[news release] ICANN Thurday announced the release of a new ICANN Managed Root Server (IMRS) page. The page offers a collection of public reports on activities and incidents related to the IMRS prepared by ICANN’s Security and Network Engineering (SaNE) team.
Despite having one of the world’s toughest laws against online hate speech and harassment, Germany has struggled to contain toxic content ahead of its Sept. 26 election.
[news release] The APWG’s new Phishing Activity Trends Report reveals that phishing sustained near-record levels through the first half of 2021, after doubling over the course of 2020. APWG saw 222,127 attacks in June 2021, which was the third-worst month in APWG’s reporting history.
Freedom on the Net 2021 finds that while some democratic governments have made good-faith attempts to regulate the technology industry, state intervention in the digital sphere worldwide has contributed to the 11th consecutive year of global decline in internet freedom.
ICANN 14 September opened a Public Comment proceeding on preliminary policy recommendations on specific curative rights protections for international governmental organizations (IGOs).
The ICANN organization (org) will host a webinar on 28 September 2021 at 20:00 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) (local time) to provide the community with a first update on the New Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process (SubPro) Operational Design Phase (ODP). The webinar will give an overview of the ODP’s scope and timeline. It will also include a general overview of the org’s ODP process followed by a question and answer segment.
ICANN is holding a Public Comment proceeding to obtain comments on the Draft Fiscal Year 2023 Operating Plan & Budget for the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions and the Public Technical Identifiers (PTI).
[news release] ICANN announced on 17 September that applications for the NextGen@ICANN program at ICANN73 are now being accepted. The deadline for applications is 25 October 2021.
Over $148,000 has been donated to LGBTQ Community Beneficiaries GLAAD and CenterLink from .gay domain name registration revenue, according to the .gay Impact Report released this week. The registry, Top Level Design, donates 20% of all .gay registration revenue to the LGBTQ organisations.