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Sticky ssNIC Registration Launch Timelines

The National Communication Authority (NCA) is the current registry administrator for the .SS domain name and by this notice it wishes to inform the general public of the launching phases and procedure of the .SS domain name. The registration process...

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DAAR Activity Project: Now Providing Personalized Monthly Reports for ccTLDs

In order to expand the effectiveness of Domain Abuse Activity Reporting (DAAR) for the community, in November 2019, country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) were invited to participate in the DAAR system designed by ICANN’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer...

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Chair’s Blog: The Year Ahead and a Preview of the January Workshop

On behalf of the ICANN Board, I wish you good health and happiness, and for those facing difficult times, please know that our thoughts are with you. The ICANN Board stands ready to work together with the org and community...

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Continuing Focus on Human Rights

ICANN org continues to evolve operational policies and practices that have an impact on the human rights of its staff and vendors. Since my last update, ICANN org has introduced training in the areas of bias and anti-harassment, launched several...

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Update on ICANN Public Meeting Innovation

At a special meeting of the ICANN Board on Thursday 14 January, the Board decided that ICANN70 will be the fourth Public Meeting to be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to Thursday’s Board meeting, ICANN org staff...

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Welcome 2021 from the ICANN Asia Pacific Office

Happy New Year! As we look ahead into the new year, I would like to take the opportunity to say that I am proud to be part of the Internet community, working with you through what has been a most...

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An Update on ICANN’s GDPR-Related Efforts

With the year coming to an end, I would like to take a moment to provide an overview of ICANN’s efforts regarding the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and what to expect in 2021. EPDP Phase 2...

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Congress Urges the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to Expedite Access to Domain Name Registration Information

On 21 December, the U.S. Congress passed a bill providing a $900 billion stimulus package for COVID-19 relief and to fund government operations (the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021). In an accompanying set of instructions, Congress directs the National Telecommunications...

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ICANN Board Approves the Risk Appetite Statement

I am pleased to announce that the ICANN Board has approved ICANN organization’s first Risk Appetite Statement. The Risk Appetite Statement articulates the level of risk that the org is willing to take and retain in order to fulfill its...

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Board Keeps ICANN Strategic Plan in Force and Unchanged

Designed to shape ICANN’s priorities, the Five-Year Strategic Plan establishes a vision and a set of objectives and goals in service of ICANN’s mission. Every year, new trends or shifts in existing trends have the potential to impact our plans....

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Board Consideration of the Auction Proceeds Report

The Cross-Community Working Group on New gTLD Auction Proceeds (CCWG-AP), formed in January 2017, was tasked with developing a proposal on the mechanism to allocate the proceeds generated from auctions of last resort used to resolve string contention in the...

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