Icann 50

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

    … ICANN’s board of directors has decided to formally disagree with its Governmental Advisory Committee for what I believe is only the second time in the organization’s history. In a letter to new GAC chair Thomas Schneider today, ICANN chair Steve Crocker took issue with the fact that the GAC recently advised the board to cut the GNSO from…

    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

    … and announce that they too are planning to use .wales and .cymru for their web sites. Nominet chair Rennie Fritchie also plugged the upcoming launches during her five-minute slot. You’d have been forgiven for wondering if you’d accidentally got off the plane in Cardiff. Where was .london? Did Dot London Domains seriously drop the ball here…

    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

    … issues in other global trade fora such as the WTO [World Trade Organization] that, too, will be taken into account. Expect the debate to continue this week at ICANN 50, the public meeting that kicked off in London yesterday. The EU and its most-affected member states are not going to let this die. Related posts: Euro winemakers talk .wine boycott, EU block Four governments file ICANN appeals over .wine .wine is a go …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • London meeting already ICANN’s second-biggest

    … of the interest might be related to the IANA transition process, which has put a new spotlight on ICANN in recent months. ICANN has already laid on overflow viewing rooms for discussions related to the IANA topic. The meeting officially starts with the welcome ceremony on Monday, but the work begins as usual on Saturday, when the various constituencies gather…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
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