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ICANN75 recap

I had intended to participate remotely in ICANN75, as I did for the past few ICANN conferences, but these plans were disrupted as I was called for jury duty and unable to attend most of the sessions. This blog post is thus gratefully dedicated to our RrSG Secretariat and the several RrSG members who provided […]

ICANN74 recap

If we’ve known each other or worked together for any significant period of time, you know that I have a strong sense of FOMOW—fear of missing out on work. The hybrid-format ICANN74 meeting simultaneously eased and exacerbated those feelings. I was so glad to be able to participate in sessions remotely but found myself longing […]

ICANN72 recap

Another ICANN conference has come and gone, and, while the timezone was more friendly for us North Americans, it was a bit sad to spend so much time with my ICANN colleagues yet still be so far away from them. ICANN72 saw several interesting sessions: working meetings open to public observation, Stakeholder Group check-ins, and, […]

CIRA 2021 Annual General Meeting

Registrars’ ability to compare different TLDs and TLD models, coupled with our understanding of TLDs’ impacts on resellers and domain owners, gives us valuable insight into TLD operations and processes and makes us well-equipped to offer registries actionable feedback on their operations. This is certainly the case in the .ca space, with approximately 350,000 .ca […]

EPDP 2a: Small Changes? Big Impacts.

Like many things in life, the domain industry is something that seems simple at first glance but reveals itself to be really complicated when you do a little digging. There are stringent ICANN policies dictating how domain registrars and registries need to operate, and a lot of thought, discussion, and legal review goes into making […]