EURid's annual "web awards" are now open for nominations. The 2016 event will be the 3rd year that EURid runs the awards which are aimed at helping to raise the profile of European businesses and organisations that are actively using a .eu web address. The categories this year are: The Leaders: The website represents an established national business that is currently … [Read more...] about EURid Web Award Nominations Open
CENTR, the association for European ccTLDs, is holding an open day in Brussels on September 30th. For the first time registrars are being invited to attend a CENTR meeting in order to meet ccTLD registries. The event, which is free to attend, is being held in the Stanhope Hotel in Brussels. At time of writing there are approximately 21 registrars registered to attend … [Read more...] about CENTR Organising Open Day For Registrars
HOTREC, the European association of hotels, restaurants and cafes has filed four community objections with the ICC. They're concerned about several of the "closed generic" applications for .hotel and derivatives of the string. With that in mind they've filed against the following: Application # 1-1016-75482 for HOTELS by Booking.com B.V. Application # 1-1249-36568 for … [Read more...] about European Hotel Association Files Objections Against .Hotel Applications
The proposed legislation coming from the US to combat online piracy known as SOPA has not been popular among internet industry professionals or internet users. The debate surrounding the legislation heated up considerably in the runup to Christmas and there is now a planned "blackout" being organised by several high profile content providers. In a rather interesting and … [Read more...] about What Does The Whitehouse SOPA Statement Actually Mean?
When the ICANN board voted on XXX in the public meeting in San Francisco there were a number of people who abstained. One of them was ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom, who said that he would provide a reason for his abstention at a later date. That reason has now been provided: (thanks to @thereforeICANN on Twitter) This was an extremely difficult decision. There were extensive … [Read more...] about Beckstrom Explains Abstention on XXX Vote (Sort Of)
At the ICANN meeting in Brussels one of the topics that came up for discussion both during the public forum and the board meeting, was the topic of remuneration. That time round it was specifically in relation to the board and more specifically its chair. The discussion during the public forum was very interesting, as getting the balance right in such matters is awkward. There … [Read more...] about Are ICANN Senior Staff Getting A Payrise?
The ICANN board meeting in Nairobi led to a number of surprises. EOI was killed off, "vertical integration" was shunted back to a GNSO workgroup to "sort it out", while the much awaited "decision" on .xxx morphed into this: 15. Consideration of the Independent Review Panel Declaration - ICM Registry v. ICANN Whereas, on 6 June 2008, in accordance with ICANN Bylaws, ICM … [Read more...] about ICANN and XXX – Stuck In An Infinite Loop or A Maze?
CENTR is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.The organisation brings together ccTLD managers from the four corners of the globe, though with a focus on Europe.On December 2, 2009, they are organising a seminar in Brussels entitled: Who should Govern the Internet?The event is being held to promote CENTR to EU officials as a resource for all things DNS (to paraphrase … [Read more...] about CENTR Seminar on Internet Governance and DNS
Image by _Hadock_ via FlickrThe June 2010 ICANN public meeting will be held in Brussels (via)Brussels has a lot to offer from what I recall. Lots of really nice Belgian beers, great food and plenty of other things to keep people amused. Of course anyone going to an ICANN meeting does so for serious work *cough* … [Read more...] about ICANN Goes To Brussels 2010