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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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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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RIPE 71 Draft Agenda Available

The draft agenda for RIPE 71 is now online. The meeting is being held in Bucharest, Romania from 16 – 20 November. As could be expected one of the plenary sessions will be focussed on the IANA transition. Other companies speaking include Dyn, Facebook and APNIC. Full details on the meeting’s official site.  

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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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P is for Proxy

Last night Google unveiled their new plans for global domination, which involves the company morphing into something new “Alphabet“. And new TLD types around the globe rejoiced, as the online behemoth chose to use a .xyz domain name for their big reveal (They also made a funny reference to another .xyz in the source code […]

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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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Registrar Stakeholder Group Is Looking For An Advocate

The Registrar Stakeholder Group is one of the representative groups within ICANN’s GNSO. Officially it’s described as: The Registrar Stakeholder Group is the main representative body of ICANN accredited domain name registrars, and was first recognized by the ICANN Board at its meeting on 27 May 1999 (resolution 99.31). The group participates in the ICANN […]

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