Again on the subject of new TLDs ....One of the "issues" that concerned a number of people is the concept of "vertical separation".The basic idea is that registries and registrars should be kept separate.While that is a wonderful Utopian ideal, the reality is that in the real world companies own other companies, people trade in stocks and shares etc., etc. So it's far from … [Read more...] about Registry Registrar Separation Now Probably Going To Be A Policy Debate
During the ICANN meeting in Seoul it became very clear that new TLDs were not going to progress on schedule (which schedule doesn't matter).It also became clear that:ICANN still wants them to go aheadICANN wants to make everyone happyThere's an obvious flaw there.You cannot appease all interest groups AND move forward with new TLDs.The "overarching issues" need to be addressed … [Read more...] about New TLDs – Progress? Or Just More Chaos?
ICANN staff informed the Registrar Stakeholder Group at the meeting in Seoul, Korea, that 638 registrars have either signed the new RAA or are in the process of signing it. While it may prove difficult to encourage all registrars to signup voluntarily ie. prior to contract expiry it's encouraging to see that the bulk of domain registrations are now covered by the new … [Read more...] about ICANN Registrars Switching to new RAA Update