It’s that time again – yet another new iteration of the ICANN website …
This time instead of simply “throwing the switch” ICANN are rolling out the site in phases ..
According to ICANN’s Chris Gift the new site is going to be a big improvement:
“We had three objectives for the new site: improve transparency of ICANN by making information easier to find, make it effortless for people to join the community and engage in the work, and lastly, to continue to support the established community with new tools,” said Chris Gift, Vice President of Online Community Services.
“The new site is intended to allow those new to the organization to discover ICANN, the work being done and our role in the Internet governance ecosystem, as well as to allow those same people the opportunity to get involved in the ICANN community,” said Gift. “With easier navigation, improved access to information, and new tools we can better support the organization’s policy discussions. These new stakeholders and the established community have a site that is easier to navigate with accessible information and tools to support the organization’s policy discussions.”
Here’s the “legacy” site’s look:
And here’s its successor:
The new site’s functionality is meant to improve things for stakeholders, however not all features are currently working..
The new site has been in development for the better part of a year.
- ICANN Begins Transition To New Website (icann.org)
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- Registrar Negotiating Team Issues Statement On RAA (internetnews.me)
- ICANT Cope With ICANN! (blacknight.com)