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The Confusing State of ICANN’s Web Site

August 14, 2011Domaining, Domainnamewire, icann.org, UncategorizedComments Off on The Confusing State of ICANN’s Web Site

ICANN’s web site gets a minor face lift, but there’s a long way to go.

It’s not a big change, and it’s welcome, but why can’t there be a reasonably usable ICANN web site?

ICANN has refreshed the color scheme on its ICANN.org web site so it no longer looks like it was created in 1994.

The new design as a more pleasing white color scheme rather than the dark blue one we had become accustomed to.

Here’s the old design:

And here’s the new one:

The social networking icons look a bit trendier, too.

Unfortunately what hasn’t changed is the byzantine content structure. Former ICANN staffer Kieren McCarthy was working on an overhaul of the site to make it easier to find information, but it looks like that costly effort was abandoned when he left.

The drop down navigation still has 136 selections (yes, I counted them). Does “Vint Cerf’s Legacy Letter to ICANN Community” really need to be linked to from the home page?


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ICANN Web Site Overhaul Moves Forward

October 21, 2009Domaining, Domainnamewire, icann, icann.org, Policy & LawComments Off on ICANN Web Site Overhaul Moves Forward

ICANN.org redesign moves forward.

For an organization that’s at the center of the internet, ICANN’s web site is outdated and difficult to use. Over the summer it asked for feedback on the current web site and is working through the process of redesigning its web site.

An outside consultancy compiled survey results and interviewed users of the web site to put together a new web site structure. First images of what the web site might look like are promising, highlighting the most frequently sought sections of the web site.

One key finding from the research: one of the main reasons people visit ICANN.org is because they have a domain dispute.

It’s also interesting to see the top pages people visit at ICANN.org:

1. Home page
2. Accredited registrars list
3. About
4. New gTLD program
5. Whois data reminder policy (which is linked to in millions of registrar emails each year)

Below: a potential implementation of ICANN’s new web site.

icann-web-design


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ICANN Web Site Overhaul Moves Forward

October 21, 2009Domaining, Domainnamewire, icann, icann.org, Policy & LawComments Off on ICANN Web Site Overhaul Moves Forward

ICANN.org redesign moves forward.

For an organization that’s at the center of the internet, ICANN’s web site is outdated and difficult to use. Over the summer it asked for feedback on the current web site and is working through the process of redesigning its web site.

An outside consultancy compiled survey results and interviewed users of the web site to put together a new web site structure. First images of what the web site might look like are promising, highlighting the most frequently sought sections of the web site.

One key finding from the research: one of the main reasons people visit ICANN.org is because they have a domain dispute.

It’s also interesting to see the top pages people visit at ICANN.org:

1. Home page
2. Accredited registrars list
3. About
4. New gTLD program
5. Whois data reminder policy (which is linked to in millions of registrar emails each year)

Below: a potential implementation of ICANN’s new web site.

icann-web-design


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