News

  • ICANN: Release of Country and Territory Names within the .NEUSTAR TLD
  • Sat, 20 Sep 2014 -ICANN: Release of Country and Territory Names within the .NEUSTAR TLD
  • Purpose (Brief): A Registry Services Evaluation Policy (RSEP) request was submitted by NeuStar, Inc. to allow the release of country and territory names for the .NEUSTAR top-level domain (TLD). As of 31 July 2014, Specification 13 has been granted for .NEUSTAR indicating that the TLD has .BRAND...
  • ICANN: Results Available for 17 September 2014 New gTLD Program Auction
  • Fri, 19 Sep 2014 -ICANN: Results Available for 17 September 2014 New gTLD Program Auction
  • On 17 September 2014, an Auction conducted by ICANN‘s authorized Auction service provider, Power Auctions LLC, was held to resolve string contention sets for three new generic Top-level Domain (gTLD) strings; BUY, TECH, and VIP. String contention occurs when more than one applicant has applied...
  • ICANN: IANA Stewardship Coordination Group Publishes Guidelines for Decision-Making
  • Fri, 19 Sep 2014 -ICANN: IANA Stewardship Coordination Group Publishes Guidelines for Decision-Making
  • The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) today announced that it has finalized and published the group’s Guidelines for Decision Making [PDF, 125 KB]. The objective of the document is to assist the ICG in optimizing productivity and effectiveness in the process of making...
  • ICANN: Results Available for 17 September 2014 Auction
  • Thu, 18 Sep 2014 -ICANN: Results Available for 17 September 2014 Auction
  • On 17 September 2014, an Auction conducted by ICANN’s authorized Auction service provider, Power Auctions LLC, was held to resolve string contention sets for three new generic Top-level Domain (gTLD) strings; BUY, TECH, and VIP. String contention occurs when more than one applicant has applied...
  • ICANN: Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Procedure Standing Panel Identified
  • Thu, 18 Sep 2014 -ICANN: Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Procedure Standing Panel Identified
  • ICANN has selected and entered into contracts with members of the Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Procedure (PICDRP) Standing Panel. The PICDRP was developed to address reports that a Registry may not be complying with the Public Interest Commitment(s) in Specification 11 of their...
  • ICANN: Pre-ICANN 51 Policy Update Webinar
  • Thu, 18 Sep 2014 -ICANN: Pre-ICANN 51 Policy Update Webinar
  •   The ICANN Policy Development Support Team will provide a Policy Update Webinar on Thursday 2 October 2014 at 10:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC, summarizing policy activities across the ICANN policy development community including the ongoing Transition of Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers...
  • ICANN: Proposed Changes to GNSO Operating Procedures
  • Thu, 18 Sep 2014 -ICANN: Proposed Changes to GNSO Operating Procedures
  • Purpose (Brief): To obtain community input on several proposed changes to the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Operating Procedures with respect to certain GNSO Council meeting processes (viz. the Council’s ability to waive the deadline for submissions of motions for voting, and to...
  • ICANN: ICG Announces Fourth Conference Call
  • Wed, 17 Sep 2014 -ICANN: ICG Announces Fourth Conference Call
  • The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will hold its fourth conference call on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 from 21:30-22:30 UTC. For time zone conversions, please see here. The community is welcome to attend by way of a listen-only mode Virtual Meeting Room through which audio...
  • ICANN Board Adopts FY15 Operating Plan and Budget
  • Wed, 17 Sep 2014 -ICANN Board Adopts FY15 Operating Plan and Budget
  • The ICANN Board adopted the FY15 Operating Plan and Budget on 09 September 2014. To view the document please visit the Financials page. This ICANN announcement was sourced from: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-09-16-en
  • ICANN CEO: US Not Giving Up Control Of Open Internet. Because It Doesn’t Have Control.
  • Tue, 16 Sep 2014 -ICANN CEO: US Not Giving Up Control Of Open Internet. Because It Doesn’t Have Control.
  • “No single person, organisation or government has control of the global, decentralised internet,” writes ICANN CEO and President Fadi Chehadé on the ICANN blog. “The United States is not giving up control of the open internet. How can I be sure?” Chehadé asks...
  • Bumper Month For New gTLD Launches In September
  • Tue, 16 Sep 2014 -Bumper Month For New gTLD Launches In September
  • It seems to be a bumper month for General Availability launches of new gTLDs in September with 16 happening by my count, along with 18 Sunrise launches. OK, keeping count of these things is difficult, but my tally of new gTLD launches for September is below. September New gTLD Sunrise Launches...
  • ICANN: Alan Greenberg Selected as Next ALAC Chair
  • Tue, 16 Sep 2014 -ICANN: Alan Greenberg Selected as Next ALAC Chair
  • Alan Greenberg, a long-time member of the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), has been selected as the next ALAC Chair. Greenberg replaces Olivier Crépin-Leblond, who has served as ALAC Chair since December 2010. He will begin a one-year, renewable term on October 16, 2014 during the ICANN51...
  • Microsoft Implements URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering For Bing
  • Tue, 16 Sep 2014 -Microsoft Implements URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering For Bing
  • Microsoft have announced they implemented a specific spam filtering mechanism for their Bing search engine a few months ago that targets a common spam technique known as URL keyword stuffing (KWS). The announcement by Igor Rondel, Principal Development Manager, Bing Index Quality, came in a...
  • Scottish Independence Referendum Throws Up ccTLD Conundrum
  • Sun, 14 Sep 2014 -Scottish Independence Referendum Throws Up ccTLD Conundrum
  • The referendum the Scottish people will vote on 18 September to determine whether the country gains independence from the United Kingdom has a lot of far-reaching implications for the country, one of which that is little discussed is top level domains. The .scot new gTLD is currently being...
  • Duo Of Six-Figure Sales Tops Weekly Chart
  • Sun, 14 Sep 2014 -Duo Of Six-Figure Sales Tops Weekly Chart
  • Maca.com selling for 0,000 in a private sale and usedcars.ca selling for C6,000 (5,920) through iREx.ca topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 31 August. The sales easily eclipsed the third placed sale for the week lea.com, which sold for ,100...