Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 23 March 2007

23 March 2007

A weekly electronic newsletter from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Announcements This Week

Updated Contractual Compliance Program

24 March 2007 | ICANN's updated Contractual Compliance program, which includes ICANN's Contractual Compliance philosophy, vision and operating plan, has been published ...

ICANN Releases Beta-3 Version of TLD Verification Code

22 March 2007 | ICANN has issued a new version of code intended to assist software developers and application providers whose work assists others in using the DNS ...

Draft ICANN Operating Plan For Fiscal Year 2007-2008 Now Available For Review

22 March 2007 | ICANN has posted the draft version of its fiscal year 2007-2008 Operating Plan for review ...

Registrar Accreditation Policy and Process Must be Reviewed

21 March 2007 | President and CEO of ICANN, Dr Paul Twomey today called for major review of ICANN's Registrar Accreditation Agreements (RAA) and the Accreditation process ...

ICANN in the News

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Vote on '.xxx' Internet Address Nears (San Francisco Chronicle)

23 March 2007 | Online pornographers and religious groups are in a rare alliance as a key Internet oversight agency nears a decision on creating a virtual red-light district through a ".xxx" Internet address ...

ICANN Weighs Anonymizing Domain-Name Registrations (Fox News)

21 March 2007 | Many owners of Internet addresses face this quandary: Provide your real contact information when you register a domain name — and subject yourself to junk or harassment. Or enter fake data — and risk losing it outright ...

ICANN Featured Individual: Pablo Hinojosa, ICANN Global Partnership - Latin American Liaison

Previous to joining ICANN, Pablo was Director for Multilateral Affairs in the Mexican Federal Telecommunications Commission (COFETEL). As a government official, he was the Representative from Mexico at ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), where he held the positions of Vice- Chair and Convener of the Working Group on ccTLDs. He has attended numerous ICANN meetings since 2001.

Pablo was part of the Mexican delegation attending WSIS and also Advisor to the Chair of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Telecommunications and Information Working Group (APEC-TEL). He has also experience in other fora such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Latino-American Telecom Regulators Forum (Regulatel), the World Trade Organization (WTO), and Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL).

Pablo has a bachelor degree in Political Science and International Relations and a masters degree in IT Management.

Upcoming Events

26 – 30 March 2007 — ICANN Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal


ICANN Bylaws

Our bylaws are very important to us. They capture our mission of security, stability and accessibility, and compel the organization to be open and transparent. Learn more at

Strategic Plan, July 2007 – June 2010 [PDF, 72 KB]

Operating Plan (Draft) Fiscal Year 2006 – 2007

Proposed Budget Fiscal Year 2006 – 2007 [PDF, 180 KB]

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