ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 30 November 2007
News from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
Announcements This Week
29 November 2007 | At its meeting on 20 November 2007, the Board resolved to request tracking of the development of a global policy proposal for allocation of remaining IPv4 address space, currently being discussed in the Regional Internet Registries, or RIRs.
29 November 2007 | At its meeting on 20 November 2007, the Board resolved to request tracking of the development of a global policy proposal for allocation of Autonomous System Numbers, or ASNs, that is already well advanced towards adoption in the Regional Internet Registries, or RIRs.
An Important Step Toward the Implementation of IDN Top-Level Domains: New Versions of IDNA Protocol Revision Proposals Posted
26 November 2007 | Revised papers of the technical standards that define the implementation of IDNs — the standards are called IDNA — were recently released via the IETF editors. These revisions are an important step toward the delegation of IDN top-level domains.
ICANN in the News
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29 November 2007 | At the latest board meeting of ICANN, a resolution was passed granting .bb, the country code domain for Barbados, to the local government.
28 November 2007 | ICANN made a serious public relations push about its long-standing attempts to implement Internationalised Domain Names the week prior to the October ICANN meeting, and the initial public test results are in.
22 November 2007 | Dennis Jennings of Fourth Level Venture was recognised as Internet Hero at the Eircom Golden Spider Awards for his role in the fateful decision in 1983 that led to the internet that we know today.
ICANN Featured Individual: Karla Valente, gTLD Program Director
Karla Valente joined the gTLD Registry team in September 2007 as the gTLD Program Director. She is responsible for managing the implementation of the New gTLD Program.
She has been in the TLD industry since 1999. She has developed and managed over 160 worldwide strategic partnerships and devised strategies to Fortune 500 clients on global brand protection including domain name registrations and sunrises, local presence, trademark registrations, recoveries and UDRP.
She most recently served as Senior Product Manager/Senior Registry Relations at VeriSign. In this role, Karla was responsible for developing, deploying and managing TLD products and partnerships for the Digital Brand Management Services Group. Prior to joining VeriSign, Karla was Director of Global Service Development of 1GlobalPlace, Inc. - a firm that was subsequently acquired by VeriSign. As the international operations point-of-contact, Karla developed and managed the company's global TLD service portfolio, structured and managed all registrar operations and accreditations. She also developed the company's strategic international infrastructure and operations in over 20 countries. Additionally, she served as in-house co-counsel for international legal IP issues and supported the company's acquisition process and transition of intellectual property assets. Before working at the TLD industry, Karla has helped companies with international expansion programs, contracts and has provided cross cultural training.
Karla earned her MA in International Relations and International Public Law from the University of Amsterdam and has a Bachelor of Law (JD) from Brazil. She speaks several languages.
2 - 7 December 2007 - 70th IETF - Vancouver, Canada
3 - 6 December 2007 - ITU Telecom Europe 2007 - Sofia, Bulgaria
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