This weekend the 44th ICANN public meeting kicked off in Prague. Yesterday's big news came early in the morning with the announcement that "Digital Archery" had been "suspended". Whether it will come back to haunt new TLD applicants at a later date or not is not clear, though many attendees are hoping that it won't. Yesterday also saw the meeting between the GNSO and … [Read more...] about ICANN 44 Weekend Meetings
Yesterday afternoon ICANN held a press conference in Prague to announce two things: the new CEO who would replace Rod Beckstrom the interim CEO who would fill the role between Beckstrom's departure and October 1 The new CEO from October 1 2012 will be Fadi Chehadé but until he takes the reins ICANN's Chief Operating Officer Akram Atallah will be interim CEO. So this … [Read more...] about ICANN Leadership Confusion?
The Registrar Stakeholder Group has issued a statement on the RAA negotiations this evening. This is in response to the text and documents released by ICANN a couple of weeks ago. Statement from the Registrar Stakeholder Group The Registrar Stakeholder Group (RrSG) would like to provide this statement regarding the current status of RAA negotiations and the update posted on … [Read more...] about Registrar Stakeholder Group Issues Statement on RAA Negotiations
Finding your way around at an ICANN meeting can be a bit of a challenge depending on the venue. Here's the layout for the ICANN meeting in Prague … [Read more...] about ICANN Prague Floor Layout
The guys in CloudRegistry have made available a handy .ics file for the Prague ICANN meeting. You can get it here Yet again they've saved the day! … [Read more...] about CloudRegistry Release Handy Timetable For Prague ICANN Meeting