ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 11 December 2009
News from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
Announcements This Week
11 December 2009 | ICANN and the Swiss-based Universal Postal Union (UPU) have signed a historic agreement giving the UPU managing authority over .post as a top-level domain. In addition to the UPU-ICANN contract, ICANN also entered into another important agreement the day before in Paris with another U.N. entity, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
ICANN Continues Reporting on the Selection Process of Independent Evaluators for the New gTLD Program
11 December 2009 | Phase one of the selection process (e.g., general criteria scoring grid) has been completed and each candidate is being notified of their status and next steps.
8 December 2009 | On 3 December, ICANN's Country Code Name Supporting Organization (ccNSO) welcomed the Centro de Informatica da Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, operator of the country code .MZ (Mozambique), as its 100th member.
Announcement Regarding Implementation of Modification to Implementation Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
7 December 2009 | On 30 October 2009, the ICANN Board approved a modification to the Implementation Rules for the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy ("Rules"). The modified Rules now require UDRP claimants and respondents to provide documents to UDRP Providers in electronic form. The modified Rules also change UDRP Provider obligations in forwarding hard copy notice to respondents in UDRP proceedings.
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