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Claims UDRP has cost over $360 million so far

Trademark owners have splashed out over $360 million on UDRP cases over the 20 years the policy has been active, according to an intellectual property trade group. Marques, a European body representing trademark owners, reckons $360 million is a &#8220...
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ICANN director Burr leaving Neustar

Neustar is losing its chief privacy officer, Becky Burr, who also sits on ICANN’s board of directors. Burr, a lawyer, said last week that she’s decided to return to private practice after almost seven years at the registry. Her last day wil...
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ICANN selects Seattle for 2021 Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting will be in the domain capital of the world in 2021. ICANN has officially selected Seattle for its 2021 Annual General Meeting. The meeting will take place October 23-28, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. Seattle is home to more domain name companies than any other city. It’s the home of Donuts, […]

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Pay up or sell up, ICANN tells failing new gTLD

ICANN has responded to a request for it to reduce the $25,000 annual fee it charges gTLD registries. The answer is no. That wholly unsurprising reply came in a letter from registry services director Russ Weinstein to John McCabe, CEO of failing new gTL...
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ICANN creates female-heavy anti-harassment team

ICANN’s board of directors has created a new team to look at issues of harassment in the community. The new Board Working Group on Anti-Harassment has eight members, six of whom are women. In fact, all six female members of the board, including n...
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ICANN chief gets $100k bonus

ICANN CEO Goran Marby has been awarded almost $100,000 of his annual bonus. The ICANN board of directors last week voted to approve the first half of his fiscal year 2019 “at risk compensation”, what ICANN calls the discretionary, performan...
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ICANN puts deadline on .amazon talks

ICANN’s board of directors has voted to put a March deadline on talks over the future of the .amazon gTLD. Late last week, the board formally resolved to “make a decision” on .amazon at ICANN 64, which runs in Kobe, Japan from March 9...
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.amazon domain isn’t a slam dunk after all

Amazon’s application for the .amazon dot-brand may not be as secure as it was thought, following an ICANN decision over the Christmas period. Directors threw out a South American government demand for it to un-approve the .amazon bid, but clarifi...
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Chile opens .cl to all ICANN registrars

The Chilean ccTLD registry has opened its doors to all ICANN-accredited registrars, no matter where they are based. NIC Chile, part of the University of Chile, this week announced its Registrar Agents Program, an effort to grow the TLD internationally....
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