VIDEO + PHOTOS: 2nd China Domain Name Development Conference

As at any domain name conference, one of the best benefits of attending is the opportunity to network! There was no shortage of opportunities to do so in Beijing.

Getting in the mood for ICANN Buenos Aires

Being in the domain industry has its benefits beyond interacting with so many creative and talented people, and getting paid. One is travel to all kinds of spots around the world courtesy of the global nature of this business, not to mention ICANN meetings three times a year.  That’s a plus for me because I loveContinue reading “Getting in the mood for ICANN Buenos Aires”

New gTLD Target date is April 23? Or is it?

I detect some delight in the domain name community today resulting from the latest posted video interview with ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé. In that interview Chehadé states “We are now targeting to be able to recommend for delegation the first new gTLD as early as the 23rd of April…” On the surface this sounds like veryContinue reading “New gTLD Target date is April 23? Or is it?”

I’m impressed by Fadi.

I could have ignored today’s ICANN New gTLD Applicant Update Webinar and just read summaries from the usual respected news and industry sources. However, with three hours slotted and likely questions regarding ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé’s somewhat eyebrow-raising comments at the regional ICANN Registry-Registrar meeting in Amsterdam last week—led me wanting to hear it allContinue reading “I’m impressed by Fadi.”

New gTLD Delegation Date Calculator – UPDATED

NOTE TO READERS: I originally posted this via the DomainDiction blog on 11 January, but since have updated the calculator and updated my comments below.  You can download the updated version here. I’ve put together a little scenario calculator on a spreadsheet in the quest to figure out some idea of when a new gTLDContinue reading “New gTLD Delegation Date Calculator – UPDATED”