Icann 50

  • For only the second time, ICANN tells the GAC to get stuffed

    … “inside baseball”, relating to the long-running (embarrassing, time-wasting) saga over protection for Red Cross/Red Crescent names in new gTLDs. Back in June at the ICANN 50 public meeting in London, the GAC issued advice stating: the protections due to the Red Cross and Red Crescent terms and names should not be subjected to, or conditioned upon…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -
  • Democrat congressman sides with France on .wine

    … US Representative Anna Eshoo has written to ICANN’s top brass to express “deep concerns” about the .wine and .vin new gTLDs and urge that they be permanently killed off. In a letter (pdf) to CEO Fadi Chehade, Eshoo wrote: it’s my understanding that the .wine and .vin gTLDs have been met with fierce opposition from the wine industry, both here…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • France slams ICANN after GAC rejects special treatment for .wine

    … France says that “ICANN is no longer the appropriate forum to discuss Internet governance” after it failed to win support from other governments for special protections in .wine and .vin gTLDs. The government came to ICANN 50 in London this week apparently determined to secure a Governmental Advisory Committee consensus that .wine should have…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
  • A million domains taken down by email checks

    … Over 800,000 domain names have been suspended since the beginning of the year as a result of Whois email verification rules in the new ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement. That’s according to the Registrars Stakeholder Group, which collected suspension data from registrars representing about 75% of all registered gTLD domain names…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein EMail- 6 readers -
  • No mention of .london at ICANN London

    … The forthcoming .london gTLD didn’t get a look in during the opening ceremony of ICANN 50, held this morning in London. The host city gTLD’s complete absence from the two-hour event — it wasn’t mentioned once — would have escaped notice had it not been for the abundance of plugs for .wales and .cymru attendees received instead. .cymru…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -
  • ICANN overturns new gTLD objection decision!

    … ICANN has overturned a Community Objection decision, allowing a .med new gTLD applicant back into the game, after a Request for Reconsideration from the applicant. It’s the first time ICANN has overruled an objection panel during the new gTLD program and the first time in over a decade any RfR of substance has been accepted by the ICANN board…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 readers -
  • Euro govs livid as ICANN takes .wine off ice

    … The new gTLD applications for .wine and .vin are now live again, raising the ire of European governments. ICANN chair Steve Crocker has written to the European Commission, along with the governments of France, Spain and the US that the three applications are once again being processed. That’s after a 60-day temporary freeze, ostensibly in order…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • London meeting already ICANN’s second-biggest

    … Over 2,200 people have already registered for ICANN 50, which kicks off this coming weekend in London. According to ICANN, that puts the upcoming meeting second only to last year’s one in Beijing, which had 3,141 pre-registrations and 2,532 eventual attendees. London’s a pretty convenient “hub” city to fly to, but I suspect a lot…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
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