If you're interested in heading up an international organisation, like plenty of travel and a nice fat salary, then maybe you might want to apply for the job as ICANN's CEO. Applications close on February 17th (nicely spotted Kevin!) … [Read more...] about Want To Run ICANN?
This site will be "dark" tomorrow from 8am to 8pm Irish time in protest against SOPA and similar legislation. It doesn't matter that SOPA might be "dead". There will be other legislation that is just as bad .. … [Read more...] about This Site Is Going Dark
AFNIC's new dispute resolution system, Syreli, is now live with one decision published so far. The first case involved infragenius.fr The case was processed fully in less than a month, with the initial complaint being logged on November 22nd 2011 and the decision being handed down on December 19th 2011. The first case was pretty simple and wasn't that contentious with … [Read more...] about First Decision Under New French Dispute System Published
Afilias has acquired .pro (RegistryPro) I assume they'll move the registry backend to the Afilias system at some point, though managing that transition is going to be awkward. Here's the release: DUBLIN, Jan 17, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Afilias Limited, the ICANN-designated registry operator for the .INFO top level domain (TLD) and a global provider of domain registry … [Read more...] about Afilias Acquires .Pro
From the "told you so" and "some domainers are really really dumb" department .. Yes - foxstudios.xxx and asking a crazy high price for it As Kevin reports Fox have now filed a UDRP. Prediction - unless Fox's complaint is submitted on toilet paper this will be a slam dunk win for them. Tip: Do not register domain names that are an exact or close match to well known … [Read more...] about Fox Files UDRP Over XXX Domain