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May, 2009

  • 19 May

    ICANN Meeting Sponsored by .Pro

    In a press release made earlier today, RegistryPro announced it would be the sponsor of the 35th ICANN International Meeting. RegistryPro is the official registry for .pro, a TLD aimed at professionals. The meeting, which is designed to promote public participation in ICANN, will be held June 21-26 in Sydney. …

  • 18 May

    Is Domain Speculation Fair?

    Since the early days of the web, enterprising individuals have been buying up and hoarding potentially valuable domains in droves. Called domain speculators, many associate these people with the gold miners of the old American West. EURid, the non-profit registry of the .eu TLD, estimates that as many as 50% …

  • 11 May

    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, …

  • 11 May

    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 …

  • 7 May

    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 …

  • 6 May

    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 …

  • 4 May

    Who Should Control ICANN and the Internet?

    In her weekly video message posted today, Viviane Reding, the European Union Commissioner for Information Society and Media, discussed the future of the Internet and ICANN. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN, is a private non-profit created more than a decade ago in the United States to …

  • 4 May

    EU calls on Obama to give up Internet oversight

    The European Union has called on U.S. President Barack Obama to turn over U.S. oversight of the Internet to a larger body of nations. Currently, governance and security of the Internet rests solely with the non-profit organisation Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers or ICANN. The EU Commissioner, Viviane …

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