Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 30 May 2008

30 May 2008

News from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Announcements This Week

ICANN Calls for Expressions of Interest to Host 2009 Asia Pacific Meeting

28 May 2008 | ICANN is actively soliciting expressions of interest from organisations seeking to host its Asia Pacific International Public Meeting in 2009.

Clarification: "Worst Spam Offenders" Notified by ICANN

23 May 2008 | ICANN has sent enforcement notices and notices of concern to certain registrars, including those reported this week as being the registrars for the majority of websites advertised in spam emails.

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Analysis: Crackdown on domain name crooks (United Press International)

29 May 2008 | The non-profit association that oversees Internet addresses is trying to crack down on shady Web pages used by spammers and hackers.

ICANN looks to lend a hand in spam fight (Beta News)

29 May 2008 | The administrative body in charge of the Internet's mapping of IP addresses says it has sent compliance letters to registrars commonly used by spammers, although it admits it can do little to stop spam itself.

ICANN Takes Action Against Spam Havens (Redmond Media Group)

28 May 2008 | The organization that oversees administration of the Internet last week reported that it has sent enforcement notices to a handful of domain registrars identified as having registered the names of the majority of illicit Web sites using spam to generate traffic.

Final APTLD Kuala Lumpur Meeting Communiqué, 22-23 May 2008 (

24 May 2008 | APTLD members and supporters met in Kuala Lumpur for a series of meetings in late May, with over 110 people from 27 ccTLDs and 27 other organisations participating in a range of workshops and seminars. Two days of APTLD members meetings were preceded by an Attack & Disaster Response Planning (ADRP) workshop and the MYNIC World Cyber Security Seminar, and followed by a day of APTLD organised workshops on ccTLD policy development, marketing and registry software options.

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20 June 2008 - EGENI Europe 2008 - Paris, France

22 - 27 June 2008: 32nd International Public ICANN Meeting - Paris, France


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