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.”
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.
[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.
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.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the European Commission has asked EURid, the .eu registry, to continue monitoring new .eu domain name registrations using their APEWS – Advanced Prevention and Early Warning System – platform for Covid-related keywords until 31 December 2021. The initial measures for these checks were set in early April 2020 in order to protect end-users from possible misuse of domain names.