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ICANN says NO to Ukraine’s Big Ask

“ICANN has been built to ensure that the Internet works, not for its coordination role to be used to stop it from working.” That’s ICANN’s response to Ukraine, which earlier this week asked for Russia to lose its top-level domains and IP addresses, to help prevent propaganda supporting its invasion of the country. The request […]

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ICANN could block Donuts from buying Afilias

In what appears to be an almost unprecedented move, ICANN is to review Donuts’ proposed acquisition of rival Afilias at the highest level, raising a question mark over the industry mega-merger. The org’s board of directors will meet Thursda...
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.org sale officially dead

Public Interest Registry has formally announced that its proposed $1.13 billion acquisition by Ethos Capital is dead. The company told ICANN yesterday that it is withdrawing its request for a change of control under its .org contract and that it &#8220...
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