ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 12 November 2010
News from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
Announcements This Week
12 November 2010 | ICANN is pleased to publish the Proposed Final New gTLD Applicant Guidebook that describes the process of applying for new generic top-level domains. The Guidebook was released along with explanatory memoranda and detailed analysis of comments received on version 4 of the Applicant Guidebook.
12 November 2010 | The Interim Report of the community-wide working group reviewing ICANN's Geographic Regions is now available for public comment. All members of the ICANN community are invited to review that document and share comments and observations with the community through 30 January 2011.
11 November 2010 | The Milestone Report and accompanying Addenda published for public comment today deals with a very important issue: how can ICANN assist applicants from developing economies to increase their participation in the new generic Top-Level Domain (New gTLD) Program?
Public Comment: Proposed Bylaws Amendment to Create a Non-Voting Chair-Elect to the Nominating Committee
10 November 2010 | On 28 October 2010, the Board approved in principle the recommendation of the Board's NomCom Review Finalization Working Group that the Board identify a non-voting Chair-Elect to the Nominating Committee, to serve for a year in the Nominating Committee prior to be appointed as Chair. The subject of this public comment forum is limited to the proposed Bylaws revisions necessary to elect the Chair one year in advance and the ensuing change of the Committee composition.
9 November 2010 | ICANN's Board of Directors voted to allow new gTLD registries to own registrars, opting not to create new rules prohibiting registrars from applying for or operating new gTLD registries.
8 November 2010 | The Board Review Working Group (BRWG), in its final report, recommended that the current timing of appointments to the Board be altered so that all incoming Board members are sat at an ICANN Public Meeting. The BRWG recommendation would facilitate the seating of Board members selected by the ICANN Supporting Organizations and the At-Large Community occur at a mid-year Public Meeting to facilitate Board member transition.
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