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ICANN Announces Strategy Panel Members

14 October 2013

ICANN welcomes over 40 diverse practitioners, subject matter experts, and thought leaders as members of the ICANN Strategy Panels to...

Strategic Planning & Strategy Panels Schedules Updated

9 October 2013

Comment Periods Extended, Aligned to Maximize Public Input

To provide more opportunity for community consideration and public comment on a draft ICANN Vision and 5-year Strategic Plan, the development schedule has been extended to accommodate two rounds of online public...

NGPC Resolution for Addressing the Consequences of Name Collisions

8 October 2013

At its 18 May 2013 meeting, the ICANN Board adopted a resolution to commission a study to identify the levels of potential impact posed by each applied-for new gTLD on the use of TLDs that are not currently delegated at the...

Montevideo Statement on the Future of Internet Cooperation

7 October 2013

Montevideo, Uruguay – The leaders of organizations responsible for coordination of the Internet technical infrastructure globally have met in Montevideo, Uruguay, to consider current issues affecting the future of the Internet.

The Internet and World Wide Web have brought major benefits in social and economic...

Paul Mockapetris to Serve as Senior Security Advisor to Generic Domains Division

4 October 2013

ICANN today announced that Paul Mockapetris, inventor of the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS), has agreed to serve as Senior Security Advisor to the Generic Domains Division and its President, Akram Atallah.

"The Domain...

Removal of Eleven Test Internationalized Top-Level Domains from the Root Zone

2 October 2013

ICANN is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the testing period for internationalized top-level domains (IDNs) in the DNS root zone.

On 9 October 2007,...

Revised Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Procedure (PICDRP)

2 October 2013

Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 2 October 2013 Categories/Tags: Top-Level Domains Contracted Party Agreements Intellectual Property Purpose (Brief): The Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Procedure (PICDRP) is...

NGPC Considers Remaining Beijing and Durban Advice on New gTLDs

1 October 2013

The ICANN Board New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC) met on 28 September 2013 and, among other things, adopted a scorecard of remaining advice from the Beijing and Durban GAC...

ICANN Appoints Chair and Chair-Elect for the 2014 Nominating Committee (NomCom)

1 October 2013

The ICANN Board is pleased to announce that it has appointed Cheryl Langdon-Orr as Chair and Stéphane Van Gelder as Chair-Elect for the 2014 Nominating Committee (NomCom) [

ICANN Whois Privacy/Proxy Abuse Study Findings Webinar Invitation

27 September 2013

In order to participate, please RSVP via email to the GNSO Secretariat ( to receive the call details.

You are invited to participate in a webinar about the...


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