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?

    … Administration, she was a key player in ICANN’s creation. Khaled Koubaa Koubaa, a Tunisian, is founder of the Arab World Internet Institute, a non-profit dedicated to improving internet knowledge in the Arab region, and until recently head of Middle-East and North Africa public policy at Google. He was selected by the NomCom. He is also a former…

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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)

    … 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

    … 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

    … 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?

    … to FCFS — where any company could apply for any gTLD at any time — is not off the table. FCSC would not mean applicants would merely have to ask for a string and automatically be granted — there’d still be multiple phases of evaluation and opportunities for others to object, so it wouldn’t be just like registering a second-level domain. Depending…

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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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