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Opportunities to Participate: ICANN Reviews

LOS ANGELES – 22 January 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has several opportunities for community input and participation to announce below.

Specific Reviews are led by teams of community volunteers to assess the performance of the ICANN organization and make recommendations for improvement.

  • Comment on the updated Operating Standards for Specific Reviews. The Operating Standards aim to ensure that ICANN’s Specific Reviews are conducted in a transparent, consistent, efficient, and predictable manner, while supporting the community’s work to derive the expected benefit and value from review processes. The Operating Standards are subject to the relevant provisions in the ICANN Bylaws that govern Specific Reviews (see Article IV, Section 4.6). To share your input before the 11 February 2019 close date, please click here.

Organizational Reviews are led by independent examiners to assess the extent to which ICANN’s Supporting Organizations (SOs), Advisory Committees (ACs) and the Nominating Committee (NomCom) fulfill their purpose, are accountable to their stakeholders and whether any changes in structure or operations are needed.

  • Read the Nominating Committee [PDF, 515 KB] and Root Server System Advisory Committee [PDF, 466 KB] Review Feasibility Assessment and Initial Implementation Plans in response to the final reports issued by the independent examiners. The Board is expected to take action on these reviews in March 2019.
  • The second Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC2) Final Report is now available. Click here to read it.

Visit the Reviews Status Update Table, which will guide you to the work in progress and latest developments; review facts sheets that present progress of the specific review teams and the resources dedicated to supporting their work; and review outputs.

About ICANN

ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address into your computer or other device – a name or a number. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation and a community with participants from all over the world.

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The Middle East Domain Name System (DNS) Forum Returns to Dubai

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ISTANBUL – 21 January 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that the 2019 Middle East DNS Forum (MEDNSF) will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The event, hosted by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE, will take place from 20-21 February. This will be the second time that Dubai has hosted the MEDNSF.

The sixth MEDNSF will feature international and regional field experts and industry stakeholders who will discuss the latest developments and issues in the global and regional domain marketplace. The forum will also have panel discussions and presentations on topics of interest to the regional community in an effort to strengthen the DNS industry in the Middle East.

Some of the key topics of this year’s program are:

  • Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) and Universal Acceptance (UA) with a focus on domain names and email addresses in Arabic script.
  • The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • New generic top-level domains (gTLDs) and future expansion.
  • DNS operations and security.
  • Case studies on emerging trends in the DNS.

Cherine Chalaby, ICANN Board Chair, will be in attendance along with leading regional and global experts from the technical, policy, and legal fields of the DNS industry.

For the first time, the MEDNSF will be held in conjunction with another regional event – the 75th Meeting of the Asia Pacific Top-Level Domain Association (APTLD75). The collaboration will allow participants to attend sessions from both events including joint sessions. This initiative was developed from the Middle East DNS Forum Assessment Survey that was distributed to the regional ICANN community in May 2018. Among the survey results was the suggestion to organize the forum in conjunction with similar events in the region to help maximize attendance and value.

Information and Registration

  • Event information including the program, speakers, and logistics is available at the forum’s website.
  • Registration is available here, and is open to everyone.
  • Remote participation will be made available here.
  • For more information or inquiries, please email meac.swg@icann.org.

Background

The Middle East DNS Forum (MEDNSF) was created to help support the regional domain name industry. This initiative was part of ICANN’s Engagement Strategy in the Middle East for 2013-2016, which was released by the regional community in 2013. The forum is aimed at increasing regional stakeholders’ knowledge of the Domain Name System. Since its inception in 2014, the Middle East DNS Forum has been held in the UAE (2014), Jordan (2015), Tunisia (2016), Egypt (2017), and Turkey (2018).

Media Contacts:

Luna Madi
Communications Director, EMEA
Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 533 0313505
Email: luna.madi@icann.org

Buket Coskuner
Global Communications Coordinator
Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 533 4876254
Email: buket.coskuner@icann.org

About ICANN

ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address into your computer or other device – a name or a number. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation and a community with participants from all over the world.

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