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  • ICANN: Extended: Public Comment period for Board Working Group Report on Nominating Committee
  • Wed, 22 Oct 2014 -ICANN: Extended: Public Comment period for Board Working Group Report on Nominating Committee
  • The Public Comment period for Board Working Group Report on Nominating Committee (BWG-NomCom) has been extended. In view of the significant interest displayed by the community in this report at ICANN51, and in view of the importance of the topic for the future governance of ICANN, the comment period...
  • ICANN: Auction for 3 Contentions Sets Slated for 22 October
  • Tue, 21 Oct 2014 -ICANN: Auction for 3 Contentions Sets Slated for 22 October
  • An Auction, the Method of Last Resort, will be facilitated by Power Auctions LLC on 22 October 2014 to resolve string contention for three new generic Top-level Domain (gTLD) strings: SALON, SPOT, and REALTY. Nine applicants are expected to participate in the Auction for their respective applied-for...
  • ICANN: Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part D Policy Development Process (PDP) Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration
  • Tue, 21 Oct 2014 -ICANN: Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part D Policy Development Process (PDP) Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration
  • Purpose (Brief): Obtain community input on the 18 recommendations of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Policy Development Process (PDP) on changes to the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part D, prior to consideration for adoption by the ICANN Board. Public Comment Box Link...
  • .AU Domains Grow Six Percent To 2.9 Million, While 2 In 3 Registered Less Than 4 Years: AusRegistry Report
  • Tue, 21 Oct 2014 -.AU Domains Grow Six Percent To 2.9 Million, While 2 In 3 Registered Less Than 4 Years: AusRegistry Report
  • The .au domain has one of the highest growth rates in the world of around six percent and one of the highest domain densities in the Asia Pacific, the first of a new quarterly series of reports from AusRegistry has found. Additionally, almost 50 percent of all .au domain names are between nine and...
  • Right of the Dot To Conduct Live/Online Premium Domain Auction at NamesCon
  • Sat, 18 Oct 2014 -Right of the Dot To Conduct Live/Online Premium Domain Auction at NamesCon
  • NamesCon just announced the addition of a live domain auction to its Conference being held January 11-14th 2015 in Las Vegas will be conducted by Right of the Dot. The Auction will include a mixture of premium .com domain names and select premium names from new gTLDs with a range of price...
  • ICANN: Summary of Public Experts Group Meeting October 14
  • Fri, 17 Oct 2014 -ICANN: Summary of Public Experts Group Meeting October 14
  • On October 14, 2014, the Public Experts Group (PEG) met to discuss evaluation criteria for the selection of Advisors to the Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) in the ICANN Accountability Process. The PEG members, Jeanette Hoffman, Janis Karklins, Larry Strickling and Brian Cute, discussed and...
  • ICANN: The GAC Elects New Chair and Vice-Chairs
  • Fri, 17 Oct 2014 -ICANN: The GAC Elects New Chair and Vice-Chairs
  • With the incumbent Chair of the Governmental Advisory Committee and its three Vice-Chairs having reached the maximum terms of their mandates, the GAC held elections for these four positions during the ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles. Thomas Schneider, the GAC Representative for Switzerland, has been...
  • 2014 NomCom Announces Selection of Wolfgang Kleinwächter to ICANN Board
  • Fri, 17 Oct 2014 -2014 NomCom Announces Selection of Wolfgang Kleinwächter to ICANN Board
  • The 2014 Nominating Committee (NomCom) is pleased to announce the selection of Wolfgang Kleinwächter as a member to the ICANN Board of Directors. The position became vacant following the recent resignation of Board member Ms. Olga Madruga-Forti, selected by the 2012 NomCom. Wolfgang Kleinwächter...
  • ICANN: Olga Madruga-Forti Resigns from Board
  • Thu, 16 Oct 2014 -ICANN: Olga Madruga-Forti Resigns from Board
  • Olga Madruga-Forti has announced that she is resigning from the ICANN Board of Directors after serving in that position for two years. “I have truly enjoyed working with Olga over the years,” said ICANN Board Chair Dr. Stephen D. Crocker. “We wish her the best in her new...
  • ICANN: Call for Volunteers for Implementation Advisory Group to Review Existing ICANN Procedure for Handling WHOIS Conflicts with Privacy Laws
  • Wed, 15 Oct 2014 -ICANN: Call for Volunteers for Implementation Advisory Group to Review Existing ICANN Procedure for Handling WHOIS Conflicts with Privacy Laws
  • ICANN seeks volunteers to serve on an Implementation Advisory Group (IAG) to review and suggest potential changes to the implementation of the ICANN Procedure for Handling WHOIS Conflicts with Privacy Laws (the Procedure.) What This Team Will Do The IAG will work with ICANN staff on reviewing the...
  • HEAVENLY.COFFEE Donuts One Millionth New gTLD Domain Registered
  • Tue, 14 Oct 2014 -HEAVENLY.COFFEE Donuts One Millionth New gTLD Domain Registered
  • Donuts Inc., the world’s largest registry for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), announced the one millionth domain name for all its new gTLDs combined was registered Monday. The domain Donuts are claiming is the one millionth domain was heavenly.coffee. The milestone registration comes...
  • Germany Registry DENIC Attains ISO 27001 Certification
  • Tue, 14 Oct 2014 -Germany Registry DENIC Attains ISO 27001 Certification
  • DENIC, the .de registry operator has had its information and security management system (ISMS) certified in accordance with the provisions of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard under a full-scope audit by the German certification body TÜV Nord. The main focus of ISO 27001 is to establish, implement...
  • ISNIC Suspends .IS Domain Linked To Islamic State Website
  • Tue, 14 Oct 2014 -ISNIC Suspends .IS Domain Linked To Islamic State Website
  • The .is (Iceland) registry ISNIC has suspended a domain name due to being linked with the terrorist organisation Islamic State. The khilafah.is domain was suspended yesterday as it was used “for the website of a known terrorist organisation. The majority of ISNIC’s board made the...
  • U.S. Commerce Secretary Pledges to Protect a Free and Open Internet
  • Mon, 13 Oct 2014 -U.S. Commerce Secretary Pledges to Protect a Free and Open Internet
  • [news release] Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, addressing attendees at the opening ceremony of ICANN’s 51st public meeting in Los Angeles, declared unwavering support for the United States government’s decision to transfer stewardship of the IANA functions to the global...
  • ICANN 51 Focus: Making ICANN Directly Accountable to the Broader Internet Community by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association
  • Mon, 13 Oct 2014 -ICANN 51 Focus: Making ICANN Directly Accountable to the Broader Internet Community by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association
  • ICANN 51 taking place in Los Angeles this week may not have its customary evening Gala, but it opened with rousing remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker in the first-ever ICANN appearance of the head of the Cabinet agency from which it was born and which has exercised continuous...