In the latest Domain Pulse Q&A series looking at the year in review and year ahead, we speak to ICANN board member Chris Disspain. Chris discusses the progress of the next round of new gTLD applications, the challenges of GDPR has thrown at ICANN relating to WHOIS, a 2019 highlight being finalisation of the new strategic plan especially in the way the ICANN community focused and pulled together to get it done and then what the future may hold for him
.eu and it's stablemates ?? and .?? continued to shed domain name registrations as Brexit approached, with total registrations across all 3 TLDs decreasing from 3,617,536 (3,581,478 for .eu) at the end of the third quarter of 2019 to 3,606,311 (3,579,689 for .eu) at the end of the fourth quarter, EURid has announced in its Q4 2019 Progress Report. This EURid attributed to continuous uncertainties surrounding Brexit and the .eu extension.The drop in registrat
Brief Overview Purpose: This Public Comment proceeding seeks input on the draft Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) Study 1 report produced by the Office of the CTO.Current Status:The report presents the findings for Study 1 of the Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP). The purpose and scope of Study 1 were defined in a July 2019 Request for Proposal (RFP). This draft of the report addresses the first two goals of Study 1, as stated in the
The Internet Commerce Association has developed a tool to make it easy for those opposed to any increase in the .com registry fee to voice their disapproval.On 3 January ICANN and Verisign released proposed amendments to the .com registry agreement which includes a 7% increase in the registry fee in the final 4 of 6 years of the agreement.Not unexpectedly the ICA, with domain investors their key constituency, are very much opposed to any increase and li
Since its launch in December 2019, EURid's Project APEWS Advanced Prevention and Early Warning System has correctly detected over 60,000 malicious .eu domain name registrations. While this is only 1.67% of the more than 3.6 million .eu domains registered, it's still a significant amount and has undoubtedly had an impact on reducing cybercrime in the .eu space.EURid, the organisation that manages the .eu top-level domain, launched their award winning AI-dri
What happens when a Brand changes its company name, which has a .brand new gTLD, such as through a takeover, merger or just a name change? There's currently no quick process in place to allow them to obtain a new gTLD to reflect the change. This is one of the many issues raised by Loc Damilaville, Market Research Manager at Afnic who manages the French ccTLD as well as 17 new gTLDs, in today's Q&A looking at the year just gone and the year ahead.