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

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

    … Those who sexually harass fellow community members could be banned from ICANN meetings under a policy proposed this week. The proposal greatly expands upon an earlier version, published for comment in May, which would have banned “unwelcome hostile or intimidating behavior”. It presents a long list of activities considered harassment…

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  • Get ready for thousands of new two-letter domains

    … release. My sense is that some kind of amendment to Registry Agreements might be required, so we’re probably looking at months before we start seeing two-letter domains being released. Tweet Tagged: cctlds, gac, hyderabad, ICANN, icann 57, new gTLDs, two-character, two-letter …

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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

    … Governments are toying with the idea of asking ICANN for greater powers over gTLDs that match their geographic features. The names of rivers, mountains, forests and towns could be protected under ideas bandied around at the ICANN 57 meeting in India today. The Governmental Advisory Committee held a session this morning to discuss expanding…

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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

    … 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 team, just as we had to postpone ICANN52 and relocate from Marrakech to Singapore due to the Ebola virus outbreak in 2014. It’s the second of this year’s meetings to be relocated due to Zika. June’s Panama meeting has been moved to Helsinki. ICANN said that the new venue for ICANN 57, which takes place from November 3 to 9 this year…

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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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