Unveiling ICANN new gTLD program

The first round, launched a decade ago, brought significant changes and learnings. Now, as ICANN prepares for the second round, we delve into past insights and future expectations, aiming to provide a comprehensive understanding for prospective applicants and industry observers.

.ad domains soon available globally

.ad domains will be available to all interested parties worldwide from October, through a list of approved registrars to be published soon. Wholesale prices for general availability will be about 15 euros (about 16 dollars) per year.

ICANN looks for savings

ICANN anticipates a decrease in its revenues by $3 million, down to $145 million, after it became apparent that domain sales would not be as robust as previously estimated. The organization presented these changes during two teleconferences.

Verisign announces revenue forecast cut

Verisign, a well-known manager of internet domains such as .com and .net, has announced a reduction in its financial forecasts for 2024. This decision comes in response to weaker than expected results in the first quarter of the year.

Celebrating SpaceShip’s successful year

A year ago, Richard Kirkendall, the CEO of Namecheap, one of the leading internet domain registrars, announced on Twitter the launch of the SpaceShip platform. This was a significant step for the company, marking the beginning of a new era in offering domain and hosting services.

Navigating ICANN’s role in content policing

ICANN recently found itself at a crossroads over an expansion of its powers that could effectively turn it into a content police. This debate has sparked significant controversy, highlighting the complexities of internet governance and the delicate balance between regulation and freedom.

GoDaddy .AI transfer issues

In a surprising move, the overseer of the increasingly sought-after .ai country code top-level domain (ccTLD) has issued a stark warning to registrants, advising against the transfer of their .ai domains to GoDaddy, the leading domain registrar.

Epik embarks on a new chapter: empowering entrepreneurs and small businesses

As Epik embarks on this new chapter, its focus is clear: to create a supportive, safe, and productive online ecosystem for entrepreneurs and small businesses. By turning the page on its past and looking towards a future filled with possibility, Epik LLC is committed to being a force for good in the digital domain landscape

The evolving governance of .xxx domain: GoDaddy’s bold moves toward modernization

ICANN has put forth what might become the next version of GoDaddy's .xxx registry agreement, marking a departure from its current "sponsored" status. This move could significantly alter GoDaddy's ICANN fees and implement the most stringent child-protection measures across any generic top-level domain (gTLD).

Victory in domain dispute drama

The judge dismissed all seven of Tallman’s assertions, highlighting the improbability of his demand for a sweeping transfer of domain rights. Although Tallman was allowed to amend and refile some of his claims, the court firmly rejected his request for a declaratory judgment.