ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 28 October 2011
News from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
Announcements This Week
28 October 2011 | Following the announcement by ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom that he will be departing ICANN at the end of his three year term on July 1, 2012, the ICANN Board of Directors established a search committee to plan and execute a strategy to identify CEO candidates for submission to the Board.
28 October 2011 | The ICANN Board of Directors today passed a resolution to review a proposal from a special working group that would create a support system for deserving applicants of new gTLDs, many of whom are expected to be in developing countries.
27 October 2011 | As part of an ongoing trial project to expand the distribution of L-Root globally into under-served regions, L-Root went live in Dakar today.
Internet Root Server Goes Online in Senegal [PDF, 285 KB]
27 October 2011 | The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that a new L-Root server, an important part of the Internet's infrastructure, has gone live in Senegal.
Protecting Trademark Rights in New gTLDs: ICANN Invites Participation on Assistance Group for Trademark Clearinghouse Implementation
26 October 2011 | ICANN is inviting interested stakeholder participants to take part in an Implementation Assistance Group ("IAG"), working with ICANN in implementing the specified processes to be supported by the Trademark Clearinghouse.
26 October 2011 | The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today formalized its relationship with the French Network Information Centre (AFNIC), the non-profit association that serves as the Internet registry for the ".fr" Top Level Domain in France.
24 October 2011 | Rod Beckstrom, ICANN's President and Chief Executive Officer said today that there is a real need to increase Internet access across the African continent.
23 October 2011 | Thinking of applying for a new generic top-level domain? An interactive demonstration of the online application system is now available on ICANN's new gTLD microsite.
22 October 2011 | The IDN ccPDP WG 2 is seeking public comment on its draft Final Report which includes recommendations on changes to the ICANN Bylaws to include IDN ccTLD's in the ccNSO.
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