Successful Candidates Selected for NextGen@ICANN58

Today, ICANN announced the names of fifteen individuals selected to participate at ICANN58 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The candidates, who come from various universities in Europe, are actively engaged in studies involving policy, international relations, engineering, cyber security, law, and computer science. Five additional selectees will serve as ambassadors for these NextGen participants. The ambassadors have all previously attended an ICANN meeting as NextGenners.

The successful candidates are:

  • Chawana Huangsuntornchai - Leiden University
  • Clement Genty - Arts & Metiers ParisTech
  • Peter
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At-Large Community Announces Candidates for ICANN Board of Directors

Today, ICANN Staff announced, on behalf of the Board Candidate Evaluation Committee (BCEC) and in the spirit of increased transparency, the names and domiciles of all Candidates for the ICANN Board Director position selected by the At-Large Community. These Candidates submitted a completed Expression of Interest (EoI) by the deadline of 18 November 2016 at 23:59 UTC. The Candidates, listed in alphabetical order of the last name, are:

  • Sebastien Bachollet (France)
  • William Michael Cunningham (United States)
  • Hago Dafalla (Libya)
  • Alan
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Excessive Offers to Sell Domain Names: Evidence of Bad Faith or Bona Fide Business Practice?

Not infrequently heard in domain name disputes are cries of shock and gnashing of teeth that domain name holders may lawfully offer their inventory at excessive prices. Take for example TOBAM v. M. Thestrup / Best Identity, D2016-1990 (WIPO November 21, 2016) (<>). Respondent accused Complainant of bullying which Complainant denied: "On the contrary, the Respondent abusively fixed a high price for the disputed domain name based on the Complainant's reputation and not in relation to added value supplied … Continue reading...

North American And European Police Combine To Seize 4,500 Domains Linked To Counterfeit Goods

Over 4,500 domain names hosting websites selling counterfeit products to consumers online have been seized by law enforcement authorities in a joint global operation. Operation In Our Sites VII tackled copyright-infringing websites and third-party marketplace listings selling luxury goods, sportswear, spare parts, electronics, pharmaceuticals, toiletries and other fake products.… Continue reading...

ICANN Implementing Changes To Domain Transfer Policies in December 2016

Transferring domain names between registrars should be a simple but secure process, and it's a process that ICANN, the domain name system overseer, is updating. The changes are aimed at making it clearer and more secure for domain owners, or registrants, of all gTLDs. A written confirmation will also be required before any transfer can take place.… Continue reading...