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Expect “minor inconveniences” in post-hurricane Puerto Rico

ICANN 61 is going ahead in Puerto Rico despite the continuing fallout of a devastating hurricane season, the organization has confirmed. The March 10-15 meeting will take place at the convention center in San Juan, and participants can only expect “minor inconveniences” ICANN said in a statement: We recognize that Puerto Rico is still in […]

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Puerto Rico : Dot .PR domain shares the status of the rebuilding island

The devastation in Puerto Rico due to hurricane Irma was immense. Millions of Puerto Ricans were left without power and water, and the rebuilding process has been slow. Domain investors residing on the island, such as Rick Latona, were lucky to escape Irma’s wrath, but are back with fuel and generators restoring power and Internet […]

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ICANN 61 in San Juan, Puerto Rico : Will they have power?

The devastation that hurricane Maria brought to Puerto Rico is immense, and currently only 10% of the island has power. Millions of Puerto Ricans in San Juan and elsewhere depend on food rations to survive. Domain investors living in Puerto Rico, such as Rick Latona, are grateful to have escaped the hurricane’s wrath. Progress is […]

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ICANN hopes Puerto Rico will recover in time for March meeting

First Zika, then Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Maria might necessitate moving an ICANN meeting away from Puerto Rico for the second time, but ICANN hopes that won’t be the case. The non-profit released a statement this weekend saying that it still hopes to hold ICANN61 in San Juan, Puerto Rico March 10-15, 2018: “Our sincere hope […]

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Rick Latona and family are safe, after hurricane Maria crushes Puerto Rico

Domain entrepreneur, Rick Latona, and his family are safe, after hurricane Maria crushed Puerto Rico. Latona, a Harvard Business School graduate, moved his company, SiteMatrix LLC, to Puerto Rico a couple of years ago. The island is without power, but all of his employees are safe and sound, despite the unprecedented scale of destruction that […]

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ICANN wants to return to Puerto Rico, but don’t hold your breath

ICANN reschedules Puerto Rico meeting for March 2018. ICANN plans to return to Puerto Rico for its March 2018 meeting after moving the Fall 2016 meeting due to concerns over the Zika Virus. Whether or not you agree with ICANN’s decision to move this year’s meeting out of Puerto Rico, it doesn’t seem that the […]

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After Zika threat passes, ICANN confirms return to Puerto Rico

ICANN will hold its first public meeting of 2018 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which was originally supposed to the venue for this October’s meeting. ICANN moved ICANN 57 from San Juan to Hyderabad, India in May, at the height of the scare about the Zika virus. Zika is spread by mosquitoes and sex and […]

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ICANN diverts from Puerto Rico to India to avoid Zika

ICANN has confirmed that its 57th public meeting will not be held, as originally planned, in Puerto Rico. Instead, it is asking community members to instead head to Hyderabad, India, this November. Those Las Vegas rumors turned out not to be true. However, on the up-side, those Las Vegas rumors turned out not to be […]

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ICANN mulls moving Puerto Rico meeting to Las Vegas due to Zika virus

Meeting will be moved up a week if it is moved to Vegas. ICANN is considering moving this fall’s meeting in Puerto Rico due to concerns about the Zika virus. At the top of the list: Las Vegas. Nicholas Tomasso, VP of Meetings for ICANN, explained on a Community Leaders call last week that a […]

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Zika virus warning forces cancellation of ICANN meeting in Panama

The Zika virus has already taken its toll among the domain community. This year’s “B Meeting” by ICANN, scheduled in Panama, has been canceled, due to the Zika virus outbreak in the area. Other potential venues are being explored, but none has yet been selected. According to the same sources, the ICANN “C Meeting” scheduled […]

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