The IEDR has opened a public consultation on the release of two letter .ie domain names. The consultation will run for 30 days from today. The proposed policies covering the release are outlined in a paper published by IEDR: PAC Public Consultation Document Disclosure: I am one of the registrar representatives on the IEDR's PAC … [Read more...] about IEDR Open Public Consultation on Release of Two Letter IE Domains
ICANN has opened a comment period in relation to whois conflicts with local law / data privacy law. Of course anytime ICANN, or anyone else, tries to make any changes to whois policy there are issues. Whois is, for a variety of reasons, an emotive subject. One of the areas that Article 29, several registries located in the EU and a number of registrars (including … [Read more...] about Help ICANN Fix Whois Conflicts With Data Privacy Law!
Over the past couple of days NetMundial has been taking place in Brazil. From what those of us following the event from afar can gather the meetings ran late into the night. This evening the final statement (document) was released. It's a compromise, obviously, and has "rough consensus". Here it is in full: NetMundial Final Doc … [Read more...] about #NetMundial Releases Final Statement
If you're not in Brazil this week for the NetMundial meeting you might be following it remotely. So out of interest I decided to check the stats on the more popular hashtag people are using on Twitter, ie. #netmundial Over the past 24 hours the level of activity has been pretty impressive according to TweetReach: You can follow the hashtag here Update: … [Read more...] about Tracking #Netmundial via Twitter
As others have noted, the launch plans and policies of "geo" and "city" new TLDs vary quite a bit. Some will be heavily restricted and require "presence" in the region or city, while others are going to be fully "open". Neil Dundas, who is involved with the .joburg registry as well as that of .africa, posted this deck earlier today which explains their launch … [Read more...] about (Dot)Joburg Explained