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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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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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Screenshot of ICANN Labs

ICANN Labs Want A Panel At SXSW

Over the past year ICANN has been undergoing a period of change. With the appointment of a new CEO any organisation will undergo change, but when you combine that with other factors like the new TLD program, the new contracts for both registrars and registries, changes across the industry and much much more, it’s easy […]

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Want To Run ICANN?

If you’re interested in heading up an international organisation, like plenty of travel and a nice fat salary, then maybe you might want to apply for the job as ICANN’s CEO. Applications close on February 17th (nicely spotted Kevin!)

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New TLD Applications Are Now Being Accepted

Applications for newTLDs are now being accepted via the ICANN website here. Expect lots of coverage in the mainstream media about this in the next few days. You can also expect plenty of outrage from some quarters, upset from others and maybe a couple of legal battles for good measure. I posted a bit more […]

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Icann Lisbon 2007

ICANN Hits New Low In Staff Retention

Quite a few people have voiced concerns over the last year or so with respect to ICANN’s staff retention. Any time the issue is raised during an ICANN meeting, however, the CEO and board have refused to entertain any discussion of the subject and cite “industry” statistics. So how are they going to explain this […]

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Beckstrom announces departure from ICANN via Twitter

ICANN Chief Announces Departure Via Twitter

ICANN’s CEO and President, Rod Beckstrom, has announced that he will be stepping down in July of next year. The announcement came via Twitter of all places, with a press release, presumably with more details, due sometime soon: I have decided to wrap up my service at ICANN July 2012. Press release soon. With the […]

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ICANN's website in 1999

ICANN Site Gets Facelift

ICANN’s main site has been given a drastic facelift. The organisation’s website had come under a lot of criticism due to the massive amount of information published on it which was rendered all but inaccessible due to the site’s poor layout and navigation. Over the last couple of years there have been a number of […]

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Cloud Registry

CloudRegistry Save The Day – Again!

If you attend ICANN meetings, or even just peruse the meeting schedule, you’ll realise that it’s a very full schedule. Trying to be in all the correct meetings on the timetable, combined with all the “unofficial” ones can be a nightmare to organise And ICANN’s meeting schedule is still not available in a “sane” format. […]

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