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_ namescon.vegas – 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, …

What Does It Take To Repair Trust? What Will It Take ICANN To Win Back "Trust"? (Part I)

Some readers may wonder why I chose to raise the issue of “trust” now or even ask what it will take for ICANN to repair it. After all, the New gTLDs have been launched; applications have started being received, and all ICANN official announcements are …

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).”
Hum
ICANN has budgeted some $10…

Is ICANN Opening up Public Comment Periods in Bad Faith?

I read with interest that ICANN opened up yet another comment period on new TLDs.

I believe that I speak for many when I question whether ICANN is opening up these comment periods in good faith, or instead whether these are smokescreens, mere distrac…

Is ICANN Opening up Public Comment Periods in Bad Faith?

I read with interest that ICANN opened up yet another comment period on new TLDs.

I believe that I speak for many when I question whether ICANN is opening up these comment periods in good faith, or instead whether these are smokescreens, mere distrac…