Chinese Community Steps Forward for Chinese TLDs – Forms Generation Panel for Root Zone Label Generation Ruleset (LGR)

  ICANN announces that the Generation Panel for the Chinese Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR) has been seated.   Following the Call for Generation Panels to Develop Root Zone Label Generation Rules published on 11 July 2013, the Chinese script community has developed and submitted to ICANN, on 27 August 2014, the Proposal …

.SCOT: Scotland’s Internet Identity in the Face of Independence

  Scotland’s vote for independence this Thursday brings with it a stack of issues to consider, including the potentially sovereign nation’s currency, economic stability, budget deficits, taxes and involvement in the European Union. But Scotland also faces another kind of fight: a digital one, involving its country code TLD.   If Scotland decides to leave …

The FCC Receives in excess of 3 Million Comments on Net Neutrality

  The FCC has received more than 3 million comments concerning the current net neutrality notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). That figure is dramatically higher than the previously reported 1.5 million figure that was released last week.   The massive jump comes from the FCC chewing through a deluge of comments that were filed last …

Philips gTLD set for 2015 launch

  Dutch technology company Philips plans to launch its .philips generic top-level domain (gTLD) in the first half of next year, TBO can reveal.   Ingrid Baele, vice president in the company’s IP and standards division, told TBO about the plan in a detailed article about the new gTLD. It will be published next week …

Staff vs Stakeholders as ICANN’s accountability comes under the radar

  This weekend ICANN launched a new public comment period on enhancing its accountability and governance. However, its approach to the issue has come under fire, with questions raised over the lack of community input into the current process.   In June, World Trademark Review reported on a call from the Generic Names Supporting Organisation’s …