ICANN Newsletter | Week ending 30 January 2015
News from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
Announcements This Week
30 January 2015 | The Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group (PEG) announces the selection of the 7th and final Advisor to the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG).
30 January 2015 | We are pleased to provide the second update on the implementation of recommendations from the Second Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT2).
Third Face-to-Face Meeting for the Task Force on Arabic Script IDNs (TF-AIDN) to Convene in Singapore
30 January 2015 | Since the second Face-to-Face meeting of the TF-AIDN in Istanbul, Turkey last June, the group has been working on several fronts related to Arabic Script IDNs including scrutinizing the code point repertoire and defining variant code points for the proposal for Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR) and the Universal Acceptance of Arabic script IDNs. The third face-to-face meeting in Singapore will conclude the work covering topics such as the Arabic Script Code Point Repertoire, Code Point Variants, Variant Disposition, Whole Label Evaluation Rules and the XML Representation of the Data, all in the context of finalizing the proposal for the Arabic script for the Root Zone LGR. The group will also discuss the next steps to be taken like addressing the Universal Acceptance of Arabic script IDNs.
WEBINAR: Cross Community Working Group (CWG) On IANA Naming Related Functions: Current Progress and Key Issues
27 January 2015 | Following the request of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for ICANN to “convene a multistakeholder process to develop a plan to transition the U.S. government stewardship role” with regard to the IANA Functions and related root zone management, a Cross Community Working Group (CWG-Stewardship) was formed with the purpose of developing a consolidated transition proposal for the elements of the IANA Functions relating to domain names.
26 January 2015 | As both Cross Community Working Groups prepare for community engagement and work sessions at ICANN52 in Singapore, the Chairs of the CWG-Stewardship and CCWG-Accountability would like to recognize the interdependence and connected nature of the work of their respective groups, as set out by the ICANN processes and further reinforced by each working group's Charter.
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