Ntia

  • US “threatens” Costa Rica over Pirate Bay domains

    …, one of the Pirate Bay’s founders launched a piracy-friendly domain registration service. Just this week, the European Court of Justice ruled, after seven years of legal fights, that the Pirate Bay infringes copyright, raising the possibility of the site being blocked in more European countries. The NIC.cr letter is dated June 6. It had not yet been published by ICANN or the GAC. Tweet Tagged: .cr, commerce, copyright, gac, iana, ICANN, nic.cr, ntia, piracy, the pirate bay …

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  • Trump nominee open to retaking ICANN oversight role

    … name issues in general. NTIA itself will to the best of my knowledge still be headed by assistant secretary Larry Strickling, who handled the IANA transition from the US government side. Ross, 79, is a billionaire investor who made most of his estimated $2.5 billion fortune restructuring bankrupt companies in the coal and steel industries. Tweet Tagged: commerce, donald trump, iana, ICANN, ntia, ted cruz, transition …

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  • ICANN retires Affirmation of Commitments with US gov

    … such as the CCT and the lock on its California HQ are now in the bylaws and elsewhere, ICANN said in a blog post. It’s worth mentioning that the US gets a new administration led by Donald Trump in a little over a week, so it probably made sense to get the AoC out of the way now, lest the new president do something insane with it. The letters from Crocker and Strickling terminating the deal can be read together here (pdf). Tweet Tagged: affirmation of commitments, iana, ICANN, ntia, transition …

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  • States drop IANA transition block lawsuit

    … Four states attorneys general have quietly thrown in the towel in their attempt to have the IANA transition blocked or reversed. The AGs of Texas, Nevada, Arizona and Oklahoma unilaterally dropped their Texas lawsuit against the US government on Friday, court records show. A filing (pdf) signed by all four reads simply: Plaintiffs hereby…

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  • Roots hits 1,500 live TLDs as US oversight ends

    … on, the small clerical role NTIA had when ICANN wanted to make changes to the root is no more. The fact that it hit a nice round number the same day as ICANN oversight switched to a community-led approach is probably just a coincidence. Amazon’s .通販 was almost banned for being too confusingly similar to “.shop”, but that ludicrous decision was later…

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  • Judge says IANA transition suit unlikely to succeed

    … they seek. The AGs are reportedly considering their options following the ruling, and may appeal. But another school of thought holds that the suit was largely a political gesture designed to creating talking points for the Republican party ahead of next month’s presidential election, and could be allowed to fade away. Tweet Tagged: ags, iana, ICANN, lawsuit, ntia, transition …

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  • Destroy ICANN! Destroy ICANN with missiles!

    … itself from its oversight role in ICANN’s IANA functions. After that, ICANN will be overseen by a new multistakeholder process in which everybody, not the UN, has a voice. InfoWars.com and DrudgeReport.com are safe, sadly. You can check out the game here if you wish. I scanned it for viruses and mind-control rays and it seems safe. Tweet Tagged: iana, ICANN, ntia, transition, wtf …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • US confirms no .com price hikes before 2024

    … week. The letter notes that .com prices are currently capped at $7.85, under a Cooperative Agreement between Verisign and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the Department of Commerce, as well as its .com Registry Agreement with ICANN. The letter (pdf) from the Department of Justice states: if NTIA were to approve…

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  • Anger as ICANN’s member flops before board

    … across like some kind of weird, Orwellian, passive-aggressive piece of emotional domestic abuse. The CCWG, a group of volunteers coming from all parts of the ICANN community, has created a set of proposals for improving ICANN’s accountability to the community as part of its transition process away from US government oversight. The idea is to create…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
  • US gives ICANN an extra year to complete transition

    …. NTIA assistant secretary Larry Strickling wrote that “it has become increasingly apparent over the last few months that the community needs time to complete its work, have the plan reviewed by the U.S. Government and then implement it if it is approved.” Simultaneously, NTIA has finally published a proposal — written by ICANN and Verisign…

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