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Recommendations on ICANN Jurisdiction

Open Date: 14 November 2017 Close Date: 05 January 2018
Originating Organization: Cross-Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability, Work Stream 2 (CCWG-Accountability, WS2)
Categories/Tags: Accountability; Jurisdiction
Brief Overview: This public comment proceeding seeks community input on the Cross-Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability), Work Stream 2 (WS2) draft recommendations on jurisdiction. These draft recommendations were developed by the CCWG-Accountability, WS2 as required by Annex 12 of the final report of the CCWG-Accountability, Work Stream 1 (WS1).
Link: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/recommendations-on-icann-jurisdiction-2017-11-14-en

November 14, 2017   No Comments

Recommendations to Improve ICANN Staff Accountability

Open Date: 13 November 2017 Close Date: 05 January 2018
Originating Organization: Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability)
Categories/Tags: Staff Accountability; Accountability
Brief Overview: This Public Comment seeks community input on the CCWG-Accountability Work Stream 2 (WS2) draft recommendations on ICANN Staff Accountability. These draft recommendations were developed by the CCWG-Accountability as required by Annex 12 of the final report of the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability, Work Stream 1 (CCWG-Accountability, WS1).
Link: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/accountability-recs-2017-11-13-en

November 13, 2017   No Comments

Recommendations to Improve ICANN’s Office of Ombudsman (IOO)

Open Date: 10 November 2017 Close Date: 22 December 2017
Originating Organization: Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability)
Categories/Tags: Office of Ombuds
Brief Overview: This Public Comment seeks community input on the CCWG-Accountability Work Stream 2 (WS2) draft recommendations on the ICANN Ombuds Office (IOO). These draft recommendations were developed by the CCWG-Accountability as required by Annex 12 of the final report of the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability, Work Stream 1 (CCWG-Accountability, WS1).
Link: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ioo-recs-2017-11-10-en

November 10, 2017   No Comments

ICANN Global Indigenous Ambassador Program Accepts Applications

LOS ANGELES – 8 November 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced the opening of applications for the Global Indigenous Ambassador Program. Two Indigenous Ambassadors will be selected from underrepresented indigenous communities to attend ICANN61.

Applicants must be members of unserved or underserved tribal or native communities and meet the ICANN Fellowship Program criteria. Selected participants will receive travel, hotel, and per diem for the ICANN61 Conference in Puerto Rico, to be held 10-15 March 2018.

“ICANN will be better equipped to support the next generation of the global Internet community through the inclusion of a broader and more diverse base of knowledgeable constituents.” Said Loris Taylor, President & CEO, Native Public Media, “This is an exciting opportunity for two Indigenous Ambassadors to learn about ICANN and the At-Large Community, representing the best interests of Internet end users.”

The deadline for submitting applications is 17 November 2017.

ICANN wants participants to learn as much as possible during ICANN61. As part of the program, Indigenous Ambassadors will:

  • Work with an indigenous mentor for the duration of the conference.
  • Attend the ICANN Newcomer meeting with a Public Responsibility Support team representative who will facilitate the session to ensure inclusion.
  • Participate in the Fellowship morning sessions for the duration of the conference to gain an understanding of and experience with ICANN and the multistakeholder community.
  • Participate in the newcomer Onboarding Program both prior to coming to ICANN61 and during ICANN61.
  • Submit a detailed report within 30 days after the conference – describing activities and assessing the Ambassador’s experience. These reports help ICANN evaluate future Fellowship efforts.

This round of the program will launch at around the ICANN60 Public Meeting in Abu Dhabi in October 2017. In the previous round, applications for ambassadors, which was expanded to global indigenous communities, were received from nearly all continents. The two ICANN60 Ambassadors are from the United States and Bolivia, and the Indigenous Mentor is from Brazil.

ICANN encourages anyone who is qualified to apply for this special opportunity!

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 – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. 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 with a community of participants from all over the world.

