[news release] ICANN org’s Planning and Finance teams will be hosting a webinar on 27 April 2021 at 15:00 UTC to discuss prioritizing ICANN’s work and the proposed Supplemental Fund for Implementation of Community Recommendations.
[news release] ICANN Monday announced that applications for the NextGen@ICANN program at ICANN72 are now being accepted.
Ethos Capital announced Thursday it has completed an investment to acquire a controlling interest of Donuts Inc. from Abry Partners. Based in Seattle, Washington, Donuts holds the world’s largest portfolio of top-level domains with 260 new gTLDs as well as providing registry services for a number of other top-level domains (both gTLDs and ccTLDs) through both its Donuts and Afilias brands.
China’s top diplomat had an interesting rejoinder to Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s call in Anchorage this month to “strengthen the rules-based international order.” Such an order already exists, answered Politburo member Yang Jiechi. It’s called the United Nations.
Nominations are open for the ICANN Community Excellence Award and are closing soon. ICANN reminded the community this week the nomination period will close on 29 March 2021. Winner(s) will be announced at the ICANN71 Virtual Policy Forum, scheduled for 14-17 June 2021.
Another in-person ICANN meeting has bitten the dust with the coordinator of the internet’s naming system announcing last week ICANN71 will be held as a Virtual Public Meeting due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ICANN71 Policy Forum was scheduled to be held in The Hague, Netherlands, from 14-17 June 2021 and will be the fifth ICANN meeting in a row to be held virtually.
[news release] ICANN org has extended the date that Registry Reports will permanently move to ICANN Open Data to 30 July 2021. This means Registry Reports will still be available on https://icann.org on the Registry Reports landing page beyond the previously announced 15 March deadline. The extension gives the community more time to adjust to the upcoming changes announced on 7 January 2021. On 30 July 2021, ICANN Open Data will become the permanent home of Registry Reports.
While Twitter finds itself in a prolonged standoff with the Indian government over the company’s refusal to take down certain accounts, a senior executive of a very similar Indian social network says the sudden attention on his app has been “overwhelming.”
Anyone interested in applying for leadership positions in ICANN has had the deadline for applications extended to 29 March, the 2021 Nominating Committee (NomCom) announced.Continue reading ICANN 2021 NomCom Extends Application Deadline to 29 March
People attending the online-only ICANN70 may find participating in Prep Week useful. If so, ICANN has announced the schedule to help the community prepare for the upcoming Virtual Community Forum, which will be held from 22 to 25 March 2021.