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GoDaddy could lose control of .co this week

It looks like GoDaddy’s recently acquired .co registry could lose formal control of the ccTLD this week. ICANN’s board of directors has “Transfer of the .CO (Colombia) top-level domain to the Ministry of Information and Communications...
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Fight over closed generics ends in stalemate

Closed generic gTLDs could be a thing in the next application round. Or they might not. Even after four years, ICANN’s greatest policy-making minds can’t agree. The New gTLDs Subsequent Procedures working group (SubPro) delivered its draft ...
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Single/plural gTLD combos to be BANNED

Singular and plural versions of the same string will be banned at the top level under proposed rule changes for the next round of new gTLDs. The final set of recommendations of ICANN’s New gTLDs Subsequent Procedures working group (SubPro), which...
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ICANN might pay for your lockdown broadband

ICANN is to seriously consider requests that community volunteers should have their broadband costs subsidized out of the ICANN budget. On Thursday, its board of directors will meet to discuss what it’s calling the “ICANN Pandemic Internet ...
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ICANN clears GalComm for now

Registrar was named in report about malware network. ICANN’s initial review of domain name registrar GalComm hasn’t turned up anything bad about the registrar. Awake Security published a report in June about a network of malware. It said that many of the domains used in the network were registered at ICANN-accredited registrar Galcomm and questioned […]

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ICANN names Egypt-based head of Istanbul office

ICANN has appointed veteran staffer Baher Esmat as the new head of its regional office in Istanbul, Turkey. His new job title will be managing director for Middle East and Africa, having previously headed ICANN’s partnership programs for the regi...
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