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ICANN expects “significant” budget impact from coronavirus

Kevin Murphy, April 7, 2020, 13:15:58 (UTC), Domain Policy The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is expected to have a “significant” impact on ICANN’s budget, according to an update from the organization. The organization published its expectations of a $140.4 million budget for the fiscal year that begins this July last December, and opened it up for public comments. In […]

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DNS Resiliency and Covid-19

Date: Thursday 9 April 2020 at 13.00 UTC To attend, please register here https://icann.zoom.us/meeting/register/u50vdu-orT8rF90zNqu-Mos5b-k3U2RZcg Experts from ICANN’s Office of the CTO (OCTO) will be discussing how the Internet, and the Domain Name System (DNS) in particular, are performing during the COVID-19 crisis. The program will feature observations of DNS resiliency and other COVID-19 related issues from […]

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At the Crossroads: The State of Domain Registration Data Services

By Greg Aaron The Internet’s users rely on domain name registration information for vital purposes, including providing security, problem-solving, and legal and social accountability. The data is so important that users perform more than two billion WHOIS queries every day. ICANN has instituted new data policies over the last two years, and is also directing a […]

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ICANN publishes .com price hike report

BY ANDREW ALLEMANN — MARCH 27, 2020 UNCATEGORIZED 0 COMMENTS Staff justification report echoes its previous comments, as well as Verisign’s. ICANN has published a review of comments submitted about its proposed contract amendment with Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for .com. The most controversial aspect of the amendment is allowing Verisign to increase the price of .com domains by 7% per […]

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Prices for .com domains likely to jump thanks to Trump

BY MATT BINDER The price of .com domains could be about to go up and you can thank President Donald Trump. Thanks to a new contract, Verisign can now jack up prices on .com domains — and companies could pass those higher costs onto consumers.  First, here are the organizations you need to know about. The […]

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Hacking claims resurface as .hotel losers force ICANN to lawyer up again

Kevin Murphy, February 7, 2020, 15:25:07 (UTC), Domain Policy The fight over .hotel has been escalated, with four unsuccessful applicants for the gTLD whacking ICANN with a second Independent Review Process appeal. The complaint resurrects old claims that a former lead on the successful application, now belonging to Afilias, stole trade secrets from competing applicants via a glitched […]

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ICA: “Oppose Price Hikes on .COM”

By Elliot Silver -February 7, 20204 The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) is urging its members and other domain name registrants to let ICANN know they oppose price hikes on .com domain names. Just like the organization did when it opposed the removal of price caps on .org domain names, the ICA has created an easy to use tool to allow people […]

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Deadline extended to Feb 25th

LOS ANGELES – 7 February 2020 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Nominating Committee (NomCom) has extended its application deadline for ICANN and Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) leadership positions. The new deadline is Tuesday, 25 February 2020 at 23:59 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC). The NomCom is accepting applications and recommendations for the following positions: […]

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Voting results ICANN Board Seat 11

Date: 03 February 2020 This is to inform you about the voting results, as part of the nomination procedure for ICANN Board Seat 11. The election closed on Friday, 31 January 2020 (23:59 UTC). Election Results Out of 172 members of the ccNSO, 109 members (63 %) casted their votes: Calvin Browne received 42 votes; Nigel […]

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ICANN 5G paper

Here is ICANN`s paper on 5 G converted to a Ebook ICANN Office of the CTO Alain Durand OCTO-004 2 3 January 2020 http://online.fliphtml5.com/gnel/sntv/ or https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/octo-004-en.pdf Executive SummaryThe Internet is increasingly mobile. The next wave of devices Internet-connected devices won’t be limited to computers or smartphones with an actual human being in front of the […]