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ICANN protects .home, .mail and .corp from registration

Posted by malcolm on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 12:08

These three domains have been found to have been widely used by organisations for internal use, even though they are not available from ICANN.  Numerous representations have been made to ICANN that...

US transfers ICANN oversight to global Internet community

Posted by malcolm on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 at 8:58

Transfer of ICANN oversight was first envisaged 18 years ago, as a policy of the Clinton administration, and was revived in March 2014 when U.S. Department of Commerce agency the NTIA asked the...

TPP draft intervenes in DNS governance

Posted by malcolm on Thursday, October 15th, 2015 at 18:22

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement may intervene in key aspects of the governance of the Domain Name System, according to a leaked draft of the treaty’s intellectual property...

Republican presidential candidate challenges IANA transition

Posted by malcolm on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 at 18:56

A group of four Republican members of Congress, including presidential candidate Ted Cruz, have challenged the Obama Administration’s right to transfer control of the IANA function to the “global...

ICANN Accountability improvement proposal

Posted by malcolm on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 12:37

The Cross-Community Working Group on ICANN Accountability has produced its first Draft Report for Public Comment. The CCWG-Accountability Draft Report for Public Comment sets out the minimum set of...

Nominet CEO steps down

Posted by malcolm on Thursday, May 8th, 2014 at 12:21

Nominet, the .uk domain registry, has announced the departure of CEO Lesley Cowley. Cowley has been CEO for 12 years, after serving as Nominet’s CFO for the previous three years. Nominet will begin...

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