Icann 51

  • For only the second time, ICANN tells the GAC to get stuffed

    … ICANN’s board of directors has decided to formally disagree with its Governmental Advisory Committee for what I believe is only the second time in the organization’s history. In a letter to new GAC chair Thomas Schneider today, ICANN chair Steve Crocker took issue with the fact that the GAC recently advised the board to cut the GNSO from…

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  • Two-letter domains to be released in new gTLDs

    … Registry Agreement The procedure will have to take into account the advice of the Governmental Advisory Committee issued at the end of last week’s ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles. But that advice merely asks that governments are informed when a registry requests the release of two-character names. All two-character strings were initially reserved…

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  • Another ICANN director mysteriously quits

    … ICANN director Olga Madruga-Forti unexpectedly quit the board last week. ICANN did not give an explanation for her sudden departure, which came toward the end of the ICANN 51 public meeting in Los Angeles. The Argentinian telco lawyer’s resignation means she will miss the third and final year of her appointed three-year term. Her decision…

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  • GAC elects Swiss rep as new chair

    … Kevin Murphy, October 14, 2014, 19:55:43 (UTC), Domain Policy ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee has elected Thomas Schneider of the Swiss government as its new chair. The unprecedented, one-nation-one-vote secret ballot election at the ICANN 51 public meeting in Los Angeles today saw Schneider beat Lebanon’s Imad Hoballah by 61 votes…

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  • Governments totally cool with two-letter domains

    … ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee does not plan to advise against the release of two-character domain names in new gTLDs. In fact, judging by a GAC discussion at ICANN 51 in Los Angeles yesterday, the governments of many major nations are totally cool with the idea. Under the standard Registry Agreement for new gTLD registries, all two…

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  • “Send registrars to jail!”, ICANN hears

    …, will report directly to him. Maguy Serad, who has been heading compliance under Chehade for the last couple of years, will now report to Grogan. In a session with the GNSO Council at the ICANN 51 public meeting in Los Angeles yesterday, Chehade said the appointment was part of a new “strategic, analytical” approach to compliance. It was hinted…

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  • Fight over ICANN’s $400,000 Hollywood party

    … post. “The truth is there were sponsors, the truth is it wasn’t too big,” said a source who preferred not to be named. “There was enough money there for a gala.” The venue was to be the Fox Studios backlot, which advertises itself as being able to handle receptions of up to 4,000 people — plenty of space for an ICANN gala. I’ve confirmed…

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  • ICANN board getting three new directors

    … ICANN 51 next month in Los Angeles is also the organization’s formal annual general meeting, and that means changes at the top. The board of directors is replacing three members in October, and renewing the terms of two others. Long-time ICANN participant and internet governance expert Markus Kummer has been selected for a seat by the Non…

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