ICANN denies Whois policy “failure” as Marby issues EU warning
ICANN directors have denied that recently delivered Whois policy recommendations represent a “failure” of the multistakehol... - 16 hr 34 min ago
These eight companies account for more than half of ICANN’s revenue
While 3,207 companies contributed to ICANN’s $141 million of revenue in its last fiscal year, just eight of them were responsible... - Monday, October 19, 2020 - 3:32
Lockdown bump was worth $600,000 to ICANN, but end of Club Med saves 10x as much
The coronavirus pandemic lockdowns and the resulting bump in domain name sales caused ICANN’s revenue to come out $600,000 ahead ... - Monday, October 19, 2020 - 2:28
That .sucks weirdness? Worse than I thought
A business plan to turn .sucks into a massive Wikipedia-style gripe site, described by trademark lawyers five years ago as a “sha... - Friday, October 16, 2020 - 15:55
Something weird’s going on at .sucks
Ever heard of a domainer or cybersquatter putting their freshly-registered domains up for sale at cost? Me neither, but that’s wh... - Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 15:4
Are 25x price increases on the cards as XYZ corners the cars market?
Grab-happy registry has expanded its stable of strings to 22 after buying five little-used gTLDs from Dominion Registries. It r... - Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 13:45
.gay and Star Trek star troll the right to promote new gTLD
.gay registry Top Level Design has latched onto a social media trolling trend to promote the gTLD shortly after its launch. The registr... - Monday, October 12, 2020 - 17:52
Forty weddings and a funeral? .wed is dead but may come up for auction
.wed has become the first commercial, open, non-branded new gTLD to have its registry contract unilaterally terminated by ICANN, and it... - Monday, October 12, 2020 - 16:2
Holy Scheisse! Did you know ICANN 69 starts TOMORROW
ICANN is starting its ICANN 69 public annual general meeting four days earlier than originally planned, and it appears to have only pub... - Monday, October 12, 2020 - 14:50
MMX probing accounting of mystery contract
New gTLD registry MMX says it’s looking into whether it incorrectly accounted for about $1 million of revenue last year. The comp... - Monday, October 12, 2020 - 13:7
NamesCon will be back to in-person events next July
The NamesCon conference plans to be back to in-person meetings by July 2021, according to the organizers. NamesCon said today that ther... - Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 18:48
.eu registry contract up for grabs
The European Commission has opened up the .eu registry contract for rebid. It’s a five-year contract that will come into effect i... - Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 14:8
EURid suspends and delays thousands of coronavirus domains
Thousands of .eu domains containing words related to the coronavirus pandemic have either been suspended or frozen due to suspicions th... - Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 13:34
.jobs plans to raise millions from premium names after dumping its sponsor
Third time lucky for .jobs? Having had its first two business models fail, Employ Media has appealed to ICANN to scrap the cumbersome r... - Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 15:27
Peaceful transfer of power? GNSO’s next chair is a shoo-in
Unlike other upcoming democratic processes we could mention, it looks like the transition to a new chair of ICANN’s GNSO Council ... - Monday, October 5, 2020 - 10:35

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