ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 30 September 2011
News from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
Announcements This Week
30 September 2011 | The Draft Final Report outlines specific recommendations from the Working Group to the ICANN Board regarding how the present Geographic Regions Framework can be modified to ensure that the organizational principles of geographic and cultural diversity are honored and maintained. Mindful of the potential implications even small changes to the framework could have on the wider community, the WG decided to make this draft document available to the community for review and comment before the WG formally publishes its Final Report.
Fellowship Application Round Opens for ICANN International Public Meeting 43 in San Jose, Costa Rica
30 September 2011 | The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is now accepting online applications for the 15th round of the Fellowship program. Successful candidates will participate in the ICANN meeting to be held in San Jose, Costa Rica from 11-16 March 2012.
The Initial Comment Period for "Phase II of Public Comments Process Enhancements" Ends on 30 September 2011
30 September 2011 | As an initial test of the "Reply Cycle" concept introduced within this solicitation, the comment forum on this topic will be extended for an additional 15 days (15 October).
28 September 2011 | ICANN has engaged NORC at the University of Chicago to conduct a gTLD Whois Registrant Identification study, seeking a foundational understanding of the types of entities and kinds of potentially commercial activities observed among gTLD domain names.
27 September 2011 | Rod Beckstrom, CEO and President of ICANN, has called on the world community to speak up in defense of the multi-stakeholder model that has served as the "catalyst for the Internet."
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