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Domain Name News – ICANN Considers .Brand Top-Level Domains

ICANN Considers .Brand Top-Level Domains – ICANN has posted a proposal to make changes to the ICANN Registry Agreement relating to “.brand” TLDs. Among the changes would be permission for the .brand registry to exclusively use a chosen registrar or registrars, rather than being required to be available through all ICANN accredited registrars. Public comments…

Domain Name News – September 9th, 2013

CIRA Election Slate Finalized; Campaign Forum Under Way – With shows of support now complete for Members’ nominees for the CIRA Board of Directors election, the final slate of candidates has been published. The online campaign forum has commenced and will run until noon ET on September 16. Online voting takes place from September 16…

Domain Name News – September 3, 2013

Member Nominees Seek Shows Of Support For CIRA Election – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has published the names and statements of Member Nominees in the forthcoming CIRA Board of Directors election. To be included on the ballot, a nominee must receive the support of at least 20 CIRA Members. This year, a CIRA…

Domain Name News – August 19, 2013

Canadian Internet Forum And CIRA Annual General Meeting To Be Held In Montreal – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), registry operator for Canada’s .CA domain, is combining the Canadian Internet Forum (CIF) and CIRA’s 2013 Annual General Meeting (AGM) this year. The combined event will be held in Montreal on Monday, September 16. A…

Domain Name News – August 6, 2013

ICANN Releases Reports On Name Collisions And Dotless Domains – ICANN has released two reports which will are likely to affect aspects of the New gTLD Program. One report is on “name collisions” within the Domain Name System, i.e. situations in which names used in some private networks are the same as names applied for…

Domain Name News – July 29, 2013

CIRA 2013 Election: Nomination Committee Slate Announced, Member Applications Open – In the 2013 Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) Board of Directors election, three Directors will be elected from the Nomination Committee slate, and one Director will be elected from the Members’ slate. The Nomination Committee slate, announced on July 22, consists of Ruth Corbin,…

Domain Name News – July 8, 2013

ICANN Board Approves New Registry Agreement – The ICANN Board, through its New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC), has approved a new Registry Agreement [PDF]. The agreement will be used as the basis for all new gTLD registry contracts. As noted in the press release [PDF], agreement provisions include: a Trademark Clearinghouse where trademark holders can…

Domain Name News – July 2, 2013

ICANN Board Approves Revised Registrar Agreement – ICANN’s Board of Directors has approved [PDF] a new version [PDF] of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA), a standard contract to be executed between ICANN and each accredited registrar. Some of the notable changes from the previous contract are: registrar points-of-contact for reporting abuse, verification and validation of…

Domain Name News – June 10, 2013

Private Auctions for gTLD Applications Commence – The first private auction has taken place to resolve contention among multiple applicants for six gTLDs: .club, .college, .luxury, .photography, .red, and .vote. Also Antony van Couvering, CEO of Minds + Machines, has written an article on why he prefers a private auction to one run by ICANN.…

Domain Name News – June 3, 2013

Applications To CIRA’s Nomination Committee Close Soon – The CIRA Nomination Committee is seeking qualified individuals to apply to be candidates for this year’s CIRA Board of Directors election. Applications close this Thursday, June 6. The Committee will review applications and select a Nomination Committee Slate to be voted on in September by .CA Members.…

Domain Name News – May 6, 2013

CIRA’s Nomination Committee To Seek Applications – Starting on Wednesday, May 8, the CIRA Nomination Committee will be calling for qualified individuals to be put forward as possible candidates for this year’s CIRA Board of Directors election. The Committee will select a slate of candidates from which the Members will elect three Directors this September.…

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