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At ICANN, you can have any registrar you want, as long as it begins with A

Want to find a registrar based in your home country, or in a friendlier foreign jurisdiction? Don’t rely on ICANN to help. A recent outcome of the Org’s information transparency car crash is a registrar search engine that only returns filtered results where the registrar’s name begins with the letter A. The search engine allows […]

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The man who almost registered FUCK.com

In the early days of the commercial Internet, domain names were free. One had to ask, in order to get, however, and the process required manual labor, along with the ability to circumvent the bureaucratic process imposed by the domain manager’s operators, including Jon Postel. Up until the summer of 1995 that domain names became […]

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