The ICANN 61 – San Juan meeting schedule has been released

I don’t have to tell you that the conflict between the domain name system’s WHOIS service and the GDPR that will come into force this May is a super hot topic in the industry that will be discussed.

How solid is the customer relationship with the new gTLDs? Is any registry making decent money?

Some new domain extension (new gTLD) registry operators may be doing OK or even much better than OK despite lackluster volume. Unfortunately for more than a few, not so much.

English site is up for the 2017 Global Domain Industry Summit slated for 7-9 July in Xiamen, China

Shell out $50,000 or more and you get a “High Class” stand.  Anything less and you get an “Ordinary” stand.

2017 Global Domain Industry Summit slated for 7-9 July in Xiamen, China

Xiamen is a lovely metropolis with fabulous outdoor markets and attractions. It’s known as China’s “domain island” where several domain name registrars and domain investors are located.

39 days on the road

Back home in Austin after 39 days, 7 countries/territories, 13 flights, 7 hotels, 2 rental cars, countless meetings, Ubers and taxis—and 1 carry on for the whole shootin’ match