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RIPE 71 Draft Agenda Available

The draft agenda for RIPE 71 is now online. The meeting is being held in Bucharest, Romania from 16 – 20 November. As could be expected one of the plenary sessions will be focussed on the IANA transition. Other companies speaking include Dyn, Facebook and APNIC. Full details on the meeting’s official site.  

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ICANN Compliance Explained Using Cute Videos

ICANN’s Compliance department is being made that little bit more accessible via a new friendly video: As domain transfers are the most common source of complaints it’s not surprising that they chose an issue with a transfer for “Sarah”. And as ICANN is “global” you can also watch the video in French, Spanish, Chinese or […]

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P is for Proxy

Last night Google unveiled their new plans for global domination, which involves the company morphing into something new “Alphabet“. And new TLD types around the globe rejoiced, as the online behemoth chose to use a .xyz domain name for their big reveal (They also made a funny reference to another .xyz in the source code […]

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ICANN54 Pre-Event In Dublin September 17th

With ICANN54 being held in Dublin towards the end of October it’s only natural that there would be some excitement locally. It’s the first time that ICANN has held a public meeting in Ireland and the meeting is being hosted by the Irish IXP INEX. On September 17th there will be a special event aimed […]

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Registrar Stakeholder Group Is Looking For An Advocate

The Registrar Stakeholder Group is one of the representative groups within ICANN’s GNSO. Officially it’s described as: The Registrar Stakeholder Group is the main representative body of ICANN accredited domain name registrars, and was first recognized by the ICANN Board at its meeting on 27 May 1999 (resolution 99.31). The group participates in the ICANN […]

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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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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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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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