NamesCon Hosts Reception at Rock Sugar

NamesCon Hosts Reception for ICA, DNA, and Pre-Registered NamesCon Attendees   After another full day at ICANN 51, NamesCon, held an exclusive reception at Rock Sugar Pan Asian Kitchen for members of the ICA, DNA, and NamesCon attendees.  The restaurant just a hop, skip, and a jump from the Hyatt … Continue reading

A Look at ICANN 51 – Freedom to the Internet!

On Monday, October 13, 2014 the ICANN 51 Meeting opened on a note of keeping the Internet free.  ICANN Board Chair, Steve Crocker basically opened up with that ‘no one controls the Internet’.  Penny Pritzker, US Secretary of Commerce, followed that up with being committed to the vision of a … Continue reading

USPTO Updates Policy on Registering New gTLD’s

USPTO Updates Policy on Registration of New Top-Level Domains “”Everyone knows gTLDs such as “.com” and “.net” are not registrable as trademarks, but what about “.nissan”? In view of ICANN’s impending rollout of hundreds of new gTLDs, the USPTO has recently revised its policy governing registration of gTLDs to provide … Continue reading

Mason Cole Would Like to See A Level Playing Field

In an article he wrote on Circle ID, Mason Cole the VP of  Communications and Industry Relations at Donuts, expressed his frustration with ICANN and some policies that are hindering new gtld launches. From the article: The New gTLD Program should be the culmination of ICANN’s original mission to introduce … Continue reading

Frank Schilling Video from ICANN 48

Frank Schilling did an interview with DYN at ICANN 48 in Buenos Aires. In the video Frank talks about his preference for joint ventures over private auctions when it comes to strings in contention. He applied for 54 in total, 11 of those being uncontested, 2 where his company sold … Continue reading

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