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10|26|2009 12:16 pm EDT

ICANN to Delay Release of New gTLDs, Speeds up Release of IDN ccTLDs

by Frank Michlick in Categories: ICANN / Policy

According to our contacts at the current ICANN meeting in South Korea ICANN staff has announced that the schedule for new gTLDs will be pushed out even beyond Q2/2010 due to the controversy and amount of different opinions and comments from the community.

In the meantime other working groups are pushing ahead to introduce IDN ccTLDs. When the the expansion of the root zones came up, there were no concerns to add as many as 100 zones in a short period of time.

Another topic of discussion is DNSSEC, the signing of the root zones published by the registry as a protection against DNS poisoning attacks.

We also expect the registrar/registry separation to be another big topic at the event. Interestingly enough Afilias seems to be one of the registries pushing to see this issue addressed – the registry operating company running .INFO and .ORG, which is owned by several registrars.

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Mike

October 26, 2009 @ 12:46 pm EDT

Good news. Focus more on the idn.cctlds and push back the gtlds until ICANN can figure out how to put in place more regulation on them.

IDN gTLD's

October 26, 2009 @ 12:58 pm EDT

IDN gTLD’s need to be seperated from the new ascii gTLD’s.
Steve Del Bianco on CircleID regarding this issue:
http://www.circleid.com/posts/idn_in_cc_minor_an_unfinished_symphony/

Ray

October 26, 2009 @ 1:46 pm EDT

“the registry operating company running .INFO and .ORG, which is owned by several registrars.” – Could you name the Registrars Frank

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October 26, 2009 @ 1:54 pm EDT

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Frank Michlick

October 26, 2009 @ 2:12 pm EDT

@Ray: Originally Afilias was founded by these companies:

  • 1stDomain.net, a division of G+D International LLC
  • Corporate Domains, Inc.
  • Domain Bank,
  • DomainInfo AB
  • DomainPeople Inc.
  • Domain Registration Services
  • Enter-Price Multimedia AG (EPAG)
  • Internet Council of Registrars (CORE)
  • interQ Inc.
  • NameSecure.com, Inc.
  • Netnames International Ltd.
  • Network Solutions, Inc. Registrar Operations
  • Polar Software Ltd d/b/a Signdomains.com
  • Procurement Services International (Japan), Inc.
  • Register.com
  • Schlund + Partner AG
  • SiteName
  • Speednames, Inc.
  • Tucows, Inc.

In the mean time some of the (like for example Tucows in 2008) have sold their shares. For the current ownership, you would need to check their filings in Ireland.

Afilias also operates .ME in conjunction partnership with GoDaddy and placed a bid with GoDaddy to run .US back in July of 2007.

100 Domains Club

October 27, 2009 @ 10:11 pm EDT

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I’ve sent a mail to ICANN (no answer yet…) to suggest them to create NOW the .Space .Moon .Mars TLDs

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