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ICANN's Trademark Clearinghouse to Provide Unprecedented Protections in the Domain Name Space

25 February 2013

On 26 March 2013, ICANN will unveil a global repository for trademark data, the first of its kind in the domain name space. The Trademark Clearinghouse will enable companies and individuals to protect their trademarks, while...

Pre-Beijing ICANN Policy Update Webinar Invitation

21 February 2013

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

Whether you plan to participate in the upcoming...

ICANN Appoints First URS Provider

20 February 2013

The National Arbitration Forum (FORUM) has secured the first appointment by ICANN to administer the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS). FORUM submitted an outstanding proposal demonstrating how it would meet all requirements...

Preliminary Issue Report on Uniformity of Reporting

20 February 2013

Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 20 February 2013 Categories/Tags: Policy Processes Purpose (Brief): At its October meeting last year the GNSO Council requested an Issue Report...

ICANN 47 in Durban - Hotel Booking Links and Registration Now Open!

19 February 2013

ICANN has opened links for hotel booking and conference registration for its upcoming 47th Public Meeting to be held in Durban, South Africa from 14-18 July 2013. The meeting site will be the International Convention Centre.


Composition of the Accountability & Transparency Review Team 2 (ATRT 2)

15 February 2013


To help ensure ICANN's multi-stakeholder model remains transparent and accountable, and to improve its performance, ICANN organizes community reviews of its accountability and transparency...

Whois Registrant Identification Study, Draft Report

15 February 2013

Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 15 February 2013 Categories/Tags: Policy Processes Purpose (Brief): This study, conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago, uses Whois to classify entities that register...

Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services Members Selected

14 February 2013


On 13 December 2012, Fadi Chehadé, ICANN's President and CEO, announced the creation of an Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services (EWG) and...

New gTLDs Website, Renewed

12 February 2013

As the New gTLD Program matures, so should its communications. That's why ICANN is committed to improving the microsite.

Today, we've unveiled a refreshed site design....

New Meeting Strategy Working Group Launched

11 February 2013

ICANN has committed to identifying ICANN Meeting locations two years in advance.

After consideration that adoption of a prior Consolidated Meetings Strategy proposal was not timely, the Public...


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