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153 registrars fingered for ICANN security probe

Registrars will be asked to account for abusive domain names found on their services, under a new ICANN security audit. ICANN says it will soon send requests for information to 153 registrars, asking them to provide documentation showing how they dealt with domains used for distribution of malware or spam. Registrars will get audited if [...] Continue reading


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ICANN axes Cancun again. Apparently there’s a pandemic

ICANN has formally confirmed that its seventieth public meeting will be online-only, disappointing restaurateurs and sex workers in Cancun, Mexico for the second year running. The meeting will also be mercifully shorter, with two days cut from its running time. The new dates are March 22 to March 25. Thankfully, ICANN actually announced the date [...] Continue reading


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Gun nut site crashes at Epik after GoDaddy shoots it down

A site for American gun enthusiasts has switched registrars, moving its domain to Epik — apparently with the consent of CEO Rob Monster — after GoDaddy turfed it out for allegedly inciting violence. According to a GoDaddy statement at the weekend, the registrar had received complaints about content on AR15.com — that’s the name of [...] Continue reading


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It’s pandemic continuity versus gender diversity in ICANN’s board wish-list

ICANN’s Nominating Committee will be asked to pit two fundamentally opposed principles against each other when they pick three members of the organization’s board of directors this year. Board chair Maarten Botterman has asked NomCom to prioritize continuity — keeping experienced directors in place — while also increasing gender diversity in the male-heavy current line-up. [...] Continue reading


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Free domains for .in registrants

Registrants of new .in domain names will be offered a free domain in a non-Latin script, the Indian government announced today. The National Internet Exchange of India said it will offer one free internationalized domain name, along with a free email account in the same script, when they register a .in name before the end [...] Continue reading


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Here’s why two ICANN directors opposed extending Marby’s CEO contract

ICANN CEO Göran Marby’s personality came into question when the organization’s board of directors voted to prematurely extend his contract last year, it emerged this evening. Back in October, the board voted to add two years to Marby’s current contract, which had been due to expire May 23, 2022, saying it would help with continuity [...] Continue reading


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Rules for the next new gTLD round near the final straight

The ICANN working group tasked with creating policies for the next round of new gTLDs is wrapping up its work this week, setting up the battle lines for the next phase of the program’s development. Members of the cross-constituency Subsequent Procedures for new gTLDs group, known as SubPro, have until a minute before midnight UTC [...] Continue reading



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