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Want To Be The CEO of ICANN?

ICANN needs a new CEO. The current CEO has tendered his resignation and will be vacating the position early in 2016. So who is going to replace him? Will the new CEO be American? Will they be a woman? What kind of background will they have? While nobody has the answers to any of those […]

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ICANN Hiring For EMEA Registrar Role

ICANN is hiring a “Registrar Services and Engagement Manager” in EMEA. The role, which is based in ICANN’s Istanbul offices, comes as a result of the previous manager departing. So what’s the job involve? ICANN describe it as having two key functions “development and management of ICANN’s relationships with ICANN-accredited registrars in the Europe, Middle-East […]

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.WTF Domain Being Used In Privacy Campaign

ICANN comment periods on policy proposals don’t normally garner much attention. In the case of the current comment period on proxy / privacy services, however, things are very different. To date several thousand comments have been filed, while the topic of the policy proposals has received media attention across hundreds of outlets. Today, however, I […]

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Ireland’s Ambassador To Argentina To Address #ICANN53

With Dublin playing host for the ICANN meeting this October, the hosts (INEX) will be attending the ICANN meeting this week in Buenos Aires. As part of the closing ceremony on Thursday afternoon Ireland’s ambassador to Argentina Mr Justin Harman will be speaking on Thursday afternoon along with INEX CEO Barry Rhodes.   Related articles […]

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EURid Consortium Chosen By ICANN To Conduct Study In MEAC

A EURid consortium has been chosen by ICANN  to conduct the “DNS Study for the Middle East and Adjoining Countries”. The consortium is made up as follows: EURid – Consortium Leader; Emily Taylor Consultancy – Lead author, data analysis; Mohammed El-Bashir – Local partner, industry knowledge, IDNs; Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) – Local partner, industry […]

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Fadi Chehadé To Step Down From ICANN Role

ICANN’s current CEO and President Fadi Chehadé has announced today that he will be departing the organisation in March 2016. He will be moving back to industry, though it will be outside the domain / DNS industry. On a call this afternoon with members of the ICANN community  Chehadé reassured people that he was going to be […]

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Nomination Period For 2015 ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award Closing Soon

ICANN opened nominations for the 2015 ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award back in December. Nominations close on March 2nd 2015. It’s an interesting idea to provide recognition for people who spend a lot of their days (and nights) working on Internet Governance matters: The Multistakeholder Ethos Award will recognize ICANN participants who have deeply invested in […]

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Community Application For DotGay Wins Reconsideration Request

While there were four applicants for the new TLD string .gay only one of them did so as a “community” application. Under ICANN’s established processes for new TLD applications a “community” application is treated differently to a “standard” one and follows a different set of rules. As has been covered in depth elsewhere, the community […]

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IANA Explained [Video]

Unless you’ve been hiding under for the last few months you’ll know that the IANA transition is a hot topic in internet governance circles Of course while there has been numerous meetings, thousands of emails, more meetings, media coverage and plenty of conversations about the topic, there are probably still quite a few people who […]

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ICANN Releases Official Statement on ICANN 52

There has been some speculation about the upcoming ICANN meeting in Marrakech, Morocco. Yesterday some news sources reported that the meeting was postponed, though there hadn’t been any official statement from ICANN. ICANN has now released an official statement on the situation: Statement on ICANN 52 Meeting in Marrakech, Morocco Following Morocco’s recent request to […]

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Olivier Crépin-Leblond Stepping Down As ALAC Chair

Olivier  Crépin-Leblond announced earlier today that he would step down as ALAC Chair. He has been Chair of ALAC since 2010. He also nominated Alan Greenberg to take his place. Nominations for the position are open until September 3rd. Whether other candidates will be nominated for the position is unclear, but Greenberg has accepted the nomination. […]

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Dublin To Host ICANN’s 54th Public Meeting

ICANN has formally announced that Dublin will be the host for the 54th ICANN meeting taking place in October 2015. Dublin has previously played host to both RIPE and IETF meetings. It is also the venue for Web Summit (now known as The Summit) , which attracts several thousand attendees. A growing number of domain […]

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