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Have Questions About the ICANN Accountability Process?

Have Questions About the ICANN Accountability Process?

On 14 August ICANN posted the Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance: Process and Next Steps. Since posting, we've received some questions that are compiled here together with items perhaps useful to be addressed for the community.

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"Chat" ccTLD Domains Take Top Two Positions On Aftermarket Chart

"Chat" ccTLD Domains Take Top Two Positions On Aftermarket Chart

A couple of “chat” domains, chat.fr and chat.de, took out the top two positions on the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported domains for the week ending 10 August. The domains sold for €99,999 ($133,999) and €65,000 ($87,100) respectively through Sedo.

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DotHIV Launching With A Social Purpose, To Raise Funds For AIDS-Related Projects

DotHIV Launching With A Social Purpose, To Raise Funds For AIDS-Related Projects

The launch of dozens of new gTLDs has seen a range of business plans and aims. And one that is quite unique is dotHIV, which has the launch of its General Availability on Tuesday 26 August at 14:00 UTC. Every .hiv domain name registered and every .hiv website visited will see a part of the registration...

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ICANN: Public Comment Invited: Board Working Group Report on Nominating Committee

ICANN: Public Comment Invited: Board Working Group Report on Nominating Committee

Purpose (Brief): The ICANN Board has directed that the report prepared by the Board Working Group on Nominating Committee (BWG-NomCom) relating to issues of size and composition be posted for public comment.

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ANA Wails Against New gTLDs. Again. With Advice For Brand Owners.

ANA Wails Against New gTLDs. Again. With Advice For Brand Owners.

One of America’s leading representative groups for advertisers, the Association of National Advertisers, has railed against the introduction of new gTLDs since it woke up, belatedly, to the fact that they were coming.

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ICANN: Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group Members Announced

ICANN: Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group Members Announced

As described in the 14 August 2014 posting of the Enhancing ICANN Accountability: Process and Next Steps, four respected individuals with backgrounds in academia, governmental relations, global insight, and the Affirmation of Commitments (AoC), will form the Accountability & Governance Public Experts...

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ICANN: Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .SOHU, .IMMO, .SAARLAND, .CLUB

ICANN: Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .SOHU, .IMMO, .SAARLAND, .CLUB

Purpose (Brief): Four (4) Registry Services Evaluation Process (RSEP) requests were submitted by the registry operators listed below to allow the introduction of two-character domain names for the below TLDs. In total, the requests concern 4 New gTLDs.

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.CYMRU And .WALES Countdown Begins Following Delegation

.CYMRU And .WALES Countdown Begins Following Delegation

Following ICANN’s delegation of the Welsh gTLDs .cymru and .wales, Nominet has published an update on the timetable for their availability.

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ICANN Clarifies Its Role Regarding Online Pharmacies

ICANN Clarifies Its Role Regarding Online Pharmacies

Following some recent activities, ICANN has sought to outline their responsibilities when it comes to its role and responsibilities to online pharmacies.

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Webinar: ICANN Participation in the Internet Governance Forum

Webinar: ICANN Participation in the Internet Governance Forum

You are invited to participate in an informal webinar about ICANN's participation in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on Friday, 22 August at 16:00 UTC.

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