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Has the Australian Government Got Fed up With auDA? - 19 October, 2017, 1:44 pm

The Australian Government has ordered a review into the operations of the .au policy and regulatory body, auDA. Could it be that after 2 years or turmoil and mismanagement that...

Operating Standards for ICANN’s Specific Reviews - 19 October, 2017, 10:28 am

Brief Overview: The goal of the Bylaws-mandated Operating Standards (see Section 4.6) is to provide for a transparent and consistent review process by documenting rules and procedures. Please note, most...

ICANN: Proposal for Cyrillic Script Root Zone‬ Label Generation Rules - 18 October, 2017, 8:46 pm

Brief Overview Purpose: The Cyrillic script community has formed the Cyrillic script Generation Panel (GP), which in turn has developed a Proposal for the Cyrillic Script Root Zone Label Generation...

Global Internet Stakeholders to Meet at ICANN’s 60th Public Meeting in Abu Dhabi - 17 October, 2017, 8:55 pm

ICANN will hold its 60th Public Meeting, ICANN60, in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 28 October to 3 November. ICANN60 is hosted by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)...

ICANN Releases a Study on the Digital Economy in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey in the Run-Up to ICANN60 - 14 October, 2017, 9:23 pm

ICANN is pleased to announce the release of a study on the status of the regional digital economy, titled “Accelerating the Digital Economy in the Middle East, North Africa, and...

Two-Thirds of ICANN Community Believe More Should Be Done For Gender Diversity - 13 October, 2017, 9:44 pm

Over two-thirds (68%) of the ICANN community believe more should be done to increase gender diversity with the goal of increasing participation, according to a report released by ICANN Thursday...

MMX and Radix Get Chinese Approval for 4 More TLDs Each as .BOSTON Launches - 13 October, 2017, 9:30 pm

Minds + Machines has just had 4 more of its 27 new gTLDs approved for use in China, adding to the prior approval for .vip. This now makes 5 of...

Verisign’s September Trending Keywords Influenced by US Hurricanes - 13 October, 2017, 9:29 pm

Verisign’s monthly list of the top 10 trending keywords in English in the .com and .net top level domains have been influenced by the hurricanes that have been battering the...

ICANN: Join the ICANN Webinar on Review Operating Standards - 13 October, 2017, 9:26 pm

ICANN will host a webinar on the draft Operating Standards, which will be released for public comment on 17 October. This Bylaw-mandated document has been compiled by the ICANN organization...

ICANN Reserve Fund – Public Comment on Rationale and Target Level - 13 October, 2017, 9:23 pm

Brief Overview ICANN‘s Reserve Fund was established in 2007 with a target level of a minimum of 12 months of Operating expenses. Since then, the ICANN Organization and its risk...

ICANN: Deadline Extended for the NomCom2 Review Survey - 13 October, 2017, 9:18 pm

The deadline for community input has been extended until Monday 6 November 23:59 UTC. The Analysis Group, the independent examiner conducting the second review of the ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom2),...

The auDA Debacles Continue as Highly Respected Company Secretary Booted - 12 October, 2017, 9:10 pm

Domainer broke the news today that Di Parker, auDA’s highly respected Director Corporate and Regulatory Services and Company Secretary is leaving the organisation, but not of her own choice. The...

.CLUB Releases Hundreds of 2-Character Premium Domains - 12 October, 2017, 8:46 pm

The .club registry released 383 2 character domain names through their registrar channel on 11 October. The domain names released yesterday were predominantly 2 letter and number domain names such...

Trellian.com Acquires Successful Drop Catch Platform DomainShield.com.au - 12 October, 2017, 2:50 pm

Trellian has announced a further expansion into the .au drop catch business with the acquisition of the drop catch platform DomainShield.com.au. Having only a handful of auDA accredited registrars that...

auDA Director Slams Board and Members on the Way Out - 11 October, 2017, 7:42 pm

In what seems a bit of a revolving door these days, both at Board and staff level, another Director resigned their position at auDA, the .au policy regulator, on 14...