At the last ICANN public meeting in Costa Rica the traditional Friday board meeting was incredibly short. For many people sitting in the room there were looks of surprise at how quickly the board was able to get through its agenda. Now ICANN has made it clear officially that Costa Rica was a precursor of things to come, with an announcement today that Friday is being removed … [Read more...] about ICANN Shortens Public Meetings
Archives for April 2012
The .mx registry, Nic MX, has rebranded its registrar division as "Akky" and sports a new logo and corporate image. They've adopted the hare as their new image stating that it symbolises agility, speed and warmth (or maybe I messed up the translation!) The new site doesn't have any additional information on what exactly they're doing, and currently is just a Flash … [Read more...] about Nic MX Rebrands Registrar Division
I guess it was inevitable that someone would do this at some point, so here it is. … [Read more...] about ICANN TAS Outage Parody
Today is April 28th. At this stage ICANN should have already announced the new TLD applicants or been in a position to do so within a couple of days. Unfortunately they aren't going to be able to make any announcement and when they'll be able to do so is still unclear. The new TLD application system is still offline. The most recent update on the TAS outage is not … [Read more...] about TLD Timeline Knock On Effects?
ICANN took the online application system for new TLDs applicants offline 10 days ago. 10 days. I have to repeat that, because it's not something I or anyone else expected. It's been quite interesting to watch how people have been reacting to the issue. Some people have been highly critical of the organisation (Yes - I wasn't exactly forgiving either), while others have been … [Read more...] about ICANN CEO Being A Bit Too Quiet About New TLD Application System Downtime?
Denic, the registry operator for .de, the country code for Germany, has now got over 15 million domain names registered. The registry operator is currently showing 15,000,530 names in total, so the 15 million milestone was probably hit in the last couple of hours. I suspect they'll make an official announcement in the next day or two. Related … [Read more...] about Denic Breaks 15 Million Names
The latest press release from IEDR covering Q1 of 2012 announces a couple of things: Q1 2012 registration figures were 12.2% higher than Q4 2011. We previously reported that they'd recorded a 12.9% growth during 2011 There are now more than 175 thousand .ie domain names registered. (As of 12.21 today there are 178949 in total) There's no actual analysis of the … [Read more...] about IE Domains Break 175 Thousand Mark And Reports Growth
BRS Media, the people behing both .am and .fm domain registries, have released the rather aptly named "Top 40" of .fm domain names. The list includes some familiar names (to me), while others are not so well known, at least to a Westerner like me. The top 10 are: douban.fm - A Chinese music site. Seemingly targetted at a youthful demographic wbr.fm - Warner Brothers … [Read more...] about FM Registry Releases Top 40
ICANN's new TLD application system is still offline and could remain so for the rest of the week. The latest update from ICANN staff published last night which, unfortunately, doesn't give much clarity in relation to timelines. The only time mentioned is 2359 this Friday, but that's in relation to providing an update - not actually re-opening the system. Here's the full … [Read more...] about New TLD Application System Offline Until?
ICANN posted another update on the new TLD application system's outage earlier this morning. At the moment ICANN is still investigating the issue and working on a fix. They intend to make clarify when the application will be back online by 2359 UTC on Monday 16 April. Here's the full statement: Statement by Akram Atallah, COO As we have reported, ICANN has learned … [Read more...] about ICANN Provides Updates On New TLD System Outage