ICANN is seeking Expressions of Interest for panelists to serve on the omnibus Standing Panel for ICANN’s Independent Review Process (IRP). The deadline to submit Expressions of Interest is extended to 31 August 2020 at 23:59 UTC.
Monday, ICANN opened a one-month nomination period for the Dr. Tarek Kamel Award for Capacity Building.
The eighth Africa Domain Name System (DNS) Forum, which was to be held in Dakar Senegal under the auspices of Senegal Network Information Centre with the support of the government of Senegal, will now be held virtually. This decision was made as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ICANN Thursday announced the successful installation of an ICANN Managed Root Server (IMRS) instance in the Republic of Palau (Palau).
Purpose: To determine valid top-level Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) labels and their variant labels, the community had finalized the Procedure to Develop and Maintain the Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone in Respect of IDNA Labels (the Procedure). The Procedure requires community-based Generation Panels (GPs), organized for relevant scripts, to convene and propose specific rules. These rules are evaluated and then integrated into the Root Zone Label Generation Rules (RZ-LGR) by the Integration Panel.
ICANN68, originally scheduled to be held in Kuala Lumpur but now a virtual-only meeting, started today. As usual, CENTR provides a guide with an overview of the upcoming sessions that are most relevant for ccTLD managers in the upcoming ccNSO and GAC meetings.
ICANN Tuesday announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA). The MoU aims to bolster the relationship between ICANN and the GCA and enhance their collaboration in support of an efficient and resilient Domain Name System (DNS). These efforts are of interest to both parties and target important issues, such as security threats to the DNS.
ICANN and the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) today announced that the fifth edition of the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy (APIGA) will not be held in 2020.