Eight moderately amusing links from the last 24 hours.
- Apparently, ICANN didn’t trust Nairobi’s electrical grid or its hosts’ generators, so took backup power from the US embassy. All was well until a blackout took out the embassy… but not the Kenyatta.
- Squatters prefer “www” typos shocker.
- One-year registrations give you less credibility, if you’re a scammer.
- Dallas city hall learns the perils of a ten-year registration.
- .co registry looking for marketing
- SocialDomainers is offering a free iPad to the 1,000th person to sign up. The site only has 20 members so far, so I guess the message right now is don’t sign up?
- One of the minor joys to be found in quote-mining ICANN’s ruthlessly exhaustive meeting transcripts: “An additional economic analysis has been undertaken, and that is now under way. Economists are – there’s a guy cleaning the window back there. I thought he was waving to me. Has been undertaken.”
- That was Kurt Pritz, shortly before he got Kanye’d.