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ICANN 44 Weekend Meetings

This weekend the 44th ICANN public meeting kicked off in Prague. Yesterday’s big news came early in the morning with the announcement that “Digital Archery” had been “suspended”. Whether it will come back to haunt new TLD applicants at a later date or not is not clear, though many attendees are hoping that it won’t. […]

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Fadi Chehadé

ICANN Leadership Confusion?

Yesterday afternoon ICANN held a press conference in Prague to announce two things: the new CEO who would replace Rod Beckstrom the interim CEO who would fill the role between Beckstrom’s departure and October 1 The new CEO from October 1 2012 will be Fadi Chehadé but until he takes the reins ICANN’s Chief Operating […]

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Neustar To ICANN – Pause Before Implementing Batching

Neustar have written to ICANN about batching during the new TLD program and are urging caution. The letter, penned by their latest hire Becky Burr, joins several others that are asking ICANN not to blindly implement batching without waiting to assess the actual applications received:     Neustar has long been an advocate for the introduction […]

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Where Is ICANN’s New CEO?

On Monday June 25th, as part of the Prague ICANN meeting, there is a slot on the schedule for the “CEO Farewell Reception”. Rod Beckstrom will be leaving ICANN. This is not news. It was announced (via Twitter) several months ago. What is “news” is more correctly the lack of it ie. the naming of […]

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ICANN Publish New TLD Timeline

Last night ICANN published a timeline for the new TLD process moving forward. They also revealed that there were currently 500 new TLD applications that had not been completed. Whether they will be completed by 2359 UTC tonight remains to be seen, but I doubt if they’ll all get done in less than 24 hours. […]

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