ICANN to Claim Independence? Salaries HOW MUCH?

According to Viviane Reding, commissioner for Information Society and Media, ICANN is approaching a historic point in its development, posing the question of whether to become a fully independent organization, accountable to the global internet community. “Europeans would expect so, ...

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The Video: US Gov Oversight of ICANN and Proposed gTLDs

The U.S. House Of Representatives Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet recently met to examine issues related to ICANN, including the expiring JPA (Joint Project Agreement) between the Department of Commerce and ICANN, as well as ICANN’s proposed introduction ...

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Should They Really Auction Off Wealth.com?

I was reading this article around TheInternetCompany, selling the domain name ‘wealth.com’ at a private auction run by Sedo. They want 2.9M and the VP was quoted as saying “we believe that now is the right time to monetize this ...

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Facebook Vanity URL = Domainer

Mashable is reporting that 500,000 usernames were registered in 15 mins. Well I happened to be watching the clock tick down, and acquired the keyword “domainer”. Feel free to get in contact. To be honest, I really didn’t think this ...

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Sonic Sues Over Domain Dispute

A federal lawsuit has apparently been brought about which claims that a California company established a website at mysonic.com and sends users to a Burger King home page. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in U.S District court in Oklahoma City ...

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France Goes After Champagne Domain Names

The Comite Interprofessional du Vin de Champagne (the semi-government authority of the Republic of France), is going after people who use champagne in their domain name. A gift delivery business called “Champagne Messenger” has been forced to change their name ...

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Bodog Back After Long Dispute

For the last two years, bodog.com has apparently been battling a legal issue which has kept them from operating under their original domain name and allowing gamers to gamble there. The good news is that a settlement been reached, resolving ...

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