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ICANN Board says no to .CORP, .HOME and .MAIL

Stephane Van Gelder: The ongoing saga of the applications for the new gTLDs .CORP, .HOME and .MAIL has been resolved. During its February 4, 2018 meeting, the ICANN Board directed the organisation’s CEO to prevent these new Internet suffixes fro...
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ICANN unplugs operator for new gTLD .WED

Stephane Van Gelder: For the first time since the new gTLD program was launched and ICANN started adding new suffixes like .XYZ or .LONDON to the Internet root, one of companies it had granted the right to operate these new top level domains to has se...
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Building an even better European Internet domain

Stephane Van Gelder Stephane Van Gelder: A relentless drive to find new ways to improve is one of the core character traits of the team behind EURid, the manager (registry) of Europe’s Top Level Domain DotEU. One way EURid strives to achieve this is through its Strategic Committee. I’m very proud to have been selected by the EURid Board to join [...]

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Cherine Chalaby to replace Steve Crocker as ICANN Chair

Stephane Van Gelder Stephane Van Gelder: The ICANN Board has a crucial decision to make this year : finding a suitable replacement for Steve Crocker. One of the “fathers of the Internet”, Crocker has chaired the ICANN Board for the last 6 years. He is term limited and can no longer serve in this position. So at the ICANN annual general [...]

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Fin de la détention du directeur technique du .CAT

Stephane Van Gelder Stephane Van Gelder: Le 22 septembre, Fundacio PuntCAT a confirmé par communiqué la libération de Pep Masoliver. Le directeur technique du gestionnaire de l’extension .CAT a été détenu pendant plus de 60 heures et doit continuer à se rendre au commissariat de manière hebdomadaire car il reste accusé, entre autre, de désobéissance publique.

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Descente de police sur l’extension Internet catalane, le directeur technique emprisonné

Stephane Van Gelder Stephane Van Gelder: Se faire arrêter et emprisonné pour sédition, de nos jours, ce n’est pas banal ! Ni courant. Le mot même paraît suranné. Le Larousse donne d’ailleurs deux définitions, une pour “autrefois”, l’autre actuelle. Retenons celle d’antan d’un “soulèvement concerté et préparé contre l’autorité établie”. Car c’est exactement ce que le gouvernement espagnol reproche au petit [...]

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ICANN claims new gTLD program has cost $214 million so far

Stephane Van Gelder Stephane Van Gelder: ICANN Global Domains Division President Akram Attalah made the claim, citing his organisation’s FY18 budget, in a August 29, 2017 letter drafted in response to a proposal made by registries to reimburse some of the ICANN fees they have incurred for the right to operate new gTLDs. The proposal, sent to ICANN in March of [...]

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