Trump Administration Abandons Obama-Era Price Controls in Verisign’s .COM Registry Agreement

Despite a campaign from some in the domain name industry led by the Internet Commerce Association, the NTIA and Verisign announced Thursday they had agreed to extend and modify the Cooperative Agreement with steep registry fees to be expected. “These modifications”, the NTIA says, “are in line with policy priorities of the Trump Administration.” “The

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Neustar Acquires Verisign’s Security Services Customer Contracts

Neustar and Verisign have announced that Neustar will be acquiring Verisign’s Security Services customer contracts. The acquisition consists of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection, Managed DNS, DNS Firewall and fee-based Recursive DNS services customer contracts. This acquisition will strategically grow Neustar’s leading Digital Defense and Performance solutions by expanding its enterprise customer footprint in

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Marby Appoints Swinehart and Jeffrey As ICANN Deputies While NTIA Takes Swipe At Atallah’s Donuts Hiring

Göran Marby, ICANN’s President & CEO has appointed 2 deputies following the recent resignation of Akram Atallah. The new deputies are both long term ICANN staffers – John Jeffrey, General Counsel and Secretary, and Theresa Swinehart, Senior Vice President, Multistakeholder Strategy and Strategic Initiatives. In a post on the ICANN blog, Marby writes “each member

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