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?