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Iran rep reported to ICANN Ombudsman, again

Iran’s Governmental Advisory Committee representative has found himself reported to ICANN’s Ombudsman for alleged bad behavior for the second time in just a few months. Outspoken GACer Kavouss Arasteh was referred to Ombudsman Herb Waye by consultant John Laprise, according to posts on mailing lists and social media. Both men serve on an ICANN volunteer […]

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Iran reported to Ombudsman after new gTLD conspiracy theory

ICANN’s Ombudsman has stepped in to resolve a complaint from the Iranian government that it was being “excluded” from discussions about the next phase of the new gTLD program. Kavouss Arasteh, Iran’s Governmental Advisory Committee representative, earlier this month accused the leadership of the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Working Group of deliberately scheduling teleconferences to […]

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Changing Your Domain Name After a Divorce; A Millionaire Says Getting Rich Means…

This is a remarkable slump for 104-year old IBM; The Timeshare Hard Sell Comes Roaring Back; Microsoft Positions Itself as the Perfect Home for Bitcoin-Style Blockchains; Never Mind Oil, Iran’s About to Shake the World Pistachio Market; Sarcasm is Not a Leadership Competency; You Are a Digital Company! Prepare Your Business and.. Airbnb: The Good, […]

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.sexy may be blocked in Iran

Some networks in Iran appear to be systematically blocking Uniregistry’s .sexy gTLD. That’s one of the conclusions of a slightly odd experiment commissioned by ICANN. The newly published An Analysis of New gTLD Universal Acceptance was conducted by APNIC Labs. The idea was to figure out whether there are any issues with new gTLDs on […]

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Judge blocks seizure of Iran’s ccTLD

ICANN has won a court battle, and avoided a major political incident, over an attempt by terrorism victims to seize ccTLDs belonging to Iran, Korea and Syria. A District of Columbia judge ruled this week that while ccTLDs may be a form of “property” under the law, they’re not “attachable” property. Attachment is a legal […]

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DigikaPart: Iranian domain lost in UDRP due to copycat content

When your brand copies off another business’s name, making claims about the name’s origin won’t work if you also copy their content. A UDRP filed at the WIPO against the domain name DigikaPart.com by DigiKey Electronics, was met by a surprising claim by the Respondent. DigikaPart was registered in Iran and appears to be providing […]

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Domain offers from Iran and Pakistan: When a bad apple ruins the bunch!

After noticing an automatic response email being sent out for a domain parked at Domain Name Sales, we took a closer look at our account settings. Nope, automatic responses are disabled, so what triggered that email going out? For the record, the email triggered this message: “The inquirer’s email address is invalid or has bounced.” […]

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ICANN tells court ccTLDs aren’t property, can’t be awarded to plaintiffs

Victims of terrorism want to be paid (in part) with country code top level domain names. ICANN has responded to the U.S. federal court in the District of Columbia, arguing that ccTLDs (country Code top level domain names, e.g. .ca and .de) are not property and can’t be awarded to plaintiffs in a case involving […]

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Iranian domain registrants: Only solution is to use fake contact info

Sallar Kaboli is a developer and UI designer, based in Tehran, Iran. In a blog post published on the collaborative publication, Medium.com, Sallar Kaboli describes the effects the US embargo against Iran has on in his daily life as a software developer. “We can not buy hosting space, VPS, domains, SSL certificates and anything related from […]

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dotShabaka Diary — Day 15, Iran and Name Collisions

The fifteenth installment of dotShabaka Registry’s journal, charting its progress towards becoming one of the first new gTLDs to go live, written by general manager Yasmin Omer. Thursday 3 October 2013 At a time when ICANN has hit the ‘pause’ button on the new gTLD program in order to assess the impact of “name collisions” […]

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