ICANN have announced their implementation plans for the new AGP (Add Grace Period) Limits PolicyThe plan specifies that gTLD Operators (hereinafter referred to as "Operators") must inform each of their accredited Registrars of the new Policy within the next 21 days and subsequently implement the Policy as soon as possible thereafter but no later than 31 March 2009.The new AGP … [Read more...] about ICANN Announces Deadlines for New AGP Policy
Stephane has an interesting post on the possible end of domain tasting.While the debate around domain tasting has been going on for quite some time ICANN can be a very slow moving beast. In some ways it moves far too slow, but when you consider the range of different opinions that have to be taken into consideration for such a significant policy change to come into effect it's … [Read more...] about ICANN Domain Tasting Deadline
It looks like "domain tasting" and "front running" may become part of internet history, as the GNSO has voted to axe them.According to John Levine's recent post the GNSO's vote would mean that the policy would come into effect pretty quickly unless a large number of ICANN's board vote against it. … [Read more...] about ICANN To Squash Domain Tasting?
Domain tasting in its current form may soon become a thing of the past.The blogs and mailing lists have been buzzing for most of today following on from ICANN's announcement that they were going to try and axe the AGP (Add Grace Period) which has been abused by registrars.While initially it wasn't 100% clear when the change would come into effect a press release from ICANN in … [Read more...] about ICANN To Axe Add Grace Period – Domain Tasting On Its DeathBed
A couple of months ago I posted about domain name front running. I'd been at a meeting during ICANN's LA meeting and had also read Jay Daley's paper on the subject.At the time I was unconvinced as to the existence of front running as a practice.In light of the revelations that have come to light in the last couple of days I may have to modify my previous views.What's … [Read more...] about Netsol Take Evil To A New Level
I'm always amazed at some of the things companies will do or try to do to get a bit of extra income.According to a recent post by Frank Michlick, Verisign are considering selling access to the root server logs.While this isn't as abhorrent as the redirect from a couple of years back, it still is cause for some level of concern.However, if Frank's figures of what it will cost … [Read more...] about Verisign Considering Monetising the Root
ICANN has announced that it is seeking input and feedback on the topic of domain tasting. (See their announcement for full details)Interestingly enough Michael Gilmour published an article a couple of days ago covering the same topic - "Why domain tasting is great!", which will probably raise a few hackles!One point that in particular caught my eye:Domains that are … [Read more...] about ICANN Investigating Domain Tasting