Earlier this evening ICANN announced that the scheduled meeting in June 2016 will not be held in Panama City. The cancellation of the meeting and its change of location is due to concerns related to the recent outbreak of the Zika Virus. ICANN will be holding a meeting in June, but where that meeting will be held has not been announced yet. Many ICANN insiders suspect … [Read more...] about ICANN Cancels Meeting In Panama City Due To Zika Virus
Domain industry veteran, Gene Kearon, has joined .irish. Kearon, who was most recently with Dominion Enterprises, announced last night that he was joining .irish. He will be helping promote the new TLD for the global Irish community at the upcoming ICANN meeting in Singapore. Kearon previously worked at Neustar where he was heavily involved in their new TLD business as … [Read more...] about Gene Kearon Joins .Irish
ICANN's NCUC - the Non-Commercial Users Constituency is organising a full day event in Singapore right before the ICANN meeting. The event is focussed on Internet Governance with a focus on the Netmundial meeting in Brazil: The Road to São Paulo, and Beyond The purpose of this NCUC conference is to provide a first opportunity for intensive, F2F cross-community dialogue on … [Read more...] about The Road to São Paulo, and Beyond
This morning's board meeting in Singapore didn't bring too many surprises. The board voted in favour of launching the new TLD program, though not all board members voted in favour. They've also put out a timeline for applications, which should make quite a few people happy. What is interesting is what the board members said both in favour of the decision and against … [Read more...] about ICANN Board Votes in Favour of New TLDs
Later this morning, during the ICANN meeting in Singapore, ICANN's board will meet. This is not a "normal" board meeting, as it has only one item on the agenda: Consideration of New gTLD Program. That single line says so little and yet so much. For the last few years the new gTLD program has dominated ICANN meetings. This meeting could be the one … [Read more...] about D-Day For New TLDs?
I posted this over on the company blog earlier today. Did I miss any really big ones? Related articles ICANN 41 Schedule (internetnews.me) Only 6 ICANN Comment Periods Open (internetnews.me) CloudRegistry Save The Day - Again! (internetnews.me) … [Read more...] about Quick Overview Of Some Key Topics For ICANN 41
If you attend ICANN meetings, or even just peruse the meeting schedule, you'll realise that it's a very full schedule. Trying to be in all the correct meetings on the timetable, combined with all the "unofficial" ones can be a nightmare to organise And ICANN's meeting schedule is still not available in a "sane" format. RIPE makes theirs available in multiple formats, but … [Read more...] about CloudRegistry Save The Day – Again!
Next week's ICANN meeting in Singapore could herald the official launch of the new TLD process. ICANN's board might decide to give the entire thing a "green light". Of course it's not that simple. The GAC isn't exactly impressed with ICANN, the US definitely isn't and the IP lobby is still more than a little piqued .. If you think that signing on to the letter and the … [Read more...] about New TLD Advocates Circulate Open Letter / Petition To ICANN Board
Normally in the weeks prior to an ICANN public meeting there is a buzz of activity as documents need to be submitted to meet the deadlines before the public meeting. While this has happened as usual and the deadline is still open until Tuesday for the GNSO council meeting on 22nd June, there are currently only 6 comment periods open. Whether or not … [Read more...] about Only 6 ICANN Comment Periods Open
If you're planning on either attending the ICANN 41 meeting in Singapore or participating remotely here is the schedule As usual the meeting doesn't officially start until Monday, but there is a very busy schedule of meetings from Saturday morning onwards. The schedule is "subject to change" and if the last meeting is anything to go by, there will … [Read more...] about ICANN 41 Schedule