ICANN Approves Historic Change to Internet’s Domain Name System

ICANN‘s Board of Directors has approved a plan to usher in one of the biggest changes ever to the Internet’s Domain Name System. The Board vote was 13 approving, 1 opposed, and 2 abstaining. During a special meeting, the Board approved a plan to dramatically increase the number of Internet domain name endings — called generic top-level domains (gTLDs), readmore

Get your questions answered by Bill Clinton at ICANN 40

ICANN announced in a blog post that Bill Clinton‘s talk with the ICANN community will also include questions from the audience .The questions are being accepted via email . All questions will be moderated and must be submitted no later than 10:00 am PST, Tuesday 15 March. However, ICANN announced that there will be a limited amount of time for questions.Therefore,not all questions received will be answered . (read more)

40th International Public ICANN Meeting – 13-18 March 2011 – San Francisco / Silicon Valley

ICANN 40 | Silicon Valley | 13-18 March 2011

Silicon Valley is in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California in the United States. The region is home to many of the world’s largest technology companies including Apple, Cisco, Google, HP, Intel and Oracle.

ICANN meetings are an opportunity for members of the global Internet community to convene in one place, connect with one another and participate in the development of key policies that shape the Internet’s future. Among many other important functions, these meetings integrate new members into the ICANN community. Read more »

New gTLDS: Briefing Papers for ICANN Board-GAC Consultations

In preparation for the ICANN Board-GAC consultation in Brussels on 28 February and 1 March 2011, ICANN has prepared briefing papers to address the 12 topics identified in the GAC’s Cartagena communiqué as “…outstanding and require additional discussion between the Board and the GAC.” As some of the topics were considered to overlap or be inter-related, more than one topic is covered in some of the briefing papers.

The aim of the briefing papers is to identify the areas of difference which remain between the ICANN Board and the GAC on the nominated topics to focus the discussion on the issues in Brussels.(more…)