[news release] ICANN Thursday announced that the deadline to submit applications for the NextGen@ICANN program at ICANN71 has been extended through 12 February 2021.
Russia is engaged in a brazen but little noticed effort to set new rules for cyberspace — even as it flouts the existing ones. Last week, in an encouraging step, a United Nations telecommunications body pushed back.
[news release] To protect the rights and interests of domain name registrants, Friday ICANN issued a third breach notice against Net 4 India Limited (Net 4 India) for its repeated and ongoing failures to comply with the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA).
While the United Nations has deemed government-orchestrated internet shutdowns to be a human rights violation, Iran continues to push the limits
[news release] ICANN Wednesday published the results of the 2020 Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions Customer Engagement Survey which aims to measure engagement and satisfaction among IANA’s customers and external stakeholders. The IANA functions are key Internet coordination functions supporting the interoperability of the global Internet performed by Public Technical Identifiers (PTI), an affiliate of ICANN.
ICANN Monday invited interested individuals to submit applications for key leadership positions within the organisation. Selected individuals will have a unique opportunity to work with accomplished colleagues from around the globe to help shape the Internet’s technical coordination and policy development.
[news release] ICANN Friday announced the launch of an audit program aimed at reviewing how registrars are fulfilling their contractual obligations related to addressing reports of potentially abusive domains. This audit follows the 2019 audit program that included all active registry operators, with the objective of understanding how registries were fulfilling their contractual obligations relating to the performance of Security Threats Reporting.
ICANN Thursday confirmed what everyone expected, and had been listed on their meetings page, that March’s ICANN70 will be held as a Virtual Public Meeting due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
[news release] ICANN Wednesday announced the publication of additional second-level reference Label Generation Rules (LGRs).