Hyderabad

  • ICANN 57 brings in thousands of noobs

    … ICANN 57 set new records in terms of attendance, with a large majority of participants total newbies who’d never been to an ICANN meeting before. The meeting, held in Hyderabad, India last month, had 3,182 attendees, and first-timers outnumbered veterans over two-to-one. The previous record was 3,115 total participants, set at ICANN 50…

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  • Who are the five new ICANN directors?

    … Almost a quarter of ICANN’s board of directors were replaced at the organization’s annual general meeting in Hyderabad last week. Five of the 21-strong board are fresh faces, though many will be familiar to regular ICANN and industry watchers. They hail from five different countries in four of ICANN’s five regions. One is female…

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  • Verisign and Afilias in open war over $135m .web

    … the auction rules and of trying to emotionally blackmail ICANN into reversing the auction on spurious political grounds. The .web auction was won by obscure shell-company applicant Nu Dot Co with a record-setting $135 million bid back in July. It quickly emerged, as had been suspected for a few weeks beforehand, that Verisign was footing the bill…

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  • Get ready for thousands of new two-letter domains

    …, regardless of length. Before and after the resolution passed, the GAC expressed “serious concern” that the board had not formally responded to the Helsinki communique. In its Hyderabad communique, issued after yesterday’s vote, the GAC advised the board to: Clearly indicate whether the actions taken by the Board as referred to in the resolution…

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  • Ship explosion cost ICANN $700k

    … An explosion on board a cargo ship set ICANN back $700,000, the organization has revealed. The September 1 blast and subsequent fire, which we blogged about two weeks ago, cause equipment heading to ICANN 57 in Hyderabad to be detained by authorities. The explosion, at the port in Munich, was reportedly caused by a welding accident and nobody…

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  • ICANN faces first post-transition test of UN power (for real this time)

    … process in order to extract the policies they want directly from the ICANN board of directors and staff. It’s the first time since the IANA transition, which happened less than a week ago, that governments have been accused of exploiting their special access to the board, and it may become a hot topic at next month’s ICANN 57 meeting in India…

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  • Ship explosion takes ICANN gear out of action

    … An explosion and fire aboard a cargo ship has caused hardware destined for the ICANN’s upcoming meeting in Hyderabad to be impounded. A welding accident caused the explosion aboard the mega container vessel as it was docked in Hamburg, on September 1 according to reports. The resulting fire took four days for firefighters to put out, according…

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  • ICANN diverts from Puerto Rico to India to avoid Zika

    … ICANN has confirmed that its 57th public meeting will not be held, as originally planned, in Puerto Rico. Instead, it is asking community members to instead head to Hyderabad, India, this November. Those Las Vegas rumors turned out not to be true. However, on the up-side, those Las Vegas rumors turned out not to be true! The decision…

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