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  • ICANN: Implementing Rights Protection Mechanisms in the Name Collision Mitigation Framework
  • Sat, 30 Aug 2014 -ICANN: Implementing Rights Protection Mechanisms in the Name Collision Mitigation Framework
  • Brief Overview: To determine the requirements on the appropriate Rights Protection Mechanisms for names removed from registry SLD Block Lists. Comment Period: 25 Aug 2014 – 15 Sep 2014 23:59 UTC Reply Period: 16 Sep 2014 – 7 Oct 2014 23:59 UTC Section I: Description, Explanation, and...
  • Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Town Hall Meeting to take place at Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul
  • Sat, 30 Aug 2014 -Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Town Hall Meeting to take place at Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul
  • ICANN staff invites all interested stakeholders to a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Process during the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey. The Town Hall Meeting will provide an opportunity for an open dialogue to address and clarify...
  • ICANN: Call for Candidates: Seeking Advisors to the ICANN Accountability & Governance Coordination Group
  • Fri, 29 Aug 2014 -ICANN: Call for Candidates: Seeking Advisors to the ICANN Accountability & Governance Coordination Group
  • In Short: The Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group is asked to select up to seven advisors to the ICANN Accountability & Governance Coordination Group. As part of executing its mandate, the Public Experts Group is issuing a Call for Candidates to encourage nominations from the...
  • Nominet: 2013 in UK Domain Name Disputes
  • Thu, 28 Aug 2014 -Nominet: 2013 in UK Domain Name Disputes
  • 674 complaints handled and £6.55m in legal costs saved by Nominet’s award-winning Dispute Resolution Service in 2013. [news release] A summary published today shows that the number of domain name disputes handled by Nominet fell by over 17% in 2013. The summary provides an overview of all the...
  • Second Round Of New gTLD Applications On ICANN Board Agenda: auIGF Discussion
  • Thu, 28 Aug 2014 -Second Round Of New gTLD Applications On ICANN Board Agenda: auIGF Discussion
  • The prospect of a second round of applications for new gTLDs is on the agenda for ICANN, with discussions likely to take place at an upcoming board meeting, possibly as early as September. “The board will soon start discussing the possibility of opening a second round of applications for new...
  • ICANN: Charter for the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group is Published
  • Thu, 28 Aug 2014 -ICANN: Charter for the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group is Published
  • The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) today announced that it has finalized and published the group’s charter [PDF, 45 KB]. The final charter is the result of multiple email and phone discussions among the members of the ICG, and the 8-15 of August open comment period on the...
  • .TV Value Grows With Changing Nature Of Media Consumption
  • Wed, 27 Aug 2014 -.TV Value Grows With Changing Nature Of Media Consumption
  • The Tuvaluan ccTLD .TV has had its ups and downs since it was rebranded as a TLD aimed at the television industry. But it appears to be growing according to a report in The New York Times. “Today, as video is watched on smartphones and laptops rather than on living room couches, the .tv suffix...
  • .ORG Grows 1.4 Percent To 10.43 Million In First Half, 2014
  • Wed, 27 Aug 2014 -.ORG Grows 1.4 Percent To 10.43 Million In First Half, 2014
  • The total number of .org domains under management increased to 10,428,027 globally, a 1.4 percent (143,512) increase in registrations in the six months to the end of June 2014, the latest bi-annual Dashboard report from the Public Interest Registry, the .org registry operator, has found. Other...
  • ICANN: Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group Begins Discussions
  • Tue, 26 Aug 2014 -ICANN: Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group Begins Discussions
  • As announced on 19 August 2014, members of the Accountability and Governance Public Experts Group have been selected. This group will be responsible for the selection of up to seven Advisors to sit on the ICANN Accountability & Governance Coordination Group to assure that best practices are...
  • Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Transition Update
  • Tue, 26 Aug 2014 -Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Transition Update
  • FAQ and Community Wiki space for the Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Process are published After receiving some questions following the posting of the Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance: Process and Next Steps on 14 August, ICANN has compiled an FAQ of items may be useful to...
  • ICANN: Answers to the Top 10 Questions About the Proposed Next-Generation Registration Directory Services to Replace WHOIS
  • Tue, 26 Aug 2014 -ICANN: Answers to the Top 10 Questions About the Proposed Next-Generation Registration Directory Services to Replace WHOIS
  • Should you be interested in the DNS, registration services, WHOIS and related issues, join the Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services (EWG) for an interactive online Q&A about next generation Registration Directory Services (RDS). Date: Tuesday, 16 September 2014 Time: 19:00-20:30 UTC...
  • ICANN: ICG Announces Third Conference Call
  • Tue, 26 Aug 2014 -ICANN: ICG Announces Third Conference Call
  • The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will hold its third conference call on Tuesday, 26 August 2014, from 12:00-13:00 UTC. For time zone conversions, please see here. The community is welcome to attend by way of a listen-only mode Virtual Meeting Room through which audio of the...
  • ICANN at the Internet Governance Forum | International Convention and Exhibition Center, Istanbul, Turkey, September 2-5 2014
  • Tue, 26 Aug 2014 -ICANN at the Internet Governance Forum | International Convention and Exhibition Center, Istanbul, Turkey, September 2-5 2014
  • ICANN looks forward to participating in this year’s 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. The overarching theme of the Istanbul meeting is: Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance. This year’s meeting will build on previous...
  • Three Percent Of New gTLD Domains Contain Business Websites, 41 Percent PPC
  • Mon, 25 Aug 2014 -Three Percent Of New gTLD Domains Contain Business Websites, 41 Percent PPC
  • Three percent of domain names registered in new gTLDs contain business websites, Verisign has found after analysing the common usage of websites using new gTLD domain names. This compared to a similar study by EURid for eight established gTLDs that found that 30.5 percent of domain names contained...
  • New gTLDs Break 2 Million Registrations, But 4 In 5 Parked
  • Mon, 25 Aug 2014 -New gTLDs Break 2 Million Registrations, But 4 In 5 Parked
  • Registrations of new gTLDs domains broke the two million mark over the weekend across the 367 gTLDs that have been delegated, 195 of which having entered General Availability. As of Sunday there were over 2,031,000 registrations according to nTLDstats.com. The gTLD with the most registrations, or...