ICANN President Fadi Chehadé says .africa applicant has a right to file for IRP despite AUC Complaint

If  ICANN indeed is not giving lip service to its accountability process, then it should respect the outcome of its own Independent Review Process (IRP) During the ICANN 50 Press Conference in London the ICANN president was fielding questions from Journalists and .africa came in discussion as the string that has been mentioned quite severally …

GNSO Call for independent accountability mechanism to oversee ICANN

  In a rare instance of consensus amongst the Generic Names Supporting Organisation’s (GNSO) various stakeholder groups, the leaders of the body’s committee today called for the creation of an independent accountability mechanism that “provides meaningful review and adequate redress for those harmed by ICANN action or inaction in contravention of an agreed upon compact …

Carwyn Jones announces Welsh Government to switch to ‘.cymru’ and ‘.wales’ and drop .gov.uk

  First Minister Carwyn Jones this morning announced that the Welsh Government will drop the “.gov.uk” internet domain name and adopt “.wales” and “.cymru”.   Speaking at a major conference of Icann, the body which coordinates the internet’s global domain name system, Mr Jones said he was “thrilled that Wales will finally have a natural …

Wine sector deeply regrets opaque ICANN’s decisions and conflicts of interest concerning .wine and .vin

  In less than 3 days, ICANN’s 50th session will be taking place in London (22-26 June). The wine sector denounces some governments’ intervention that lead to the failure of negotiations between the sector and the candidate companies to the “.wine” and “.vin”. It deeply regrets the opacity surrounding ICANN’s decisions and conflicts of interest …

SLAM Strategy’s DotBrand Social Media Report Reveals Need for Social Media for new gTLD ICANN Applicants

  SLAM Strategy, released its report titled “DotBrand Social Media Report” and analysed the social media presence of 517 trademarks that applied for a dot brand top level domain name with International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) or ICANN gTLDs.   Glenelg, Australia, June 16, 2014 –(PR.com)– Adelaide’s leading Internet strategy company, SLAM …