Earlier this month US Presidential hopeful, Senator Ted Cruz, wrote to ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé to express his displeasure over Chehadé's activity in China. Chehadé's reply was sent last week and obviously did little to placate the Republican politician. In a release from Cruz's office last night it's pretty clear that we haven't heard the end of this episode (emphasis … [Read more...] about Ted Cruz vs ICANN CEO Saga Continues
On the final day of the recent ICANN meeting in Beijing the GAC, which includes representatives from many countries' governments, issued their communique as they do at all ICANN meetings. While the contents of a GAC communique always attracts commentary and reaction, the GAC communique from Beijing has probably provoked more debate, anger and confusion than any … [Read more...] about Making Sense of GAC Advice?
While the ICANN 46 meeting in Beijing was warming up on the other side of the globe the "Cuarta Conferencia Ministerial sobre la Sociedad de la Información de América Latina y el Caribe" (4th ministerial conference on information society of Latin America and Caribbean) was taking place in Montevideo. The "Montevideo Declaration" (PDF) runs to 4 pages, but there's an … [Read more...] about Latin American Countries Reject .Amazon & .Patagonia
The full schedule for the 46th ICANN public meeting in Beijing has been published. The schedule starts on the Thursday with GAC meetings and runs until Thursday's Public Forum. As is common with ICANN meetings the days are long, with many meetings scheduled to start before 8am local time. If you're not attending in person you'll be able to follow the meeting online, as … [Read more...] about ICANN Beijing Schedule Published
ICANN's first public meeting of 2013 will be held in Beijing in April, but they've opened registration for the subsequent one in Durban, South Africa in July. The July meeting - ICANN 47 - will be held in Durban International Convention Centre with hotel accommodation available in the surrounding area. However attendees need to be careful when booking as the cancellation … [Read more...] about Going To ICANN 47 Durban? Check The Hotel Restrictions!