Icann 53

  • Registrars open floodgate of Whois privacy outrage

    … A letter-writing campaign orchestrated by the leading domain registrars has resulted in ICANN getting hit with over 8,000 pro-privacy comments in less than a week. It’s the largest volume of comments received by ICANN on an issue since right-wing Christian activists deluged ICANN with protests about .xxx, back in 2010. The comments — the vast…

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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

    …, Guinea and Liberia — there are fears that major international events could bring the virus into the country. The government has been urging the Confederation of African Football to postpone the Africa Cup of Nations, a football tournament due to take place January 17 to February 8. The ICANN meeting in Marrakech is scheduled for February 8 to 12. Related posts: Political hell to descend on ICANN meeting ICANN picks Colombia for December meeting “Frustrated” Morocco denies it supported .tata gTLD …

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