Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Press Releases and Media Advisories

ICANN Begins Transition To New Website
17 April 2014

Historic Singapore Meeting Marks the Beginning a New Phase for ICANN
28 March 2014

The Future of Internet Governance Dominates Opening of ICANN's Singapore Meeting
24 March 2014

Global Community to Discuss the Future of the Internet at ICANN's Singapore Meeting
20 March 2014

ICANN Expands Global Stakeholder Engagement Team
20 March 2014

Global Community to Discuss the Future of the Internet at ICANN's Singapore Meeting
19 March 2014

Internet Technical Leaders Welcome IANA Globalization Progress
14 March 2014

Administrator of Domain Name System Launches Global Multistakeholder Accountability Process
14 March 2014

Independent Report Maps Possible Way Forward in Mitigating Domain Name Collisions
26 February 2014

ICANN CEO to Meet with Chinese Internet Industry Leaders in Beijing
11 February 2014

Dubai Forum to Examine Business Opportunities in Domain Name Sector
3 February 2014

Largest Domain Name Expansion in Internet's History Reaches Benchmark
21 January 2014

IANA Functions Satisfaction Survey Yields Overwhelmingly Positive Results
15 January 2014

ICANN At-Large Begins Search for Board Member
16 December 2013

High-Level Panel on Global Internet Cooperation and Governance Mechanisms Convenes in London
13 December 2013

ICANN Issues Advice to IT Professionals on Name Collision Identification and Mitigation
6 December 2013

Experts to Discuss Benefits of Open Internet
20 November 2013

Internet Governance Takes Center Stage at ICANN's Buenos Aires Meeting
18 November 2013

High-Level Panel Organizes to Address Future of Internet Governance
17 November 2013

Experts Address the Global Expansion of the Internet
15 November 2013

ICANN Names New Chief Security, Stability and Resiliency Officer
29 October 2013

Internet Domain Name Expansion Now Underway
23 October 2013

Indian Center for DNS Security Announced
17 October 2013

ICANN Announces Membership and Frameworks for Strategy Panels
14 October 2013

Montevideo Statement on the Future of Internet Cooperation
7 October 2013

ICANN Announces Conclusion of New gTLD Initial Evaluations
30 August 2013

Internet Governance Expert to Advise ICANN on Global Strategy
28 August 2013

ICANN Names Communications Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean
16 August 2013

ICANN Launches Digital Innovation Platform, ICANNLabs
23 July 2013

ICANN's Durban Meeting Kicks Off with Signing of New Registrar and Registry Agreements
15 July 2013

Internet Pioneer to Speak About Internet Growth in Africa
10 July 2013

Last Contractual Hurdle Cleared in the Introduction of New Domain Names
3 July 2013

New Registrar Accreditation Agreement Approved By ICANN Board
28 June 2013

ICANN's Expert Working Group Recommends WHOIS Replacement
25 June 2013

ICANN Announces Top-Level Executive Changes
6 June 2013

Technology Policy Expert to Lead ICANN's Asia Engagement Strategy
3 June 2013

ICANN Engagement Center to Open in Latin America
3 May 2013

ICANN to Open Istanbul Hub
25 April 2013

Seasoned International Executive Named to Lead ICANN Communications Team
10 April 2013

ICANN Engagement Center to Open in Beijing
8 April 2013

ICANN Commends .JOBS Use of Trademark Clearinghouse
5 April 2013

Backup Internet Registry Operators Named
2 April 2013

ICANN President Announces Major Expansion in Africa
11 March 2013

ICANN President Encourages Arab Involvement In Shaping the Internet's Future
6 March 2013

Internet Groups Discuss New Priorities In Latin America and Caribbean
7 February 2013

ICANN Board Forecasts New gTLD Protections for Intergovernmental and Non-governmental Organizations
28 November 2012

ICANN Board Launches New Effort to Tackle gTLD Registration Data Challenges Based on Policy Review Team Report
19 November 2012

ICANN CEO Announces Expanded Partnership Initiatives at Close of Internet Governance Forum
9 November 2012

ICANN Leaders to Brief Internet Governance Forum Attendees in Azerbaijan
1 November 2012

CEO to Prioritize Agreement with Registrars and Establishment of Trademark Clearing House
22 October 2012

Agreement Signed to Expand L-Root Servers Across Africa
19 October 2012

Initiative Unveiled to Increase ICANN's Presence and Participation Across Africa
16 October 2012

New ICANN CEO is Out of the Blocks with Ambitious Operational Plans
14 September 2012

ICANN Awarded Contract to Continue to Perform Internet Assigned Numbers Authority Functions
2 July 2012

Outgoing CEO Praises Expansion of ICANN's International Community
25 June 2012

Multi-National High Tech Leader Named as ICANN President and CEO
22 June 2012

ICANN Leaders to Discuss New Generic Top-Level Domains and Other Issues at Prague News Conference
20 June 2012

