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ICANN Unveils New Meeting Schedule Tool

Over the past year or so ICANN’s meeting team and IT team have been working on a number of things to help make the overall meeting experience better. They introduced a mobile app (search for “ICANN56” on the app store to download it) and now they’ve rolled out a new look and feel for the […]

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Göran Marby Takes The Reins At ICANN

Earlier today ICANN’s new CEO officially took the helm. Göran Marby is now officially ICANN CEO, taking over from interim CEO Akram Attalah. Marby also gets control of the ICANN CEO’s Twitter account @icann_president and he (or more likely one of his team) has already started using it. Marby is currently attending the RIPE meeting […]

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Cruz Sees Himself As Protector Of Internet Freedom

It looks like Senator Cruz’ letter writing campaign isn’t going to end any time soon. While previously the Senator and former US presidential hopeful was happy exchanging salvoes with ICANN he’s now switched gears and is instead focussing on NTIA and the US Department of Commerce. The latest letter is focussed on a very strange […]

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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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Give Feedback On The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH)

The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) was created specifically to address concerns voiced by IP rights holders in relation to the new TLD program. It’s not the most popular or successful facet of the new TLD program in many people’s minds. According to the most recent statistics from the Trademark Clearinghouse less than 40 thousand marks have […]

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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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