ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 5 October 2007
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4 October 2007 | Sample addresses in nearly a dozen languages will be added to the Internet's central directories as early as next week, paving the way for Web surfers around the world to get online without knowing any English.
ICANN at Work
ICANN staff members, Anne-Rachel Inné, David Conrad and Leo Vegoda attended the AfriNIC 7 meeting in Durban, South Africa between 24 and 28 September 2007. Anne-Rachel gave an update on ICANN's work, concentrating on IDNs and the new gTLDs process and calling for more participation from Africa. Leo gave an update on the work IANA is doing and the work he has done to reclaim 126.96.36.199/8. In addition to the policy discussions there was an IPv6 conference and an Internet governance day.
The meeting details, including presentations and agendas and minutes are available on the meeting web site at: http://www.afrinic.net/meeting/afrinic-7/.
ICANN Featured Individual: Craig Schwartz, Chief gTLD Registry Liaison
Craig Schwartz is ICANN's Chief gTLD Registry Liaison. In that capacity he leads the team responsible for registry relations. Craig's primary focus is creating the implementation program for the new gTLD deployment project. And, he also serves as project manger for the registry-registrar outreach initiative.
Craig joined ICANN in August 2006, after working for ten years at a public relations and strategic communications firm in Washington, DC. He most recently served as Vice President of Operations which included managing relationships with internal and external customers.
Prior to his time in public relations, Craig worked in public affairs at Youth for Understanding (YFU) International Exchange – an organization committed to fostering global understanding by facilitating student exchanges at the high school and community college levels. Craig actively conducted cross-cultural training workshops for program participants, in their home country, prior to departure to the United States.
When Craig isn't working he enjoys spending time with his five nieces and nephews, health and fitness activities, reading and traveling.
Craig earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Maryland.
19-21 October 2007 - Taipei Regional Meeting: "Toward the New Era of Internet"
17-19 October 2007 - ARIN XX - Albuquerque, NM, USA
22-26 October 2007 - RIPE 55 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
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