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22 Apr 2019

Dead TLD Update ICANN
Last November I wrote
a post observing that with .DOHA and .ZIPPO handing back the keys, the count of abandonded TLDs had reached 45, and I wondered how much other destroyed value was hiding in new TLDs.

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21 Apr 2019

Domain Name Variants Still Won't Work ICANN

ICANN has spent years trying to figure out what to do with domain name variants, strings that look different but mean the same thing, for some definition of "the same." They've been trying to deal with them in second level domains for a decade, and are now working on rules to allow variant top-level domains.

Unfortunately, variants don't work. The problem isn't putting them in the DNS, it's that once they're in the DNS, they don't work anywhere else.

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20 Nov 2018

DOHA and ZIPPO make forty five ICANN
Forty five what? Forty five abandoned top level domains. On November 7, ICANN received
a notice from the Communication Regulatory Authority of the State of Qatar that they are terminating the registration agreement for .DOHA. Two weeks before that, the Zadco company terminated .ZIPPO.

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22 Oct 2018

M3AAWG and APWG do the best survey yet on WHOIS redaction ICANN
M3AAWG, the Messaging, Malware, and Mobile, Anti-Abuse Working Group and APWG, the Anti-Phishing Working Group, surveyed their members about recent WHOIS changes. With over 300 results from security researchers, it's the broadest report yet on WHOIS use.

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13 Aug 2018

How big is the domain business? ICANN
When you're standing close to ICANN, the domain business may seem pretty big, but when you stand farther away, not so much.

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