Just when you think ICANN has got it right, it shoots itself in the foot as only ICANN can. Unfortunately it seems this is yet another case of one step forward and two steps back. While we should be celebrating the fact that Internationalised Domain Names (IDN's) have finally been entered into the Root Zone, we are instead left shaking our heads at the seemingly nonexistent process lines nor communication lines between ICANN and its technical off-shoot IANA.
Google put a dark cloud over the heads of domain parking companies when they went into direct competition with their partners - but there may be a silver lining in that cloud for the PPC providers. Also today, the Domainer Mardi Gras conference chooses a live auction provider for their February 21 sale.