ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 19 September 2014
News from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
Announcements This Week
19 September 2014 | A Registry Services Evaluation Policy (RSEP) request was submitted by NeuStar, Inc. to allow the release of country and territory names for the .NEUSTAR top-level domain (TLD). As of 31 July 2014, Specification 13 has been granted for .NEUSTAR indicating that the TLD has .BRAND TLD provisions in place.
18 September 2014 | The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) today announced that it has finalized and published the group's Guidelines for Decision Making. The objective of the document is to assist the ICG in optimizing productivity and effectiveness in the process of making decisions.
18 September 2014 | On 17 September 2014, an Auction conducted by ICANN's authorized Auction service provider, Power Auctions LLC, was held to resolve string contention sets for three new generic Top-level Domain (gTLD) strings; BUY, TECH, and VIP.
17 September 2014 | To obtain community input on several proposed changes to the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Operating Procedures with respect to certain GNSO Council meeting processes (viz. the Council's ability to waive the deadline for submissions of motions for voting, and to vote outside a Council meeting), and to the GNSO Working Group Guidelines with respect to Working Group consensus levels.
17 September 2014 | The ICANN Policy Development Support Team will provide a Policy Update Webinar on Thursday 2 October 2014 at 10:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC, summarizing policy activities across the ICANN policy development community including the ongoing Transition of Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions and the ICANN Accountability track efforts.
16 September 2014 | The ICANN Board adopted the FY15 Operating Plan and Budget on 09 September 2014. To view the document please visit the Financials page.
16 September 2014 | The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will hold its fourth conference call on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 from 21:30-22:30 UTC.
15 September 2014 | Alan Greenberg, a long-time member of the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), has been selected as the next ALAC Chair. Greenberg replaces Olivier Crépin-Leblond, who has served as ALAC Chair since December 2010. He will begin a one-year, renewable term on October 16, 2014 during the ICANN51 Meeting in Los Angeles.
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