Archive for the ‘ICANN’ Category

Looking back at 2015 and NamesCon2016

I have produced dozens of popular and well attended domain name conferences over the past 11 years, but most noteworthy to me is that within the past year, I have had the privilege to assemble content and produce the largest Domain Name industry conference, NamesCon – where we broke records with 1200+ attendees for a […]

NamesCon 2016 – Already past 350 attendees and climbing!

NamesCon 2016 is already at 350+ attendees, and Jodi Chamberlain, Richard Lau and I are already working on NamesCon’s third year schedule and events. The agenda is filling up, and we’re accepting speaker and session submissions at speakers2016 _at_ – so submit your ideas, pitches, and session concepts. Register today for NamesCon 2016 to […]

ICANN: Some New gTLD’s Will Be Approved Late This Year & Be Live In Early 2013

ICANN has just published an announcement that it expects that some new gTLD’s to be approved late this year and be live in early 2013.
In its new updated timeline ICANN under the date of  November 30, 2012 says:
“”In the ideal case, …

Despite $100M Dollar Budget, ICANN Calls For Volunteers

In an announcement just issued by ICANN (pdf) they are calling for volunteers to “assist in the evaluation of those organizations seeking financial support to apply for a new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD).”
ICANN has budgeted some $10…

ICANN Opens Comment Period To Hear About Defensive New gTLD Extensions

ICANN has just opened a comment period to hear from people and companies concerned about defensive applications for new gTLD’s.
“”Public comment is requested as to why there may be a perceived need for defensive new gTLD applications …

Beckstrom Tells USA TODAY On New gTLD’s: “We’re improving Internet Domain Space”

In an OpEd piece published by USA Today, the CEO of ICANN Rod Beckstrom says of the new gTLD program that “It will create space on the Internet that is more secure than what exists today.”
“Applicants will undergo criminal background …

UPDATED: Reports Say ICANN’s New gTLD TAS System Is Missing Applications

According to tweets from a couple of people at NeuStar, the ICANN TAS system is having problems today.
Jeff Neuman of NeuStart Tweeted today:
“Check your applications in TAS. Reports of missing applications- Our application 4 .Neustar is 1 of the…