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  • Domain Name News – ICANN and Stewardship of Technical Functions Webnames.ca Blog (Monday, 31 March) - ICANN’s 49th meeting was held in Singapore last week. As described in ICANN’s press release, the meeting “was dominated by discussions stemming from the recent announcement by the U.S. Government that it wants to transfer stewardship of some vital Internet technical functions to provide for global accountability.”Read more on Domain...
  • ICANN 49: Singapore – Global Domains Division (GDD) Sessions ICANN blog » IDNs (Tuesday, 11 March) - Once again, it’s time for our next ICANN meeting! ICANN 49 in Singapore, taking place 23 – 27 March 2014, will bring community members, staff and board members together to learn more about issues affecting Internet policy and ICANN’s continuing involvement in this arena, as well as hot topics like...
  • Just a Normal Week for an ICANN Ambassador ICANN blog » IDNs (Tuesday, 10 December) - One is never bored at ICANN. Indeed the hectic pace hardly allows the mind to drift at all! I point to last week as an example. It started on Monday in London at the Government and Students and Greenwich University where work on costs of a fragmented Internet is underway...
  • Comienza una Nueva Era en Internet ICANN blog » IDNs (Wednesday, 23 October) - El día de hoy marca un momento histórico, no solo para el Programa de Nuevos gTLD, sino para toda Internet. Hoy, los primeros nuevos Dominios Genéricos de Alto Nivel (gTLD) del Programa de Nuevos Dominios Genéricos de Alto Nivel de ICANN fueron delegados, o introducidos en la Zona Raíz de...
  • First New gTLDs Get the Green Light for Delegation ICANN blog » IDNs (Monday, 21 October, 2013) - The time has come! Today, the first four domains from ICANN’s New Generic Top-Level Domains Program were cleared to proceed to delegation. This marks the start of a measured roll out of new gTLDs, which are designed to expand opportunities for businesses, communities and Internet users around the world. These...
  • Feu vert pour la délégation des premiers nouveaux gTLD ICANN blog » IDNs (Monday, 21 October, 2013) - Le moment est arrivé ! Aujourd’hui, les premiers quatre domaines du programme des nouveaux domaines génériques de premier niveau de l’ICANN ont obtenu l’autorisation pour que l’on procède à leur délégation. Ceci marque le début du déploiement échelonné des nouveaux gTLD, conçus dans le but d’élargir les opportunités pour les...
  • Luz Verde para la Delegación de los Primeros Nuevos gTLDs ICANN blog » IDNs (Monday, 21 October, 2013) - ¡Llegó la hora! En el día de hoy, los primeros cuatro dominios del Programa de ICANN de nuevos Dominios Genéricos de Alto Nivel obtuvieron la aprobación para ser delegados. Esto marca el comienzo de una cuidadosa implementación de los nuevos gTLD, que fueron pensados para ampliar las oportunidades de empresas,...
  • Volunteers Needed for Task Force on Arabic Script IDNs ICANN blog » IDNs (Tuesday, 6 August, 2013) - ICANN invites interested individuals and experts from its stakeholder groups to volunteer for the Task Force on Arabic Script Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs). An action item on the implementation plan of ICANN’s Middle East Strategy Working Group (MESWG), the Task Force will look into technical issues and explore solutions related...
  • Domain Name News - August 6, 2013 Webnames.ca Blog (Tuesday, 6 August, 2013) - ICANN Releases Reports On Name Collisions And Dotless Domains - ICANN has released two reports which will are likely to affect aspects of the New gTLD Program. One report is on "name collisions" within the Domain Name System, i.e.......
  • ICANN 48 Meeting in Buenos Aires Elliots Blog (Tuesday, 23 July, 2013) - ICANN 48 will be held in the South American city of Buenos Aires, Argentina from November 17-21, 2013. Earlier this month, I posted a poll on my blog asking readers if they have a desire to attend an ICANN meeting. Although there were only 25 votes cast, the vast majority...