Home » Archive by category Domain Policy

ICANN 69 returning to YouTube

ICANN is to make its annual general meeting next month available streaming on YouTube, the org has announced. That’s in addition to the Zoom rooms that have been used exclusively for meetings since the coronavirus pandemic hit at the start of the...
Continue reading

Fight over closed generics ends in stalemate

Closed generic gTLDs could be a thing in the next application round. Or they might not. Even after four years, ICANN’s greatest policy-making minds can’t agree. The New gTLDs Subsequent Procedures working group (SubPro) delivered its draft ...
Continue reading

Single/plural gTLD combos to be BANNED

Singular and plural versions of the same string will be banned at the top level under proposed rule changes for the next round of new gTLDs. The final set of recommendations of ICANN’s New gTLDs Subsequent Procedures working group (SubPro), which...
Continue reading

ICANN might pay for your lockdown broadband

ICANN is to seriously consider requests that community volunteers should have their broadband costs subsidized out of the ICANN budget. On Thursday, its board of directors will meet to discuss what it’s calling the “ICANN Pandemic Internet ...
Continue reading