News

  • NameSentry℠ Adopted by Over 60% of New TLDs Launched
  • Fri, 19 Dec 2014 -NameSentry℠ Adopted by Over 60% of New TLDs Launched
  •   [news release] Architelos, Inc., the premier provider of automated domain name abuse detection and mitigation services, has added Famous Four Media to its expanding roster of NameSentry clients. Famous Four Media will be implementing NameSentry for current and upcoming generic Top Level...
  • Last Chance For Welsh Businesses To Get Their Priority Applications In For .CYMRU And .WALES Before Christmas Eve
  • Thu, 18 Dec 2014 -Last Chance For Welsh Businesses To Get Their Priority Applications In For .CYMRU And .WALES Before Christmas Eve
  • It’s last orders this week for businesses operating in Wales to make their priority applications for the new .cymru and .wales domain names, applications close at midday on 24 December 2014. Businesses can show that they are eligible for the domain name and that they actively use it in Wales by...
  • ICANN New gTLD Auction Sees .BABY And .MLS Sell For .4m
  • Thu, 18 Dec 2014 -ICANN New gTLD Auction Sees .BABY And .MLS Sell For .4m
  • On 17 December 2014, Power Auctions LLC, ICANN‘s authorized auction service provider, conducted a New gTLD Program Auction to resolve string contention for two new gTLD strings: .BABY and .MLS. Applicants for these strings were unable to resolve contention among themselves; thus their...
  • Selection of Advisors to the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Process
  • Thu, 18 Dec 2014 -Selection of Advisors to the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Process
  • The Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group (PEG) announces the selection of Advisors to the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG). As stated in the revised Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Process from 10 October, The Public Experts Group...
  • ICANN Announces 2014 IANA Functions Customer Service Survey Results | Organization Achieves 93 Percent Overall Customer Satisfaction
  • Thu, 18 Dec 2014 -ICANN Announces 2014 IANA Functions Customer Service Survey Results | Organization Achieves 93 Percent Overall Customer Satisfaction
  •   ICANN today (17/12) published the results of its third annual IANA Functions Customer Service Survey [PDF, 968 KB], which reflected a 93 percent overall customer satisfaction rate. Ebiquity, an independent third-party organization specializing in global media, marketing and reputation...
  • .TRUST Opens Registrations For Safer And Trustworthy Place Online
  • Wed, 17 Dec 2014 -.TRUST Opens Registrations For Safer And Trustworthy Place Online
  • Companies are now able to register .trust domains for those wanting to provide their customers with a safer and more trustworthy place online. The NCC Group plc, the international, independent provider of Escrow, Assurance and Domain Services, announced that companies were able to submit requests to...
  • ICANN Targeted in Spear Phishing Attack | Enhanced Security Measures Implemented
  • Wed, 17 Dec 2014 -ICANN Targeted in Spear Phishing Attack | Enhanced Security Measures Implemented
  • ICANN is investigating a recent intrusion into our systems. We believe a “spear phishing” attack was initiated in late November 2014. It involved email messages that were crafted to appear to come from our own domain being sent to members of our staff. The attack resulted in the...
  • Still No Ranking Advantage Using New gTLDs: Google
  • Tue, 16 Dec 2014 -Still No Ranking Advantage Using New gTLDs: Google
  • New gTLDs may have benefits in getting a more relevant, and shorter, domain name, but there is no advantage when it comes to how well they perform in online search results. Writing on his Google+ page, Google’s John Mueller wrote “it feels like it’s time to re-share this again...
  • Terrorism Victims Wanting Control Of ccTLDs Appeal US Court Decision
  • Tue, 16 Dec 2014 -Terrorism Victims Wanting Control Of ccTLDs Appeal US Court Decision
  • In November, a US federal court that ccTLDs are not “subject to attachment” in a case brought by victims of terrorism. However the plaintiffs are now appealing that decision. The victims of terrorism in the case came from Israel and the United States. They sued to have the assets of...
  • Join ICANN for Middle East’s First Regional Webinar on IANA Stewardship Transition and ICANN’s Accountability
  • Tue, 16 Dec 2014 -Join ICANN for Middle East’s First Regional Webinar on IANA Stewardship Transition and ICANN’s Accountability
  •   The ICANN Middle East team invites you to participate in the first regional webinar on the IANA Stewardship and ICANN‘s Accountability. There will also be an opportunity to contribute to the discussion. When: Monday, 22 December 2014 at 1600 UTC (for time conversions, please refer to...
  • ICANN Publishes Second Annual Report on WHOIS Improvements
  • Tue, 16 Dec 2014 -ICANN Publishes Second Annual Report on WHOIS Improvements
  • ICANN releases its 2014 Annual Report on WHOIS Improvements. This Report is inline with ICANN‘s commitment to WHOIS and its ongoing improvement. Read the 2014 Annual Report on WHOIS Improvements here [PDF, 1.11 MB]. Learn more about this Report in Margie Milam’s blog post, “WHOIS...
  • ICANN: IDN Variant TLDs – LGR Procedure Implementation – Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 2 is Now Open for Public Comment
  • Tue, 16 Dec 2014 -ICANN: IDN Variant TLDs – LGR Procedure Implementation – Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 2 is Now Open for Public Comment
  • Purpose (Brief): ICANN is releasing for public comment version 2 of the Maximal Starting Repertoire (MSR-2). This upwardly compatible version of the MSR adds six additional scripts to the repertoire. The MSR is the first deliverable under the “Procedure to Develop and Maintain Label Generation...
  • ICANN: Public Comment Open on Initial Report from the GNSO’s PDP Working Group on Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information
  • Tue, 16 Dec 2014 -ICANN: Public Comment Open on Initial Report from the GNSO’s PDP Working Group on Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information
  • The Working Group has published its Initial Report [PDF, 743 KB] that contains its discussion and put the arguments it has gathered to the community. The report provides both detailed arguments in favor and opposing mandatory transformation and indicates that a majority of the Working Group...
  • SWITCH Warns .CH Registrants To Beware Aggressive Tactics From Registrars
  • Mon, 15 Dec 2014 -SWITCH Warns .CH Registrants To Beware Aggressive Tactics From Registrars
  • SWITCH, the .ch registry, is warning .ch domain registrants to beware of registrars aggressively touting for business now that SWITCH is getting out of the registrar business. SWITCH say they have received an increasing number of reports from their clients recently that registrars and internet...
  • Legitimacy and Expertise in Global Internet Governance by Olivier Sylvain, Fordham University School of Law
  • Mon, 15 Dec 2014 -Legitimacy and Expertise in Global Internet Governance by Olivier Sylvain, Fordham University School of Law
  • Abstract: Over the course of the past decade or so, attention among Internet policymakers and scholars has shifted gradually from substantive design principles to the structure of Internet governance. ICANN in particular now faces a new skepticism about its legitimacy to administer the essential...