The US government has renewed the IANA contract to ICANN. Full details in the official release. The IANA contract renewal had been haunting ICANN for the last year, so closure on this key aspect of internet plumbing should be greeted positively in most quarters. The EU, however, might not be too happy, as they'd already raised concerns about the bidding process, which … [Read more...] about ICANN Wins IANA Contract Bid
Several people have made comments about how ICANN has been losing staff over the last few months. The most recent departure is their head of compliance - David Giza. His interim replacement will be Pam Little. What makes this departure noteworthy is the level of activity in the compliance department over the past 18 months - the number of registrars whose accreditations were … [Read more...] about ICANN Lose More Staff – Head of Compliance Leaves
ICANN has published what it is calling "Non-Lawyers' Guide to the May 2009 Registrar Accreditation Agreement"The document attempts to explain the registrar contract with ICANN in non-legal English.The registrar contract (RAA) is one of the more important documents when it comes to domain names, so the more people who can understand it the betterIf you register domain names then … [Read more...] about The Registrar Contract For Humans
Image via WikipediaAccording to a news alert I received last night, Eurid's contract to manage the .eu namespace has been renewed for a further 5 years.The news, which appears to have either been broken or leaked at the Eurid registrar dinner last night in Mexico city appeared on a French domain news site, but has since vanished.If anyone can confirm or deny this news it would … [Read more...] about Eurid To Keep .EU?