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High-Level Panel Organizes to Address Future of Internet Governance

17 November 2013

LOS ANGELES – A diverse global group of stakeholders from government, civil society, the private sector, the technical community and international organizations has formed a Panel on the Future of Global Internet Cooperation. The Panel's first meeting is scheduled for December 12 – 13 in London.

Focusing on...

The Nominating Committee Announces Selection of a Member to the ICANN Board of Directors

15 November 2013

The 2013 Nominating Committee (NomCom) is pleased to announce the selection of Wolfgang Kleinwächter as a member to the ICANN Board of Directors.

The position became vacant following the recent resignation of Board member Ms. Judith Duavit Vazquez, selected by the...

ICANN Selects Lead for Development of Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework

11 November 2013

ICANN signed an agreement with JAS Global Advisors LLC to lead the development of the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework, in cooperation with the community. The statement of work for the development of the Framework can be found...

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...

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