Milton Mueller on Ben Edelman’s .tv, .ws, .cc study.

Milton Mueller has posted a response to Ben Edelman’s study of .cc, .ws, .tv registrations over on ICANNwatch. While occasionally a bit harsh in tone, Milton makes a number of valid points about Ben’s conclusions. In a semi-anonymous comment to th…

Milton Mueller has posted a response to Ben Edelman’s study of .cc, .ws, .tv registrations over on ICANNwatch. While occasionally a bit harsh in tone, Milton makes a number of valid points about Ben’s conclusions. In a semi-anonymous comment to the article, he also points to a study of content provided under .info which undermines the conclusions of the Berkman study, by proving that a more desirable string (.info) can fairly rapidly gather 5 times the number of registrations of the open ccTLDs, as well as a significant number of “real” websites, as he writes.

Cade to Transfers TF: SnapNames responded to outdated WLS recommendations.

Marilyn Cade (Transfers Task Force chair) has sent (to the Task Force) a clarification concerning SnapNames’ response to the Names Council’s vote on the proposed Wait Listing Service.

Marilyn Cade (Transfers Task Force chair) has sent (to the Task Force) a clarification concerning SnapNames’ response to the Names Council’s vote on the proposed Wait Listing Service.

WLS: SnapNames responds to Names Council

SnapNames has published a response to the Names Council’s decision on WLS (minutes). Interestingly, the statement was posted to ICANN’s public forum on behalf of SnapNames.com by Susan Crawford, a partner at the same law firm which works for Veris…

SnapNames has published a response to the Names Council’s decision on WLS (minutes). Interestingly, the statement was posted to ICANN’s public forum on behalf of SnapNames.com by Susan Crawford, a partner at the same law firm which works for Verisign.

Housekeeping.

You may notice some slight changes to the lay-out of this site. Behind that is an almost complete re-write of the underlying set of scripts (basically, replacing shell hell by something nicer written in perl). Right now, the most visible change is…

You may notice some slight changes to the lay-out of this site. Behind that is an almost complete re-write of the underlying set of scripts (basically, replacing shell hell by something nicer written in perl). Right now, the most visible change is that this blog now has stories for longer items (so the start page isn’t cluttered). But it’s prepared for more to come in the future.