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Independent Report Maps Possible Way Forward in Mitigating Domain Name Collisions

26 February 2014

An independent report commissioned by ICANN, Mitigating the Risk of DNS Namespace Collisions, has offered a set of concrete recommendations on how to mitigate potential risks of domain name collisions.


Video: Details on the Globalization Advisory Groups

25 February 2014

On February 17, 2014, ICANN’s Board of Directors approved a resolution creating several Globalization Advisory Groups to support ICANN’s globalization efforts. In this...

Quick Look at Strategy Panel Recommendations - Provide Your Comments Today

25 February 2014

More than 40 diverse practitioners, subject matter experts and thought leaders have been working together since October 2013 as members of the ICANN Strategy Panels to support development of ICANN's...

ICANN Future Meetings Strategy

25 February 2014

Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 25 February 2014 Categories/Tags: Participation Events/Conferences Purpose (Brief): The purpose of this document is to help guide the Community through a proposed new strategy for the...

Update to BCG Study - Country-by-Country Analysis Now Available

24 February 2014

Greasing the Wheels of the Internet Economy, a report by Boston Consulting Group and commissioned by ICANN, ranked 65 different countries according to four different types of e-friction. The full analysis of each country's ranking is now available for download below....

Pre-Singapore ICANN Policy Update Webinar Invitation

24 February 2014

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

Whether you plan to...

Additional Call for Volunteers: New Working Group on Data & Metrics for Policy Making (non-PDP)

21 February 2014

In Brief

The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council seeks volunteers to serve on a new Working Group (WG). The Data & Metrics for Policy Making WG will be tasked with exploring opportunities with...

Generation Panel for the Arabic Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules Seated

14 February 2014

ICANN is pleased to announce that the Generation Panel for the Arabic Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR) has been seated.

Following the Call for...

Statement from the I* Leaders Coordination Meeting, Santa Monica, 14 February 2014

14 February 2014

Leaders of the organizations responsible for coordination of the Internet technical infrastructure (loosely referred to as "I* leaders") met last week in Santa Monica, California, USA. During the 2-day meeting, they discussed activities underway and exchanged views and updates on a range of topics including:


Qualified Launch Program for New gTLD Registries

13 February 2014

Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 13 February 2014 Categories/Tags: Top-Level Domains Intellectual Property Contracted Party Agreements Purpose (Brief): As contemplated by the TMCH...


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