Icann

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN, /ˈaɪkæn/ EYE-kan) is a nonprofit organization that coordinates the Internet's global domain name system. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is a department of ICANN responsible for managing the DNS Root and the numbering system for IP addresses.ICANN was created on September 18, 1998, and incorporated on September 30, 1998. It is headquartered in the Playa Vista section of Los Angeles, California.ICANN is responsible for the coordination of maintenance and methodology of several databases of unique identifiers related to the namespaces of the Internet, and ensuring the network's stable and secure operation.
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    • New gTLDs still a crappy choice for email — study

      New gTLDs may not be the best choice of domain for a primary email address, judging by new research. Over 20% of the most-popular web sites do not fully understand email addresses containing long TLDs, and Arabic email addresses are supported by fewer than one in 10 sites, a study by the Universal Acceptance Steering Group has found.

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    • L’Oreal is using “closed generic” .makeup in an interesting way

      What do you call a registry that defensively registers names on behalf of the very people that would be its most likely customers if the TLD weren’t so hideously overpriced? L’Oreal, apparently. About half of its .makeup new gTLD comprises the names or nicknames of social media “influencers” in the make-up scene, and they all seem to belong to the registry.

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
    • Double-charging claims as registries ramp up new gTLD refund demands

      Registry operators have stepped up demands for ICANN to dip into its $100 million new gTLD cash pile to temporarily lower their “burdensome” accreditation fees. A new missive from the Registries Stakeholder Group to ICANN this week also introduces a remarkable claim that ICANN may have “double charged” new gTLD applications to the tune of potentially almost $10 million.

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • Election season at ICANN

    … Two significant votes are coming up soon in the ICANN community, with the GNSO Council looking for a new chair and the ccNSO ready to select a new appointee for the ICANN board of directors. The ccNSO election will see an actual contest for what is believed to be the first time, with at least two candidates fighting it out. The GNSO vote…

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  • In harsh tones, ccNSO rejects NomCom appointee

    … on the Council and being a director of .ca registry CIRA, the Council said in a letter to NomCom and the ICANN board. Three of the Council’s 18 voting members are selected by NomCom. The rest are elected from ccTLD registries, three from each of ICANN’s five geographic regions. To maintain balance, and promote independent views, the Council told…

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  • ICANN just came thiiis close to breaking the internet

    … ICANN has decided to postpone an unprecedented change at the DNS root after discovering it could break internet for potentially millions of users. The so-called KSK Rollover was due to go ahead on October 11, but it’s now been pushed back to — tentatively — some time in the first quarter 2018. The delay was decided after ICANN realized…

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  • Chalaby named next ICANN chair

    … Cherine Chalaby is to be the next chair of ICANN. In a case of burying the lede extreme even by ICANN standards, current chair Steve Crocker announced the news in the 11th paragraph of a blog post entitled “Chairman’s Blog: The Montevideo Workshop Wrap-Up” this evening. Crocker wrote: “the Board had an opportunity to participate…

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  • Millions spent as three more new gTLDs auctioned

    … Two or three new gTLDs have been sold in a private auction that may well have seen over $20 million spent. The strings .inc, .llc and (I think) .llp hit the block at some point this month. They are the first new gTLDs to be auctioned since Verisign paid $135 million for .web a little over a year ago. At this point, nobody wants to talk about…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • More delay for Amazon as ICANN punts rejected gTLD

    … collisions concerns of Peru and Brazil. However, the IRP panel found that the GAC advice appeared to based on not a great deal more than whim, and that the ICANN board should have at least checked whether there was a sound rationale to reject the bids before doing so. Tweet Tagged: amazon, bamc, ICANN, irp, new gTLDs …

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  • Will ICANN punt on .amazon again?

    … be to abstain and to allow friendly third-party governments to roadblock consensus, perhaps by emphasizing the importance of ICANN being seen to accountable in the post-transition world. Anyway, this is just my gut premonition on how this could play out, based on the track records of ICANN and the GAC. If ICANN can be relied on for anything, it’s to never make a decision on something today if it can be put off until tomorrow. Tweet Tagged: amazon, brazil, gac, geographic, ICANN, montevideo, new gTLDs, peru …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • Pilot program for Whois killer launches

    … ICANN is to oversee a set of pilot programs for RDAP, the protocol expected to eventually replace Whois. Registration Data Access Protocol, an IETF standard since 2015, fills the same function as Whois, but it is more structured and enables access control rules. ICANN said this week that it has launched the pilot in response to a request last…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 20 readers -
  • Deutsch and Doria to join ICANN board

    … Veteran ICANN community members Avri Doria and Sarah Deutsch are to join ICANN’s board of directors in November. Both have been selected by ICANN’s Nominating Committee to serve three-year terms starting at the end of the public meeting in Abu Dhabi, which wraps up November 3. They replace current chair Steve Crocker, who is leaving after…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • After slow launch, .africa looks to add hundreds of resellers

    … ZA Central Registry is opening up .africa and its South African city gTLDs to potentially hundreds of new registrars via a new proxy program. The company today announced that it new registrar AF Proxy Services has received ICANN accreditation, which should open up .africa, .joburg, .capetown and .durban to its existing .za channel. ZACR…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 21 readers -
  • No $17 million rebate for struggling new gTLDs

    … funds from the New gTLD Program applications fees. It seems for now the hundreds of new gTLDs with far fewer than 10,000 registrations in their zones are going to keep having to fork over $25,000 a year for the privilege. Tweet Tagged: ICANN, new gTLDs, rysg …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 22 readers -
  • .museum soon could be open to all (no haters please)

    … The 15-year-old .museum gTLD could soon be open to a great many more potential registrants, following an ICANN contract renewal. The registry, MuseDoma, has negotiated a new Registry Agreement that rewrites eligibility rules to the extent that soon basically anyone should be able to register a name. Since the gTLD went live back in 2002…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 23 readers -
  • HTC dumps its dot-brand

    … Mobile phone manufacturer HTC has become the latest dot-brand operator to get out of the new gTLD game. The $4.3 billion-a-year Taiwanese firm has told ICANN that it no longer wishes to run .htc as a dot-brand registry and ICANN has signaled its intent to terminate the contract. It becomes the 27th dot-brand, from the hundreds that have…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 15 readers -
  • Halloran made ICANN’s first chief data protection officer

    … ICANN lifer Dan Halloran has added the title of chief data protection officer to his business card. The long-serving deputy general counsel was named ICANN’s first CDPO on Friday, continuing to report to his current boss, general counsel John Jeffrey. Privacy is currently the hottest topic in the ICANN community, with considerable debate…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 24 readers -
  • Verisign confirms first price increase under new .net contract

    … Verisign is to increase the wholesale price of an annual .net domain registration by 10%, the company confirmed yesterday. It’s the first in an expected series of six annual 10% price hikes permitted under its recently renewed registry agreement with ICANN. The annual price of a .net registration, renewal, or transfer will go up from $8.20…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 22 readers -
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