ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 3 August 2007
News from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
Announcements This Week
3 August 2007 | This week ICANN launched a new magazine that will provide all the latest news and developments within the organization to online subscribers.
2 August 2007 | More voices from across the globe will be heard at ICANN's 30th International Public Meeting in Los Angeles later this year thanks to the global fellowships program being launched this week.
31 July 2007 | The Security and Stability Advisory Committee has been invited to comment on ICANN's proposal for IDN deployment at the root level of the DNS.
ICANN in the News
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31 July 2007 | Kieren McCarthy, journalist and ICANN's general manager of public participation, discusses the liberalisation of top level domains. It could mean a change in the way the online world works.
30 July 2007 | Long overdue changes to the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) are now open for public comment on the ICANN website, as the aftershocks of the RegisterFly failure continue to ripple through the organization entrusted with the technical stability of the internet we all know and love.
ICANN Featured Individual: Paul Levins, Executive Officer and Vice President - Corporate Affairs
Paul has over 25 years experience at the most senior levels of the government, business and non-government sectors. At ICANN he is responsible for communications (which encompasses media relations and public participation), meetings, and website development.
Prior to joining ICANN, Paul was General Manager, Operations and Corporate Affairs at Bilfinger Berger Australia, a German-owned holding company in the infrastructure, building and services sector with a turnover of almost $2.5 billion and over 5000 staff. In this role he directed the company's government affairs and communications effort and was its main spokesperson. He has also worked as a corporate affairs manager for Telstra Corporation, a leading telecommunications and information technology provider in the Asia Pacific region.
Paul has substantial public sector policy experience having been a Chief of Staff to Government Ministers in portfolios as diverse as Health; Urban Affairs and Planning; Housing; Social Security; Higher Education; Employment Services; Water; Infrastructure and Natural Resources. He has worked at the Australian Human Rights Commission on the introduction of Tax File Number and Privacy legislation, and has worked in the education and youth policy sectors.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University and is an Honorary Associate at the Graduate School of Government at the University of Sydney.
29 August - 7 September 2007 - APNIC 24 - New Delhi, India
29 August - 7 September 2007 - SANOG 10 - New Delhi, India
23 - 28 September 2007 - AfriNIC 7 - Durban, South Africa
17-19 October 2007 - ARIN XX - Albuquerque, NM, USA
22-26 October 2007 - RIPE 55 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
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