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ICANN closes GoDaddy Whois probe

ICANN has closed its investigation into GoDaddy’s Whois practices with no action taken. Senior VP of compliance Jamie Hedlund yesterday wrote to David Redl, head of the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration, to provide an ...
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Allstate dumps a dot-brand

American insurance giant Allstate has dumped one of its two dot-brand gTLDs. The company, which had $38.5 billion revenue in 2017, has told ICANN it no longer wishes to run .goodhands, which is a partial match to its long-time “Are you in good ha...
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New ICANN director named

A member of the root server community has been named to the ICANN board of directors. The Nominating Committee yesterday revealed its three selections for the board, two of whom are already seated. The new director is Tripti Sinha of the University of ...
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Fight over Whois access starts early

Starting as they mean to go on? The new ICANN working group on Whois this week saw early, if predictable, divisions on the issue of access to private data in a post-GDPR world. The so-called Whois EPDP (for Expedited Policy Development Process) held it...
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These 33 people will decide the future of Whois

The names of the people who will decide the future of global gTLD Whois policy have been revealed. Twenty-nine of 33 open seats of the GNSO’s Expedited Policy Development Process on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data are now f...
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