Icann has selected Alain Pellet as the independent objector for the global top level domain (gTLD) selection program.
Icann's Board has decided to offer a full refund to any gTLD applicant that withdraws its application before the applied-for new strings are revealed.
Global bank Barclays succeeded in having 14 domains transferred in a recent WIPO UDRP case, but failed to convince a panel to transfer a domain referencing BarCap.
Nominet, which is the registry for .uk domains, has asked for submissions from the industry on improving its registrar agreement. The agreement, which Nominet has with over 3700 registrars, has been in place since 2007.
Icann has shortened its meeting in Prague, to be held during the week of June 24, with an open session on Thursday afternoon replacing the Friday public board meeting.
May 27 was the deadline for website operators to comply with the EU cookie law, under which they must give users the opportunity to opt out of receiving cookies. Otherwise, businesses face the risk of significant fines.
A seminar on new gTLDs will be held in Brussels on June 22, with the support of Managing IP. For more information on attending, contact ICC Belgium.