2016-02-21

News Review: ISIS at Marrakech, ICANN Plan Delayed, Verisign 10-K

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Busy week!--here's the Domain Mondo news review of the past week--

More ISIS (Daesh) terrorist cells discovered inside Morocco this week, in addition to the cell of seven suspected jihadists active in Marrakech, Laayoune and Boujdour, uncovered earlier this month. Marrakech is the location of ICANN55 which meets March 5-10, 2016. Morroco now claims to have dismantled 152 militant cells since 2002, including 31 since 2013 that were linked to armed terrorist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq. Read more, including updates, at: DomainMondo.com: ICANN 55, Marrakech, Morocco: Travel Warnings, Threat of Terrorist Acts.

ICANN Accountability WS1 Proposal (part of the IANA stewardship transition) delayed. The CCWG-Accountability Final Report was scheduled to be published and distributed to the Chartering Organizations on Friday, but has been delayed due to "concerns" of the ICANN Board of Directors expressed by its Chairman, Steve Crocker, in a posting to the CCWG-Accountability mail list on Friday--read more (including updates) at DomainMondo.com: IANA Stewardship Transition, New ICANN CCWG Accountability Timeline.

The Q4 2015 financial reporting period concluded this week with results reported by:
  • Rightside $NAME on February 16th
  • GoDaddy $GDDY on February 17th
Find links to all this season's Q4 2015 reports on Domain Mondo at the Stock Links page.

Most popular articles at DomainMondo.com this past week (highest number of pageviews):
  1. ICANN Damaged a Competitive Domain Name Market With Its New gTLDs (includes Web.com $WEB Q4 2015 results)
  2. IANA Stewardship Transition, New ICANN CCWG Accountability Timeline
  3. ICANN 55, Marrakech, Morocco: Travel Warnings, Threat of Terrorist Acts
  4. Rightside $NAME Q4 2015 Financial Results, LIVE Webcast Replay
  5. GoDaddy $GDDY Q4 2015 Financial Results, LIVE Webcast Replay
Looking ahead to this coming week on Domain Mondo:
  • Will the ICANN Board's "concerns" with the CCWG's ICANN Accountability WS1 Final Proposal be resolved? 
  • Mobile World Congress--MWC2016--(90,000+ expected attendance) meets this week in Barcelona, 22-25 Feb 2016 (Mobile World LIVE videos).
  • Investing in China? Will the Chinese Yuan Lose 30% of its Value? 

Final Note: Don't miss Domain Mondo's earlier post today: Verisign Form 10-K for 2015, Domain Name Industry 'Must Read'.

Have a great week!

-- John Poole, Editor, Domain Mondo




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