Archive for the ‘ICANN’ Category

New TLD process submission closed

June 5th, 2012

On 30th May, ICANN finally closed the registration system to submit applications for new top level domains names. This was not without pain. The system originally opened in March 2012 for a period of one month. However, the system was hacked. There were (and still are) fears that hackers could access confidential information about other […]

A whole new world of opportunities for new Top Level Domains

November 11th, 2010

Yesterday, ICANN announced it lifted a major restriction on new Top Level domains (TLDs).  Under the previous rules, a TLD operator, like .sport, could not have been a domain name registrar (a retailer, for short) at the same time. The new rules lift that restriction.  This opens a new world of opportunities. Let’s examine that. […]

ICANN Seoul summary

November 2nd, 2009

The ICANN Seoul meeting is now over, and our team came with some good news and no so good ones. The not so good news is that the ICANN staff does not commit to any timeline for the introduction of new top level domains. The previous information saying that applications for new top level domains like […]

ICANN publishes New gTLD Applicant Guidebook Version 3

October 5th, 2009

ICANN has published today the third draft of the Applicant’s Guidebook for new Top Level Domains. This is a huge pile of information that will require several days to digest.  At first sight, the current version does not change a lot with regard to our .sport proposal. There are still concerns in the Internet domain […]

DotSport founder joins ICANN’s SSAC

March 2nd, 2009

Luxembourg, Luxembourg and Mexico City, Mexico – 02 March 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The DotSport consortium announced today that his founder, Patrick Vande Walle, has been appointed to the Security and Stability Advisory Committee of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The Security and Stability Advisory Committee advises the ICANN community and […]

ICANN publishes version 2 of the draft ‘Applicant Guidebook’ for new generic top-level domains

February 19th, 2009

ICANN today published a revised version of the gTLD applicant’s guide. This document will be further discussed at the ICANN Mexico meeting at the beginning of March. Some issues regarding trademark protection, security and stability have not been addressed yet in this version. It is anticipated that a final version will be published this summer […]

Comments on the ICANN gTLD process

December 22nd, 2008

DotSport founder Patrick Vande Walle has commented on the ICANN new gTLD process, and expecially on the draft RFP and applicant’s guide. Read the here on CircleID: Another post in French on Patrick Vande Walle’s blog:

ICANN publishes the draft ‘Applicant Guidebook’ for new generic top-level domains

October 24th, 2008

A draft ‘Applicant Guidebook’ for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), is now available for review and comment at The draft Guidebook provides information for those interested in applying for new generic top-level domains.