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Tracking #Netmundial via Twitter

If you’re not in Brazil this week for the NetMundial meeting you might be following it remotely. So out of interest I decided to check the stats on the more popular hashtag people are using on Twitter, ie. #netmundial Over the past 24 hours the level of activity has been pretty impressive according to TweetReach: […]

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Humor: ICANN’s New Decision Tree

While the volume of material coming out from the various ICANN parody accounts on Twitter may have dropped considerably in the last few months, some of the content is hilarious. Here’s one from @icannlegal – and no, it’s definitely NOT ICANN’s legal department https://twitter.com/icannlegal/status/378632760430055424 In case the Twitter account gets culled here’s the image: At […]

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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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Christine Jones Running For Governor of Arizona

Former GoDaddy general counsel Christine Jones is getting into politics. Ms Jones announced over the weekend that she was planning on running for governor of Arizona, where both she and GoDaddy are based. While precise details of Jones’ campaign are not available as yet, they should be announced in the next few weeks. She’s got […]

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Fadi Chehadé

Fadi Chehadé Is Apparently On Twitter

ICANN’s President and CEO Fadi Chehadé is apparently on Twitter. You’d be forgiven for not knowing, as he’s only tweeted once at time of writing: Excellent blog on the background to ICANN's security terminology http://t.co/xeZOBTznOc — ICANN President (@icann_president) July 8, 2013 According to what I can see the account was created on April 21st […]

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GoDaddy Suffers Massive Outage

GoDaddy is the world’s largest registrar and hosting provider. Earlier this evening they suffered a massive outage which appears to be related primarily to their DNS. However it is unclear if that is the issue and it is also unclear as to what is the cause. At the moment pretty much every tech blog on […]

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Where Is ICANN’s New CEO?

On Monday June 25th, as part of the Prague ICANN meeting, there is a slot on the schedule for the “CEO Farewell Reception”. Rod Beckstrom will be leaving ICANN. This is not news. It was announced (via Twitter) several months ago. What is “news” is more correctly the lack of it ie. the naming of […]

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Wikipedia To Go Dark In Protest Against SOPA

Obviously I’m not the only person who is more than a little cynical about SOPA, or the retraction / shelving, cal it what you will of the legislation. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has made it clear that he’s not considering SOPA “dead” until the proverbial fat lady sings. More coverage on Financial Times Related articles […]

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Sedo CEO To Step Down

Sedo’s CEO Tim Schumacher has announced that he will be stepping aside. The announcement came this afternoon via his Twitter account: After 11 years, I will soon retire as CEO of Sedo and transition to the supervisory board. What a change for both me personally and Sedo   So who will be taking the reins […]

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So Who Exactly Is Bob Recstrum?

If you’re an ICANN “insider” and use Twitter then you’ve probably come across the user account @BobRecstrum, which is an obvious parody of Rod Beckstrom. The account has been active for the last few months (since March 26th 2011 according to the Twitter timeline and this site) I’ve spoken to several people who might know […]

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The Darker Side Of Domaining

Whenever a celebrity dies the media has a “feeding frenzy” and sales of anything related to the departed go through the roof. It happened with Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Patrick Swayze .. the list goes on and on. When Amy Winehouse died a few weeks ago the same kind of thing happened. Every single media […]

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ICANN Community Reactions To Beckstrom Resignation

News of Rod Beckstrom’s departure spread across the ICANN and wider internet community last night and has been getting quite a bit of mileage on various industry and personal blogs and sites. Here are a few that I came across: Kieren McCarthy suggests (strongly) that ICANN fired Beckstrom Nigel Roberts has a few choice words […]

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