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IANA Whois For IE Updated

The IANA whois data for .ie was changed yesterday. While the “sponsoring organisation” is still listed as UCD,  the other contacts have switched The old listing was: Hostmaster Team at University College University College Dublin Computing Services Computer Centre Belfield Dublin City hostmaster@ucd.ie And a similar entry for the technical contact. This is now listing […]

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ICANN Wins IANA Contract Bid

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 […]

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ICANN Communications Fiasco

If you’re a big international organisation you need to be good at communicating. ICANN, unfortunately, doesn’t have an exactly stellar track record in this area. One of the organisation’s biggest critics, Kieren McCarthy, was hired by the organisation to improve things, but he left a couple of years later (though he hasn’t left the organisation […]

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ICANN Official Release On Beckstrom Departure

ICANN has issued an official release regarding Rod Beckstrom’s announced departure. I wasn’t expecting the release to have any “meat”, but I think they’ve outdone themselves this time. It’s not just slightly fluffy, it’s practically redefined my understanding of fluff. There’s no indication as to why Beckstrom is standing down, so speculation will be rife […]

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Why Won’t ICANN Answer Questions?

During the last public ICANN meeting in San Francisco there was a public forum. This is quite normal. Several people asked questions of the ICANN board, some were answered, others weren’t. Why not? Nigel Roberts from the Channel Isles registry asked the following (for the sake of clarity I’m republishing the entire section of the […]

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