Archive for the ‘Policy’ Category

Verisign domain takedown proposal very worrisome

The following post was originally published on the EasyDNS blog by entrepreneur Mark Jeftovic and was syndicated with his kind permission. Under a proposed Verisign initiative, all .COM/.NET domains exist at the pleasure of the United States government. Verisign just released an overview of their proposed “Anti-Abuse Domain Use Policy” Under ICANN’s Registry Services Evaluation […]

UK Registry Seeks Input for Domain Expiry Policy

The market for catching dropping .UK domains is overrun by many companies, thus making it often a matter of luck who catches the released names. The reason for this is apparently the drop times and order picked at random by the registry along with the low fees for becoming a .UK registrar. The registry just […]

Policy issue summary for ICANN Cartagena meeting

Earlier today the policy staff at ICANN gave a briefing on upcoming policy issues to be discussed at the organisation’s meeting in Cartagena next month. Here is a brief summary, listed in order of importance to business with added commentary and background. You can also download the presentation [pdf] given by ICANN staff. 1. New […]

ICANN pre-Cartagena policy call details

ICANN is holding a policy call on 22 November just prior to its meeting in Cartagena in December. The Cartagena meeting will be defined by the likely approval of the “Applicant Guidebook” for new Internet extensions – the sum of five years work. There are however a number of other significant Internet issues to be […]

.MLS – MLS Domains Association Membership Surge from ‘Founders Claim Period”

For a new TLD applicant who is creating a community application or standard application, obtaining the general support (or lack of objection resulting from consultation) from primary groups in the relevant community or stakeholders is a smart play. Many applicants have devised some constructive and mutually beneficial plans to grow broad support, often in equity […]

ICANN Community Faces Policy Overload

Community and ICANN system may be overwhelmed by quantity of policy issues. As I write this, there are currently 30 open or recently concluded comment periods at ICANN. You can comment on anything from “Interim Paper on Policy Aspects Regarding Introduction of Single Character IDN TLDs” to “Proposed Bylaws Amendment to Add Voting Director from […]


I have come to acceptance that the community proposal for EoI was removed from consideration. EoI did not pass but it proved that the community could raise up a proposal to the board using the Bottom-Up approach. I hated the outcome. Here’s what happened and why I would do it all again…