A small French registrar based in Paris has been sent a breach notice by ICANN's compliance team. Mistername appears to be a very small registrar and from what I can gather has less than 100 names on its accreditation (if it has more then I'm obviously looking in the wrong place!). The Mistername site is incredibly rudimentary and seems to consist of only a couple of … [Read more...] about Small French Registrar Smacked by ICANN Compliance
If you've been following the newTLD process within ICANN over the last year or so you will have probably been aware of how slow and tortuous development has been. To recap, ICANN, which oversees domain names globally, announced that it was "opening up" the internet so that "anyone" could get the domain extension they wanted. Of course it's not really "everyone" and the process … [Read more...] about Berlin The Latest New TLD Battleground?
The Mayor of Paris was very upbeat about the new TLD project when he spoke during the ICANN meeting in Paris. Not surprisingly Paris is one of the European cities that is pushing hard to get its own tld .paris.According to news released earlier today the .paris bid is going to be using a combination of AFNIC and CORE.AFNIC already runs the .fr cctld operations, while CORE runs … [Read more...] about AFNIC / CORE To Run .Paris
Registration for the next ICANN public meeting, which is to be held in Paris, France, is now open.I'm not sure how many rooms have been set aside for ICANN delegates, but as the meeting is being held in a central location in Paris it shouldn't be too hard to find alternatives. … [Read more...] about ICANN Paris Meeting Registration Open
Domain tasting in its current form may soon become a thing of the past.The blogs and mailing lists have been buzzing for most of today following on from ICANN's announcement that they were going to try and axe the AGP (Add Grace Period) which has been abused by registrars.While initially it wasn't 100% clear when the change would come into effect a press release from ICANN in … [Read more...] about ICANN To Axe Add Grace Period – Domain Tasting On Its DeathBed
According to DomainesInfo the venue for the ICANN meeting in Paris has been confirmed.They're saying that the meeting will take place in the Méridien Montparnasse. Hopefully there will be an ICANN rate announced soon, as the pricing I'm seeing for that period is rather expensive! … [Read more...] about ICANN Paris Venue Confirmed
I mentioned that ICANN would be meeting in New Delhi early next year a couple of weeks ago.They've since made it officialI sincerely doubt if I'll be able to make it all the way to New Delhi, as I'm planning on heading to DomainFest in LA as well next year, plus the Paris meeting is already on my calendar! … [Read more...] about ICANN New Delhi Officially Announced
Between 1200 and 1500 people attend each ICANN meeting.A few months ago I had a look over the documents provided to potential hosts to get some idea of the requirements and it was quite scary on some levels.The organisers of next year's Paris meeting have been sharing some of the details (in French), though they still haven't finalised the actual venue (not that I'm complaining … [Read more...] about The Logistics of an ICANN Meeting – Paris 2008