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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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Domain Registry Of America Suspended By ICANN

ICANN has suspended Domain Registry of America aka Brandon Gray Internet Services aka NameJuice. The registrar is forbidden from registering any new domain names or accepting any inbound transfers until 17 October 2014. The announcement was posted on the ICANN website earlier this evening and will probably be welcomed in many circles. What happened exactly? […]

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Dreamhost Hit With ICANN Breach Notice

Dreamhost is one of the larger webhosting providers out there. The Los Angeles based company was founded back in 1996 and offers Linux hosting exclusively ie. no Microsoft software. According to HosterStats they currently host around 1.3 million domain names. Earlier this week the company was hit with a breach notice by ICANN’s compliance team. […]

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Ed Vaizey’s Speech at #ICANN50

Ed Vaizey, the British minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, spoke at the opening ceremony for the ICANN public meeting in London. Here’s the video: The official text is here Related articles Biggest Ever ICANN Meeting Convenes in London (technology.ie)

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