It’s pandemic continuity versus gender diversity in ICANN’s board wish-list
ICANN’s Nominating Committee will be asked to pit two fundamentally opposed principles against each other when they pick three me... - Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 8:51
Free domains for .in registrants
Registrants of new .in domain names will be offered a free domain in a non-Latin script, the Indian government announced today. The Nat... - Friday, January 8, 2021 - 10:44
Here’s why two ICANN directors opposed extending Marby’s CEO contract
ICANN CEO Göran Marby’s personality came into question when the organization’s board of directors voted to prematurely exte... - Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 15:53
Rules for the next new gTLD round near the final straight
The ICANN working group tasked with creating policies for the next round of new gTLDs is wrapping up its work this week, setting up the... - Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 15:1
Island demands return of its “naked” ccTLD
The Pacific island nation of Niue is loudly demanding that ICANN hand over control of its ccTLD, .nu, after two decades of bitter argum... - Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 12:58
Donuts punter welcomes our new alien overlords in December premium sale
When humanity finally confirms the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life, what’s the new gTLD domain name you’d wa... - Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 8:7
Net 4 India gets unwelcome Christmas gift from ICANN
Struggling Indian registrar Net 4 India has been hit by its third notice of contract breach by ICANN, in a letter delivered Christmas E... - Monday, January 4, 2021 - 12:6
Fuji Xerox kills off gTLD after rebrand
Fuji Xerox has become the latest multi-billion-dollar company to ditch its dot-brand gTLD. The Japanese-American company, a joint ventu... - Monday, January 4, 2021 - 11:0
EURid suspends 80,000 domains as Brexit transition ends
EURid suspended about 80,00 domain names on Friday, as the UK’s 11 months of Brexit transition came to an end. All the names were... - Monday, January 4, 2021 - 10:22
GoDaddy’s female geeks make a bit more than men
Women working at GoDaddy in technology roles on average make a penny more on the dollar than their male counterparts, but their bosses ... - Monday, January 4, 2021 - 6:32
Donuts acquisition of Afilias closes, integration work begins
Donuts’ acquisition of Afilias closed without incident on December 29, the companies announced last week. The registries said tha... - Monday, January 4, 2021 - 5:32
GoDaddy pranks employees with “insensitive” phishing test
GoDaddy has apologized to its staff after teasing them with a $650 Christmas bonus that turned out to be nothing but a test of whether ... - Monday, December 28, 2020 - 13:11
US sneaks public Whois demands into pandemic relief bill
Outgoing US president Donald Trump has signed into law a coronavirus relief bill and spending package that contains a surprise instruct... - Monday, December 28, 2020 - 12:39
Verisign drops half a mill on pandemic relief
Verisign has donated over half a million dollars to pandemic-related causes, the company announced last week. The donations are aimed a... - Monday, December 28, 2020 - 11:51
Mixed messages from ICANN on pandemic travel in 2021
ICANN still hasn’t formally cancelled its public meeting in Cancun, Mexico next March, but it appears to be planning for schedule... - Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 7:12

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