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Göran Marby

ICANN CEO to Speak at WHD Global

ICANN CEO Göran Marby will be speaking at WHD Global next month in Germany. Marby is scheduled to speak on Wednesday March 29th. The title of his talk suggests that he’ll be trying to get more of the hosting community to engage with ICANN: “Shape the future of the Internet: Your business depends on it.” […]

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ICANN Appoints Jamie Hedlund to Contractual Compliance & Consumer Safeguards Role

ICANN has announced a replacement for Allen Grogan. Grogan had been the head of Contractual Compliance, but announced several months ago that he was leaving the organisation. With today’s announcement ICANN fills the position quite quickly, though whether or not the appointment of one of their existing senior staff makes sense or not remains to […]

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ICANN Seeking Volunteers for WHOIS Review

ICANN announced yesterday that it is seeking volunteers for the WHOIS review team. To be more precise, the review is actually focussed on the “Registration Directory Service”, as the terminology and technology is evolving. There are currently quite a few other “whois related” activities going on within ICANN’s policy development system. So why is ICANN […]

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ICANN 57 Schedule Now Live On Web and In Mobile App

With the ICANN public meeting in Hyderabad only a couple of weeks away ICANN are currently finalising the schedules for the sessions and meetings. They’ve published the full schedule online and it’s also accessible via the ICANN 57 mobile app which is available for both iOS and Android. If you’ve used sched.org in the past […]

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ICANN Meeting Gear Destroyed In Shipping Fire

The logistics behind the ICANN public meetings are truly impressive. To hold a meeting with remote participation, simultaneous interpretation and other features requires both skilled staff and literally tonnes of equipment. After every ICANN meeting the equipment is packed up and shipped to the next meeting venue. Unfortunately last month part of ICANN’s meetings equipment […]

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Cruz and Other GOP Senators Continue Crusade Against IANA Transition

Senator Cruz has been joined by 10 other Republican Senators in yet another “call to arms” regarding the IANA transition. While the statement, reproduced below, is quite brief it is packed with emotive buzzwords that will probably resonate with the more conservative element. The amount of mainstream media attention on the IANA transition has increased […]

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Senator Cruz’ ICANN Witch-hunt In Full [Video]

If you’ve got about 3 hours to spare you can watch the hearing about the IANA transition that was held earlier today. The witnesses’ written testimony can be accessed here. Here’s the full video of the hearing, which is in two parts: It’s worth watching, with some of the highlights in the first part being […]

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