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 …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 65 readers -
  • 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 …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 30 readers -
  • ICANN retires Affirmation of Commitments with US gov

    … of its actions. Ongoing projects such as the Competition and Consumer Trust Review originate in the AoC. The rationale for concluding the deal now is that most of significant provisions of the AoC have been grandfathered into ICANN’s revised bylaws and other foundational documents following the IANA transition, which concluded in October. Reviews…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 21 readers -
  • Judge says IANA transition suit unlikely to succeed

    … A Texas judge refused demands for a temporary restraining order preventing the IANA transition going ahead last weekend because the suing state attorneys general were unlikely to succeed at trial. That was one of several reasons Judge George Hanks refused the TRO, which had been requested by the Republican AGs of Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • Industry lays into Verisign over .com deal renewal

    … Some of Verisign’s chickens have evidently come home to roost. A number of companies that the registry giant has pissed off over the last couple of years have slammed the proposed renewal of its .com contract with ICANN. Rivals including XYZ.com (sued over its .xyz advertising) and Donuts (out-maneuvered on .web) are among those to have filed…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 22 readers -