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July 23, 2019 13:33

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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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ICANN picks Madrid for next gTLD industry meeting

ICANN’s Global Domains Division has invited the domain industry to Madrid for next year’s GDD Industry Summit. The meeting will be held at the drably named but NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding hotel from May 8 to 11 2017. The timing may be fortuitous for intercontinental travelers — it ends just a couple of days before […]

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Afilias takes over .hotel, sidelines Krischenowski over hacking claims

Afilias has sought to distance itself from DotBerlin CEO Dirk Krischenowski, due to ongoing claims that he improperly accessed secret data on rival .hotel applicants. The company revealed in a recent letter to ICANN that it has bought out Krischenowski’s 48.8% stake in successful .hotel applicant Hotel Top Level Domain Sarl and that Afilias will […]

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.hotel fight gets nasty with “criminal” hacking claims

A group of would-be .hotel gTLD registries have called on ICANN to reject the winning applicant’s bid or be complicit in “criminal acts”. The group, which includes Travel Reservations, Famous Four Media, Radix, Minds + Machines, Donuts and Fegistry is threatening to file a second Independent Review Process complaint unless ICANN complies with its demands. […]

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Donuts: glitch revealed price we would pay for gTLDs

The recently discovered security vulnerability in one of ICANN’s web sites revealed how much Donuts was willing to pay for contested gTLDs at auction. This worrying claim emerged during a meeting between registries and the ICANN board of directors at ICANN 53 in Buenos Aires yesterday. “We were probably the largest victim of the data […]

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Most ICANN new gTLD breaches were over a year ago

Almost three quarters of the security breaches logged against ICANN’s new gTLD portal occurred over a three-month period in early 2014, DI can reveal. Almost every incident of a new gTLD applicant coming across data they weren’t supposed to see — 322 of the 330 total — happened before the end of October last year, […]

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More security issues prang ICANN site

ICANN has revealed details of a security problem on its web site that could have allowed new gTLD registries to view data belonging to their competitors. The bug affected its Global Domains Division customer relationship management portal, which registries use to communicate with ICANN on issues related to delegation and launch. ICANN took GDD down […]

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