The Great Internet Land Grab

It’s not easy to get a short, crisp Web address. In the twenty-eight years since the now-extinct computer maker Symbolics registered the first .com address, symbolics.com, the most economical and memorable Internet addresses have mostly been claimed. Even longer addresses, or domains, like a person’s full name, might not be available—or, more likely, there will …

Applicant for .Realtors asks ICANN to unfreeze .Realtors as a Brand App and Should be Outside Of GAC Advice

In a letter sent to the Chair of the new gTLD Program Committee (NGPC) The National Association Of Realtors  has asked ICANN to unfreeze its application. The letter also reminded ICANN that its application for the new gTLD .Realtors is a brand application, not a generic application and should be freed from GAC Advice.Oh by …

ICANN Denies Booking.com Request To Reconsider String Similarity Panel Ruling; Sounds Like Bad News On Cam Vs Com

In turning down Booking.com request for reconsideration the ICANN Board appears to also have bad news for those that think the Board will step into settle the .Com Vs .Cam split decisions.As for Booking.com ton July 7th 2013, they submitted a  the ICANN Board to reconsider the ICANN staff action of 26 February 26th 2013, …

Addressing the Consequences of Name Collisions

As directed by the ICANN Board of Directors on 18 May 2013, ICANN commissioned and today releases the results of a study that considers the likelihood and impact of name space collisions between applied-for new gTLD strings and non-delegated TLDs. Additionally, the study also reviewed the possibility of collisions arising from the use of X.509 …

UN warns on mobile cybersecurity bugs

A United Nations group that advises nations on cybersecurity plans to send out an alert about significant vulnerabilities in mobile phone technology that could potentially enable hackers to remotely attack at least half a billion phones.   The bug, discovered by German firm, allows hackers to remotely gain control of and also clone certain mobile SIM …