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

    … 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

    … board of directors reached its decision. The ICANN board yesterday passed a resolution that will unblock all two-letter domains that match country codes appearing on the ISO 3166 list, most of which are also ccTLDs. While the resolution gives some protection to governments worried about abuse of “their” strings, it’s been watered down…

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  • “Shadow content policing” fears at ICANN 57

    … expanded law enforcement powers to suspend domains in cases of alleged copyright infringement. Stoltz and others said that the HDI appeared to be operating under ICANN’s “umbrella”, giving it an air of having multistakeholder legitimacy, pointing out that the DNA has sessions scheduled on the official ICANN 57 agenda and “on ICANN’s dime”. DNA members…

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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?

    … by a participant or two during today’s ICANN 57 session. The discussions in the GNSO are at a fairly early stage right now, but a switch to FCSC would be so fundamental that I think it needs to be adopted or discarded fairly quickly, if there’s ever going to be another application round. Tweet Tagged: fcsc, gnso, ICANN, icann 57, new gTLDs …

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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

    … 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

    … ICANN is expected to be heading to Helsinki, Finland, for its next meeting. Director Chris Disspain dropped the name of the host city during a session at the ICANN 55 meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, today. Apparently it’s common knowledge among attendees that the Finnish capital is being lined up as a replacement for the original ICANN 56 venue…

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