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ICANN Writes to ALL European Union Privacy Authorities

In what could be viewed as an unprecedented move, ICANN has written to each and every data protection authority in the European Union. Why? ICANN feels that there is uncertainty about how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) should impact registrars and registries specifically in relation to the collection, processing and retention of domain name […]

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ICANN to Hold Registrar Event in Munich Next Week

ICANN will be holding an event for registrars in Munich next week. The event, which will take place in the same venue as Domain Pulse, is aimed at new registrars or prospective registrars. The programme which was developed in conjunction with existing registrars and registries is aimed at giving attendees guidance on navigating their relationship […]

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ICANN Budget out for Comment

As happens every year ICANN has put their budget and plans out for public comment. The organisation’s overall budget has grown significantly over the last 10 years, as has the organisations staff headcount, number of offices and other aspects of its operations. However this year’s budget is going to be quite different from those of […]

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ICANN Maps Whois Models For GDPR

Earlier today ICANN held a webinar to provide an update on their data privacy activities in relation to whois and GDPR. Rather than simply talking about the various “models” they produced both a visual mapping as well as a matrix. While some attendees may not agree with how all the models are classified it is […]

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Numbers Community ICANN Board Nominees List Published

ICANN’s board is composed of appointees from a number of organisations including the ASO. The ASO is essentially “the numbers community” which is made up of the respective regional address registries (RIPE, ARIN etc.,). The ASO gets two seats on the board, though their terms are broken up so only 1 seat is up for […]

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