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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    • ICANN’s origin story is well worth a watch

      The story of how ICANN was born is being told through an ongoing series of video interviews. The ICANN History Project went live late last week with an initial batch of eight videos on the theme of ICANN’s relationship with the US government, from before ICANN’s inception in 1998 to more recent developments such as the IANA transition.

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 16 readers -
    • Country names to finally be released in new gTLDs

      It looks like hundreds of domain names matching the names of countries are to finally get released from ICANN limbo. The ICANN board last week passed a resolution calling for the organization to clear a backlog of over 60 registry requests to start selling or using country and territory names in their gTLDs. Some of the requests date back to 2014.

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
    • .gay, .music and others in limbo as ICANN probes itself

      Several new gTLD applicants have slammed ICANN for conducting an investigation into its own controversial practices that seems to be as opaque as the practices themselves. Seven proposed new gTLDs, including the much-anticipated .music and .gay, are currently trapped in ICANN red tape hell as the organization conducts a secretive probe into how its own staff handled Communit ...

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • Want to be one of the internet’s SEVEN SECRET KEY-HOLDERS? Apply now!

    … ICANN has put out a call for volunteers, looking for people to become what are sometimes referred to as “the internet’s seven secret key holders”. Specifically, it needs Trusted Community Representatives, people of standing in the internet community who don’t mind carrying around a small key and getting a free trip to Los Angeles or Virginia…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 readers -
  • Richemont kills off two more dot-brands

    … Luxury goods maker Richemont has decided to ditch two more of its dot-brand gTLDs. The company has asked ICANN to terminate its registry contracts for .chloe and .montblanc, according to documents published by ICANN late last week. Chloe is a fashion brand; Mont Blanc sells pens, jewelery and such. No reason was given for either termination…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • Iran reported to Ombudsman after new gTLD conspiracy theory

    … of how, in the global ICANN community, there usually isn’t a time of day that is not inconvenient to at least some volunteers. (It’s sometimes possible to hear snoring on these calls, but that’s not always due to the time of day.) Today, Ombudsman Herb Weye responded to Doria’s complaint, saying that it has been “resolved” between the two parties. He…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • Let’s all have a nosey at how much ICANN staff get paid

    … It’s that time of year again when ICANN publishes its US tax returns and we all get to have a good old nosey at how much its top brass get paid. Figures for fiscal 2016 — so, basically a year out of date — came out this week and they show some senior executives got big pay boosts. Overall, the return shows that the 17 highest-paid ICANN…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein How To's- 12 readers -
  • Second emergency registry tested with dead dot-brand

    … ICANN is running its second test of the Emergency Back-End Registry Operator system, designed as a failover for bankrupt gTLDs. This time, the EBERO under the microscope is CORE Association, one of the three approved providers. It this week took over operation of .mtpc, a dot-brand gTLD that Mitsubishi applied for, was delegated, never used…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 readers -
  • Hey, you! Listen to the ICANN board webcast more private sessions

    … ICANN’s board of directors is to live stream two sessions during an upcoming retreat, and if you’re at all interested in ICANN you really ought to tune in. The webcasts are part of an ongoing pilot program designed to increase transparency at the very top of ICANN’s policy-making reverse-hierarchy. The public, listen-only sessions seem…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 readers -
  • ICANN attendance shrank in Denmark

    … Attendance at ICANN’s recent meeting in Copenhagen was down about 8% on the comparable meeting a year earlier in Marrakech, according to ICANN statistics. There were 2,089 at the Denmark meeting, down from 2,273 reported a year ago in Morocco. The decline appears to be largely a result of relatively lower local participation. Africa…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 readers -
  • Verisign to keep price increase power under new .net contract

    … The wholesale price of a .net domain is likely to top $15 by 2023, under a proposed renewal of its ICANN contract revealed today. ICANN-imposed price caps are staying in the new Registry Agreement, but Verisign retains the right to increase its fees by 10% in each of the six years of the deal’s lifespan. But domain investors do have at least…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • ICANN loosens Whois privacy rules for registrars

    … ICANN has made it easier for registries and registrars to opt-out of Whois-related contractual provisions when they clash with local laws. From this week, accredited domain firms will not have to show that they are being investigated by local privacy or law enforcement authorities before they can request a waiver from ICANN. Instead, they’ll…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • Pirate Bay founder launches piracy-friendly domain privacy service

    … do hurt someone by putting child porn or revenge porn or stuff like that… If you look at any statistics on file sharing, it proves that the more people file-share the more money goes into the ecosystem of the media.” While this is likely to upset the IP lobby within the domain name community, I think there’s a possibility that existing ICANN…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • IANA boss quits ICANN

    … The head of IANA is to leave the organization, ICANN announced this week. Elise Gerich, currently vice president of IANA Services at ICANN and president of Public Technical Identifiers (PTI), will leave in October, according to a blog post. She’ll stick around long enough to oversee the DNS root’s first DNSSEC Key-Signing Key rollover, which…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • Companies losing $10 BILLION by ignoring new gTLDs — report

    … The world economy is “conservatively” losing out on almost $10 billion of annual revenue due to a lack of support for new gTLDs and internationalized domain names, according to an ICANN-commissioned research report. The report, conducted by Analysys Mason for the semi-independent Universal Acceptance Steering Group, calculated that patchy new…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • .feedback threatens to shut off MarkMonitor

    … forbidding the disclosure of such information, but the name of the registrar is redacted. TLS believes the undisclosed registrar is actually Facebook, a MarkMonitor client and one of the several parties to the PICDRP complaint against .feedback. While Facebook may not have actually signed the RRA, MarkMonitor certainly did and therefore should…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Facebook- 24 readers -
  • Now new gTLDs are being scapegoated for child abuse material (rant)

    … The guy responsible for getting the string “rape” closely restricted for no reason in .uk domain names is now gunning for ICANN and new gTLDs with a very similar playbook. Campaigner John Carr, secretary of the little-known Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety, wants ICANN to bring in strict controls to prevent convicted…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Google- 20 readers -
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