ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 17 November 2006
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Announcements This Week
15 November 2006
12 November 2006 | Based on community consultations and comments to the Issues Paper published in September, ICANN releases its next draft Strategic Plan. Consultations held through the time of the ICANN meeting in São Paulo will inform revisions to this plan. In this release, ICANN thanks the community for the participation and contribution to date and encourages comments concerning this draft. Comments can be made to email@example.com and reviewed at http://forum.icann.org/lists/stratplan-2007.
ICANN in the News
Listed below are media mentions involving ICANN over the course of the last week:
17 November 2006
16 November 2006
13 November 2006
ICANN Featured Individual: Thomas Narten, Board Member
Thomas Narten works on Internet Technology and Strategy at IBM in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. He has worked for IBM since 1995 and has been involved in networking for 20 years.
Since 1995, he has been an active contributor in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), co-authoring 10 RFCs, including two core IPv6 specifications. From 1997 to 2005, he was an IETF Area Director for the Internet area. During this time, he focused on strengthening the working relationship between IANA and the IETF and between the IETF and the regional Internet registries community.
Since 2001, he has been an active participant in the development of IPv6 address policy in the RIR community. On the IETF side, he helped develop RFC 3177, "IAB/IESG Recommendations on IPv6 Address Allocations to Sites," which served as input to the RIR discussions. On the RIR side, he participates in public policy discussions in the APNIC, ARIN and RIPE regions and was a key participant in the process that produced the globally-coordinated IPv6 address policy adopted by each of the RIRs in 2002.
Prior to joining IBM, he was on the faculty of the Computer Science Department at SUNY-Albany (1989-1994). He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University.
Board liaison terms end (subject to possible re-appointment) after the conclusion of ICANN's annual meeting each year.
ICANN At Work
During the past week, ICANN staff have provided input to the Internet community at events such as:
- The Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. Staff presented IANA updates, an ICANN status report and an Internationalized Domain Names primer.
- Congreso Iberoamericano Independiente de Nombres de Dominio e Internet Governance (The Independent Ibero-American Congress about Domain Names and Internet Governance) in Lima, Peru. Staff delivered a keynote presentation and moderated a roundtable discussion.
Major Upcoming Events
27 November – 1 December 2006: AFRINIC Meeting, Mauritius
2 – 8 December 2006: ICANN Meeting, São Paulo, Brazil
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