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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • A million domains taken down by email checks

    …. They are our great unrepresented core constituency.” The RrSG wants to see contrasting data from law enforcement agencies and governments — which pushed hard for Whois verification — showing that the RAA requirement has had a demonstrable benefit. Registrars asked at the Singapore meeting in March that law enforcement agencies (LEA) be put…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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 …

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  • 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…

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