Los Angeles Has Its Own Domain Name

LOS ANGELES, CA — (MARKET WIRE) — May 03, 2007 — LA Names and CentralNic, Ltd. have completed the transfer of the .LA domain name to the CentralNic system. Dot LA has been available as the domain name designation for Los Angeles since 2001 and is now available on a wide scale. This means that businesses and organizations can now …

ICANN Obtains Restraining Order Against RegisterFly

ICANN’s Application for Temporary Restraining Order Against RegisterFly Has Been Granted After what must seem an eon of pain to damaged registrants using RegisterFly, action is finally underway to migrate mismanaged domains away from problem registrar RegisterFly. <!–break–> 17 April 2007 Marina del Rey, CA — RegisterFly has been ordered by US Federal Court Judge, Manuel J. Real, to hand …

VeriSign Announces Increase in .Com/.Net Domain Name Fees

Both increased to maximum allowed by contract with ICANN: .com increased from $6 to $6.42, .net increased from $3.50 to $3.85.  Comes less than one week after the meeting of ICANN, Lisbon, Portugal where such issue was never raised, and comes at a time when the pricing of other Internet services such as bandwidth, access and anti-hacker protection continues to …

Registrars Create Resolution to Patch Holes in Registrar Governance.

At ICANN Lisbon, Portugal, Network Solution’s Jonathon L. Nevett (Vice President and Chief Policy Counsel) read aloud what seems to be a start to more tightly monitor and protect against Registrar behavior.   from: http://gnso.icann.org/mailing-lists/archives/registrars/msg04656.html —————————————————————————————————————— Whereas, registrars only succeed if they provide valuable services to their customers; Whereas, registrants must be protected against the potential bad acts of disreputable …

ICANN Gets Religion: “Registrar Accreditation Policy and Process Must be Reviewed”

President and CEO of ICANN, Dr Paul Twomey today called for major review of ICANN’s Registrar Accreditation Agreements (RAA) and the Accreditation process. “What has happened to registrants with RegisterFly.com has made it clear there must be comprehensive review of the registrar accreditation process and the content of the RAA” he said. “This is going to be a key debate …

ICANN FINALLY REACTS to RegisterFly (subsequent to ICA Posts)

Days after the ICANN Termination was supposed to ensue for RegisterFly, ICANN has pulled back their suggestions to address RegisterFly remedial considerations at an upcoming policy and pontification meeting.  Reaction coincidentally the night after the ICA posts regarding same issue. <!–break–>  Termination of RegisterFly.com Registrar Accreditation Agreement 16 March 2007 ICANN today issued a formal notice of termination of RegisterFly.com’s …

ICANN Threatens RegisterFly Termination FINALLY after 1.5 yrs of grievances

ICANN’s not exactly advertising this—no conspicuous notice appears on its home page and, more curiously, no update has been posted by the Ombudsman despite two prior postings about RegisterFly in the past week. A member of the general public would be hard pressed to find out that any action has been threatened.   ICANN sent a 10-page letter to RegisterFly …

The ICA Questions ICANN President on RegisterFly accreditation and remdedial action.

The ICA acts on your behalf! Phil Corwin, counsel to The ICA questions Paul Twomey – President and CEO of ICANN, on the accreditation and remedial steps to be taken concerning the tens of thousands of complaints and problems of lost domains and potential livelihoods related thereto, with regards to the Registrar: Registerfly.com.    Butera & Andrews Attorneys At law …