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Regulatory Capture at ICANN

This looks really bad. Kevin Ohashi of Review Signal has penned a significant analysis of regulatory capture at ICANN. In the detailed post, he explains how just about everyone who weighed in positively on removing price caps for .org domains is conflicted. They’re lobbyists for Verisign or Public Interest Registry, members of Internet Society chapters, […]

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ICANN launches cash-for-kids scheme

ICANN will hand over cash to help community members cover their childcare commitments, the organization announced yesterday. If you show up to an ICANN public meeting with an ankle-biter under 12 years of age, ICANN will give you up to $750 to cover th...
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.gay not coming out this year after all

We won’t be seeing .gay on the internet this year. Top Level Design has postponed the release of its hard-won gTLD until the second quarter of 2020, having recently said it was planning an October 2019 launch. The company told registrars yesterda...
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Time for some more ICANN salary porn

ICANN has filed its tax return for its fiscal 2018, so it’s once again that time of the year in which the community gets to salivate over how much its top staffers get paid. The latest form 990, covering the 12 months to June 30, 2018, shows that...
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