ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 29 June 2007
A weekly electronic newsletter from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
Announcements This Week
Top-Level Domains, Internationalized Domain Names, and Address Space Discussions Make Progress in San Juan
29 June 2007 | Refinement of policies means new domain names on track for mid-2008, possible live evaluation of IDNs.
29 June 2007 | The ICANN Board has approved the as-amended, proposed Fiscal Year 2008 Budget [PDF, 429 KB], dated 29 June, 2007.
29 June 2007 | The proposed .NAME renewal registry agreement is posted for public comment and can be viewed at http://ww.icann.org/tlds/agreements/name/renewal-proposed-21jun07.pdf [PDF, 97 KB] and appendices at /tlds/agreements/name/appendices-renewal-proposed-final-07.pdf [PDF, 305 KB].
28 June 2007 | In accordance with its annual planning calendar, ICANN is seeking community input on key questions that will inform the development of the July 2008 – June 2011 Strategic Plan.
28 June 2007 | Redesign goal to make information easier to find.
26 June 2007 | ICANN has signed accountability frameworks with the country code top level domain (ccTLD) managers for .pr-- Puerto Rico, Gauss Research Laboratory Inc. and .fj-- Fiji, University of the South Pacific, Information Technology Services.
26 June 2007 | Fellowship program helps get 33 participants to 29th public meeting.
25 June 2007 | Strengthening the protection of registrants and their domain names was the focus of a key workshop at the 29th International Public Meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
25 June 2007 | In further improvements to transparency and accountability, ICANN has commenced the process of illustrating some basic data in geographical maps.
25 June 2007 | The San Juan meeting is the second of the three public ICANN meetings in 2007. These meetings are crucial because ICANN's polices are created through a bottom-up, transparent process involving Internet Community.
ICANN Featured Individual: Anne-Rachel Inné, Regional Liaison for Africa
Anne-Rachel is part of the Global Partnership department at ICANN that has a network of seven regional liaisons so far. It was established in response to Internet community demand and in implementation of ICANN's publicly agreed strategic plan. Her responsibilities include outreach, support to and engagement with respective regions and stakeholders, civil society, business and governments; partnering with respective organizations; delivering against an action plan consistent with ICANN's operations and strategic plans.
Anne-Rachel was first a translator, then a sales manager for UTA/Air France for the Niger office and then an ICT for development practices consultant. She has a Master of Arts in English/Translation from the University of Paris XII, and graduated in 1997 from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with an MBA in International Management. Prior to working for ICANN, she worked as a consultant on local, regional and international projects for the UNDP/UNOPS, UNCTAD, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the IICD, the Francophonie, etc.
She is a member/board member of several African and international organizations that work with/for the private sector with a focus on ICTs. She is the god mother of youth community radios, cyber centers and is a long time member of the Rotary. She practices sports in general.
Our bylaws are very important to us. They capture our mission of security, stability and accessibility, and compel the organization to be open and transparent. Learn more at www.ICANN.org.
Adopted Budget Fiscal Year 2007 - 2008 [PDF, 426 KB]
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