Category Archives: ICANN and Governance

ICANN Continues Financial Assistance For Those With Limited Broadband For ICANN70

ICANN has announced the continuation of their Pandemic Internet Access Program for ICANN70. The programme financially assists those attending ICANN’s online-only meetings whose internet bandwidth is limited to get better broadband access. The programme was first piloted, with 24 people taking advantage of the programme, during the virtual ICANN69 with the support of ICANN’s Board in their resolution from August 2020.

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The Great Power Race in GCC Cyberspace

Secure and uninterrupted cyber cooperation is central to successfully fighting conventional wars, defending against hybrid threats, ensuring the security of stationed personnel, monitoring financial transactions and terrorist movements, and enforcing sanctions. As China and the United States have found new venues for conflict over the last decade, cyberspace is no exception. China has sought to counter the United States’ Clean Network Initiative (CNI), a digital trade zone that excludes Chinese companies, by introducing its own Global Data Security Initiative. Amid this escalating interplay of techno-politics, geopolitics, and the looming prospect of splinternet, Beijing and Washington are in a race to attract as many states as possible into their respective orbits.

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ICANN: Call for Expressions of Interest: Community Representatives Group to Select Independent Review Process Standing Panel

[news release] Today [18 Nov], ICANN, in consultation with ICANN’s Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees, is seeking Expressions of Interest for appointment to a new Community Representatives Group. The Community Representatives Group will select a slate of nominees for an omnibus Standing Panel that will hear and resolve disputes filed under the Independent Review Process (IRP) described in the ICANN Bylaws. Nominations made by the Community Representatives Group are subject to confirmation by the ICANN Board of Directors.

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