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).
ICANN invites the community to join us for a public webinar to discuss the Draft FY22 Plans, which are currently out for Public Comment.
A couple of days before Christmas, ICANN announced that all of the current 1,195 generic top-level domains (gTLDs), that’s new and legacy, have deployed DNSSEC.
ICANN Monday opened the nomination period for the ICANN Community Excellence Award. The closing date for submissions is 29 March 2021 23:59 UTC and the winner(s) will be announced at ICANN71.
[news release] Today [18 Nov], ICANN, in consultation with ICANN’s Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees, is seeking Expressions of Interest for appointment to a new Community Representatives Group. The Community Representatives Group will select a slate of nominees for an omnibus Standing Panel that will hear and resolve disputes filed under the Independent Review Process (IRP) described in the ICANN Bylaws. Nominations made by the Community Representatives Group are subject to confirmation by the ICANN Board of Directors.
[news release] Registration is now open for the 2020 LAC Domain Names Week, which will be held virtually. The theme of this year’s event is “Understanding the Ecosystem and Learning New Opportunities.”
[news release] ICANN invites its Supporting Organizations (SOs) and Advisory Committees (ACs) to nominate volunteers to serve as mentors in its Fellowship Program and to serve on the Fellowship Program Selection Committee. There will be a total of seven mentors and seven Selection Committee members, and each group is welcome to nominate one individual for each role.