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ICANN Sends Reply To Cruz And Co

Senator Cruz and ICANN have been involved in a game of “swap the letter” for the last couple of months. Earlier this week Cruz and Co sent a letter to ICANN that displayed a couple of key things: they were very unhappy with how ICANN had been responding (They’re not alone in this one!) They […]

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Cruz And Co Send ICANN Another Letter

Republican Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (and others) has sent yet another letter to ICANN. This time round the letter is addressed both to the Chairman of the ICANN Board, Dr Steve Crocker, as well as to former CEO Fadi Chehadé. The letter (below) repeats some of the questions previously put to ICANN, though the wording […]

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DotAfrica Gets Green Light From ICANN Board

ICANN 55 is ramping up here in Marrakech. Yesterday the ICANN Board met and gave the ZACR bid for .africa the green light. Resolved (2016.03.03.01), the Board authorizes the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to proceed with the delegation of .AFRICA to be operated by ZACR pursuant to the Registry Agreement that ZACR has […]

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How Much Has ICANN Spent On The IANA Transition?

ICANN critics often focus on ICANN’s expenditure. The organisation’s overall budget had been growing for years prior to the new TLD program launch. However with the new TLD launch it mushroomed very quickly, with the organisation collecting $185k per application. With 1930 applications that gave them $357,050,000 – though admittedly there were quite a few […]

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Ted Cruz vs ICANN CEO Saga Continues

Earlier this month US Presidential hopeful, Senator Ted Cruz, wrote to ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé to express his displeasure over Chehadé’s activity in China. Chehadé’s reply was sent last week and obviously did little to placate the Republican politician. In a release from Cruz’s office last night it’s pretty clear that we haven’t heard the […]

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Chehadé Sends ICANN Board Farewell Letter

ICANN’s current CEO Fadi Chehadé is leaving the organisation in a few weeks time. His replacement has been announced and the upcoming public meeting in Marrakech, Morrocco, will be Chehadé’s final public engagement as ICANN CEO. A couple of days ago Chehadé sent the ICANN board a letter entitled “summary of my tenure”. While the […]

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ICANN 55 Marrakech Schedule Published

The preliminary full schedule for the 55th ICANN public meeting has been published. The meeting, which is scheduled from March 5 – 10, will be held at the Palmeraie Conference Centre in Marrakech, Morrocco. ICANN 55 is the first meeting under ICANN’s “future meeting strategy“. The new way of approaching the meetings means that instead of having […]

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ICANN55 Preparation Webinar For Business Stakeholders

ICANN’s business engagement team are organising a webinar next week to help prepare business stakeholders for the upcoming meeting in Marrakech. Topics being covered include: ICANN55 Public Meeting in Marrakech and sessions of interest Opportunities to follow, participate and join the work of business stakeholders in their various constituency groups Latest topics in the Internet […]

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ICANN’s New CEO Is Swedish Telecoms Regulator Göran Marby

ICANN’s new CEO has been announced today – it is Göran Marby from the Swedish telecoms regulator. Marby had been Director General of Post and Telecom Agency, PTS in Sweden, where he’d held the post since 2010. The news was made public as Marby’s resignation was notified to his Swedish employer – the Swedish government. Here’s the official […]

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