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Data leak security glitch screws up ICANN 61 for thousands

A security vulnerability forced ICANN to take down its Adobe Connect conferencing service halfway through its ICANN 61 meeting in Puerto Rico. The “potentially serious security issue” could “could possibly lead to the disclosure of the information shared in an ICANN Adobe Connect room”, ICANN said in a pair of statements. Taking down the service […]

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Next new gTLD round unlikely before 2022

ICANN is unlikely to accept any more new gTLD applications until a full decade has passed since the last round was open. That’s the conclusion of some ICANN community members working on rules for the next round. Speaking at ICANN 61 in Puerto Rico this weekend, Jeff Neuman, co-chair of the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures […]

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Get drunk on Neustar’s tab and it will donate money to hurricane relief

Neustar has promised to donate thousands of dollars to a Puerto Rican hurricane relief charity, providng enough people show up to its open bar event in San Juan next week. It’s fairly standard for domain companies of Neustar’s size to host free after-hours social events during ICANN meetings, but this time the company said it […]

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Whois privacy will soon be free for most domains

Enormous changes are coming to Whois that could mark the end of Whois privacy services this year. ICANN has proposed a new Whois model that would anonymize the majority of domain name registrants’ personal data by default, only giving access to the data to certain certified entities such as the police. The model, published on […]

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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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