ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 15 February 2008
News from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
Announcements This Week
15 February 2008 | A total of 720 participants from 76 countries, including 290 participants from the host country India, took part in the meeting, and helped ICANN move forward on a number of discussions.
14 February 2008 | Individual Internet users from Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands have direct input into ICANN, a fact recognized today with the ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between ICANN and the Internet user groups who participate in the Asia-Pacific Regional At-Large Organization (APRALO).
ICANN and Iron Mountain Complete Registrar Data Escrow QA Testing and Begin Accepting Escrow Deposits
13 February 2008 | The Registrar Data Escrow program is an ICANN initiative designed to enhance protection of registrants by requiring ICANN-accredited registrars to escrow critical registration data so that it can be released to ICANN upon termination of the registrar's accreditation agreement.
13 February 2008 | In planning for implementation of the new gTLD policy recommendations, and in response to inquiries form the ICANN community, ICANN is conducting a review of the status of applications from the New gTLD round in 2000 that were not selected for negotiations.
13 February 2008 | The draft translation programme that will be used by ICANN to communicate and interact with non-English speakers has been put out for community comment.
12 February 2008 | Some of the most prestigious names in the Indian IT industry shared their insights and experiences with the global audience at a session at the ICANN's 31st International Public Meeting in New Delhi.
12 February 2008 | The Indian experience with Internationalized Domain Names and possible lessons for global implementation of IDNs was front and center at a workshop at ICANN's 31st International Public Meeting.
12 February 2008 | ICANN opened its 31st International Public Meeting in New Delhi yesterday with an address from Shri Jainder Singh, Secretary, Department of Information Technology, the Government of India.
11 February 2008 | "This year is an important one for the future of ICANN. The U.S. government is in the middle of its Midterm Review of its Joint Project Agreement with ICANN, and we're arguing it's time to take the final step to originally envisioned private sector model for ICANN," said Peter Dengate Thrush, ICANN's Board Chairman.
10 February 2008 | The 2008 Nominating Committee began its work in November 2007 following the ICANN Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California, and is actively seeking qualified candidates for key positions within ICANN.
10 February 2008 | ICANN has found a little breathing room in the IPv4 address space with its recovery of a block of 16 million IPv4 addresses.
10 February 2008 | Westlake Consulting Limited (WCL) was selected by ICANN's Board of Directors to conduct an independent review of the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC).
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14 February 2008 | ICANN is in the process of hammering out its new generic top-level domain (gTLD) policy, and has begun to address technical issues that could pop up once the new round of applications is open later this year. As part of a discussion on how to manage DNS stability during this potentially huge expansion of the TLD system, an organization within ICANN has proposed a few basic rules for what can and can't be used as a domain extension.
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