November 8, 2017   No Comments

Register Now for 2017 LAC DNS Forum!

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – 7 November 2017 – Monterrey, Mexico, will be the host city of the fourth LAC DNS Forum. The theme of this year’s event, which is part of the Festival de Emprendimiento INCmty, is “Identity on the Internet, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation.”

Event: IV LAC DNS Forum
When: 16 November 2017, 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM
Where: PABELLÓN M | Av. Constitución 1002, Centro, 64000 Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
Information / Register: http://www.lacdnsforum.lat/
Fee: Free of charge

The LAC DNS Forum brings together industry, Internet policy, and technical professionals interested in debating DNS-related issues. It’s also a good opportunity to engage and network with key players and experts in the field.

The forum is open to anyone interested in issues pertaining to the domain name industry and the business opportunities it can provide. The target audience includes:

  • Country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registries, registrars, and resellers
  • Generic top-level domain (gTLD) registries, registrars, and resellers
  • Registrants
  • DNS experts
  • gTLD applicants
  • Regional TLD organizations
  • IT and Internet businesses
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Legal and intellectual property firms

This is the fourth edition of the LAC DNS Forum, first held in Buenos Aires in 2013. This year’s event is jointly organized by NIC.mx, the Latin American and Caribbean ccTLDs Organization (LACTLD), the Latin American and Caribbean Address Registry (LACNIC), the Internet Society (ISOC), the Public Interest Registry (PIR), and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

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 – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. 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 with a community of participants from all over the world.

November 7, 2017   No Comments

Request for Proposal: ICANN’s Technical Compliance Monitoring System

LOS ANGELES – 06 November 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking to identify a provider to develop and maintain a Technical Compliance Monitoring system. The Technical Compliance Monitoring system is intended to enable the ICANN org to help generic top-level domain (gTLD) registries and registrars ensure compliance with ICANN’s consensus policies, as well as the provisions described in the 2017 gTLD Base Registry Agreement and the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (contracted parties’ agreements).

This system will allow the ICANN org to operate more efficiently and engage parties in a consistent, transparent manner for issues related to compliance with the contracted parties’ agreements.

The objective of the system is to automate the monitoring of compliance to approximately 80 provisions in the contracted parties’ agreements and consensus policies (in addition to other already existing systems and processes). The system is intended to pull information from internal and external data sources, check compliance with relevant provisions, and push results to a central repository.

ICANN is seeking to identify a provider to develop this system based on ICANN’s requirements, as well as to maintain the system and develop additional enhancements.

For a complete overview of the RFP including the timeline, please see here [PDF, 259 KB].

Indications of interest should be emailed to TechnicalComplianceMonitoring-RFP@icann.org. Proposals should be electronically submitted by 23:59 on 04 December 2017 UTC using ICANN’s sourcing tool. Access to the ICANN org sourcing tool may be requested via the same email.

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 – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. 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 with a community of participants from all over the world.

November 6, 2017   No Comments

Marrakech Identified as ICANN Meeting Site for 2019 Policy Forum

LOS ANGELES – 2 November 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced today that Marrakech, Morocco, has been selected as the location in the African region to host ICANN’s 65th Public Meeting, to be held 24–27 June 2019. This Policy Forum will be hosted by the Mediterranean Federation of Internet Associations (FMAI) at the Palmeraie Resort.

ICANN holds three meetings each calendar year in different regions of the globe. ICANN Public Meetings are a central principle of ICANN’s multistakeholder model because they provide a venue for learning about ICANN, progressing policy work, conducting outreach, exchanging best practices, conducting business deals, and promoting interaction among members of the ICANN community, organization, and Board. Usually featuring more than 400 different sessions, these meetings are the focal point for individuals and representatives of the different ICANN stakeholder groups to introduce and discuss issues related to ICANN policy. Participants may attend in person or remotely. Meetings are open to everyone and registration is free.

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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 – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. 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 with a community of participants from all over the world.

