One of the topics that keeps coming up in ICANN policy discussions and as part of the new TLD application process is "transparency". ICANN, and the internet community in general, has had plenty of issues in the past with "bad actors" who have caused a lot of issues for everyone (think of many of the registrars who have lost accreditation in the last couple of years for … [Read more...] about Big Brands Shooting Themselves In The Foot?
Archives for January 2010
If you work in the domain industry it's only natural that you would put big brands' choices under the microscope to some degree.In the case of Apple they are a very big target.Earlier today Apple released, to much hype, their latest product offering. The iPad.You can read all about its features here, but where would you go to find out about the product itself and actually order … [Read more...] about Apple Launch iPad – But Where’s The Domain?
Nominet has joined the ranks of those registry operators who have embraced the much vaunted and possibly hyped, "social media".In the last few weeks the UK registry operator has started using two Twitter accounts and its Facebook page to interact with its members (and other interested parties).Based on member feedback they have also started sending out technical notifications … [Read more...] about Nominet Goes Social
GoDaddy's adverts wouldn't be considered that risque to a European audience. However, for some odd reason, they've caused plenty of controversy in the US for the last few years.This year they're obviously capitalising on the run up to the SuperBowl with trailers for their adverts.While Hollywood loves to whet our appetites with trailers for full length movies, GoDaddy has taken … [Read more...] about GoDaddy Milking Controversy Again
IDNs might be a slightly "hot" topic at the moment following on from ICANN's launch of the IDN cctld program recently.However, IDNs are NOT a new topic.Far from it.They've been around for quite some time.Unfortunately neither The Times Online or Mashable seem to have done any homework. Considering the amount of content available on IDNs that has been researched and actually … [Read more...] about IDN Scaremongering – Mashable and Times Online Screw Up