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 one? ICANN Europe was meant to be getting a new head honcho … [Read more...] about ICANN Hits New Low In Staff Retention
Archives for August 2011
ccTLD registry managers have been "upping their game" quite a bit over the last couple of years. Whether this was inevitable or is due to the oncoming "threat" of new TLDs isn't clear. In any case it's a positive move. Some of the registries have embraced social media, unveiled slick websites and done some interesting stuff with multimedia. The .ca registry operator (CIRA) … [Read more...] about Canadian Domain Registry Embraces Video
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 who is behind it, but nobody is willing to admit … [Read more...] about So Who Exactly Is Bob Recstrum?
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 outlet, both online and print was covering the story. As things … [Read more...] about The Darker Side Of Domaining
Kevin posted about this, but it's worth reposting .. The .ly registry has been defaced. Whether they've got any deeper than the frontpage isn't clear, but it just goes to show that any service hanging off the .ly cctld should be wary .. … [Read more...] about .ly Registry Defaced