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A quick visual look at this week’s ICANN meeting in Los Angeles.
It has been a busy, busy week in Los Angeles. I’ll have more thoughts on ICANN 51 later. For now, I have a collection of photos from in and around the event. Captions are below each photo.
Entertainment during TLD Registry (“Dot Chinese Online” and “Dot Chinese Website”) and .Club event on Sunday at a popular Chinese restaurant. I also had a chance to hang out with TLD Registry when it was in Austin last week. I’ve come to the conclusion that TLD Registry and .Club are two of the hardest working registries out there, which might bode well for their long term success. Click here to see the rest of the photos from ICANN 51.
A quick look at relevant sessions at this week’s ICANN conference.
ICANN 51 formally kicks off today in Los Angeles. There are a lot of domain name investors in attendance, so I created a quick guide to sessions that might be interesting to them. Even if you aren’t in L.A., ICANN has excellent online participation tools that make it almost easier to attend virtually than in person.
Here are my picks. Click here to continue reading and see the sessions
10 contention sets settled at last minute, including three by Amazon.com.
This month’s ICANN auctions of last resort for new to level domain names will settle just three contention sets, down from a schedule of 13 as of last month.
The only three still on the schedule are .spot, .salon and .realty.
Ten contention sets that were on the docket for resolution via ICANN auction this month have been settled: Click to continue reading…
Scammer sends fake renewal notices with goal of getting your credit card information.
ICANN may have shut down Domain Registry of America for now, but new scams pop up just about every day.
Joseph Peterson sent one example to me today that I haven’t seen before.
He received an email with the subject line “something.com EXPIRATION!”, in which something.com matched one of his domains. Although his domain doesn’t expire until next year, the email claims it expires October 14.
Interestingly, the email advertises that renewing the domain name only costs only $3 for a year (more on that later). If you click the payment link, you’ll see a page like this: click here to continue reading…
Companies question result of panel decision that eliminated them from competition for .hotel domain name.
Six companies that saw their bids for the .hotel domain name die as a result of a Community Priority Evaluation decision in favor of HOTEL Top-Level-Domain S.a.r.l have asked ICANN for information regarding the decision.
The applicants filed a Document Information Disclosure Policy Request (DIDP) with ICANN on August 4. The DIDP requests resumes for people that served on the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) panel, as well as communications between the panel and ICANN and HOTEL Top-Level-Domain S.a.r.l.
The DIDP was signed by representatives of Donuts, Fairwinds, Fegistry, Famous Four Media, Minds + Machines and Radix.
ICANN has rebuffed the request (pdf), noting that EIU was contracted as a third party and that ICANN doesn’t have information about the specific panelists on the .hotel case. It declined to release other requested information on the grounds that it would violate non-disclosure provisions in the contract between ICANN and EIU.