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April 4, 2020 23:47

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BREAKING: ICANN’s number two Cyrus Namazi quits. Probably due to sexual discrimination claims.

The head of ICANN’s Global Domains Division, Cyrus Namazi — arguably ICANN’s number-two exec — has resigned from the organization, according to multiple sources. I believe it’s related to allegations of sexual discrimination. ICANN staffers were told this evening that he’s resigned “effective immediately” and that a public announcement will follow. Long-time ICANN staffer Theresa […]

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RRSG : #ICANN group advising registrars to focus on all new #Coronavirus #domains

RrSG is the Registrar Stakeholder Group within ICANN. Citing current domain registration trends involving terms related to the Coronavirus pandemic, the group has shared its guidelines in a document titled, “Registrar approaches to the COVID-19Crisis.” Says the ICANN document: “Given the severity of the current global COVID-19 pandemic and in view of potentialmalicious registration of […]

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ICANN grants Verisign its price increases, of course

ICANN has given Verisign its ability to increase .com prices by up to 7% a year, despite thousands of complaints from domain owners. The amendments give Verisign the right to raise prices in each of the last four years of its six-year duration. The current price is $7.85 a year. Because the contract came into […]

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#ICANN president : I have decided to execute the amendment of the .COM Registry Agreement

Göran Marby, ICANN President & CEO, announced that he gave Verisign the green light with regards to the .com Registry Agreement. The agreement allows Verisign to increase prices by 7% during each of the last four years of each six year contract renewal. Additionally, the wholesale price of a .com domain would increase from $7.85 […]

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ICANN publishes .com price hike report

Staff justification report echoes its previous comments, as well as Verisign’s. ICANN has published a review of comments submitted about its proposed contract amendment with Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for .com. The most controversial aspect of the amendment is allowing Verisign to increase the price of .com domains by 7% per year in the last four […]

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No .com price increases this year. Thanks, coronavirus!

Verisign won’t increase prices on .com or any of its other TLDs this year. The promise comes as part of a package of coronavirus-related measures the company announced on its blog yesterday. Verisign said: In order to support individuals and small businesses affected by this crisis, Verisign will freeze registry prices for all of our […]

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#ICANN shared its post-ICANN67 policy report but we had to edit it!

ICANN has shared its post-ICANN67 policy report, calling its virtual community gathering a success. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Cancun in Mexico wasn’t the destination of choice, and ICANN67 took place 100% online. So what is this report about? Says David Olive, Senior Vice President, Policy Development Support: “This Post-ICANN67 Policy Report captures decisions and […]

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US senators tell ICANN to reject .org deal

Five US senators have called on ICANN to not approve the acquisition of Public Interest Registry by Ethos Capital. The senators — all Democrats — said in a March 18 letter published today that the proposed $1.13 billion deal is “against the public interest”. The surprisingly detailed nine-page letter (pdf) was signed by Ron Wyden, […]

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More ICANN events cancelled for May

ICANN has cancelled its annual GDD Industry Summit and DNS Symposium, which had been scheduled to take place in Paris, France, in May. “The decision to cancel these events was made in light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 virus outbreak and, for the GDD Summit, included conversations with the Contracted Parties House,” ICANN said in […]

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ICANN cancels May events, sets 2022 meeting for The Hague

Near-term events canceled, but ICANN also looks forward. ICANN has canceled the upcoming GDD Industry Summit and ICANN DNS Symposium, which were both scheduled to be held in France in May. The GDD Industry Summit is more of a get together for registrars and registries than a typical ICANN conference. I’ve seen events canceled out […]

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