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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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What ITHI Can Tell Us About Resolver Concentration

In July 2020, we published a blog in which we presented one of ICANN’s research initiatives – the Identifier Technology Health Indicators (ITHI) – describing why it is important for the Internet ecosystem and why we are keen to welcome...

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ICANN at the 15th Internet Governance Forum

The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which will be held virtually due to COVID-19, officially opens on 9 November and closes on 17 November. Pre-events and other working sessions will be held from 2 to 6...

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Thank You for a Successful ICANN69

Thank you to everyone who helped make the ICANN69 Virtual Annual General Meeting a success. This was our largest Virtual Public Meeting ever, with over 1,616 registered attendees from 157 countries. ICANN69 Statistics In the coming weeks, we’ll release the...

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Recognizing ICANN Community Contributions in 2020

The ICANN organization is grateful for the community’s tireless efforts and cooperative spirit shown over the last year. The collaborative contributions that community members have made through our Supporting Organizations, Advisory Committees, and other groups are central to supporting ICANN’s...

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2020 Hindsight After 20 Years

After two decades of involvement with ICANN, I am stepping down from the Board of Directors, where I served for nine years. I have spent considerable time of late reflecting on the past 20 years and I have isolated some...

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Enhancing the Effectiveness of ICANN’s Multistakeholder Model Moves into Implementation

Each day, the ICANN community comes together to develop policies that will ultimately impact how the world interacts with the Internet through its system of unique identifiers. At the heart of this important work is the ICANN multistakeholder model –...

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Promoting Mutual Respect at Public Meetings

As ICANN69 approaches, the ICANN Office of the Ombudsman would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your commitment to and respect for ICANN’s consensus-based, multistakeholder process of policymaking. ICANN Public Meetings are an important forum...

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ICANN69: Registration and Meeting Schedule Access

As you may have read in my earlier blog, ICANN69 is rapidly approaching, and we have made several changes to enhance and secure the meeting sessions. One of the new requirements is that everyone must register for ICANN69 in order to view...

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ICANN69 Begins 13 October – ICANN

I am delighted to welcome you to the third and most ambitious ICANN Virtual Public Meeting to date, the ICANN69 Annual General Meeting (AGM). Originally scheduled to take place in Hamburg, Germany, this meeting is now being held virtually in the...

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Collaboration and Consensus: Understanding the EPDP’s Work

This August, the Expedited Policy Development Process Phase 2 team submitted its Phase 2 Final Report, which outlines 22 recommendations for a System for Standardized Access/Disclosure (SSAD) for nonpublic generic top-level domain (gTLD) registration data, as well as additional recommendations...

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