Icann 60

  • ICANN attendance shrinks again

    … The number of people showing up an ICANN public meeting was down again for ICANN 60. The organization today reported that 1,929 people showed up in Abu Dhabi, the first time Annual General Meeting attendance has dropped below 2,000 for some time. At the comparable 2016 AGM, held in Hyderabad, ICANN saw a record 3,182 people check in, a number…

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  • Refund “options” for in-limbo gTLD applicants?

    … by the first available meeting of the Board following the ICANN60 meeting in Abu Dhabi”. It’s possible this means the board could consider the matter before the end of the year. Twenty remaining applications for the three strings have been on hold since they were identified as particularly risky in August 2013. A study showed that all three — .home…

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  • Concern as ICANN shuts down “independent” security review

    … independent security review. The Security, Stability and Resiliency of the DNS Review, known as SSR-2, is one of the mandatory reviews that got transferred into ICANN’s bylaws after the Affirmation of Commitments with the US wound up last year. The review is supposed to look at ICANN’s “execution of its commitment to enhance the operational…

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  • Egyptian elected new GAC chair

    … Telecom Regulatory Authority, NTRA. Schneider said he was stepping down from the GAC earlier this year, having received a promotion back home that will limit his availability for ICANN work. The handover means that both the GAC and the ICANN board of directors will, from this Thursday, be chaired by Egyptians. The ICANN board will on Thursday…

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  • “We own your name” government tells Amazon in explosive slapdown

    … behavior during recent legal proceedings. “We will be giving you permission to use a certain word, not the other way around,” she said. “We are the owners of the Amazonian region.” Speaking for almost 10 minutes during a session at the ICANN 60 meeting in Abu Dhabi this afternoon, Peru’s representative to the Governmental Advisory Committee pulled rank…

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  • Amsterdam refuses to publish Whois records as GDPR row escalates

    … complaining that their voices are not being heard clearly enough. The GDPR issue is likely to be one of the liveliest sources of discussion at ICANN 60, the public meeting that kicks off in Abu Dhabi this weekend. Tweet Tagged: .amsterdam, .frl, abu dhabi, dotAmsterdam, FRLregistry, gdrp, general data protection regulation, ICANN, icann 60, privacy, rrsg, rysg, whois …

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  • Chalaby named next ICANN chair

    … informal process, Crocker wrote. The actual raising of hands will take place during the board’s Annual General Meeting in Abu Dhabi at ICANN 60 in early November. Chalaby was born in Egypt, also holds British citizenship, and lives in ICANN’s home town of Los Angeles. He’s the first ICANN chair to come from the financial services world, having served…

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