Hyderabad

    • Verisign and Afilias in open war over $135m .web

      Two of the industry’s oldest and biggest gTLD registries escalated their fight over the .web gTLD auction this week, trading blows in print and in public. Verisign, accused by Afilias of breaking the rules when it committed $130 million to secure .web for itself, has now turned the tables on its rival.

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    • Who are the five new ICANN directors?

      Almost a quarter of ICANN’s board of directors were replaced at the organization’s annual general meeting in Hyderabad last week. Five of the 21-strong board are fresh faces, though many will be familiar to regular ICANN and industry watchers. They hail from five different countries in four of ICANN’s five regions. One is female.

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    • ICANN 57 brings in thousands of noobs

      ICANN 57 set new records in terms of attendance, with a large majority of participants total newbies who’d never been to an ICANN meeting before. The meeting, held in Hyderabad, India last month, had 3,182 attendees, and first-timers outnumbered veterans over two-to-one. The previous record was 3,115 total participants, set at ICANN 50 in London two years ago.

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  • Get ready for thousands of new two-letter domains

    … New gTLD registry operators have been given the right to start selling two-letter domains that match country codes. Potentially thousands of names could start being released next year, resulting in a windfall for registries and possible opportunities for investors. Some governments, however, appear to be unhappy with the move and how ICANN’s…

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  • Ship explosion cost ICANN $700k

    … An explosion on board a cargo ship set ICANN back $700,000, the organization has revealed. The September 1 blast and subsequent fire, which we blogged about two weeks ago, cause equipment heading to ICANN 57 in Hyderabad to be detained by authorities. The explosion, at the port in Munich, was reportedly caused by a welding accident and nobody…

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  • ICANN faces first post-transition test of UN power (for real this time)

    … The ICANN community and United Nations agencies are heading for a clash, with governments accused this morning of trying to bypass the ICANN policy-making process. According to the leader of an ICANN volunteer working group, governments and UN-affilated intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) have circumvented the usual ICANN consensus-building…

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  • Ship explosion takes ICANN gear out of action

    … An explosion and fire aboard a cargo ship has caused hardware destined for the ICANN’s upcoming meeting in Hyderabad to be impounded. A welding accident caused the explosion aboard the mega container vessel as it was docked in Hamburg, on September 1 according to reports. The resulting fire took four days for firefighters to put out…

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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 true! The decision…

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