Since I haven't been posting on here as often as I used to for a variety of reasons here are a few articles that I thought were newsworthy:Laos possibly pulling back .la? - .la, which was re-purposed as the extension for Los Angeles might go back under Laos control. Good article by Kevin.Email sender hacked - Epsilon got hacked and a large number of email addresses are now "in … [Read more...] about Catching Up On Domain News
SnapNames have made available the final list of domains for the DomainFest auction.There are a few changes from the initial lists that came as a surprise.To start with all the co.uk and .de domains have vanished from the list.Considering some of the domains that were on that list and the prices that cctld domains have been fetching over the last year, it seems like a very odd … [Read more...] about DomainFest Countdown – More Auction Changes
The 2008 DomainFest, which is to be held in Hollywood, will include a live auction this time round.Since Oversee acquired SnapNames earlier this year it's only logical that they would be the partner chosen to run that part of the event.If you have some domains that you'd like to auction off now is the time to let the guys in DomainFest / SnapNames know … [Read more...] about DomainFest 2008 Auction With SnapNames
On registering at the ICANN LA meeting all delegates are presented with a bag and tshirt.This time round the tshirt is black and reflects what seems to be a possible theme for this meeting - multilingualism.One of the issues that ICANN has been making efforts to address over the past few months is multilingualism. This meeting is meant to be having a number of sessions with … [Read more...] about ICANN Going Multilingual?
Delegates from the four corners of the globe are converging on the Hilton LAX for the ICANN meeting. Although the meeting does not officially start until Monday morning there are several meetings scheduled for today. … [Read more...] about ICANN LA Gearing Up
The provisional schedule of meetings and social events for the next ICANN meeting in LA is now available.The next meeting will cover many important and interesting topics, but it also marks the exit of Vint Cerf from the organisation that he has led for the last 8 years. Mr Cerf's contribution will be honoured during a gala event on Tuesday October 30 in Sony Studios. … [Read more...] about ICANN Los Angeles Meeting Schedule
I presume that most people who are travelling to ICANN in LA will be arriving over the weekend, so it seems like a good time to plan a "domainer dinner" (you can take the term "domainer" to mean anyone with an interest in domains)If anyone is interested please let me know … [Read more...] about Anyone Up For Dinner In LA Before ICANN?
The schedule for the ICANN meeting in LA next month has been announced.As could be expected many of the topics that have been under debate in recent months are on the agenda.Full details are on the meeting site … [Read more...] about ICANN LA Meeting Schedule Announced