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February 23, 2019 10:34

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Claims UDRP has cost over $360 million so far

Trademark owners have splashed out over $360 million on UDRP cases over the 20 years the policy has been active, according to an intellectual property trade group. Marques, a European body representing trademark owners, reckons $360 million is a “conservative” estimate. It reached the figure by multiplying the number of UDRP complaints filed to the […]

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ICANN director Burr leaving Neustar

Neustar is losing its chief privacy officer, Becky Burr, who also sits on ICANN’s board of directors. Burr, a lawyer, said last week that she’s decided to return to private practice after almost seven years at the registry. Her last day will be March 1, but she’ll continue to advise the company as outside counsel […]

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Leaked! Private ICANN chat accidentally posted in public channel

Well this is an interesting one. Yesterday George Kirikos, shared an interesting Twitter Moment of a conversation on a public ICANN message board with a private chat that seems to have accidentally been broadcast publicly. As you can see from the above screenshot, Berry Cobb from ICANN was apparently trying to send a private message […]

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After ICANN knockback, Amazon countries agree to .amazon talks

Talks that could lead to Amazon finally getting its long-sought .amazon gTLD are back on, after a dispute between ICANN and eight South American governments. The Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization last week invited ICANN CEO Goran Marby to meet ACTO members in Brasilia, any day next week. It’s not clear whether Amazon representatives have also […]

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Nazis rejoice! A TLD for you could be coming soon

The domain name system could soon get its first new standard country-code domain for eight years. This weekend, ICANN’s board of directors is set to vote on whether to allow the delegation of a ccTLD for the relatively new nation of South Sudan. The string would be .ss. It would be the first Latin-script ccTLD […]

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ICANN creates female-heavy anti-harassment team

ICANN’s board of directors has created a new team to look at issues of harassment in the community. The new Board Working Group on Anti-Harassment has eight members, six of whom are women. In fact, all six female members of the board, including non-voting liaisons, have been appointed to the group. The members are Becky […]

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ICANN chief gets $100k bonus

ICANN CEO Goran Marby has been awarded almost $100,000 of his annual bonus. The ICANN board of directors last week voted to approve the first half of his fiscal year 2019 “at risk compensation”, what ICANN calls the discretionary, performance-driven part of its executive compensation packages. Marby’s salary is $653,846.17 per annum, and the at-risk […]

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ICANN puts deadline on .amazon talks

ICANN’s board of directors has voted to put a March deadline on talks over the future of the .amazon gTLD. Late last week, the board formally resolved to “make a decision” on .amazon at ICANN 64, which runs in Kobe, Japan from March 9 to March 14. It would only do so if Amazon the […]

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Crunch Whois privacy talks kick off

ICANN volunteers are meeting this week to attempt to finalize their recommendations on the future of Whois privacy. Most members of the Expedited Policy Development Process working group have gathered in Toronto for three days of talks on what will likely become, in May this year, new contractually binding ICANN policy. Discussions are kicking off […]

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Another failing gTLD not paying its “onerous” dues

ICANN has sent out its first public contract breach notice of the year, and it’s going to another new gTLD registry that’s allegedly not paying its fees. The dishonor goes to Who’s Who Registry, manager of the spectacularly failing gTLD .whoswho. According to ICANN, the registry hasn’t paid its registry fees for several months and […]

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