Satish Babu Honored with 2021 Dr. Tarek Kamel Award for Capacity Building

LOS ANGELES -25 October 2021 The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is honored to announce that the recipient of the 2021 Dr. Tarek Kamel Award for Capacity Building is Satish Babu. The award recognizes Babu for his outstanding efforts in promoting the multistakeholder model of Internet governance and capacity building on a […]


Preventative actions to safeguard your domains and recover from domain name hijacking

By David Conrad  Don’t let domain hijacking ruin your online experience (Image credit: Shutterstock/Shamleen) Every year, organizations and individuals around the world fall victim to a preventable and costly cyberattack – domain name hijacking. This attack occurs when a malicious actor takes control of a domain name and gains access or control of the services and resources the […]


Opinion: Russia and China’s hypocritical attempt to control cyberspace

Opinion by David IgnatiusColumnistJuly 20, 2021 at 5:50 p.m. EDT139 At the very moment that Russia and China are facing more pressure from Western governments to stop malicious cyberattacks, they’ve announced a pact to work together for new rules to control cyberspace. In the annals of diplomatic hypocrisy, this new accord is a stunner, even by Russian and […]


ICANN NexGen 72-DEADLINE June 28th

https://www.icann.org/public-responsibility-support/nextgen About The ICANN organization is looking for the next generation of individuals who are interested in becoming actively engaged in their regional communities and in shaping the future of global Internet policy. Important work is happening every day at ICANN. If you are ready to start your journey, attending an ICANN Public Meeting as a [email protected] participant could be the […]


ICANN71 Policy Forum -NextGEN Programme

LOS ANGELES – 21 December 2020 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that applications for the [email protected] program at ICANN71 are now being accepted. The ICANN71 Policy Forum is scheduled to be held 14-17 June 2021 in The Hague, Netherlands. The [email protected] program is open to students currently enrolled in undergraduate, […]


ICANN 68 is coming!

Monday 22 June 2020: 00:30-01:30 UTC               At-Large Leadership Session: Welcome to ICANN68, At-Large Talking Points and Policy Platform For other times: https://tinyurl.com/yd34juyq 02:00-03:30 UTC          At-Large Policy Session: DNS Abuse: COVID-19 and End-user Issues For other times: https://tinyurl.com/y7nkhzud 05:00-06:30 UTC          Plenary Session: DNS Abuse and Malicious Registrations During COVID-19 For other times: https://tinyurl.com/ybrk39fb 07:00-08:30 UTC          At-Large Policy Session: PICS and PICDRP – How to get them […]


Whois privacy talks in Bizarro World as governments and trademark owners urge coronavirus delay

Kevin Murphy, April 15, 2020, 21:06:01 (UTC), Domain Policy Coronavirus may have claimed another victim at ICANN — closure on talks designed to reopen private Whois data to the likes of law enforcement and trademark owners. In a remarkable U-turn, the Governmental Advisory Committee, which has lit a series a fires under ICANN’s feet on this […]

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ICANN68 to be Held as Remote Public Meeting

LOS ANGELES – 9 April 2020 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that its ICANN68 Policy Forum, which was to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will now be held via remote participation only. The ICANN Board of Directors has made the decision that ICANN68 will not proceed as an in-person meeting. Instead, […]

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ICANN declares coronavirus a “natural disaster” to protect expired domains

Kevin Murphy, April 9, 2020, 12:18:55 (UTC), Domain Registrars Registrants unable to renew their domain names when they expire may not lose them, following a decree from ICANN today. The organization has declared the coronavirus a “natural disaster” and invoked part of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement that permits registrars to keep hold of domains that have […]

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ICANN expects “significant” budget impact from coronavirus

Kevin Murphy, April 7, 2020, 13:15:58 (UTC), Domain Policy The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is expected to have a “significant” impact on ICANN’s budget, according to an update from the organization. The organization published its expectations of a $140.4 million budget for the fiscal year that begins this July last December, and opened it up for public comments. In […]