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April 19, 2019 12:17

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ICANN takes the reins again as .amazon talks fail

ICANN has re-involved itself in the fight over the .amazon gTLD, after Amazon and eight South American governments failed to reach agreement over the name. ICANN chair Cherine Chalaby wrote this week to the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization to inform the group that it is now ICANN that will decide whether the proposed dot-brand domain […]

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ICA opposes Aussie domaining ban

The Internet Commerce Association has weighed in to the debate about whether domain investing should be effectively banned in Australia’s .au ccTLD. Naturally enough, the domainer trade group opposes the ban, saying that investment is a natural part of any market, and very probably supplying the registry with millions of dollars of revenue. The comments […]

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“Just give up!” ICANN tells its most stubborn new gTLD applicant

ICANN has urged the company that wants to run .internet as new gTLD to just give up and go away. The India-based company, Nameshop, actually applied for .idn — to stand for “internationalized domain name” — back in the 2012 application round. It failed the Geographic Names Review portion of the application process because IDN […]

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“Stringent” new online censorship law could affect domain companies

Blame Zuck. The UK government is planning to introduce what it calls “stringent” new laws to tackle abusive behavior online, and there’s a chance it could wind up capturing domain name registries and registrars in its net. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport this morning published what it calls the Online Harms White Paper, […]

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Registrars given six months to deploy Whois killer

ICANN has started the clock ticking on the mandatory industry-wide deployment of RDAP. gTLD registries and registrars have until August 26 this year to roll out RDAP services, which will one day replace the age-old Whois spec, ICANN said this week. Registration Data Access Protocol fulfills the same function as Whois, but it’s got better […]

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ICANN pushes IANA under Conrad

ICANN chief technology officer David Conrad is now “overseeing” the IANA part of the organization, ICANN has announced. It doesn’t appear to be a promotion or change of job titles as much as a reporting structure adjustment made in the wake of a change of management at the Global Domains Division. Kim Davies is still […]

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UN ruling may put .io domains at risk

The future of .io domains may have been cast into doubt, following a ruling from the UN’s highest court. The International Court of Justice this afternoon ruled (pdf) by a 13-1 majority that “the United Kingdom is under an obligation to bring to an end its administration of the Chagos Archipelago as rapidly as possible”. […]

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Updated: More .amazon delay as governments cancel talks

The future of Amazon’s bid for .amazon has been cast into more doubt after South American governments cancelled talks with ICANN. The new secretary general of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization, Alexandra Moreira, wrote to ICANN CEO Göran Marby February 13 to call off a meeting that had been planned to take place in Brasilia, […]

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Expect more Whois accuracy emails under new ICANN policy

Registrars will be obliged to send out even more Whois accuracy emails, under a set of recommendations being considered in ICANN. Assuming recent recommendations out of the Whois policy working group are accepted, every registrant of a gTLD domain with something listed in the “Organization” field will receive a one-off mail from their registrar asking […]

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Namazi named new GDD boss

Cyrus Namazi has been appointed as the new head of ICANN’s Global Domains Division. He’s been in the role on an interim basis since November, when former GDD president Akram Atallah left to lead Donuts. Namazi won’t be “president” though, his new job title is senior vice president. He was previously VP of DNS industry […]

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