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ICANN approves messy, unfinished Whois policy

With a week left on the GDPR compliance clock, ICANN has formally approved a new Whois policy that will hit all gTLD registries and registrars next Friday. The Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data represents the first time in its history ...
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ICANN flips off governments over Whois privacy

ICANN has formally extended its middle finger to its Governmental Advisory Committee for only the third time, telling the GAC that it cannot comply with its advice on Whois privacy. It’s triggered a clause in its bylaws used to force both parties...
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Muslim world still thinks .islam isn’t kosher

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has repeated its objection to the gTLDs .islam and .halal ever seeing the light of day. OIC Secretary General Yousef Al-Othaimeen wrote to ICANN earlier this month to declare that its position on the two controve...
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Child abuse becoming big problem for new gTLDs

There were 3,791 domain names used to host child sexual abuse imagery in 2017, up 57%, according to the latest annual report from the Internet Watch Foundation. While .com was the by far the worst TLD for such material in terms of URLs, over a quarter ...
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Some men at ICANN meetings really are assholes

Several men have been accused of sexual harassment at ICANN meetings. A group of women have written to ICANN with five stories of how they were groped, intimidated, objectified or otherwise harassed in violation of not only common decency but also ICAN...
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