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?

    … is responsible for distributing IP addresses in the Asia-Pacific region. Kaveh Ranjbar Iranian-born, Netherlands-based Ranjbar is chief information officer of RIPE NCC, the European IP address authority. He was appointed to the ICANN board by the Root Server System Advisory Committee. Tweet Tagged: board, hyderabad, ICANN, icann 57 …

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

    … for the NDC bid. The plan is that NDC will transfer its .web ICANN contract to Verisign after it is awarded, assuming ICANN consents to the transfer. Afilias has since revealed that it came second in the auction. It now wants ICANN to overturn the result of the auction, awarding .web to Afilias as runner-up instead. The company argues that NDC…

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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

    … 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

    … of their existing contracts on the basis that they dabble too much with content regulation. That’s mainly because new gTLD Registry Agreements all include Public Interest Commitments, which in many cases do actually give ICANN contractual authority over the content of web sites. Content-related PICs are most prominent in “Community” gTLDs. In the PICs…

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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

    …, 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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