The final schedule for the 4th International conference for ccTLD registries and registrars of CIS, Central and Eastern Europe which is being held in Serbia in September has been published. The speakers for the event include ICANN staff, CENTR, Afilias, registrars, registries, ccTLD managers. It should be an interesting event judging by the lineup (Disclosure - I'm … [Read more...] about 4th International conference for ccTLD registries and registrars of CIS, Central and Eastern Europe Schedule Finalised
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SIDN, the .nl ccTLD registry, has launched the 2011 SIDN Internet Awards. The awards will be presented at the event in November under 5 different categories: Government and citizens in dialogue The power of the network A secure internet The internet and the environment Knowledge transfer in the digital world Full details and the entry form are on the … [Read more...] about SIDN Launch 2011 Awards
Remember the problems with gb.com a few weeks ago? It looks like Centralnic have finally acquired the domain name fully. Whether money changed hands or the change is due to legal / economic pressure on the previous holder is not apparent. The current whois reads as: Registrant: CentralNic Ltd 35-39 Moorgate London EC2R 6AR GB Domain Name: GB.COM Administrative … [Read more...] about So Centralnic Acquired Gb.com
Following on from the announcement last night that ICANN chief Rod Beckstrom would be stepping down next year there has been a lot of chatter going on via email, twitter, facebook and other media. One question that has been raised by a few people was very practical. What is going to happen to the Palo Alto offices? ICANN observers may recall that one of the terms … [Read more...] about So What’s Happening With ICANN’s Palo Alto Office?
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 on the subject. As Nigel is from the ccTLD … [Read more...] about ICANN Community Reactions To Beckstrom Resignation