Author: Luc

gTLDs, your email address, and the fight for universal acceptance

by Luc - 24.04.2017

Dated software and hardware is unable to recognise new generic top level domains (gTLDs) which can cause big problems if you're using one in your email address. But here's an important step consumers and registrars can take together to fight for Universal Acceptance of gTLDs, especially with regards to their use in email addresses. 

ICANN 58: the domain industry a lightning rod for the Internet

by Luc - 28.03.2017

At ICANN 58, participants gathered for six days in Copenhagen to tackle such issues of importance for the domain name industry as date privacy law, WHOIS reform, and prepare for the next round of new extensions, much of which our legal eagle Luc covered in our March 23rd post. This week, Luc returns with the conclusion to his two-part report. 

ICANN 58: domain industry news from Copenhagen

by Luc - 23.03.2017

ICANN 58, stretched out over the course of 6 days, left little time to explore the beautiful host city of Copenhagen but lots of time to consider issues of importance to the domain name industry. Despite his slight irritation with the windowless rooms in which these meetings were held, our legal eagle Luc reports back from the front lines. 

ICANN 56 Helsinki - Legal eagle Luc, reports back…

by Luc - 12.07.2016

ICANN is the organisation in charge of domain names and IP addresses. It’s a community of volunteers developing policies applicable to the domain name system. Anyone can join a working group and take part. Fancy it?

ICANN 51: EuroDNS précis Los Angeles (episode one)

by Luc - 24.10.2014

From October 12 to 16, 2014 the ICANN community held its quarterly meeting in the organisation’s hometown of Los Angeles. Luc, our legal eagle, swooped in to join the 2300+ participants who attended. On his return, he summarised what went on in two blog posts. Written in his usual inimitable style...

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