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CADNA Opposes ICANN’s Dismissal of the Need to Gauge Demand for New TLDs (redOrbit)

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) opposes the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decision to move forward with new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) without first evaluating demand. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070724/DCTU006LOGO) ICANN Chairman of the Board Peter …

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Registry – Registrar Integration Debate Far from Over for New TLDs

Some integration between registries and registrars likely for new TLDs. Last week I reported about an ICANN board resolution that called for “strict separation of entities offering registry services and those acting as registrars. No co-ownership will be allowed.” In other words, domain name registrars such as Go Daddy and eNom would not be able to own a domain name registry similar to Neustar or VeriSign

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ICANN Meeting Conference Center Target of Bomb Threat

Bomb threat for Kenyan conference venue. Security is a major concern for ICANN’s upcoming meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. The situation took a negative turn yesterday , when ICANN received a U.S. State Department notice about a potential terrorist attack on the conference center where the meeting will be held: As of early February 2010, individuals affiliated with al-Shabaab al-Islamiya were planning suicide bombing attacks on the US Embassy and Kenyan International Conference Center in Nairobi, Kenya. The individuals were targeting the KICC because it was deemed the largest and oldest building associated with the Kenyan government.

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NRO Announces Less Than 10% Of IPv4 Addresses Remain, Pressure Mounts To Move To IPv6

The NRO announced this week that less than ten per cent of IPv4 addresses remain unallocated, marking a critical moment in IPv4 address exhaustion, ultimately impacting the future network operations of all businesses and organisations around the globe. “This is a key milestone in the growth and development of the global Internet,” noted Axel Pawlik, Chairman of the NRO.

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Photon Announces Revised Unconditional Takeover Bid For Dark Blue Sea

In a joint press release issued today, domain name company Dark Blue Sea [ ASX:DBS ]  and Photon Group [ ASX:PGA ] announced Photon’s unconditional buyout offer of DBS shares at 35 cents per share. The company made a previous takeover offer at the end of October for 30 cents per share and explained the offer to shareholders in this document on November 13th.

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U.S. Politicians Suggest Path For ICANN

American politicians, “House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman joined Communications Subcommittee Chairman Rick Boucher, D-Va., late Tuesday in calling for the creation of a permanent relationship between ICANN … and the Commerce Department.”

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