New CEO To Be Announced At Prague News Conference
18 June 2012

New Top-Level Domain Name Applications Revealed
13 June 2012

New gTLDs to be Unveiled During London News Conference
6 June 2012

ICANN to Reveal Who Applied for Which New Generic Top-Level Domain
2 April 2012

Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla Says The Internet is a Source of Hope, Not a Threat
12 March 2012

ICANN Leaders to Give Update on New Generic Top-Level Domain Name Program
8 March 2012

Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla to Address ICANN Public Meeting
8 March 2012

Number of Registrants Reaches 100 in New Generic Top-Level Domain Online Application System
14 February 2012

ICANN Board Reaffirms Commitment to Open Second Application Window for Generic Top-Level Domain Program
9 February 2012

Volunteers Sought to Help Evaluate Generic Top-Level Domain Applicants Seeking Financial Support
7 February 2012

Application Window for New Top-Level Domain Names Successfully Passes One-Week Mark
19 January 2012

ICANN Appoints New Vice President for Europe
11 January 2012

ICANN Appoints New Vice President for Latin America
11 January 2012

Distinguished Chinese Internet Expert Named ICANN Vice President for Asia
8 December 2011

ICANN CEO Calls for Companies and Organizations Worldwide to Prepare for the Introduction of New Internet Domains
7 December 2011

News Release - ICANN Board Focuses on Assistance for Developing Economies
28 October 2011

News Release - Internet Root Server Goes Online in Senegal
27 October 2011

ICANN Formalizes Relations with French Top-Level Domain Manager
26 October 2011

ICANN Dakar Meeting Opens with Calls for Greater Internet Access for Africans
24 October 2011

Cyber Security Experts Meet to Discuss Protections for the Domain Name System
18 October 2011

ICANN to Manage Time Zone Database
14 October 2011

ICANN Leader Stresses Benefits of New gTLD Program to Arabic Speakers and Middle East
10 October 2011

Beckstrom Points to Multi-stakeholder Model as "Catalyst for the Internet"
27 September 2011

ICANN Names Award-Winning Broadcast News Veteran as Senior Director of Communications
20 September 2011

ICANN Unveils Online Site, Applicant Guidebook for New Generic Top-Level Domains
19 September 2011

ICANN Leader Praises Brazil's Multi-Stakeholder Model of Internet Coordination
12 September 2011

ICANN Names Seasoned International Financial Executive as Interim Chief Financial Officer
9 September 2011

News Release - Beckstrom to Leave ICANN at End of His Term
16 August 2011

ICANN Security Chief Urges Widespread Adoption of DNSSEC
3 August 2011

Historic Singapore Meeting Concludes After Significant Advances to Internet's Naming System
24 June 2011

ICANN Names Technology Public Policy Expert as its First Vice President of Europe
23 June 2011

Internet Groups Inaugurate Cyber Security Facility in Singapore
22 June 2011

ICANN Approves Historic Change to Internet's Domain Name System
20 June 2011

ICANN Leaders to Discuss Future of New Generic Top-Level Domains at Singapore News Conference
16 June 2011

News Conference to Inaugurate Cyber Security Facility in Singapore
14 June 2011

G8 Governments Urged to Embrace Multi-stakeholder Approach to Internet Issues
23 May 2011

INTERPOL and ICANN Advance Cooperation on Internet Security after Historic First Meeting
23 May 2011

Jeff Moss Appointed ICANN Chief Security Officer
28 April 2011

ICANN Leaders Say Internet Community Will Support June Launch of New Generic Top Level Domains
21 March 2011

President Bill Clinton Voices Support for ICANN's Multi-Stakeholder Model of Internet Governance
17 March 2011

ICANN Bolsters Its Contractual Compliance Team with Two New Hires
15 March 2011

Internet Town Hall Meeting to Pursue Emerging Issues for the Online Community
14 March 2011

ICANN Leader Calls for Broad Support of the Multi-Stakeholder Model of Internet Governance
14 March 2011

ICANN Leaders to Answer Journalists' Questions at Launch of the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Public Meeting
8 March 2011

President Bill Clinton's Address to ICANN Silicon Valley/San Francisco Meeting Open to Registered Journalists
8 March 2011

ICANN and Qatar Celebrate Launch of Arabic Top-Level Domain
2 March 2011

Available Pool of Unallocated IPv4 Internet Addresses Now Completely Emptied
3 February 2011

Major Announcement Set on Dwindling Pool of Available IPv4 Internet Addresses
1 February 2011

ICANN Joins Broad Coalition in Opposing a Government Only U.N. Advisory Committee to Internet Governance Forum
10 December 2010

Advancing ICANN Accountability and Transparency
10 December 2010

ICANN Board Plans Consultation with Government Representatives on New Generic Top-Level Domains and .XXX Top-Level Domain
10 December 2010

Seasoned Internet Policy Expert Named as ICANN's Latin American Representative
9 December 2010

