Category Archives: ICANN and Governance

Australia’s IGF Event NetThing Happening Virtually This Thursday and Friday

This week Australia’s Internet Governance Forum event, NetThing, is happening virtually with a host of discussions and presentations covering Australia’s critical infrastructure, internet standards, vaccine passports and digital rights, the internet as an essential service, tech and environmental sustainability, misinformation and disinformation, DNS abuse, trusted digital platforms, blockchain, protecting at risk voices, will technology save the planet, adult content online and mass surveillance and democracy. The theme for the 2021 NetThing Forum is “Building Bridges.”

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ICANN Holding Informational Panel Discussion on DNS Abuse Pre ICANN72

The domain name industry is beginning to take Domain Name System (DNS) abuse seriously. And over the last few years it’s become a topic frequently addressed at ICANN meetings these days. This week ICANN announced they would be holding an informational session on DNS abuse with the Board and a panel of senior Internet security professionals before the ICANN72 meeting.

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TLD Updates: eeID for Estonia, .SPA GA Launch, UK-IGF, Registrar Applications for .LB, .KZ and .CAT Birthdays and auDA Foundation Applications Open

The Estonian Internet Foundation, the .ee registry, Estonian Internet Foundation, has launched a simple three-in-one personal identification service.

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People On The Move: Rick Wilhelm Appointed as PIR’s Chief Technology Officer

Public Interest Registry (PIR) Monday announced Rick Wilhelm has been appointed the company’s Chief Technology Officer. The appointment comes as the .org steward builds out what they’re describing as “a technology vision and framework that mission-driven organisations can rely upon to serve communities and make the world a better place.”

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DENIC Mangement Transition Underway As Thomas Keller Joins Executive Board

As part of the orderly transition at the management level that’s happening at the .de ccTLD registry DENIC, Thomas Keller joined the DENIC Executive Board as new full-time member on 1 October. This follows his appointment in June by the Supervisory Board and DENIC General Assembly to succeed Dr. Jörg Schweiger, who announced earlier this year he was stepping down on 31 December.

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ICANN: Register for the Subsequent Procedures ODP Update Webinar

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.

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