Over the past couple of years I've posted several times on the issue of "closed generics". In essence these are new TLD applications where the string is a "generic term" AND the applicant wanted to keep all domains in the registry for their own use. The baseline registry agreement with ICANN now contains language that resolves the issue, or at least it would appear to do … [Read more...] about Closed Generics The Final Battle?
Archives for March 2014
Dirk from dotBerlin has posted a very funny, but also scarily accurate, graphic that illustrates how inconsistent some of the decisions handed down have been. You can read about the review process here Hat tip to Kevin who spotted this … [Read more...] about String Confusion Explained
Christine Jones, who was GoDaddy's legal counsel, is running for governor of Arizona. Earlier today her campaign team published her first TV ad: http://vimeo.com/89004623 The video, which is 30 seconds long, touches on a number of the points she's campaigning on. … [Read more...] about Christine Jones’ First TV Ad
Nominet's board election process kicks off today. 13th March - nominations open 31st March - nominations close 25th April - voting opens 21st May voting closes This year there are two non-executive director positions up for grabs I'm not 100% sure whose term is up, but the current makeup of the Nominet board is here … [Read more...] about Nominet Board Elections Are Go
CIRA, the .ca domain registry, has announced that they will be offering Domainsbot's domain name suggestion technology for .ca domain names. It'll be interesting to see if other ccTLD registries will follow suit. Traditionally many of the country code operators have resisted granting access to their zone files which is a key requirement to enable DomainsBot and similar … [Read more...] about CIRA Signs Deal With DomainsBot to Offer Domain Suggestions