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

    … Two of the industry’s oldest and biggest gTLD registries escalated their fight over the .web gTLD auction this week, trading blows in print and in public. Verisign, accused by Afilias of breaking the rules when it committed $130 million to secure .web for itself, has now turned the tables on its rival. It accuses Afilias of itself breaking…

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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

    … for the right to get to pre-approve the release of “es” and “it” domains, whereas the governments of the US and UK really could not care less. The most-recent formal GAC advice on the subject, coming out of the July meeting in Helsinki, merely said ICANN should: urge the relevant Registry or the Registrar to engage with the relevant GAC members when…

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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

    … in order to get Montenegro’s support for .bar. But other names were not protected. Notably, the string “Amazon” was not on any of the protected lists, largely because while it’s a river and a forest it doesn’t match the name of a formal administrative region of any country. While GAC objections ultimately killed off Amazon’s bid for .amazon…

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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

    … 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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