ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 11 May 2007
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Announcements This Week
11 May 2007 | This is the first version of the IDN Guidelines to make specific reference to IDN in top-level labels. Comments are encouraged and welcomed and can be viewed at http://forum.icann.org/lists/idn-guidelines/ and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
11 May 2007 | A copy of the proposed amendment is available at http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/tel/tel-amendment-30may07.pdf [PDF, 25 KB]. Comments on the proposal may be submitted to email@example.com until 11 June 2007 23:59 UTC and may be viewed at http://forum.icann.org/lists/registryservice/.
10 May 2007 | ICANN, Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association sign agreement to work together.
10 May 2007 | ICANN seeks public participation in process for evaluating and approving new domains.
9 May 2007 | ICANN announces that it has signed an exchange of letters with the country code top level domain (ccTLD) manager for .sn -- Senegal, NIC Senegal.
8 May 2007 | ICANN has compiled answers to frequently-asked questions to aid the community in understanding recent developments and expected future steps in the area of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs).
8 May 2007 | Trial program will help people from developing world take part in 29th public meeting.
8 May 2007 | As part of an ongoing interest in continuous improvement, ICANN is seeking community feedback about its performance.
7 May 2007 | Vint Cerf, Internet founder, talks candidly about future of Internet corporation as chairmanship draws to a close; asks for people with a "passion for the Internet" to apply.
ICANN in the News
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11 May 2007 | New top-level domains are once again on the horizon. ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, said on Thursday that it would begin accepting applications for new suffixes early next year.
8 May 2007 | Internet legend and ICANN Chairman Vint Cerf is finally hanging up his spurs, according to ICANN's website. ICANN posted a video interview with Cerf ... a paean to his tenure as chairman, and a plea for others to take up the mantle of internet evangelist.
ICANN At Work
- ICANN's Senior Policy Counselor Dr Liz Williams is attending the Amsterdam DomainFest on 16 May 2007. She is giving the keynote address to the conference where she will be talking about the policy development process for the introduction of new top-level domains. Further information about the policy development process and ICANN's new top level domain strategy can be found at http://gnso.icann.org/ issues/new-gtlds/.
- Anne-Rachel Inne participated to AfNOG, AfREN, AfTLD and AfriNIC meetings in Abuja, Nigeria. With more than 200 people from 47 countries, participants went through technical workshops, debates on the way forwrad, signature of MOUs between some of the regional organisations and policy debates on about a half dozen proposals on address space management. Discussions took place on legacy IPv4 address space, IPv6 transition and the diminishing pool of unallocated address space. Further details are available at http://www.afrinic.net/meeting/afrinic-6/weekagenda.htm and http://www.afrinic.net/policy.htm.
- ICANN staff members Leo Vegoda, Bart Boswinkel and Olof Nordling attended the RIPE 54 meeting in Tallinn, Estonia, from 7-11 May 2007. More than 300 attendees discussed a wide range of Internet operational and policy issues, including IPv4 depletion, IPv6 deployment, global policy on allocating AS Numbers to the RIRs, DNS and ENUM. The meeting details, including presentations, archived webcasts, agendas and minutes, are available at http://www.ripe.net/ripe/meetings/ripe-54/
ICANN Featured Individual: Carole Cornell, Director, Project Office
Carole Cornell joined ICANN in November 2006 as the Director, Project Office. Her role is to create and maintain a uniform approach to project management; provide oversight for all projects, and serve as a change agent for continuous improvement through improved/enhanced methodologies. Carole brings over 25 years of diversified, multi-national and global experience in project management. Most recently Carole served as Vice President, Operations and in Business Development at WET Design. Prior to that, Carole was with Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) as Executive Director, Project Technical Services and Integrated Business Applications.
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