I cannot write impartially or objectively about the RAA (Registrar Accreditation Agreement - the contract between ICANN and its registrars). It would be disingenuous of me to even try to do so. I run a registrar so any changes to the RAA will have a direct and tangible impact on me, my staff and my clients. In relation to this I posted at length on the company blog a few … [Read more...] about RAA Negotiations Update – Is Anyone Going To Be Happy?
In the run up to the Prague ICANN meeting in a couple of weeks there has been a flurry of activity chez ICANN. As happens in the weeks running up to any public meeting there has been a load of important documents published in order to meet the deadlines. Last night, while most of Europe was sleeping, ICANN published the following: Board Conflict of Interests Review RAA … [Read more...] about ICANN Pre-Prague Document Dump
The timetable for the ICANN public meeting in Prague has been published. Unlike previous meetings there will be no board meeting on the Friday. Related articles Hilton Prague screws over ICANN delegates(domainincite.com) ICANN Publish New TLD Timeline(internetnews.me) … [Read more...] about Full Schedule For ICANN Prague Published
AFNIC have announced that they are partnering with 16 new TLD applicants. The press release does not reveal who those applicants are, but it does hint at the type of applications that are involved: With diverse mission and dimension, these projects, led by local public authorities, companies and associations, will contribute to the evolution of the Internet in … [Read more...] about AFNIC Partner With 16 New TLD Applicants
Last night ICANN published a timeline for the new TLD process moving forward. They also revealed that there were currently 500 new TLD applications that had not been completed. Whether they will be completed by 2359 UTC tonight remains to be seen, but I doubt if they'll all get done in less than 24 hours. So here's the new timeline.. 30 May 2012 Application window … [Read more...] about ICANN Publish New TLD Timeline