November 2, 2017   No Comments

ICANN Recognizes Community Leaders

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – 2 November 2017 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recognized 49 community leaders during the ICANN60 Annual General Meeting.

The ICANN community develops and refines policies that ensure the security, stability, and resiliency of the global Internet. The ICANN organization is proud to facilitate this work and to celebrate the contributions of community leaders.

The community leaders honored at the community recognition program during ICANN60 are:

Mark Elkins Address Supporting Organization Address Council
Ajay Kumar Address Supporting Organization Address Council
Ching Chiao County Code Names Supporting Organization Council
James Bladel Generic Names Supporting Organization Council
Johan Helsingius Generic Names Supporting Organization Council
Wolf-Ulrich Knoben Generic Names Supporting Organization Council
Marília Maciel Generic Names Supporting Organization Council
Stefania Milan Generic Names Supporting Organization Council
Edward Morris Generic Names Supporting Organization Council
Hsu Phen Valerie Tan Generic Names Supporting Organization Council
Chris Wilson Commercial and Business Users Constituency
Steve Metalitz Intellectual Property Constituency
Tony Holmes Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers Constituency
Fabricio Vayra Intellectual Property Constituency
Tapani Tarvainen Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group
Farzaneh Badii Non-Commercial Users Constituency
Rafik Dammak Non-Commercial Users Constituency
Klaus Stoll Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency
Martin Silva Valent Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency
Harold Arcos At-Large Advisory Committee
Tijani Ben Jemaa At-Large Advisory Committee
Garth Bruen At-Large Advisory Committee
Mohamed El Bashir At-Large Advisory Committee
León Sánchez At-Large Advisory Committee
Wafa Dahmani Zaafouri At-Large Advisory Committee
Judith Hellerstein North American Regional At-Large Organization
Aziz Hilali African Regional At-Large Organization
Wolf Ludwig European Regional At-Large Organization
Glenn McKnight North American Regional At-Large Organization
Mark Carvell Governmental Advisory Committee
Alice Munyua Governmental Advisory Committee
Thomas Schneider Governmental Advisory Committee
Hank Kilmer Root Server System Advisory Committee
Warren Kumari Root Server System Advisory Committee
Steve Crocker Security and Stability Advisory Committee
Mark Kosters Security and Stability Advisory Committee
Damon Ashcraft Nominating Committee
Tom Barrett Nominating Committee
Eduardo Diaz Nominating Committee
Hartmut Glaser Nominating Committee
Hans Petter Holen Nominating Committee
Zahid Jamil Nominating Committee
Dave Kissoondoyal Nominating Committee
Osvaldo Novoa Nominating Committee
Amir Qayyum Nominating Committee
Jörg Schweiger Nominating Committee
Ken Stubbs Nominating Committee
Stéphane Van Gelder Nominating Committee
Tim Wicinski Nominating Committee

These community leaders concluded a term of service since ICANN57 or completed a term of service at ICANN60. ICANN recognizes community leaders at every Annual General Meeting and at every Policy Forum through the community-led Multistakeholder Ethos Award. The ICANN Board of Directors also recognizes community leaders through resolutions.

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 – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. 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 with a community of participants from all over the world.

November 2, 2017   No Comments

ICANN60 Abu Dhabi GAC Communiqué

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 2 November 2017 – Today, the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) meeting at ICANN60 issued its Abu Dhabi Communiqué.

It is available for review here [PDF, 596 KB].

November 2, 2017   No Comments

ICANN Contractual Compliance Publishes Data Protection/Privacy Statement

LOS ANGELES – 2 November 2017 –The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) today announced that it published a statement regarding the ability of registries and registrars to comply with their WHOIS and other contractual requirements related to domain name registration data in light of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Detailed guidance regarding the process and eligibility requirements will be provided shortly. View the statement here. Additional information on the ICANN org’s data protection/privacy activities is published here.

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 – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. 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 with a community of participants from all over the world.

November 2, 2017   No Comments