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Republican Presidential Candidate Upset With ICANN CEO

Republican senator and US presidential candidate Ted Cruz is not very happy with ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade. In a letter from Cruz dated today Cruz has some pointed questions for Chehade in relation to his involvement with a recent meeting in China. Here’s the letter in full: 20160203_FadiChehadeLetter The IANA transition has been raised as […]

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Fadi Chehade To Leave ICANN on March 12th

ICANN’s current CEO and President Fadi Chehadé has put out a Christmas greeting on behalf of ICANN. It runs to just over 4 minutes and talks mostly about the IANA transition. However he also declares in the video that his last date at ICANN will be March 12th 2016 (around 2 minutes in): Who will be […]

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ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award Nominations Open

ICANN is again running their “Multistakeholder Ethos Award” The award, which is now in its 3rd year: seeks to recognize long-standing community members who have served in leadership roles in multiple ICANN working groups or committees, and demonstrated collaboration with different Supporting Organizations and/or Advisory Committees. The Multistakeholder Ethos Award will recognize ICANN participants who […]

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James Bladel Elected Chair GNSO

GoDaddy’s VP of Policy James Bladel has been elected as Chair of ICANN’s GNSO Council. The GNSO Council returned Bladel as Chair with a unanimous vote with the results being announced this morning. Last month the GNSO Council Chair elections concluded without the body being able to choose a new Chair. Mr Bladel has been with […]

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ICANN Compliance Explained Using Cute Videos

ICANN’s Compliance department is being made that little bit more accessible via a new friendly video: As domain transfers are the most common source of complaints it’s not surprising that they chose an issue with a transfer for “Sarah”. And as ICANN is “global” you can also watch the video in French, Spanish, Chinese or […]

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Freenom Fail To Comply With ICANN Suspension

The battle between ICANN’s Compliance team and Freenom has got plenty of in depth coverage by Kevin over the last few weeks. It’s been an interesting topic to follow. However ICANN finally prevailed and was able to impose the suspension which is scheduled to run from 26 August 2015 at 00:00 UTC to 24 November 2015 […]

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ICANN54 Pre-Event In Dublin September 17th

With ICANN54 being held in Dublin towards the end of October it’s only natural that there would be some excitement locally. It’s the first time that ICANN has held a public meeting in Ireland and the meeting is being hosted by the Irish IXP INEX. On September 17th there will be a special event aimed […]

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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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