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ICANN Seoul Hangover

I’m just back from the ICANN meeting in Seoul, South Korea. I had planned on posting with updates during the week, but, as you can see, that didn’t happen. Why? Simply put – it was an incredibly busy meeting, both in general and for me personally. I’m now back in Ireland struggling to get over […]

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Congratulations ICANN

As an internet business it is only natural that we would be concerned with the development of policies that affect our sector. Earlier today ICANN‘s agreement with the US government came to an end. It has been replaced with a new document which paves the way for the future – a bright future which is […]

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Supporting New TLDs

It’s probably pretty obvious from previous posts here that we have an interest in the new TLD process. (ICANN’s plan to open up the domain market more by allowing organisations to run new domain extensions) Earlier this week ICANN CEO, Rod Beckstrom, was sent a letter signed by a wide variety of companies, including us, […]

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ICANN New TLD “Roadshow”

Image via Wikipedia ICANN have organised a number of public consultation meetings over the coming weeks to discuss the new TLD program. If you’re based in Europe the obvious one to attend is that being held on July 15th in the Royal Institute of British Architects. The day’s schedule has now been made available (pdf) […]

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ICANN Sydney Kicking Off

ICANN Sydney Kicking Off

ICANN Sydney Goodie Bag Contents Originally uploaded by blacknight Although the 35th public ICANN meeting, which is being held in the Sydney Hilton, does not officially open until Monday, registration opened earlier today. I picked up my delegate bag in the last hour or so and was delighted to see our material had made it […]

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New TLDs For Dummies (Sort of)

There’s been a lot of media attention on the new TLD process in the last few days, which is a good thing. Unfortunately most of it is badly written, misleading or simply misinformed. Let’s look at the reality. To start with, there are currently 20 gTLDs ie. “global” top level domains (extensions). (21 if you […]

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