Article category: ICANN

ICANN news from the 58th convention in Copenhagen

by Luc - 23.03.2017

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

Domain transfer changes coming: the latest ICANN news

by Luc - 24.11.2016

ICANN is expanding the scope of its Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (now simply called Transfer Policy). This revised policy includes new procedures for gTLD (but not ccTLD) transfers made between domain registrants (aka Trades). See how the new domain transfer procedures will impact you. The latest ICANN news...

The ICANN takeover of DNS: 5 reasons not to panic

by Daniel - 10.10.2016

The Internet, as we know it, has changed forever. On Saturday, October 8th, the U.S. government ceded control of the directories which enable web browsers to locate our local weather reports, Netflix queues, and Uber accounts. 

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 survey - Awareness of new gTLDs growing, but…

by Meg - 11.07.2016

…there’s less trust than a year ago. ICANN’s recent survey measures attitudes towards gTLDs and the domain name system. Data collected from 5,452 users in Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, and South America. It’s a bumper survey, 161 pages, so I’ve pulled out some highlights for you… 

New gTLDs: have they really accomplished their goals?

by Meg - 30.05.2016

The new gTLDs began launching in 2013. A steady trickle continues, with some still in contention whilst applicants battle for ownership. A second launch is planned, the year 2020 being the latest target. So, did the new gTLDs take over the world? Should .COM feel threatened? Is Elvis still King?