ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 16 November 2007
News from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
Announcements This Week
15 November 2007 | "Just as was envisioned, the IGF has brought together the Internet community — including ICANN — to meet and discuss the most pressing Internet issues we face together," said Dr Paul Twomey, ICANN's President and CEO.
15 November 2007 | ICANN chairman Peter Dengate Thrush took the opportunity of the last day of the Internet Ghttp://www.icann.org/overnance Forum (IGF) in Rio to urge everyone at the conference to get involved and participate in ICANN.
14 November 2007 | Increasing awareness about Internet Governance issues and working together on the development and growth of the Internet in Africa are part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by ICANN and the African Telecommunications Union (ATU).
13 November 2007 | ICANN, the International Telecommunication Union, and UNESCO will collaborate on global efforts to forge universal standards towards building a multilingual cyberspace.
13 November 2007 | Getting country-code Top Level Domains up and running in scripts from local languages through a fast-track process was explained at an information session being held at the Internet Governance Forum Wednesday in Rio.
12 November 2007 | Dr Paul Twomey, President and CEO of ICANN, took part in today's opening session of the 2007 Internet Governance Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: "The Internet Governance Forum brings together a diverse group of individuals in the aim of sharing knowledge and experience over and about this one global interoperable Internet," Dr Twomey said.
ICANN Opens Public Comments on Revised Proposal from the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) to Become a UDRP Provider
12 November 2007 | ICANN has received a revised proposal from the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) to be recognized as one of the official dispute resolution providers under the UDRP.
ICANN Featured Individual: Leo Vegoda, Manager, Number Resources
Leo Vegoda is the Manager, Number Resources. In that capacity he develops and maintains working relationships with the five RIRs and their respective communities; supports policy development with analysis of technical considerations; and supports IANA operations with RIR-related technical and communications issues. Leo is currently reviewing the IANA IPv4 registry.
Leo joined ICANN in November 2006 after working for over six and half years at the RIPE NCC in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he ran the Registration Services department. Leo was responsible for the level of service provided to the NCC's four and half thousand members and was involved in formalizing the RIPE community's Policy Development Procedure.
Before working at the RIPE NCC, Leo worked for Demon Internet and Level (3) Communications in London, England. Leo holds a degree in Government from the University of Central England — Birmingham, England.
2 - 7 December 2007 - 70th IETF - Vancouver, Canada
3 - 6 December 2007 - ITU Telecom Europe 2007 - Sofia, Bulgaria
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