Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 31 July 2009

31 July 2009

News from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Announcements This Week

New gTLD Program: Update on Independent Evaluators Search

31 July 2009 | ICANN is reopening the Expressions of Interest (EOI) period for independent evaluators to perform key roles in reviewing applications for new generic top-level domains, scheduled to launch in 2010.

Initial Report of Geographic Regions Review Working Group Published For Public Comment

31 July 2009 | The Initial Report of the community-wide working group reviewing ICANN's Geographic Regions is now available for public comment.

Expressions of Interest for NomCom Chair - Deadline for Submission Extended to 15 August 2009

27 July 2009 | The Board Governance Committee has moved its August committee meeting to the third week of August during which it will consider the expressions of interest received for Nominating Committee Chair. Accordingly, the committee has asked that the deadline for submitting expressions of interest to become the Nominating Committee Chair for 2010 be extended to 15 August 2009.

Public Comment: Proposed Bylaw Changes to Improve Accountability

27 July 2009 | Two proposed accountability measures have been posted by direction of the Board for 60 days of public comments, from 27 July 2009 through 25 September 2009. This is the latest step in the Improving Institutional Confidence process.

Upcoming Events

4 August 2009: New gTLD Outreach Event - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

25 - 30 October 2009: 36th International Public ICANN Meeting - Seoul, South Korea

7 - 12 March 2010: 37th International Public ICANN Meeting - Nairobi, Kenya


ICANN Bylaws

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Strategic Plan, July 2007 - June 2010

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