Category Archives: ICANN and Governance

Russia is trying to set the rules for the Internet. The U.N. saw through the ruse.

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.

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ICANN Issues Third Breach Notice to Net 4 India Limited; Continues to Take Steps to Protect Registrants

[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).

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ICANN: 2020 IANA Functions Customer Engagement Survey Shows Increased Satisfaction in Performance

[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.

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Apply Now for ICANN Leadership Positions

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.

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ICANN Org Launches Audit of Registrar Compliance with DNS Security Threat Obligations

[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.

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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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