Category Archives: ICANN and Governance

Ethos Capital Acquires Majority Control of Donuts Inc.

Ethos Capital announced Thursday it has completed an investment to acquire a controlling interest of Donuts Inc. from Abry Partners. Based in Seattle, Washington, Donuts holds the world’s largest portfolio of top-level domains with 260 new gTLDs as well as providing registry services for a number of other top-level domains (both gTLDs and ccTLDs) through both its Donuts and Afilias brands.

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How Russia and China are attempting to rewrite cyberworld order

China’s top diplomat had an interesting rejoinder to Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s call in Anchorage this month to “strengthen the rules-based international order.” Such an order already exists, answered Politburo member Yang Jiechi. It’s called the United Nations.

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Nomination Period for the ICANN Community Excellence Award Closes 29 March

Nominations are open for the ICANN Community Excellence Award and are closing soon. ICANN reminded the community this week the nomination period will close on 29 March 2021. Winner(s) will be announced at the ICANN71 Virtual Policy Forum, scheduled for 14-17 June 2021.

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ICANN71 Becomes Another Virtual Meeting While Registrations Open For Virtual 7th Middle East Virtual DNS Forum

Another in-person ICANN meeting has bitten the dust with the coordinator of the internet’s naming system announcing last week ICANN71 will be held as a Virtual Public Meeting due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ICANN71 Policy Forum was scheduled to be held in The Hague, Netherlands, from 14-17 June 2021 and will be the fifth ICANN meeting in a row to be held virtually.

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ICANN Extends Date of Registry Reports Move to Open Data

[news release] ICANN org has extended the date that Registry Reports will permanently move to ICANN Open Data to 30 July 2021. This means Registry Reports will still be available on https://icann.org on the Registry Reports landing page beyond the previously announced 15 March deadline. The extension gives the community more time to adjust to the upcoming changes announced on 7 January 2021. On 30 July 2021, ICANN Open Data will become the permanent home of Registry Reports.

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