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.org domains could come in seven new languages

Public Interest Registry is planning support for seven more languages in the .org gTLD. The company has asked ICANN for permission to support seven additional internationalized domain name scripts: Croatian, Finnish, Hindi, Italian, Montenegrin, Portug...
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MMX gets nod to sell 22 gTLDs to GoDaddy

New gTLD registry MMX expects to shortly offload most of its portfolio of strings to GoDaddy Registry after receiving ICANN approvals. The company said today that its transfer requests for four of its gTLD contracts have received full ICANN approval. A...
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Will you use SSAD for Whois queries?

ICANN is pinging the community for feedback on proposed Whois reforms that would change how people request access to private registrant data. The fundamental question is: given everything you know about the proposed System for Standardized Access and D...
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CentralNic gets into artificial intelligence

CentralNic has formed a business unit dedicated to big data and artificial intelligence. The new Data and Artificial Intelligence Group will be headed by chief data scientist Pawel Rzeszucinski. The company said that the group will be tasked with lever...
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“Diversity” warning over ICANN Seattle

ICANN has been told that it risks disenfranchising community members from outside the US if it goes ahead with a return to in-person meetings at ICANN 72 in Seattle this October. APAC Space, a group comprising participants from the Asia-Pacific region,...
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