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

    … for the auction and NDC commit to ask ICANN to transfer its .web Registry Agreement to Verisign. It’s not unlike the deal Donuts had with Rightside, covering over a hundred gTLD applications, Verisign says. The contract between NDC and Verisign did not assign to Verisign any rights in NDC’s application, nor did Verisign take any ownership…

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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)

    …. Simultaneously and separately, members of ICANN’s board and staff have been quietly talking to a handful of GAC members and IGOs about the same issue in what has become known as the “small group”. Because it’s small. And a group. Yesterday, ICANN divulged the consensus of the small group in a letter (pdf) to the leaders of the GNSO Council. Its…

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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…

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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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