Göran Marby, an experienced business executive and government leader has been named the next President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
"I'm delighted to announce Göran as the new head of ICANN," said Dr. Stephen Crocker, Chair of the ICANN Board of Directors.
"His leadership experience as a technology CEO and Continue reading
On 27 January 2016, Power Auctions LLC, ICANN's authorized auction service provider, conducted a New gTLD Program Auction to resolve string contention for one new generic top-level domain (gTLD) contention set: .SHOP.
This set was previously identified as an indirect contention set consisting of both the .SHOP and .SHOPPING strings. The applicants for .SHOPPING have resolved their contention amongst themselves, eliminating the linkage between .SHOP and .SHOPPING. The remaining contention set is a direct contention set for the string .SHOP. The applicants were unable to resolve contention among themselves; thus their contention set proceeded to auction, which is the method of last resort to resolve string contention as prescribed in Module 4 of the New gTLD Program Applicant Guidebook. Subject to payment of the winning price and meeting all other criteria for eligibility, the winner will enter ICANN's contracting process to sign a Registry Agreement to operate the gTLD.
Seven applicants completed all necessary prerequisites and participated in the auction for .SHOP. GMO Registry, Inc., applicant for .SHOP, prevailed with a winning price of Continue reading
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today published the findings of its first Global Registrant Survey, which was conducted on its behalf by Nielsen.
The study demonstrates, among other things, that domain name registrants are more familiar with new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) than general Internet users who have not registered a domain.
Survey participants were questioned about their Continue reading
ICANN, in conjunction with the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) announced the availability of a new report: An Analysis of New gTLD Universal Acceptance. Universal Acceptance (UA) is the concept of removing all technical barriers that might hinder a user from accessing any name in any top-level domain (TLD) from any web browser, email client, or other Internet application on any computer or electronic device. The report, sponsored by ICANN, is available here [PDF, 1.63 MB].
APNIC Labs, the research arm of the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), conducted the tests and analysis, which Continue reading
Constantine Roussos, founder of DotMusic Limited that is one of eight .music applicants, send out a letter to ICANN and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
The letter intents to support the .music community application-based application at the .MUSIC Community Priority Evaluation (“CPE”) process.
The letter (dated August 12, 2015) includes, as an additional attachment to the community application, over 100 new letters Continue reading
ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehadé presents the keynote address at the ICANN53.
This was during the Welcome Ceremony and President's Opening Session.
Watch the video here: Continue reading
Yesterday I made a post about hundreds of 2-letter .berlin domain names that were registered by a .berlin registry partner against ICANN rules. It turns out that the problem was much deeper than I thought.
Several ICANN "affiliates", friends and partners and some registries tried to justify these registration by providing the ICANN authorization: Letter/Letter Two-Character ASCII Labels. But that only made this worse.
This is a letter from ICANN authorizing the use of Continue reading
Today, 25 March 2015, Power Auctions LLC, ICANN's authorized auction service provider, conducted a New gTLD Program Auction to resolve string contention for two new generic top-level domain (gTLD) strings: .PING and .SRL. Continue reading
ICANN just published a
new video on YouTube.com called "What you need to know about IANA". This seems to be an old video from a couple of months back that was republished.
The video was created by LACNIC (Latin America and Caribbean Network Information Centre) and ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).
Please watch the video here: Continue reading