A few days ago LACTLD issued a statement about ICANN moving meetings out of their region. Today they've escalated matters and have written directly to the ICANN Board. Don't worry, they're still being very polite, but it's very clear from their latest missive that they are not very happy with ICANN. The letter, which is signed by not only LACTLD (Latin American and … [Read more...] about LACTLD vs ICANN: Letter Dispatched To ICANN Board
The US Department of Commerce's Larry Strickling has written to ICANN again. This time it's about new TLDs, the RAA, law enforcement and trademark protections in new TLDs. By the tone and choice of words it sounds like the US Department of Commerce either assumes that ICANN will be able to force registrars to agree to the LEA demands or is happy with the concessions … [Read more...] about Strickling To Crocker – ICANN Needs To Do More To Protect IP
The proposed legislation coming from the US to combat online piracy known as SOPA has not been popular among internet industry professionals or internet users. The debate surrounding the legislation heated up considerably in the runup to Christmas and there is now a planned "blackout" being organised by several high profile content providers. In a rather interesting and … [Read more...] about What Does The Whitehouse SOPA Statement Actually Mean?
Following on from the announcement last night that ICANN chief Rod Beckstrom would be stepping down next year there has been a lot of chatter going on via email, twitter, facebook and other media. One question that has been raised by a few people was very practical. What is going to happen to the Palo Alto offices? ICANN observers may recall that one of the terms … [Read more...] about So What’s Happening With ICANN’s Palo Alto Office?
The ICANN board meeting in Nairobi led to a number of surprises. EOI was killed off, "vertical integration" was shunted back to a GNSO workgroup to "sort it out", while the much awaited "decision" on .xxx morphed into this: 15. Consideration of the Independent Review Panel Declaration - ICM Registry v. ICANN Whereas, on 6 June 2008, in accordance with ICANN Bylaws, ICM … [Read more...] about ICANN and XXX – Stuck In An Infinite Loop or A Maze?