A few years ago when Twitter was on the rise the social media company started imposing limitations on their API. What this meant was that many 3rd party developers found themselves restricted and inevitably they complained. Some people felt strongly that a social media platform should exist that wasn't constrained by commercial requirements and that instead of advertising sales … [Read more...] about Failed Social Media Platform Domain Sells on Sedo for $70k
If you're not in Brazil this week for the NetMundial meeting you might be following it remotely. So out of interest I decided to check the stats on the more popular hashtag people are using on Twitter, ie. #netmundial Over the past 24 hours the level of activity has been pretty impressive according to TweetReach: You can follow the hashtag here Update: … [Read more...] about Tracking #Netmundial via Twitter
While the volume of material coming out from the various ICANN parody accounts on Twitter may have dropped considerably in the last few months, some of the content is hilarious. Here's one from @icannlegal - and no, it's definitely NOT ICANN's legal department https://twitter.com/icannlegal/status/378632760430055424 In case the Twitter account gets culled here's the … [Read more...] about Humor: ICANN’s New Decision Tree
Over the past year ICANN has been undergoing a period of change. With the appointment of a new CEO any organisation will undergo change, but when you combine that with other factors like the new TLD program, the new contracts for both registrars and registries, changes across the industry and much much more, it's easy to see how the organisation would be forced to … [Read more...] about ICANN Labs Want A Panel At SXSW
Former GoDaddy general counsel Christine Jones is getting into politics. Ms Jones announced over the weekend that she was planning on running for governor of Arizona, where both she and GoDaddy are based. While precise details of Jones' campaign are not available as yet, they should be announced in the next few weeks. She's got a campaign site, Twitter and … [Read more...] about Christine Jones Running For Governor of Arizona
ICANN's President and CEO Fadi Chehadé is apparently on Twitter. You'd be forgiven for not knowing, as he's only tweeted once at time of writing: https://twitter.com/icann_president/status/354373185065582592 According to what I can see the account was created on April 21st of this year. Chehadé's predecessor was, and still is, a fairly active Twitter … [Read more...] about Fadi Chehadé Is Apparently On Twitter
Is AFNIC getting into social media and memes in a big way? They've already got a Facebook page, Twitter and are even pushing out infographics.. now it appears they're trying to harness memes. This appeared on some social media sites earlier this morning: Sure, it's not exactly "revolutionary", but it's a breath of fresh air to see an established ccTLD's marketing team … [Read more...] about AFNIC (.fr) Trying For Their Own Meme?
The guys in Cloud Registry have made available a "sane" iCal feed of the ICANN Toronto timetable You can grab it here They'll try their best to keep it up to date, but it's a free service to the ICANN community, so you get what you pay for :) I'd recommend following them on Twitter for updates … [Read more...] about Cloud Registry’s Calendar For ICANN Toronto Is Now Available
GoDaddy is the world's largest registrar and hosting provider. Earlier this evening they suffered a massive outage which appears to be related primarily to their DNS. However it is unclear if that is the issue and it is also unclear as to what is the cause. At the moment pretty much every tech blog on the planet, tech journo and tech pundit is pushing out blog posts, … [Read more...] about GoDaddy Suffers Massive Outage
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 the new CEO. ICANN has not announced who will be replacing Rod … [Read more...] about Where Is ICANN’s New CEO?