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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    • Time to show ICANN who’s boss!

      You are in charge of ICANN. That statement may sound trite — it is trite — but it’s always been true to some extent. Even if their individual voices are often lost, members of the ICANN community have always had the ability to influence policy, whether through sporadic responses to public comment periods or long term, soul-crushing working group volunteer work.

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
    • US “threatens” Costa Rica over Pirate Bay domains

      The US government has been threatening to “close down” Costa Rica’s .cr registry over its refusal to take down a Pirate Bay domain name, according to the registry. Representatives of the US embassy in Costa Rica have been badgering NIC.cr to take down thepiratebay.cr since 2015, according to a letter from Pedro León Azofeifa, president of Academia Nacional de Ciencias, which runs the registry.

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
    • Ombudsman steps in after harassment claims in Whois group

      ICANN Ombudsman Herb Waye has started monitoring an ICANN mailing list after multiple complaints of disrespectful behavior. Waye this week told participants in the Registration Data Services working group that he is to trawl through their list archives and proactively monitor the group following “multiple complaints regarding behavior that contravenes the ICANN Expected Stan ...

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 15 readers -
  • As .boots self-terminates, ICANN will not redelegate it

    … The dot-brand .boots may become the first single-dictionary-word gTLD to be taken off the market, as The Boots Company told ICANN it no longer wishes to be a registry. Boots, the 168-year-old British pharmacy chain, told ICANN in April that it is unilaterally terminating its Registry Agreement for .boots and ICANN opened it up for comment…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • Zero registrars pass ICANN audit

    … Some of the biggest names in the registrar game were among a bewildering 100% that failed an ICANN first-pass audit in the latest round of random compliance checks. Of the 55 registrars picked to participate in the audit, a resounding 0 passed the initial audit, according to data released today. Among them were recognizable names including…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 readers -
  • Zone file access is crap, security panel confirms

    … for no readily apparent reason. CZDS is the centralized repository of gTLD zone files. It’s hosted by ICANN and aggregates zones from all 2012-round, and some older, gTLDs on a daily basis. Signing up for it is fairly simple. You simply fill out your contact information, agree to the terms of service, select which zones you want and hit “submit…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • Should ICANN get a breastfeeding areas? Have your say!

    … ICANN has launched a survey of community members’ views on gender, apparently trying to figure out whether it has a sexism problem. The short, anonymous quiz, published today, asks a bunch of reasonable questions about gender diversity at ICANN’s physical meetings and online interactions. The organization wants to know if you think your…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • DENIC gets approved for registry escrow

    … DENIC is now able to offer data escrow services to gTLD registries, in addition to registrars. The non-profit company, which runs Germany’s .de, said it gained ICANN approval for the registry escrow function June 6. Back in March, ICANN approved it for the registrar escrow services. All ICANN-accredited registries and registrars…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 readers -
  • ICANN scraps remote meeting hubs

    … ICANN is doing away with remote participation hubs for its thrice-yearly public meetings. The organization said yesterday that the hubs were barely used and often hit technical barriers. For avoidance of doubt, we’re not talking about remote participation here, we’re just talking about the “hubs” that various community members would set up…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 readers -
  • ICANN finds no conflict of interest in .sport decision

    … ICANN has rejected claims that the .sport gTLD contention set was settled by an arbitrator who had undisclosed conflicts of interest with the winning applicant. Its Board Governance Committee last week decided that Community Objection arbitrator Guido Tawil had no duty to disclose his law firm’s ties to major sports broadcasters when he…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • .music and .gay CPE probe could end this month

    … An ICANN-commissioned investigation into the fairness of its Community Priority Evaluation process for new gTLDs could wind up before the end of June. In an update Friday, ICANN also finally revealed who is actually conducting the probe, which has been slammed by affected applicants for being secretive. A tentative timeline sketched out…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 21 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- 15 readers -
  • 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. There…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
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