ICANN Nominations Deadline Feb 18th, 2020

Apply Now for ICANN and PTI Leadership Positions The Nominating Committee (NomCom) for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) invites interested individuals to submit applications for key leadership positions within ICANN and Public Technical Identifiers (PTI), an affiliate of ICANN organization. Selected individuals will have a unique opportunity to work with accomplished colleagues from around the globe to […]


Status Update on .AMAZON Applications – The Next Steps

An important final step for all domain name applications is delegation. ICANN org is signing three Registry Agreements and Specification 13 Amendments from Amazon EU S.à r.l. (Amazon corporation) for top-level domains (TLDs) .AMAZON, .亚马逊, and .アマゾン. These signed agreements represent the next steps toward the delegation of the TLDs to the root zone. To […]


ICANN Readout

ICANN66 Online Readout Session. When: Wednesday 11 December at 10.00 AM – 11.15 AM UTC Where: Zoom at https://icann.zoom.us/j/234707966 Agenda: Welcome Remarks | Baher Esmat [1 minute] Update from the GAC | Manal Ismail [10 minutes] Update from the GNSO (EPDP 2.0, SubPro, PDP 3.0…) | Rafik Dammak [10 minutes] Universal Acceptance of TLDs | Sarmad Hussain [10 minutes] Evolving […]


ICANN 68 Fellowship Now Open

ICANN68 Fellowship Application Round Now Open 15 November 2019 LOS ANGELES – 15 November 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opened the Fellowship Program application round for ICANN68. This round is open only to those who have previously completed an ICANN Fellowship because ICANN68 is a Policy Forum. The […]


Haunted by Europe’s GDPR, ICANN sharpens wooden stake to finally slay the Whois vampire

Whois to become Whoisn’t By Kieren McCarthy in San Francisco 23 Oct 2019 at 20:0032  SHARE ▼ Like a bad horror movie in which the vampire keeps coming back from certain death, the Whois protocol – which provides information on who owns specific internet addresses – has endured far longer than anyone wanted or expected. But the final act is nigh and the […]


ICANN is about to give Verisign its .com price increases

BY ANDREW ALLEMANN — OCTOBER 25, 2019 UNCATEGORIZED 38 COMMENTS Verisign CEO’s comments suggest price increases are on the way. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) held its quarterly investor call yesterday, and it seems that ICANN is about to give Verisign the price increases it wants for .com. The U.S. Department of Commerce updated its agreement with Verisign last year, allowing it to raise […]

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ICANN must do more to fight internet security threats

Dave Piscitello and Lyman Chapin, September 16, 2019, 20:24:36 (UTC), Domain Policy ICANN and its contracted parties need to do more to tackle security threats, write Dave Piscitello and Lyman Chapin of Interisle Consulting. The ICANN Registry and Registrar constituencies insist that ICANN’s role with respect to DNS abuse is limited by its Mission “to ensure the […]