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Status Update from the Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services

11 November 2013

To Submit Your Comments (Forum) by 28 February 2014

ICANN has embarked on a journey to reinvent today's WHOIS system. Help...

Bulk Transfer of Domain Names from Cheapies.com Inc. to Tucows Domains Inc.

7 November 2013

ICANN has authorized the bulk transfer of gTLD domain names from Cheapies.com Inc. to Tucows Domains Inc. due to compliance actions taken by ICANN that...

Thick Whois Policy Development Process (PDP) Recommendations for Board Consideration

6 November 2013

Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 6 November 2013 Categories/Tags: Policy Processes Contracted Party Agreements Purpose (Brief): Obtain community input on the Thick Whois Policy Development Process...

Implementing the Extended Process Similarity Review Panel in the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process

5 November 2013

On 27 June 2013, the ICANN Board approved the proposed amendments to implement a two-panel process for string similarity review in the Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) country code Top-Level Domain...

ICANN Launches WHOIS Website Beta

4 November 2013

Following through on community recommendations for improving accountability and transparency, ICANN has launched the first phase of a new "one-stop" online resource about the WHOIS directory service. This new information website provides a clear and easy-to-understand...

Proposed Bylaws Changes Regarding the Technical Liaison Group

30 October 2013

Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 30 October 2013 Categories/Tags: ICANN Board/Bylaws Purpose (Brief): Bylaws changes are proposed in order to increase availability...

ICANN's Draft Vision, Mission & Focus Areas for a Five-Year Strategic Plan

29 October 2013

Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 29 October 2013 Categories/Tags: Strategic Planning Planning Strategy Operating Plan Purpose (Brief):

In line with ICANN'...

ICANN Names New Chief Security, Stability and Resiliency Officer

29 October 2013

Los Angeles, California… John Crain has been named ICANN's new Chief Security, Stability and Resiliency Officer. In this newly created position Crain will assume the responsibilities of Jeff Moss, who announced he is stepping down from his position...

ccNSO FoI WG's Interim Report on "Revocation"

28 October 2013

Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 28 October 2013 Categories/Tags: Top-Level Domains Policy Processes Transparency/Accountability Purpose (Brief): The...

UNESCO, ICANN and ISOC to Launch Development of Glossary on Internet Governance for Arabic Speakers

27 October 2013

UNESCO, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Internet Society (ISOC) are finalizing a framework to establish an Arabic glossary of Internet governance terms to support engagement in multistakeholder...

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