ICANN working group seeks to kill WHOIS

An ICANN working group is seeking input on a replacement for the current WHOIS system for retrieving details of domain name registrations   An Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) working group is seeking public input on a successor to the current WHOIS system used to retrieve domain name information.   The Expert …

Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Skype & Yahoo Hit With Prism Data Protection Complaints In Europe

The European data protection activists behind the Europe v Facebook (evf) campaign group, that has long been a thorn in Facebook’s side in Europe, have filed new complaints under regional data protection law targeting Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Skype and Yahoo for their alleged collaboration with the NSA’s Prism data collection program.   The student activist organisation is targeting …

ICANN Appoints Additional URS Provider

Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC) and ICANN have signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing ADNDRC as a Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) provider. ADNDRC is well known to the Internet community as an established Uniform Domain Name Dipute Resolution Policy (UDRP) provider, with offices in Beijing, HongKong, Seoul and Kuala Lumpur. It has …

US-Congress receives request from DotConnectAfrica for a new gTLD Ombudsman to investigate and report on the existing illegality and irregularities on .africa

  The new ICANN gTLD process has received quite unlikely request from an applicant for .africa string DotConnectAfrica which is headquartered in Mauritius, but has a strong base of representation in Kenya, Addis Ababa, California and the United Kingdom. DotConnectAfrica has applied to set up the registry in the Kenyan capital should ICANN delegate it to …

ICANN Board Recommendation to AUC prejudicial to DotConnectAfrica’s .africa application!

DCA Trust considers this as a very serious aberration that is inimical to the new gTLD application for .africa that it has submitted Says DotConnectAfrica in its response to ICANN, as a matter of procedure while responding to the early warning issues that have been raised in the 17 duplicate warnings by African countries as …