ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 4 June 2010
News from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
Announcements This Week
WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Learn About Remote Participation Opportunities At ICANN Meeting No. 38 – Brussels, Belgium
4 June 2010 | Whether you plan to attend the upcoming ICANN International Meeting (No. 38) in Brussels, Belgium in-person or you would like to participate in the various sessions from a remote location, you're invited to a brief overview of ICANN's remote participation plans and goals for the meeting.
3 June 2010 | At its meeting on 27 August 2009, the Board resolved to request tracking of the development of a Global Policy Proposal for "IANA Policy for Allocation of ASN Blocks to Regional Internet Registries", under discussion in the addressing community. The status overview presented below is compiled in response to this request and will be further updated as developments proceed, for information to ICANN entities and the wider community. This is the third issue of the tracking of this policy.
Global Policy Proposal for the Allocation of IPv4 Blocks to Regional Internet Registries - Background Report
3 June 2010 | At its meeting on 23 April 2009, the Board resolved to request tracking of the development of a Global Policy Proposal for the Allocation of IPv4 Blocks to Regional Internet Registries, under discussion in the addressing community. The status overview presented below is compiled in response to this request and will be further updated as developments proceed, for information to ICANN entities and the wider community. This is the fifth issue of the tracking of this policy.
2 June 2010 | As part of its review effort, the Affirmation of Commitments (AoC) Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT) now issues a Request for Proposals (RfP) in order to appoint an independent expert.
2 June 2010 | ICANN today is posting its third status report to the GNSO on the implementation of its recommendations for the Add Grace Period (AGP) Limits Policy. This report presents ICANN's experience implementing the Policy, provides statistical information on net new registrations, AGP deletes, the percent of names deleted during the AGP for each TLD, and the disposition of exemption requests for the period.
1 June 2010 | ICANN published yesterday for public comment the Draft Applicant Guidebook, version 4 and several accompanying documents. These documents are being updated today.
1 June 2010 | The Affirmation of Commitments calls for a periodic review of four key ICANN objectives.
31 May 2010 | A fourth draft of the Applicant Guidebook that describes the process of applying for new generic top-level domains was released today along with explanatory memoranda and detailed analysis of comments received.
31 May 2010 | The Working Group (WG) Work Team (WT) has developed a document, entitled 'GNSO Working Group Guidelines', which brings together two different elements of the Working Group process.
31 May 2010 | Today, the PDP-WT is presenting its Initial Report, containing amongst others forty-five (45) draft Recommendations and a flow chart that is intended to serve as the basis for the new Annex A of the ICANN by-laws, for Community input.
31 May 2010 | The PEDNR WG was tasked to address questions in relation to what extent should registrants be able to reclaim their domain names after they expire. At issue is whether the current policies of registrars on the renewal, transfer and deletion of expired domain names are adequate.
29 May 2010 | The Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part B Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group has published its Initial Report today. The Initial Report presents a number of preliminary conclusions and recommendations for Community input, including a proposed Expedited Transfer Reverse Policy.
29 May 2010 | Following a public comment period on its Initial Report, the Working Group reviewed the comments received and issued this Final Report. The Report includes concrete recommendations to address domain name registration abuse in gTLDs for consideration by the GNSO Council.
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