICANN’s current CEO and President Fadi Chehadé has announced today that he will be departing the organisation in March 2016. He will be moving back to industry, though it will be outside the domain / DNS industry. On a call this afternoon with members of the ICANN community  Chehadé reassured people that he was going to be […]

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Lufthansa & WeightWatchers Win URS

The URS (Uniform Rapid Suspension System) is a new rights protection mechanism that was introduced as part of ICANN’s New TLD rollout. Unlike the UDRP (Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy), if a complainant prevails in a URS they do not get the domain. All a URS can do is result in the domain being suspended for […]

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Nomination Period For 2015 ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award Closing Soon

ICANN opened nominations for the 2015 ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award back in December. Nominations close on March 2nd 2015. It’s an interesting idea to provide recognition for people who spend a lot of their days (and nights) working on Internet Governance matters: The Multistakeholder Ethos Award will recognize ICANN participants who have deeply invested in […]

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ICANN’s SSAC Explained (sort of)

One of ICANN’s core missions is maintaining “security and stability” and a key way that this happens is via the work of the SSAC. SSAC = the Security and Stability Advisory Committee. Unless you’re a bit of an ICANN “insider” however, you may not be familiar with how they work or what they do, so […]

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Gene Kearon Joins .Irish

Domain industry veteran, Gene Kearon, has joined .irish. Kearon, who was most recently with Dominion Enterprises, announced last night that he was joining .irish. He will be helping promote the new TLD for the global Irish community at the upcoming ICANN meeting in Singapore. Kearon previously worked at Neustar where he was heavily involved in […]

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