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ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 18 December 2009

18 December 2009

News from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Announcements This Week

Public Comment: One & Two-Character .CAT Domains

18 December 2009 | ICANN is opening a public comment forum on a proposed amendment from Fundacio puntCAT to Appendix 6 of the .CAT Registry Agreement.

New gTLD Program — ICANN Proposes Draft Expression of Interest / Pre-Registrations Model

18 December 2009 | ICANN is publishing for public comment a draft model for soliciting Expressions of Interest for new generic top-level domains (new gTLDs).

Fellowship Program Selection for ICANN Meeting 37 Announced

18 December 2009 | Global input and ideas will be on the rise at the 37th International Public Meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers thanks to ICANN's on-going Fellowship program.

Public Comment: STI Report on Trademark Protection in New gTLDs

17 December 2009 | The Special Trademarks Issues Working Team (STI) has published its Report on its recommendations to create a Trademark Clearinghouse and Uniform Rapid Suspension procedure to protect trademarks in the New GTLD Program.

Advisory Concerning Posting of Registrar Fees for Restoring Deleted Domain Names

17 December 2009 | In an effort to minimize registrar confusion and encourage compliance with the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA), ICANN developed an Advisory regarding the Expired Domain Deletion Policy (EDDP).

ICANN Status Report to the GNSO Council on AGP Limits Policy Implementation

16 December 2009 | ICANN is posting its second status report to the GNSO on the implementation of its recommendations for the Add Grace Period (AGP) Limits Policy.

ICANN Consultation on New gTLD Registry Agreement

15 December 2009 | ICANN invites community participation in an open consultation regarding the proposed registry agreement for new gTLDs.

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