Archive for May, 2011

 

ICANN – The New GNSO Policy Development Process Presented for Approval

Posted May 31st, 2011


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Lawsuit Alleges Reverse Domain Name Hijacking of AirFX.com

Posted May 31st, 2011


As reported by Domain Name Wire: “The same attorney who successfully defended the owner of glennbeckrapedandmurderedayounggirlin1990.com has filed a reverse domain name hijacking lawsuit on behalf of the owner of AirFX.com.

Marc Lurie lost a case over AirFX.com brought against him by AirFX, LLC in a National Arbitration Forum proceeding. Together with attorney Marc J. Randazza, he is now suing AirFX, LLC (pdf) for reverse domain name hijacking in U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.”

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It’s Here! – Final Version New gTLD Applicant Guidebook

Posted May 31st, 2011


ICANN met the publish deadline of May 30, 2011 with 30 minutes to spare. The final version of the New gTLD Applicant Guidebook is published to the ICANN site and ready for your consumption.

Click HERE to read the Guidebook

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Solving the Spam Problem

Posted May 30th, 2011


As reported by Terry Zink on CircleID: “Last week, I read Ed Falk’s blog post where he commented on a possible solution to the spam problem. He himself was commenting on a study done by researchers out of the University of California where they discovered that credit card transactions for stuff bought in spamvertisements are handled by three companies: one in Azerbaijan, one in Denmark and one in the West Indies. Presumably, if security experts and law enforcement went after these companies, spammers would have their financial supply cut off. No money = no incentive to spam.”

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Final Version New gTLD Applicant Guidebook Watch

Posted May 30th, 2011


Today is the due date for the final version of the New gTLD Applicant Guidebook. Meeting deadlines hasn’t been the strong suit of  this program, however this deadline is important for the ICANN Board’s vote on June 20, 2o11.

Click HERE to read the last version posted April, 2011.

Click HERE to read the public comments for the April, 2011 version.

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ICANN – Nine Recommendations to Improve the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP)

Posted May 30th, 2011


“The Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part B Working Group has submitted its Final Report to the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council today. Following review of the public comments received [PDF, 161 KB] on the proposed Final Report, the WG updated its report accordingly. The Final Report contains nine recommendations that address the five charter questions that the WG was tasked with…”

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ICANN-Public Comment: Preliminary Issue Report on the Current State of the UDRP

Posted May 28th, 2011


“ICANN Staff is seeking comments on its Preliminary Issue Report on the Current State of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy [PDF, 2.25 MB]. The public comment period ends on 15 July 2011.”

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The Adult Thing To Do: An Interview With Stuart Lawley of ICM Registry

Posted May 27th, 2011


. XXX, the new sponsored TLD for adult entertainment purposes has for several years been the most compelling underdog story of the domain industry. And love it or hate it, chances are good that you have been following its progress. It’s mythology has became epic as the struggle for its approval played out in the public eye complete with extensive ICANN delays, government interventions and “Adult Community” protests. The .XXX saga is one Cyclops and reanimated skeleton away from reaching Sinbad Voyage of the Seven Seas heights.

While the story has a happy ending and .XXX serves as a morality tale of what can be achieved through perseverance, it also functions as an example for new gTLD applicants who can look to and learn from the history of .XXX.

Aside from what is laid out in the Applicant Guidebook, New gTLD applicants don’t know what to expect. There is a lot of discussion of what might happen but it is difficult to estimate with certainty what will. Although .XXX is not a New gTLD in the contemporary sense (it was in the 2000 round of TLD applications) it is the closest working example of where the process can take an applicant from inception to delegation.

We sat down with Stuart Lawley of ICM registry to discuss the process of getting a new TLD into the root.

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“G-8 Leaders to Call for Tighter Internet Regulation”

Posted May 26th, 2011


As reported by the New York TImes: “Leaders of the Group of 8 industrialized countries are set to issue a provocative call for stronger Internet regulation, a cause championed by the host of the meeting, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, but fiercely opposed by some Internet companies and free-speech groups.

The G-8 leaders will urge the adoption of measures to protect children from online predators, to strengthen privacy rights and to crack down on digital copyright piracy, according to two people who have seen drafts of a communiqué the G-8 will issue at the end of a meeting this week in Deauville, France. At the same time, the document is expected to include a pledge to maintain openness and to support entrepreneurial, rather than government-led, development of the Internet.”

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Debrief on ICANN’s Munich Registry/Registrar Event

Posted May 26th, 2011


On 12-13 May 2011, ICANN hosted its Europe Regional Registry/Registrar Event in Munich, Germany and have  released several presentations from the event.

Click HERE to read more about the meeting and  the published presentations.

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