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It is sometimes said that ISPs do not offer IPv6 transport and equipment vendors offer just partial IPv6 support because there is no customer demand. The counter argument is often made that consumers can only buy what is on offer so people prefer to buy production quality services and equipment.

Unfortunately, even when production quality IPv6 transport and network infrastructure are available it is not always possible to deploy a completely IPv6 accessible network. One problem is the difficulties domain name registrants have when they ask their domain name registrar to include their IPv6 glue in the DNS. Not many domain name registrars support glue registration for IPv6 addresses. This limits their ability to provide an IPv6 DNS service.


Dubai meeting opens tomorrow

by Kieren McCarthy on March 31, 2008

Read the Dubai Briefing Note

Dubai meeting logoICANN’s second regional meeting will open its doors in Dubai tomorrow, Tuesday 1 April.


Looking for Expertise in Auction Design

by Patrick Jones on January 18, 2008

ICANN announced earlier today that it is seeking expressions of interest from auction design experts (see Announcement).

ICANN has identified several areas where auctions might be an appropriate tool, such as the efficient disposition of data from terminated registrars and registries, the allocation of single-character second-level domain names, and perhaps, resolution of contention between competing commercial applicants for identical strings in the application process for new generic Top Level Domains.


L’ICANN à la rencontre des registrars et des registres

by Stephane Van Gelder on December 14, 2007

Je suis à Prague depuis deux jours, pour assister à la troisième réunion organisée par l’ICANN pour ses registrars européens. Ces réunions furent lancées en 2005 à l’initiative de Tina Dam, alors en charge des relations avec les registres (aujourd’hui, Tina supervise le programme IDN de l’ICANN), et Tim Cole, qui s’occupe des registrars. La première a eu lieu en Belgique, à Bruxelles.