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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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ICANN Public Comment: Proposed Bylaws Changes Regarding Consideration of GAC Advice

ICANN Public Comment: Proposed Bylaws Changes Regarding Consideration of GAC Advice

Brief Overview: ICANN is posting for public comment proposed Bylaws revisions that would incorporate a higher voting threshold for the Board to determine not to follow the advice of the Governmental Advisory Committee. Currently, the Bylaws require a simple majority of the Board (50% + 1) to vote to...

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ICANN: Bulk Transfer of Names from IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd to Above.com Pty Ltd.

ICANN: Bulk Transfer of Names from IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd to Above.com Pty Ltd.

ICANN has authorized the bulk transfer of gTLD domain names from IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd to Above.com Pty Ltd. due to the non-renewal of IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd's Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA).

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ICANN: Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance - Process and Next Steps

ICANN: Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance - Process and Next Steps

ICANN today published Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance - Process and Next Steps, a document that describes the process to examine how, from an organizational perspective, ICANN's accountability mechanisms should be strengthened to address the absence of its historical relationship with the...

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ICANN: CPE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Updated

ICANN: CPE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Updated

ICANN has updated the CPE FAQs. The update includes revisions to existing answers based on lessons learned over the past nine months of CPE operations as well as the addition of answers to questions regarding Accelerated Invitation to CPE.

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ICANN: At-Large Seeks Your Feedback on the 2nd ATLAS Declaration

ICANN: At-Large Seeks Your Feedback on the 2nd ATLAS Declaration

The Second At-Large Summit (ATLAS II), which was held concurrently during ICANN's 50th meeting, attracted nearly 150 At-Large Structures from 70 countries.

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