Weekend Musings – Hollywood Rocks + ICANN Gets Demolished By Domaining Bloggers + Malibu Beach

Hello and welcome to my first Weekend Musings as a 31 year-old, feels similar to last week, just a bit wiser! We went out last night in Hollywood and had one heck of a night, I’d tell you more but as I’ve always said, I don’t blog about nightlife, you just have to be there! This is one of the things I love about LA, you can enjoy the hustle-and-bustle of Hollywood and then go hiking or to the beach the next day. Today we’ll be heading to Malibu to spend some time on the beach and enjoy one of the awesome restaurants on the water.

Malibu Beach

You’ll notice that the title has changed from my standard “Weekend Musings” to now cover some of the topics in my musings. Just an idea, let me know if you find it interesting or annoying. I’ve covered Hollywood and Malibu, so what about ICANN and the thumping they got from Domaining Bloggers?

This week ICANN was featured in just about every Domaining Blog on the planet, many multiple times. In case you spent the last week in a cave, ICANN had a software error that delayed the new TLD process, then a security loophole that allowed users to see other users files…oy! These technical snafus caused ICANN to delay the new TLD process shutting the system down and extending the application period through April 20th. Yes, this is a pretty big screw-up, and the Domaining Blog community was all over it, here are some of the highlights from this week:

The Domains

ICANN Knew About The TAS Problem On March 19th

ICANN FINALLY Issues A Statement on The New gTLD Application System & “Houston We Have A Problem”

ICANN Will Start To Accept New gTLD Applications On Tuesday

TAS Crashes & New gTLD Application Deadline Is Extended Until April 20th

Domain Name Wire

TAS glitch will call in to question digital archery for new TLDs

ICANN New TLD application deadline extended to April 20

Event planner sues ICANN over San Francisco gala


ICANN new TLD Application System may have shown data from other applicants


After the TAS Gaffe, Can ICANN be Trusted?

Reminder: The New TLD Application Deadline is NOT Today

So if you haven’t followed the news, read a few of these and you’ll get the full update. Now it’s time for me and you to stop reading/writing about Domaining, it’s Saturday afternoon, get out and enjoy the world!

P.S. Let me know if you like the new format or if you’d prefer my old format of a bullet-pointed list of updates.

(Photo Credit)

Morgan Linton

Morgan Linton