Some pretty big companies are beginning to show an active interest in ICANN's new TLD project. The most recent of them is bookseller Barnes & Noble. The letter, which is available both on the ICANN website and below, is quite narrow and pointed in its scope and focusses on the perceived competition issues with Amazon's bids for several "closed … [Read more...] about Barnes & Noble Weigh In On Amazon’s New TLDs
Archives for February 2013
I'm on the record multiple times over the last few months for my opinions on "closed generics". I first posted about it here back in June of last year: Big Brands Trying To Corner Generic Namespaces? Since then I've sent several letters to ICANN (supported by many others) and have been quoted and referenced in several articles on the subject including Politico.com: … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why Closed Generic New gTLDs Should Be Opposed
Neustar have announced an increase in the wholesale registration fee of .biz domain names. The price will rise from $7.85 to $8.63, an increase of $0.78. The new pricing will come into effect on September 1st 2013. Expect to see price increases coming to a registrar near you soon :) … [Read more...] about Neustar Announce .Biz Price Increase
While this might not be terribly exciting unless you're a DNS geek .. IEDR have changed one of their nameservers. Banba is no more. Well it's still there .. .. it's just not in the root anymore: eg. dig +trace log.ie ; <<>> DiG 9.7.3 <<>> +trace log.ie ;; global options: +cmd . 518400 IN NS I.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. . … [Read more...] about IEDR Switch A Nameserver
ICANN's first public meeting of 2013 will be held in Beijing in April, but they've opened registration for the subsequent one in Durban, South Africa in July. The July meeting - ICANN 47 - will be held in Durban International Convention Centre with hotel accommodation available in the surrounding area. However attendees need to be careful when booking as the cancellation … [Read more...] about Going To ICANN 47 Durban? Check The Hotel Restrictions!