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New gTLD Auction Rules

17 December 2013

Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 17 December 2013 Categories/Tags: New gTLD Auctions Purpose (Brief): To gather community input regarding the detailed rules and processes for Auctions to...

The At-Large Community Seeks Expressions of Interest for Candidates for Post of ICANN Board Seat

16 December 2013

A call for Expressions of Interest (EoIs) is now open through December 26, 2013. This Call for EoIs is part of the process through which the user community within ICANN will appoint one voting member of the ...

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

13 December 2013

LONDON – The Panel on Global Internet Cooperation and Governance Mechanisms—a diverse group of global stakeholders from government, civil society, the private sector, the technical community and international organizations—held their first meeting in London to discuss global Internet cooperation and governance mechanisms...

ICANN 49 Registration Now Open

12 December 2013

Registration is now open for ICANN's 49th Public Meeting to be held in Singapore from 23-27 March 2014. The meeting site will be the Raffles City Convention Centre. To register, please visit

Proposal for a Specification 13 to the ICANN Registry Agreement to Contractually Reflect Certain Limited Aspects of ".Brand" New gTLDs

6 December 2013

ICANN is posting today for public comment a proposal requested by the Brand Registry Group to incorporate a new Specification 13 to the new gTLD Registry Agreement,...

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

6 December 2013

ICANN today issued comprehensive advice to IT professionals worldwide on how to proactively identify and manage private name space leakage into the public Domain Name System (DNS) and thus, eliminate the causes of name collisions as...

ICANN and the CTU to Increase Active Engagement with Caribbean Stakeholders

5 December 2013

Montego Bay, Jamaica - In the context of the recent Caribbean ICT Week, Fadi Chehadé, ICANN President and CEO, and Ms. Bernadette Lewis, Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase...

Bulk Transfer of Domain Names from Pacnames Ltd to Net-Chinese Co., Ltd.

4 December 2013

ICANN has authorized the bulk transfer of gTLD domain names from Pacnames Ltd to Net-Chinese Co., Ltd. due to compliance actions taken by ICANN that...

Launch of the Extended Process Similarity Review Panel in the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process

4 December 2013

On 27 June 2013 the ICANN Board approved an amendment to the Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) Fast Track...

New gTLD Collision Occurrence Management Plan Frequently Asked Questions

3 December 2013

ICANN's mission and core values call for ICANN to preserve and enhance the operational stability, reliability, security, and global interoperability of the Internet's system of unique identifiers (...


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