Internet’s About to Go Dot Crazy

The Internet governance world gathers in Toronto this week as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the California-based non-profit corporation charged with the principal responsibility for maintaining the Internet’s domain name system, Read

Original .web gTLD applicant sues ICANN

Image Online Design, which unsuccessfully applied for the .web gTLD all the way back in 2000, has sued ICANN, alleging trademark infringement and breach of contract. IOD, which says it has over 20,000 .web domains under management in an alternate root, says ICANN never officially rejected its .web bid, and that it should not have …

.GR Joins as Newest Member of the ccNSO

17 October 2012 The Council of the country code Names Supporting Organisation (ccNSO) today approved the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, Institute of Computer Science (FORTH-ICS), the ccTLD operator of .gr (Greece), as a new ccNSO member. Read more

I Will Win .Africa Because I have friends in High Places: Case of Conflicted Board Members

  When I saw this story headline on DomainNewsAfrica this morning, I was curious to check it out. I recall the spat between DotConnectAfrica(DCA)  and DomainIncite  Kevin  Murphy’s coverage of the story -DotConnectAfrica    disconnected from reality dated July 26, 2012 – “If anyone is going to get the .africa registry contract, it’s the other applicant:  Uniforum, the …

Top 5 domain name stories of September 2012

Patents, the Go Daddy outage, and the French. Here are the top five stories from Domain Name Wire last month, ranked based on page views. Go Daddy patents “announcing a domain name registration on a social website” – Go Daddy got a patent on a way to announce your latest domain name registration on a …

Nominet caught using Google Translate on Welsh gTLD site

Welsh internet users have accused Nominet of using Google to translate its .wales and .cymru gTLD sites into Welsh. According to a Welsh-speaking reader, the majority of the Welsh version Domain For Wales makes “no linguistic sense”. The site “looks like it has been initially translated using Google Translate, and amended by someone who isn’t …