The Trump administration is withholding $20 million in funding approved by Congress for a U.S. Internet freedom organization, forcing the cutoff Friday of tools used by tens of millions of people worldwide to access the Internet and uncensored news through the Voice of America, officials said.
ICANN is seeking Expressions of Interest for panelists to serve on the omnibus Standing Panel for ICANN’s Independent Review Process (IRP). The deadline to submit Expressions of Interest is extended to 31 August 2020 at 23:59 UTC.
China will write the rules of the Internet unless the United States and its allies counter Beijing’s efforts at mass surveillance and censorship, according to a report released Tuesday by the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Monday, ICANN opened a one-month nomination period for the Dr. Tarek Kamel Award for Capacity Building.
Two bodies representing the interests of the domain name industry, the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) and The Domain Name Association (DNA) have announced they are merging to form the largest internet infrastructure advocacy group in North America.
The eighth Africa Domain Name System (DNS) Forum, which was to be held in Dakar Senegal under the auspices of Senegal Network Information Centre with the support of the government of Senegal, will now be held virtually. This decision was made as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ICANN Thursday announced the successful installation of an ICANN Managed Root Server (IMRS) instance in the Republic of Palau (Palau).
Purpose: To determine valid top-level Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) labels and their variant labels, the community had finalized the Procedure to Develop and Maintain the Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone in Respect of IDNA Labels (the Procedure). The Procedure requires community-based Generation Panels (GPs), organized for relevant scripts, to convene and propose specific rules. These rules are evaluated and then integrated into the Root Zone Label Generation Rules (RZ-LGR) by the Integration Panel.
ICANN68, originally scheduled to be held in Kuala Lumpur but now a virtual-only meeting, started today. As usual, CENTR provides a guide with an overview of the upcoming sessions that are most relevant for ccTLD managers in the upcoming ccNSO and GAC meetings.