ICANN / Industry Updates

"The Market Has No Morality" Sophia Bekele Speaks on Business Ethics and Accountability

Bekele shares her long-term experience assisting institution before their accountability meltdown and her latest precedence setting legal and moral victory over ICANN. more»

Dyn Comments on ICG Proposal for IANA Transition

Dyn appreciates the opportunity to comment on the IANA Transition Stewardship Coordination Group (ICG) "Proposal to Transition the Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions from the U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to the Global Multistakeholder Community" (henceforth, "the proposal"). We thank the Internet community and the ICG for the tremendous collective effort the proposal represents. more»

Independent Review Panel Favored DotConnectAfrica Trust Against ICANN Ruling Over .Africa Domain

In a landmark decision, an Independent Review Process (IRP), at the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) has ruled that ICANN has violated its Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation following an expert determination of an IRP suit that was filed by DotConnectAfrica Trust. more»

TLD Security, Spec 11 and Business Implications

After successfully securing your new TLD, launching it, and executing on your meticulously devised marketing plan, the only other concern you face is Security. Unfortunately, predicting exactly when and to what degree a security threat will occur can be difficult but you can take steps to make your new TLD a source of legitimacy and credibility. more»

ICANN Business Constituency Elects Elisa Cooper of MarkMonitor as Chair

The mission of the BC is to ensure that ICANN policy positions are consistent with the development of an Internet that promotes confidence because it is a safe place to conduct business, is competitive in the supply of registry and registrar and related services, and is stable, secure and reliable. more»

ICANN's Registry Audits Begin Next Week. Are You Prepared?

New Top-Level Domain (TLD) operators should be on alert next Monday 23 March when ICANN will formally notify the Registries it has selected to form part of this year's contractual compliance audit program. more»

IBCA Presentation to ICANN GAC on Protection of Geographic Names in New gTLDs

The Internet Business Council for Africa (IBCA) was invited by ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to present comments it had submitted for the proposed for Protection of Geographic Names in New gTLDs during ICANN GAC session. more»

Season's Greetings - 2014 End of Year Message from DotConnectAfrica

2014 proved to be another eventful year for DCA Trust, and its technology sector affiliates; namely, DCA Registry Services (Kenya) Ltd., and the Internet Business Council for Africa (IBCA). more»

Domain Name .Africa Faces Hurdles - Q&A with Sophia Bekele

DotConnectAfrica (DCA) Trust and DCA Registry CEO Ms. Sophia Bekele recently participated in a Q&A with Mr. Gareth Van Zyl of Fin24.com, SouthAfrica, based on some pointed questions presented by the tech journalist to inquire into the current state of affairs regarding the .Africa new gTLD name and the attendant Independent Review Panel proceeding. more»

Video Interviews from ICANN 51 in Los Angeles

CircleID in collaboration with the team from Dyn Inc. and ICANNWiki, brings you the following video interviews conducted by Ray King of Top Level Design LLC and ICANNWiki founder during ICANN 51 meetings in Los Angeles (12-16 October 2014). more»