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Will .Amazon ever see the light of day? There’s some movement.

Amazon region countries reject $5 million gift card but ICANN pushes forward to help Amazon.com get .Amazon top level domain name. Amazon.com’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) long battle to get rights to run the .Amazon top level domain name might still pay off, but countries that are part of the Amazon region continue to play hardball. On […]

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ICANN turns 20 today (or maybe not)

ICANN is expected to celebrate its 20th anniversary at its Barcelona meeting next month, but by some measures it has already had its birthday. If you ask Wikipedia, it asserts that ICANN was “created” on September 18, 1998, 20 years ago tod...
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ICANN surveys domain registrants about trademark claims notices

Survey is well-intentioned but is unlikely to provide good data. ICANN is requesting feedback from domain name registrants about trademark claims notices from the Trademark Clearinghouse. Domain name investors that registered new top level domain names are probably familiar with these notices. When you try to register a domain that matches a trademark in the […]

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Donuts gets bought by former ICANN CEO’s firm

Donuts is to be bought by a private equity firm that has a former ICANN CEO as a partner. The company, which holds the largest portfolio of new gTLDs, has agreed to be acquired by Boston-based private equity firm Abry Partners for an undisclosed sum. N...
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No more free ride for ICANN Fellows?

Newcomers who get free travel to ICANN meetings will have to show they’re serious about participating in the community, under new rules. ICANN is revamping its Fellowship program to ensure that it’s actually meetings its goals of increasing...
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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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