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August 20, 2019 10:16

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ICANN Working Group: Registrants Must Retain the Right to Defend Their Domains in Court

In this post, the Internet Commerce Association provides an update on a plan to give IGOs special privileges related to domain names. Should domain name registrants’ fundamental right, the right to go to court to overrule a UDRP decision transferring their domain name, be taken away? That was one of the primary questions that an […]

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ICANN blocks 1.5 million domains, including some three-letter names

A million and a half domain names, including many potential valuable three and four-letter strings, have been been given special protection across all gTLDs under a new ICANN policy. The long-discussed, highly controversial reservation of the names and acronyms of various intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations has become official ICANN Consensus Policy and will be binding […]

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ICANN threatening acronyms and other desirable domain names

Canadian Domain investor, George Kirikos, has been following ICANN closely for more than a decade. Often commenting on upcoming changes and proposals requesting public feedback, George Kirikos is able to ‘read between the lines‘ and identify more or less visible issues, and often raises awareness to them. In an exchange that identified an issue with […]

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