More from ICANN Court Filing: Not Only Are ccTLD’s Not Property But They Don’t Belong To The Country

                Earlier we wrote about ICANN filing several motions to quash a federal court ruling that ccTLD registries could be seized to satisfy judgements against the underling country saying ccTLD's are not considered property and therefore it can’t be attached by plaintiffs. We read through some more of the 289 page … [Read more...]

ICANN Responds To Seizure Order of The .IR Registry, saying ccTLD’s Are Not Property

                  A couple of weeks ago we told you that the attorney for the victims of a terrorist attack got a federal court to order the seizure of the .IR domain registry which is the ccTLD for Iran to help satisfy a judgement the victims  held  against the republic of Iran. As first reported by,  (The … [Read more...]

ICANN Publishes “Five Things to Know About ICANN’s 2015 Budget”

                  In a blog post ICANN Published "Five things to Know About ICANN's 2015 Budget" Typically ICANN just releases its draft budget and then lets the domain blogs and other during and through the comment period rip into the budget & dissect the numbers. The Draft 2015 CAN Operation Plan and Budget is 80 … [Read more...]

CEO of .In (India) Alleges 40% of ccTLD’s Left Out Of IANA Transition Coordination Group

According to a press release we received today from Dr Govin who is the CEO of the .IN ccTLD Registry which is the ccTLD for India is claiming that about 40% of all ccTLD's are being left out of the IANA Transition Coordination Group as part of ICANN's plan to move away from US oversight. Basically Dr. Govin says that 104 of the 259 ccTLD are not being representative in this process. Balazs … [Read more...]

ICANN Selects Marrakesh, Morocco As The Site for ICANN 52 To Be Held In February 2015

                The ICANN Board has selected Marrakesh, Morocco as the site for ICANN 52 to be held February 8th-12th, 2015. In the Preliminary Report of the Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board released last night, This meeting will be in the Africa region This is an Organizational Administrative Function that does not require … [Read more...]

More 2-Character Domain Requested for .XYZ, .DEALS, .CITY, .COLLEGE, .GOP, .TRADE, .WEBCAM, .BID, .HEALTHCARE, .WORLD, .BAND

                ICANN has opened up another comment period for 12 more new gTLD which have applied to have the right to allocated 2 charter domain names. The new gTLD string are: .XYZ, .DEALS, .CITY, .COLLEGE, .GOP, .TRADE, .WEBCAM, .BID, .HEALTHCARE, .WORLD, .BAND and the IDN XN--FJQ720A. ""To obtain community input on the … [Read more...]

ICANN Updates New gTLD Collision Auction Schedule; Here Is The New 2014 Schedule

                ICANN has published an updated schedule of the ICANN Last Resort Auction for those new gTLD  in Collision. ICANN will hold a Last Resort Auction for new gTLD strings that had more than one application and which have not settled the contention through private auctions or otherwise. You might remember that ICANN … [Read more...]