The guys in CloudRegistry have made available a handy .ics file for the Prague ICANN meeting. You can get it here Yet again they've saved the day! … [Read more...] about CloudRegistry Release Handy Timetable For Prague ICANN Meeting
Neustar have written to ICANN about batching during the new TLD program and are urging caution. The letter, penned by their latest hire Becky Burr, joins several others that are asking ICANN not to blindly implement batching without waiting to assess the actual applications received: Neustar has long been an advocate for the introduction of new generic top level … [Read more...] about Neustar To ICANN – Pause Before Implementing Batching
On Monday June 25th, as part of the Prague ICANN meeting, there is a slot on the schedule for the "CEO Farewell Reception". Rod Beckstrom will be leaving ICANN. This is not news. It was announced (via Twitter) several months ago. What is "news" is more correctly the lack of it ie. the naming of the new CEO. ICANN has not announced who will be replacing Rod … [Read more...] about Where Is ICANN’s New CEO?
ICANN will be hosting an event in London next Wednesday with both Rod Beckstrom and Kurt Pritz in attendance. The event will include the official "reveal" of the new TLD application list. Over the past few days there have been quite a few big announcements, with Donuts scooping the "lion's share" of coverage with their announcement to apply for over 300 strings! Related … [Read more...] about New TLD Reveal Event In London
Nominet, which won the contract for .wales and .cymru, is currently conducting market research on the two strings. Nominet have contracted Beaufort Research to help them garner feedback from their stakeholders on how they'd like to see the two Welsh extensions developed. The questionnaire covers a range of topics including policy, pricing and perceived demand. Oddly … [Read more...] about Nominet Doing Market Research On .Wales and .Cymru