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  • ICANN: IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group to Issue Request for Proposal (RFP) to Fulfill Secretariat Function
  • Wed, 03 Sep 2014 -ICANN: IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group to Issue Request for Proposal (RFP) to Fulfill Secretariat Function
  • The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to select a suitable contractor through ICANN process to perform its secretariat function. The ICG was established as a result of a broad community consultation and in response to the announcement by the...
  • Stress Test: Reconsideration Request on Accountability Process Filed with ICANN Board by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association
  • Tue, 02 Sep 2014 -Stress Test: Reconsideration Request on Accountability Process Filed with ICANN Board by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association
  • In a rapid follow-up to the unprecedented joint letter sent on August 26th by all members of the ICANN community questioning the proposed Accountability Process imposed by ICANN staff, three of the groups that signed that letter have now submitted a formal Reconsideration Request (RR) to the ICANN...
  • .CLUB Claims First Of New gTLDs To Reach 100,000 Domains Sold
  • Mon, 01 Sep 2014 -.CLUB Claims First Of New gTLDs To Reach 100,000 Domains Sold
  • .CLUB announced last Friday they are the first of the new gTLDs to reach 100,000 domain names sold – and in just over 100 days. It appears there are around 200 to 400 .club domains continuing to be registered every day. While the gTLD is third on the list for most domain names registered...
  • Nominet takes another step to increase the security of the UK namespace
  • Mon, 01 Sep 2014 -Nominet takes another step to increase the security of the UK namespace
  • [news release] Nominet is boosting the security of the UK namespace to help protect it from attack and exploitation. As part of this, we’ll be offering two-factor authentication access to our Online Services (OS) to registrars later on this year. Two-factor authentication is a two-step...
  • GNSO, ccNSO, GAC, ALAC and SSAC Issue Unprecedented Joint Letter Questioning ICANN’s Staff-Imposed Accountability Process
  • Mon, 01 Sep 2014 -GNSO, ccNSO, GAC, ALAC and SSAC Issue Unprecedented Joint Letter Questioning ICANN’s Staff-Imposed Accountability Process
  • In another unpredicted development the entire community of ICANN stakeholders has sent a joint letter to CEO Fadi Chehade and the ICANN Board that strongly questions the “Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance – Process and Next Steps” document published by ICANN staff on August 14th...
  • ICANN: New L-Root Instance in Puerto Rico Will Help Mitigate Network Outages and Deliver Improved Internet Experience
  • Mon, 01 Sep 2014 -ICANN: New L-Root Instance in Puerto Rico Will Help Mitigate Network Outages and Deliver Improved Internet Experience
  • [news release] Gauss Research Laboratory, Inc. (NIC.pr) announced today that it has successfully installed an L-Root instance in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This new instance will provide Internet resiliency to the region and reduce the response time their customers experience when making Domain Name...
  • Hosting.co.uk Launches New ‘Flexible Approach’ For Its Super-Affiliates
  • Sun, 31 Aug 2014 -Hosting.co.uk Launches New ‘Flexible Approach’ For Its Super-Affiliates
  • Leading UK Web Hosting provider Hosting.co.uk have launched a new ‘flexible approach’ to its super-affiliate program designed to maximise affiliate marketers profits whilst providing UK consumers with low cost, best-in-class web hosting. [news release] Hosting.co.uk one of the leading...
  • ICANN: Implementing Rights Protection Mechanisms in the Name Collision Mitigation Framework
  • Sat, 30 Aug 2014 -ICANN: Implementing Rights Protection Mechanisms in the Name Collision Mitigation Framework
  • Brief Overview: To determine the requirements on the appropriate Rights Protection Mechanisms for names removed from registry SLD Block Lists. Comment Period: 25 Aug 2014 – 15 Sep 2014 23:59 UTC Reply Period: 16 Sep 2014 – 7 Oct 2014 23:59 UTC Section I: Description, Explanation, and...
  • Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Town Hall Meeting to take place at Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul
  • Sat, 30 Aug 2014 -Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Town Hall Meeting to take place at Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul
  • ICANN staff invites all interested stakeholders to a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Process during the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey. The Town Hall Meeting will provide an opportunity for an open dialogue to address and clarify...
  • ICANN: Call for Candidates: Seeking Advisors to the ICANN Accountability & Governance Coordination Group
  • Fri, 29 Aug 2014 -ICANN: Call for Candidates: Seeking Advisors to the ICANN Accountability & Governance Coordination Group
  • In Short: The Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group is asked to select up to seven advisors to the ICANN Accountability & Governance Coordination Group. As part of executing its mandate, the Public Experts Group is issuing a Call for Candidates to encourage nominations from the...
  • Nominet: 2013 in UK Domain Name Disputes
  • Thu, 28 Aug 2014 -Nominet: 2013 in UK Domain Name Disputes
  • 674 complaints handled and £6.55m in legal costs saved by Nominet’s award-winning Dispute Resolution Service in 2013. [news release] A summary published today shows that the number of domain name disputes handled by Nominet fell by over 17% in 2013. The summary provides an overview of all the...
  • Second Round Of New gTLD Applications On ICANN Board Agenda: auIGF Discussion
  • Thu, 28 Aug 2014 -Second Round Of New gTLD Applications On ICANN Board Agenda: auIGF Discussion
  • The prospect of a second round of applications for new gTLDs is on the agenda for ICANN, with discussions likely to take place at an upcoming board meeting, possibly as early as September. “The board will soon start discussing the possibility of opening a second round of applications for new...
  • ICANN: Charter for the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group is Published
  • Thu, 28 Aug 2014 -ICANN: Charter for the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group is Published
  • The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) today announced that it has finalized and published the group’s charter [PDF, 45 KB]. The final charter is the result of multiple email and phone discussions among the members of the ICG, and the 8-15 of August open comment period on the...
  • .TV Value Grows With Changing Nature Of Media Consumption
  • Wed, 27 Aug 2014 -.TV Value Grows With Changing Nature Of Media Consumption
  • The Tuvaluan ccTLD .TV has had its ups and downs since it was rebranded as a TLD aimed at the television industry. But it appears to be growing according to a report in The New York Times. “Today, as video is watched on smartphones and laptops rather than on living room couches, the .tv suffix...
  • .ORG Grows 1.4 Percent To 10.43 Million In First Half, 2014
  • Wed, 27 Aug 2014 -.ORG Grows 1.4 Percent To 10.43 Million In First Half, 2014
  • The total number of .org domains under management increased to 10,428,027 globally, a 1.4 percent (143,512) increase in registrations in the six months to the end of June 2014, the latest bi-annual Dashboard report from the Public Interest Registry, the .org registry operator, has found. Other...