Improved ICANN.ORG to Launch Ahead of Costa Rica Meeting

ICANN logoA nine-month project to overhaul our flagship website, ICANN.ORG, will complete another important phase soon, displaying a brand-new look to the ICANN community in time for the ICANN 43 meeting in Costa Rica.

In addition to the new look (see the mock-up of the coming home page), the site’s information architecture will be completely reworked. Based on data provided by the ICANN community from 2009 to 2011, and careful reference to site logs, developers determined the most common activities for site users ranging from community insiders to first-time global visitors. The new navigation is redesigned to make their most common tasks easier.

New features coming to ICANN.ORG before mid-March include:

  • Ability to detect what device a visitor is using (whether a desktop PC, tablet, or mobile phone) and present a view tailored for that device
  • Continuous feed updates on the home page that display the most recent items opened for public comment, and the latest Board materials
  • One-click access to any Supporting Organization or Advisory Committee, directly from the home page
  • More integration of social media, such as the ability to follow ICANN on Twitter with just a click.

Once the redesigned site launches, ICANN’s Communications Team will move to the next phase aimed at refreshing content on the site. This final stage will produce an updated glossary and streamline navigation by merging related pages.

ICANN Staff has carefully consulted community input every step of the way, using tools such as a month-long site survey, dozens of in-depth user interviews, and public webinars to gather consensus. The opportunity to comment never closes. When the new site launches, users can send remarks or questions about it to

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