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CapEx vs. OpEx – The IaaS Era

The CapEx vs. OpEx discussion is not always as black and white as the title of this article might indicate. Capital and Operational Expenditures are financial terms and relate directly to the way businesses allocate their financial assets. Read more...

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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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The Tangled Web: A Case Against New gTLDs by Joseph P. Smith III

The Tangled Web: A Case Against New gTLDs by Joseph P. Smith III

Is the “dot-com” era over as we know it? On June 13, 2012, ICANN revealed the list of applied-for new gTLDs. TLDs are the words at the end of a website’s address, such as .  ICANN is a non-profit organization responsible for managing the Internet’s system of unique identifiers, including domain names. ICANN describes itself as the definer of “policies for how the ‘names and numbers’ of the Internet should run.” It is...

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ICANN FY14 Annual Report of Expense Reimbursement and Other Payments to ICANN Directors For the Period 1 July 2013 through 30 June 2014

ICANN FY14 Annual Report of Expense Reimbursement and Other Payments to ICANN Directors For the Period 1 July 2013 through 30 June 2014

As part of its accountability and transparency processes ICANN publishes a report in accordance with Article XVI, section 3 of the ICANN Bylaws which provides, in part, that “The Board shall publish, at least annually … a description of any payments made by ICANN to Directors (including reimbursements of expenses).” ICANN ‘s FY14 Annual Report of Expense Reimbursement and Other Payments to ICANN Directors for the Period 1 July 2013...

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ICANN Staff provides Update on First Round of New gTLDs and the Path Forward to a Second Round by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association

ICANN Staff provides Update on First Round of New gTLDs and the Path Forward to a Second Round by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association

In late August the GNSO Council received an ICANN staff response to a Resolution on subsequent rounds of new gTLDs passed during its June meeting in London. At the time the response was issued only 373 gTLDs had been delegated out of the 1321 total applications being processed. So the first round of the program still has a long way to go and the jury is very much out on analyzing its successes, failures, unexpected issues, and overall...

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