Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi (US /ˈɑːbuː ˈdɑːbi/, UK /ˈæbuː ˈdɑːbi/; Arabic: أبو ظبي‎ Abū Ẓabī Emirati pronunciation [ɐbuˈðˤɑbi]) is the capital and the second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates and also capital of the largest of the UAE's seven member emirates. Abu Dhabi lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western coast. The city proper had a population of 921,000 in 2013.Abu Dhabi houses federal government offices, is the seat of the United Arab Emirates Government, home to the Abu Dhabi Emiri Family and the President of the UAE, who is from this family. Abu Dhabi has grown to be a cosmopolitan metropolis.
Posts about Abu Dhabi
  • ICANN attendance shrinks again

    … The number of people showing up an ICANN public meeting was down again for ICANN 60. The organization today reported that 1,929 people showed up in Abu Dhabi, the first time Annual General Meeting attendance has dropped below 2,000 for some time. At the comparable 2016 AGM, held in Hyderabad, ICANN saw a record 3,182 people check in, a number…

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  • New Trump appointee slams ICANN after security group shutdown

    … — you’d be hard pressed to find any section of the community that wholeheartedly supports the board’s action. Indeed, the US representative to the Governmental Advisory Committee voiced similar concerns at the ICANN meeting in Abu Dhabi in late October, prior to Redl’s confirmation to the NTIA job. Redl took the post November 21, having been nominated…

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  • Refund “options” for in-limbo gTLD applicants?

    … by the first available meeting of the Board following the ICANN60 meeting in Abu Dhabi”. It’s possible this means the board could consider the matter before the end of the year. Twenty remaining applications for the three strings have been on hold since they were identified as particularly risky in August 2013. A study showed that all three — .home…

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  • “We own your name” government tells Amazon in explosive slapdown

    … behavior during recent legal proceedings. “We will be giving you permission to use a certain word, not the other way around,” she said. “We are the owners of the Amazonian region.” Speaking for almost 10 minutes during a session at the ICANN 60 meeting in Abu Dhabi this afternoon, Peru’s representative to the Governmental Advisory Committee pulled rank…

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  • Amsterdam refuses to publish Whois records as GDPR row escalates

    … complaining that their voices are not being heard clearly enough. The GDPR issue is likely to be one of the liveliest sources of discussion at ICANN 60, the public meeting that kicks off in Abu Dhabi this weekend. Tweet Tagged: .amsterdam, .frl, abu dhabi, dotAmsterdam, FRLregistry, gdrp, general data protection regulation, ICANN, icann 60, privacy, rrsg, rysg, whois …

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  • Chalaby named next ICANN chair

    … informal process, Crocker wrote. The actual raising of hands will take place during the board’s Annual General Meeting in Abu Dhabi at ICANN 60 in early November. Chalaby was born in Egypt, also holds British citizenship, and lives in ICANN’s home town of Los Angeles. He’s the first ICANN chair to come from the financial services world, having served…

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  • Schneider quits as chair of GAC

    …, he said. Schneider’s first two-year term as GAC chair started at the beginning of 2015. He was reelected to the position for a second term last November. His replacement will be elected at the ICANN 60 meeting in Abu Dhabi this coming October. Tweet Tagged: abu dhabi, copenhagen, gac, ICANN, icann 58 …

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