ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 2 November 2007
News from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
Announcements This Week
2 November 2007 | ICANN continued its work to strengthen the single, global, interoperable Internet at its just concluded 30th International Public Meeting in Los Angeles.
2 November 2007 | Peter Dengate Thrush, a New Zealand lawyer, has been elected unanimously as the new Chairman of the Board of ICANN.
2 November 2007 | Vint Cerf, the retiring chairman of the board with ICANN, today released "Looking Towards the Future," his Legacy Letter to the ICANN Community.
Comments Sought on Proposed Terms of Reference for Independent Review of the DNS Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC)
2 November 2007 | ICANN is seeking public comments on proposed Terms of Reference, which detail questions that would guide the independent review of ICANN's DNS Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC).
1 November 2007 | ICANN posted the video tributes from Tuesday night's salute to retiring Board Chair Vint Cerf on its website.
1 November 2007 | ICANN has signed four more exchanges of letters with country code top level domain operators – bring the total to seven signed at ICANN's 30th International Public Meeting in Los Angeles.
31 October 2007 | The ICANN community came together to thank retiring chair Vint Cerf for his eight years of service on the board at a gala ceremony at the 30th International Public Meeting of ICANN.
29 October 2007 | ICANN has signed three exchanges of letters with country code top level domain operators — including the historic 30th one — at its 30th International Public Meeting in Los Angeles.
29 October 2007 | The nuts and bolts of the proposed policy for creating new gTLDs are being laid out today at a workshop at the 30th International Public Meeting of ICANN.
29 October 2007 | "It's fitting to host such an historic meeting in California. ICANN will be looking at issues impacting the future of the Internet in the place where, in many ways, the Internet was born and grew up," said Dr Paul Twomey, ICANN's President and CEO.
28 October 2007
ICANN in the News
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2 November 2007 | Vint Cerf steps down this week as chairman of ICANN.
30 October 2007 | THE biggest technology upgrade to the internet in more than 20 years will be finalised this week, preparing the World Wide Web for an explosion of new growth.
ICANN at Work
ICANN staff member, Anne-Rachel Inne, attended the French Decision Makers training on Internet Governance and the Connect Africa Summit in Kigali, Rwanda between 24 and 30 October 2007. Anne-Rachel made presentations on the history of the Internet and the influence of its architecture on its governance, on GAC as an opportunity for Governments and challenges in managing ccTLDS.
ICANN is a sposnor of both events and the meetings details, including presentations and agendas are or will be available on the meetings web site at: http://www.uneca.org and http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/connect/africa/2007/summit/index.html.
4 - 6 November 2007 - WITSA's Global Public Policy Conference 2007 - Cairo, Egypt
7 - 9 November 2007 - eLAC 2007 - San Salvador, El Salvador
12 - 15 November 2007 - Internet Governance Forum 2007 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
12 - 15 November 2007 - UNESCO - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2 - 7 December 2007 - 70th IETF - Vancouver, Canada
3 - 6 December 2007 - ITU Telecom Europe 2007 - Sofia, Bulgaria
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