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CEO: ICANN should be independent

In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, ICANN CEO, Paul Twomey has responded to last week’s calls by EU commissioner Viviane Reding to turn over ICANN to a 12-body international coalition (dubbed the G12). Twomey agrees with Reding’s belief that the United States Department of Commerce should release ICANN, …

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ICANN to introduce new gTLD system in 2010

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has proposed to expand the the resolution system for Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) in 2010. This will directly affect legal cases involving cyber-squatting, when someone registers a domain name that is identical or similar to the trademark of a business (such …

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TRAFFIC ccTLDs Coming to Europe

TRAFFIC may have ended yesterday, but June 1- June 5, it will be starting back up again, this time in Amsterdam. The event’s official name is TRAFFIC ccTLDs 2009. As the name implies, the focus of the expo will be ccTLDs, or country code top-level domains. Silent domain auctions will …

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TRAFFIC Silent Auction Ends

A ten-day silent auction at Moniker ended yesterday afternoon at SnapNames.com. The online event, which started in late April at TRAFFIC 2009, saw the sale of 1718 domains, bringing in £1.7 million ($2.6 million USD) worth of revenue to the owners. This is the same silent auction where Ad.com sold …

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Is There a Future for .NYC?

New York has it all. From Broadway to the United Nations to Harlem, is there anything the city is missing? Apparently so. If the Big Apple has its way, soon there will be a new geo TLD- .nyc. The idea has been bandied about the city by various individuals and …

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Over 1,300 swine flu domains registered

According to F-Secure, over 1,300 swine-flu related domain names were registered over the weekend. Although there are many websites and emails circulating the Internet warning people to beware of swine flu domains, as of yet, only one has been proven to be malicious. It involved contacting the user via email …

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Telnic Nominated for World Technology Award

Yesterday, Telnic announced that it has been nominated by the World Technology Network (WTN) for their 2009 World Technology Award in Communications Technology. Telnic is the operator of the .tel domain, which was recently approved by ICANN and became available for registration in March. Unlike typical domains, .tel names are …

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ICANN Slammed by CADNA for Poor Job

ICANN has been criticized yet again this week. This time, by The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA). CADNA was founded in 2007 to fight cybersquatting, the abusive buying and selling of domain names with spellings similar to trademarked names (googgle.com, bbc.info, etc.) Members of the non-profit organization, which has …

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