Icann 53

  • Registrars open floodgate of Whois privacy outrage

    … majority of them unedited template letters — were filed in response to the GNSO Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation Issues (PPSAI) Working Group Initial Report. That report attempts to bring privacy and proxy services, currently unregulated by ICANN, under ICANN’s contractual wing. There are two problematic areas, as far as the registrars…

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  • ICANN bans closed generic gTLDs, for now

    … ICANN has slapped a de facto ban on so-called “closed generic” gTLDs, at least for the remaining 2012 round applicants. The ICANN board’s New gTLD Program Committee passed a resolution Sunday that un-freezes the remaining new gTLD applications that envisage a namespace wholly controlled by the applicant. The affected strings are .hotels, .dvr…

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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

    … Should the Uniform Rapid Suspension process spread from new gTLDs to incumbent gTLDs, possibly including .com? That’s been the subject of some strong disagreements during the opening weekend of ICANN 53, which formally kicks off in Buenos Aires today. During sessions of the Generic Names Supporting Organization and the ICANN board and staff…

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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

    … malnourished in Argentina, so it’s quite likely DI’s coverage of ICANN 53 will heavily leverage the excellent remote participation facilities. BA’s great if you love steak, however. Related posts: ICANN finally coming to London No Las Vegas, alas. ICANN picks LA for 2014 meeting No gala at ICANN 51 …

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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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