The migration of the Verisign Thick WHOIS has been delayed until 29th November.
This is a welcome change from the original migration data which was set at 1-August-2017.
We at Realtime Register were not planning to migrate on this data anyways, as we are still reviewing the EU GDPR and its impact.
Currently, ICANN is collecting community input regarding the EU GDPR till September this year. In November ICANN will present the results which will provide more clarity regarding the fact if ICANN is the data controller or not according to the EU GDPR. Furthermore, Registrars expect more clarity at …
ICANN 44 Prague was a busy event and produced a lot of news and new information.
Friday June 22 : ICANN announces it’s new CEO and President Fadi Chehadé.
Saturday June 23 : The biggest news this day must have been the fact that ICANN
suspended the Digital Archery system and later in the week abandoned it completely.
Sunday June 24 : A number of registrars participated in a briefing with the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) regarding the Domain Name Marketplace and the role of registrars in the ecosystem.
Points being discussed with the GAC.
- Registrar business models
- the role …
The new gTLD list.
This week several companies revealed how many applications they filed, and in some cases revealed more information then just the amount of applications.
Google has applied for 50 gTLD’s across 4 categories.
- Trademarks, like .google
- TLD’s related to Google’s core business, like .docs
- TLD’s that will improve user experience, such as .youtube, which can increase the ease with which YouTube channels and genres can be identified
- TLD’s where Google thinks has interesting and creative potential, such as .lol
Directi applied for 31 gTLD’s that will be heavily contested.
.web, .shop, .bank, .law, .music, .news, …
According to a post from ICANN there are currently 889 users registered in the TLD Application System (TAS). Each user can apply for 50 TLD’s. 50×889 = 44450. A staggering number that surely will not be met. Industry experts expect around 2000 applications.
Tremendous anticipation, planning, and work drove toward 12 January, 2012, the day ICANN began accepting applications for new gTLDs.
Organizations who choose to apply to operate a top-level domain have merely begun a journey that will most likely carry them into 2013. If you’re curious about the next phases of ICANN’s New gTLD Program, here are …