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ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 8 August 2008

8 August 2008

News from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Announcements This Week

Updates to New gTLD Program Implementation

8 August 2008 | During the ICANN meeting in Paris, France, ICANN staff made a commitment to release a paper describing the economic case for auctions as a tiebreaking mechanism for resolving contention among identical or confusingly similar applications for new gTLDs. ICANN is making the Economic Case for Auctions in New gTLDs paper available so that the community can provide feedback on this element of the forthcoming implementation plan.

ICANN Highlights Domain Name System Vulnerability; Releases Tools

6 August 2008 | ICANN is raising awareness of a recently discovered vulnerability in the domain name system (DNS). This includes releasing an FAQ and an online tool for domain operators to test their domains.

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