ICANN Meeting Opens in Cartagena Against Controversial Backdrop Of Generic Top Level Domain Expansion
6 December 2010

ICANN Leader Calls for Global Collaboration in Battle Against Cyber Security Threats
6 December 2010

Possible Historic Expansion of Internet Address Names Takes Center Stage at Cartagena ICANN Meeting
29 November 2010

ICANN Board Votes to Enhance New gTLD Competition
9 November 2010

ICANN Ombudsman Announces Departure
28 October 2010

ICANN Board Moves New Generic Top-Level Domains One Step Closer to Implementation
27 September 2010

Input Sought on New High Security Program Aimed at Select Top-Level Domains
27 September 2010

International Internet Policy Executive Selected To Lead Public Participation
17 September 2010

ICANN Leader Says Multi-Stakeholder Model of Internet Governance Under Threat
14 September 2010

Seasoned High Tech Leader Named Chief Operating Officer
13 September 2010

Applicants Sought from Internet User Community for Seat on Board of Directors
24 August 2010

Global Upgrade Makes Internet More Secure
28 July 2010

ICANN Approves Chinese Internationalized Domain Names
25 June 2010

.ORG Becomes First Generic Top-Level Domain to Deploy Enhanced Domain Security Protocol (DNSSEC)
23 June 2010

ICANN Leader Calls for Greater International Cooperation in Addressing Internet Security
21 June 2010

Internet Networking Executive Named as IANA Vice President
17 May 2010

Cryptography Legend Whit Diffie Joins the ICANN Team
14 May 2010

CEO Commends Russia for Bringing Cyrillic to Internet's Top-level Domain Names
13 May 2010

First Non-Latin Domain Names Go Online
6 May 2010

ICANN Gives Final Approval for Four Countries to Use Non-Latin Languages in Internet Address Names
22 April 2010

Jordan Moves One Step Closer to Using Arabic for Entire Internet Address Names
21 April 2010

New DNSSEC Signing Facilities Live at ICANN
17 March 2010

ICANN Approves Trademark Clearinghouse
12 March 2010

ICANN CEO Urges East African Leaders to Make the Affordable Internet Access Available to All Their Citizens
8 March 2010

News Conference with Rod Beckstrom, ICANN Chief Executive Officer and Peter Dengate Thrush, ICANN Chairman of the Board
5 March 2010

High Tech Public Affairs Veteran Named as Vice President, Government Affairs for the Americas
29 January 2010

High Tech Corporate Veteran Named as Vice President of Policy Development Support
29 January 2010

News Release - First Four Internationalized Domain Names Pass Key Approval Milestone
21 January 2010

Unallocated IPv4 Internet Addresses Soon to be Consumed
19 January 2010

High Tech Public Affairs Veteran Named as Vice President, Government Affairs for the Americas
6 January 2010

Historic Agreements Punctuate CEO's Trip to Europe to Push Internationalization of the Internet
11 December 2009

New ICANN Developments To Be Discussed at Internet Governance Forum
16 November 2009

News Conference at Internet Governance Forum
16 November 2009

Global Internet Leaders Welcome Internationalization of Internet Address Names
16 November 2009

Internet Naming System Goes Global
30 October 2009

News Conference With Rod Beckstrom, ICANN Chief Executive Officer and Peter Dengate Thrush, ICANN Chairman of the Board at theOpening of ICANN's 36th International Meeting in Seoul
26 October 2009

Internationalization of the Internet Takes Center Stage at ICANN Seoul Meeting
25 October 2009

News Conference With Rod Beckstrom, ICANN Chief Executive Officer and Peter Dengate Thrush, ICANN Chairman of the Board
25 October 2009

Commerce Department and ICANN Sign Historic Accord on Internet Governance
30 September 2009

Brussels Selected for ICANN International Meeting
3 September 2009

ICANN Announces Selections to Top Leadership Positions
31 August 2009

Internet Community Ends Speculative Short-term Domain Name Registrations
12 August 2009

Arabic Internet Domains to Reshape Online Landscape
4 August 2009

Domain Registrars to Improve Consumer Protection
26 June 2009

Rod Beckstrom Named ICANN CEO
26 June 2009

Rod Beckstrom Named ICANN CEO
26 June 2009

Former Vice President Al Gore and Internet "Father" Vint Cerf Praise the ICANN Model
3 June 2009

ICANN to Work with United States Government and VeriSign on Interim Solution to Core Internet Security Issue
3 June 2009

Conficker Worm Warrants Vigilance, Not Panic
30 May 2009

ICANN's 34th International Meeting Opens in Mexico City
2 May 2009

ICANN Action Assures Equitable Allocation of Remaining IPv4 Internet Addresses
9 March 2009

Trademark Issues to be Addressed Ahead of Internet Address Expansion
7 March 2009

ICANN's President and CEO to Step Down
2 March 2009

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