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Call for Public Input: Transition of NTIA's Stewardship of the IANA Functions

9 April 2014

Draft Proposal Based on Initial Community Feedback of the Principles, Mechanisms and the Process to Develop a Proposal to Transition NTIA's Stewardship of the IANA Functions…....

ICANN Cross Community Working Group on Internet Governance's Submission to NETMundial

8 April 2014

Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on: Date: 8 April 2014 Categories/Tags: Internet Governance Purpose (Brief):

To obtain feedback from the wider ICANN Community on the...

The IANA Functions Explained – New ICANN Infographic

7 April 2014

Click here [PDF, 3.51 MB] to download the new IANA Functions Infographic. This new guide explains how these core functions allow you and everyone around the globe to utilize the Internet.

Update from the 2014 Nominating Committee Chair

1 April 2014

Interested in being considered for a Leadership Position by the 2014 Nominating Committee (NomCom)? Your "Candidacy Application Request form" needs to have been received and therefore, formally initialised, by our closing deadline. That deadline is TODAY, 23:59 UTC on 1 April 2014.

This year, the NomCom has introduced a...

Fellowship Program Brings Global Voices Together at ICANN | Fellows Announced for London Meeting

31 March 2014

42 fellows from 34 countries have been selected to participate in ICANN's Fellowship program at the 50th Public Meeting in London, 22-26 June 2014. Fifteen of the fellows are alumni from at least one of the past 21 programs, 22 are first-time attendees to an...

Singapore GAC Communiqué

27 March 2014

The Governmental Advisory Committee meeting at ICANN 49 in Singapore has issued its Singapore Communiqué. It is available for review at...

".Africa" Signing Ceremony Held at ICANN 49

26 March 2014

At ICANN 49 in Singapore today Akram Atallah, president of ICANN's Global Domains Division (GDD) and Lucky Masilela, CEO of ZA Central Registry (ZACR) participated in a symbolic signing ceremony that...

175+ New gTLDs Delegated

24 March 2014

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced at ICANN 49 in Singapore that the number of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) that have been delegated now tops 175...

ICANN Seeks Public Comment on 2013 RAA Data Retention Specification Data Elements and Legitimate Purposes for Collection and Retention

21 March 2014

ICANN has been in discussions with a number of Registrars regarding data retention waiver requests (“Waiver Requests”) submitted under the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (the "2013 RAA...


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