Icann 57

  • After Zika threat passes, ICANN confirms return to Puerto Rico

    … ICANN will hold its first public meeting of 2018 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which was originally supposed to the venue for this October’s meeting. ICANN moved ICANN 57 from San Juan to Hyderabad, India in May, at the height of the scare about the Zika virus. Zika is spread by mosquitoes and sex and can cause horrible birth defects…

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  • 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

    … interest. Speaking at the first of ICANN’s two public forum sessions at ICANN 57 in Hyderabad, India this week, Robinson echoed that call, telling the ICANN board: You are a credible, independent-minded, and respected board who recognized the enhanced scrutiny that goes with the post-transition environment. Indeed, this may well be the first test…

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  • New policy would ban President Trump from ICANN meetings (probably)

    … ICANN participant accused a male participant of making comments about sandwiches in a way she found “lecherous”. No wrongdoing was found by the Ombudsman in that case. The new proposed policy is now open for public comment until January 27. Photo credit: Michele Neylon Tweet Tagged: harassment, ICANN, icann 57 …

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  • Get ready for thousands of new two-letter domains

    … New gTLD registry operators have been given the right to start selling two-letter domains that match country codes. Potentially thousands of names could start being released next year, resulting in a windfall for registries and possible opportunities for investors. Some governments, however, appear to be unhappy with the move and how ICANN’s…

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  • “Shadow content policing” fears at ICANN 57

    … Fears that the domain name industry is becoming a stooge for “shadow regulation” of web content were raised, and greeted very skeptically, over the weekend at ICANN 57. Attendees yesterday heard concerns from non-commercial stakeholders, notably the Electronic Frontier Foundation, that deals such as Donuts’ content-policing agreement…

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  • Governments mull greater geo gTLD powers

    … with other parts of the ICANN community, mainly the GNSO, on geo names, to avoid overlap and conflict further down the line. The GAC has a working group looking at the issue. It hopes to have something to recommend to the ICANN board by the Copenhagen meeting next March. Tweet Tagged: gac, geographic, ICANN, icann 57, new gTLDs …

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  • Should new gTLDs be first-come, first-served?

    … Who needs rounds? The idea of allocating new gTLDs on a first-come, first-served basis is getting some consideration at this week’s ICANN 57 meeting. Such a move could have profound implications on the industry, creating new business opportunities while scuppering others. Whether to shift to a FCFS model was one of many issues discussed…

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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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  • Ship explosion takes ICANN gear out of action

    …, according to ICANN. ICANN had two containers — a 40-footer and 20-footer — on the ship, moving gear from June’s Helsinki meeting to next month’s ICANN 57 in India, ICANN said. The smaller of the two containers was close to the fire and has been “detained” in Germany where it may not be released for months or years. It held “printers, remote…

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  • ICANN diverts from Puerto Rico to India to avoid Zika

    … was to relocate made to the a “state of emergency” being declared in Puerto Rico due to the Zika virus. Zika is spread by mosquitoes and male sexual partners and can cause devastating birth defects in kids. Latest figures from the US Center for Disease Control put infections in US territories at 701, three of whom were travelers. ICANN said in a blog…

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  • Helsinki tipped as next ICANN venue

    …, Panama City. Panama was cancelled due to fears about the baby-deforming Zika virus, which is running rampant in South and Central America right now. There’s no word yet on whether ICANN 57, currently planned for San Juan, Puerto Rico in October, is going ahead. Puerto Rico is reportedly having its own Zika problems right now. ICANN 56…

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