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February, 2010

  • 16 February

    Afilias buys .Mobi registry

    Afilias, a company well known for operating the .org and .info gTLDs, has purchased the .MOBI registry for an unknown sum. While Afilias has always been in charge of handling the technical aspects of the extension, this purchase gives it total ownership of the domain. While the company will leave …

  • 12 February

    ICANN reveals salaries of top employees

    Yesterday, ICANN published a report detailing compensation for its top employees, including CEO Rod Beckstrom. As a non-profit, the agency is required to do this. What did it reveal? For one thing, Rod Beckstrom receives one heck of a salary– $750,000 USD per year plus bonuses. The best-paid UN employee …

  • 10 February

    Two registrars lose ICANN accreditation

    Only a little more than week after ICANN shut down DomainCannon, the agency has de-accredited two more registrars: ISPREG LTD and SBNames Ltd. The companies lost their accreditation after failing to renew their agreement with ICANN. Considering the firms did not renew their contracts, they were probably already failing to …

  • 1 February

    ICANN shuts down delinquent domain registrar

    If you want to stay in business as a domain registrar, owing ICANN a large sum of money is never a good idea. Neither is having an unresolvable website. New Orleans-based registrar DomainCannon made both these mistakes, however. It not only owes the agency $186,598.39 in overdue accreditation fees, but …

January, 2010

  • 25 January

    ICANN to hold 37th international meeting in Nairobi

    Despite security concerns, ICANN has decided to hold its 37th international meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting will run March 7-12. It will be hosted by the Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC), the operator of the country’s ccTLD. Though ICANN has been criticized in the past for spending too much …

December, 2009

  • 25 December

    ICANN releases 2009 Annual Report

    Just in time for Christmas, ICANN has released its 2009 Annual Report. I guess jolly old Rod Beckstrom and his elves at ICANN are full of holiday cheer. More information about the document can be found here. Let’s keep it simple and say it’s long and boring. Some things included …

November, 2009

  • 25 November

    ICANN shakes finger at DNS redirects

    It’s become common for DNS providers to redirect users to third-party pages upon entering an incorrect URL. Called NXDOMAIN substitution, many ISPs practice this to make money. ICANN is calling out against this practice, however, citing its harmful effects: If an email is accidentally sent to an incorrect domain and …

  • 23 November

    ICANN Has Cheezburger?

    Most netizens are familar with I Can Has Cheezburger, a blog that posts hilarious and adorable photos of cats with witty captions to match. A new site, ICANN Has Cheezburger, takes a punch at the latter site as well as the Internet organization ICANN. Whereas the original site posts cats, …

  • 19 November

    Internet Governance Forum concludes in Egypt

    The fourth-annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt has just concluded. Hot topics discussed at the international event include IPv6 adoption and America’s role in Internet affairs To spur IPv6 adoption, ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom proposed a “cash for clunkers” program through which old IPv4 …

  • 10 November

    Canary Islands might seek .ic ccTLD

    The Canary Islands parliament will meet tomorrow to discuss whether or not to petition ICANN for the .ic ccTLD. Currently, the extension is an exceptionally reserved code element and unavailable for general use. The island will have to convince the IANA to permit its use. The government claims .ic will …

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