Icann 53

  • Registrars open floodgate of Whois privacy outrage

    … problematic area is an “additional statement” on domains used for commercial activity, appended to the PPSAI report, penned by MarkMonitor on behalf of Facebook, LegitScript, DomainTools, IP attorneys Smith, Gambreall & Russell, and itself. Those companies believe it should be against the rules for anyone who commercially transacts via their web…

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  • ICANN bans closed generic gTLDs, for now

    … gTLDs” will not be able to sign a registry contract. Instead, they will either have to withdraw their applications (receiving a partial refund), drop their exclusivity plans, or have their applications carried over to the second new gTLD round. The GNSO has been asked to develop a policy on closed generics for the second round, which is still…

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  • ICANN 53 launches with risky Caitlyn Jenner joke

    … ICANN has risked the ire of community members by kicking off ICANN 53 today with a joke referencing transgender celebrity Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner. Just moments into his opening address this hour, ICANN chair Steve Crocker worked a joke around before/after photos of the former athlete. This is what Crocker said: What are we really talking about…

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  • URS fight brewing at ICANN 53

    …, ICANN was accused of trying to circumvent policy-making processes by forcing URS into the .travel, .pro and .cat registry agreements, which are up for renewal. ICANN executives denied doing any such thing, saying the three registries volunteered to have URS included in their new contracts, which are modeled on the standard new gTLD Registry…

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  • Chehade makes case for insider CEO in frank assessment of failings

    … Outgoing ICANN CEO has made a case for his successor to be somebody already intimately familiar with the ICANN community. His remarks, which stopped short of explicitly recommending an insider take over his position when he leaves next March, came during a frank self-assessment of his shortcomings in the job at ICANN 53 in Buenos Aires yesterday…

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  • ICANN 53 will be in Buenos Aires

    … will return to the Sheraton hotel and convention center. It’s the third time ICANN has held one of its public meetings in Argentina. It visited BA last year for ICANN 48 and the sleepy seaside town of Mar Del Plata in 2005. Having attended both previous meetings, I’ve discovered that it’s possible for a vegetarian to quickly become seriously…

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  • ICANN may cancel Morocco meeting over Ebola fear

    … ICANN may cancel its forthcoming meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, due to fears about the spread of Ebola in Africa. The organization issued a statement last night, after local reports said the decision to cancel had already been made: Following Morocco’s recent request to postpone the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament because…

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