Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 27 April 2007

27 April 2007

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

Announcements This Week

Court Decision Allows Imminent Termination of RegisterFly

27 April 2007 | ICANN granted the right to act on transfers as soon as possible; plan in action.

ICANN Publishes Fourth Annual Update on the InterNIC Whois Data Problem Report System and Announces Whois Data Accuracy and Availability Audits

27 April 2007 | Information describing existing ICANN efforts to address Whois issues; the purpose of the new program; detailed descriptions of the Whois audits that ICANN will commence over the course of calendar year 2007; and a detailed summary of WDPRS statistics for 2006.

Making Sure New Top-Level Domains Work

27 April 2007 | ICANN releases toolkit to ensure new domains recognised online and in software.

ICANN Opens Public Comment Period on ICANN Fee Amendment from .TEL

26 April 2007 | Comments on the proposed amendment can be posted to no later than 5:00 PM PDT, 25 May 2007, and be viewed at


Pablo Hinojosa, Regional Liaison for Latin America, recently gave a podcast interview [Español, mp3] regarding ICANN activities following its 28th International Public Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.

ICANN Featured Individual: Stacy K. Burnette, Director, Contractual Compliance

In her capacity as Director, Contractual Compliance, Stacy Burnette is reponsible for auditing of gTLD registry and registrar and other contracts to ensure compliance by all parties to the agreements.

Stacy is a seasoned telecommunications attorney and manager with approximately ten years of contract negotiation, administration and enforcement experience. Stacy has published in the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Quarterly Journal on Telecommunications and she has been a frequent speaker at telecommunications seminars and conferences.

Prior to joining ICANN, Stacy worked as a Telecommunications Regulatory Officer and Manager for the City of Los Angeles, Information Technology Agency where she managed a staff of professionals who were responsible for the negotiation, administration and enforcement of the City's numerous multi-million dollar cable television franchise agreements.

Before joining the City of Los Angeles, Stacy was the General Counsel for the District of Columbia Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications, managing a team of attorneys who assisted in all aspects of cable regulation, contract enforcement and cable communications policy development. She also served as a civil trial attorney for the District of Columbia Government for approximately seven years.

Stacy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and a Juris Doctorate from Howard University in Washington D.C.

Upcoming Events

7 – 11 May — RIPE 54 in Tallinn, Estonia

23 May 2007 — IGF Consultations in Geneva, Switzerland

8 – 9 June — CENTR 33th General Assembly in Helsinki, Finland

25 – 29 June 2007 — ICANN Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico


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

Operating Plan (Draft) Fiscal Year 2007 – 2008

Adopted Budget Fiscal Year 2006 - 2007 [PDF, 172 KB]

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