The ICANN organization is seeking expressions of interest for leadership roles in the 2020 Nominating Committee (NomCom) that of the 2020 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect.In September 2018, the ICANN Board appointed J. Damon Aschraft as the 2019 NomCom Chair and Cheryl Ann Miller as the 2019 NomCom Chair-Elect. (icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2018-09-16-en#1.e.) In the Spring of 2019, Ms. Miller stepped down from the position as Chair-Elect.
This article by Professor Christine Haight Farley originally published in the Akron Law Review anticipates doctrinal disorder in domain name disputes as a result of the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs).The abstract for the article goes on to say that in the course of the intense and prolonged debate over the possibility of new gTLDs, no one seems to have focused on the conspicuous fact that domain name disputes incorporating new gTLDs will be markedly
Accountants are not known for being the most exciting bunch, even if their work is essential, so getting their own TLD might be one of the more exciting things to happen to the profession in years! The American Institute of CPAs has announced they're in the process of being awarded the .cpa TLD and they're currently in a contract execution phase with ICANN with plans to launch later in 2019.The AICPA will manage .cpa that they envisage will provide a home fo
ccTLD domain names account for over half of the domain names registered around the world, except in North America where that figure falls to 5%, according to The Global Domain Name Market in 2018 report, released by Afnic, the .fr registry. Within Europe, ccTLDs account for 64%, Latin America and the Caribbean 59%, Asia-Pacific 57% and Africa 55%.Among the new gTLDs, there are quite distinct variations in their market share with Latin America and the Cari
The .ORG Impact Awards is Now Accepting Nominations from Nonprofits, Corporations, Community Groups and More[news release] In celebration of organizations using the Internet to empower change around the world, The .ORG Impact Awards, sponsored by Public Interest Registry, launches today to honor .ORG domain name users for their accomplishments.From individuals to large corporations, and small community groups to multinational NGOs, purpose-driven achiev
Domain name registrations continue to grow around the world, growing by 18.0 million or 5.4% in the year to the end of March 2019 and 3.1 million or 0.9% for the quarter, taking total domain name registrations to 351.8 million across all top-level domains, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief from Verisign released Thursday.For an alternative view of how domain name registrations globally are faring, see the latest CENTRstats Global TLD Report