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 […]

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DNS Resiliency and Covid-19

Date: Thursday 9 April 2020 at 13.00 UTC To attend, please register here https://icann.zoom.us/meeting/register/u50vdu-orT8rF90zNqu-Mos5b-k3U2RZcg Experts from ICANN’s Office of the CTO (OCTO) will be discussing how the Internet, and the Domain Name System (DNS) in particular, are performing during the COVID-19 crisis. The program will feature observations of DNS resiliency and other COVID-19 related issues from […]


At the Crossroads: The State of Domain Registration Data Services

By Greg Aaron The Internet’s users rely on domain name registration information for vital purposes, including providing security, problem-solving, and legal and social accountability. The data is so important that users perform more than two billion WHOIS queries every day. ICANN has instituted new data policies over the last two years, and is also directing a […]


ICANN publishes .com price hike report

BY ANDREW ALLEMANN — MARCH 27, 2020 UNCATEGORIZED 0 COMMENTS Staff justification report echoes its previous comments, as well as Verisign’s. ICANN has published a review of comments submitted about its proposed contract amendment with Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for .com. The most controversial aspect of the amendment is allowing Verisign to increase the price of .com domains by 7% per […]