Icann 53

  • Registrars open floodgate of Whois privacy outrage

    … purposes, regardless of whether the website is “commercial” That privacy providers should not be forced to reveal my private information without verifiable evidence of wrongdoing The content of the site was the subject of a sharp disagreement between MarkMonitor and Tucows executives last Saturday during ICANN 53. I’d tell you exactly what…

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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

    …, 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

    … 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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