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ICANN Draft Five-Year Operating Plan

ICANN Draft Five-Year Operating Plan

ICANN is introducing the addition of Five-Year Operating Plan to its planning process, and is seeking public comment on the ICANN Draft Five-Year Operating Plan Version 1 (FY2016-FY2020) [PDF, 1.04 MB]. The public comment period begins today, Monday, 11 November 2014 for a total of 55 days to complete on Monday, 5 January 2015. This year’s calendar for the Five-Year Operating Plan will be: The ICANN Draft Five-Year Operating Plan version...

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Chan Luu Case Settles/Registrants Can Still Seek Return of Domains by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association

Chan Luu Case Settles/Registrants Can Still Seek Return of Domains by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association

While we are not privy to the details, we have received word that there has been a settlement in the litigation brought by Chan Luu against Grant Shellhammer and Online Growth. As we first reported in early October, more than 5,000 domain names were said to have been transferred by VeriSign to Uniregistrar after it was served with a sealed court order. Some of these domains had expired registrations, were no longer owned by the defendant,...

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Domain Sales Up In 2014, But Down For The Week

Reported domain name sales volumes across all extensions for the first three quarters of 2014 has been up almost 20 percent compared to the same period in 2013 according to Domain Name Journal. But that didn’t stop the top reported sale for the week ending 19 October being the relatively low (for a top of the chart sale) $40,000 sale of totalwireless.com in a sale through DomainMarket. Coming in second and third were designs.net...

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ICANN 52 Relocates To Singapore From Marrakech Over Ebola Fears

ICANN 52 Relocates To Singapore From Marrakech Over Ebola Fears

Following what ICANN describes as “community concerns that would prevent maximum participation at its next global meeting (ICANN 52, 8-12 February 2015),” which roughly translates as concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus, and a meeting that ICANN describes as “a critical one given the ongoing discussions around the IANA Stewardship Transition and ICANN Accountability,” the meeting scheduled to be held in Marrakech, Morocco...

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ICANN: New gTLD Auction Rules Update

ICANN: New gTLD Auction Rules Update

The Auction Rules were recently updated to address feedback provided by the community over the course of several Auctions. The Auction Manager intends to provide an “early bidding” option prior to the standard 30 minutes of Round 1. Please find the latest version in the link below. View the New gTLD Auction Rules v.2014.11.03 [PDF, 240 KB] View the REDLINE New gTLD Auction Rules v.2014.09.30 to 2014.11.03 [PDF, 243 KB] View Auction...

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Donuts Launches .RESTAURANT and .GIFTS as Registrations in New Internet Domains Surpass Three Million

Donuts Launches .RESTAURANT and .GIFTS as Registrations in New Internet Domains Surpass Three Million

[news release] Donuts Inc. , the world’s largest registry for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), continues its expansion of the Internet’s global addressing system in November by making three new domains available to the public. On November 5, users worldwide will be able to register addresses in .RESTAURANT, .GIFTS and .SARL (a corporate identifier). Donuts will also make .WORLD available for early registration by trademark...

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