Initial Report of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Team
Open Date:
21 November 2018
Close Date:
21 December 2018


Originating Organization:
GNSO


Categories/Tags:

Contracted Party Agreements
Policy Development
Privacy
Top-Level Domains



Brief Overview:
This public comment proceeding seeks to obtain input on the Initial Report of the EPDP on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Team. The EPDP Team is tasked with evaluating the Temporary Specification on gTLD Registration Data (Temp Spec) and deciding whether it should become an ICANN Consensus Policy as is, or with modifications, while complying with the GDPR and other relevant privacy and data protection laws and regulations.
The EPDP Team will hold a webinar on Thursday, 29 November at 14:00 UTC. The webinar will provide an overview of the Initial Report as well as more information on how to submit public comments. If you would like to sign up for the webinar, please email gnso-secs@icann.org.


Link:
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/epdp-gtld-registration-data-specs-initial-2018-11-21-en
Proposed Consensus Policy Concerning the Names of the Red Cross International Movement and Red Cross National Societies
Open Date:
21 November 2018
Close Date:
14 December 2018


Originating Organization:
GNSO


Categories/Tags:
Policy Development; Contracted Party Agreements


Brief Overview:
In accordance with the ICANN Bylaws, this public comment proceeding is intended to provide a reasonable opportunity for the public to comment on a proposed Consensus Policy concerning certain names associated with the International Red Cross Movement and all Red Cross National Societies, prior to consideration by the ICANN Board. The GNSO Council approved the proposed Consensus Policy in September 2018 and recommends its adoption by the ICANN Board. Following the close of this public comment proceeding, which is being opened for a minimum 21-day period as required by the ICANN Bylaws for this purpose, the proposed Consensus Policy and all relevant input received will be forwarded to the ICANN Board for its consideration and action.


Link:
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/red-cross-names-consensus-policy-2018-11-21-en
Fellowship Program Post-Meeting Report Now Available
LOS ANGELES – 20 November 2018 – The inaugural Fellowship Program Post-Meeting Report from ICANN63 is now available here [PDF, 391 KB]. The post-meeting report is written by fellows and provides details on their pre-meeting activities, meeting highlights, and plans to stay involved.
The Fellowship Program Post-Meeting Report is a part of the New Fellowship Program Approach, an initiative to increase program transparency and provide the community with more data and information on the activities of ICANN fellows. The report will continue to be published after every ICANN Public Meeting.
To learn more, visit the Fellowship Program webpage.
The ICANN organization welcomes suggestions on how to improve future post-meeting reports. To share your suggestions, please email fellowshipconsultation@icann.org.
About ICANN
ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.
The Eastern European DNS Forum Comes to Moscow
BRUSSELS – 19 November 2018 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that the third Eastern European Domain Name System Forum (EEDNSF) will take place from 4-5 December 2018, in Moscow, Russia, following the success of the first edition in Kiev, Ukraine (2016), and the second one in Minsk, Belarus (2017). The event is jointly organized by ICANN and the Coordination Center for National Domains .RU/.РФ (cctld.ru).
This event is part of ICANN's regional outreach efforts to raise awareness on issues related to the Domain Name System (DNS), and collaborate with stakeholders on key areas. It comes as a continuation of the earlier engagement efforts to bring global discussions on the DNS to the regional level, and uncover the contexts surrounding the regional perspectives.
Sessions on the first day will cover technical topics. The second day will be devoted to policy-related discussions. The Forum's topics include:

The current state and evolution of the Root Server System
Universal Acceptance
Internationalized Domain Names
Artificial Intelligence and the DNS
DNS abuse
Transborder legislative issues affecting the DNS

ICANN's Chief Technology Officer David Conrad, and Chief Security, Stability and Resiliency Officer John Crain will be at the event participating in discussions related to the evolution and security of the DNS...
Application for New Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) Dispute-Resolution Service Provider
Open Date:
16 November 2018
Close Date:
4 January 2019


Originating Organization:
Global Domains Division


Categories/Tags:
Legal/Regulatory


Brief Overview:
The ICANN organization requests community feedback on an application from an organization seeking approval as a new Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) dispute-resolution service provider.


Link:
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/udrp-provider-2018-11-16-en
Policy Status Report: Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP)
Open Date:
14 November 2018
Close Date:
24 December 2018


Originating Organization:
ICANN Global Domains Division


Categories/Tags:
Inter-registrar transfers, domain name transfers, Inter-registrar transfer policy


Brief Overview:
ICANN Org seeks community input on the IRTP Policy Status Report. In addition to feedback on the report, ICANN Org also requests that interested registrars and registrants complete the online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FLQRD3K to provide further details on their experience with domain name transfers.


Link:
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/irtp-status-2018-11-14-en
ICANN65 Fellowship Application Round Now Open
LOS ANGELES – 14 November 2018 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opened the Fellowship Program application round for ICANN65. This round is open only to those who have previously completed an ICANN Fellowship because ICANN65 is a Policy Forum. The meeting is from 24–27 June 2019 in Marrakesh, Morocco. The deadline to apply is 14 December 2018, 23:59 UTC. Successful candidates will be announced on 28 February 2019 on https://icann.org/.
ICANN Fellowship Program
The Fellowship Program seeks out individuals who are interested in, or already engaged in, the various aspects of ICANN's work in policymaking, the operation of the Domain Name System, and the security and stability of the global Internet. The goal of the ICANN Fellowship Program is to strengthen the diversity of the multistakeholder model by fostering opportunities for individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities to become active participants in the ICANN community.
Since its creation in 2007, the Fellowship Program has built a strong group of individuals who are actively participating in ICANN communities and in other Internet governance entities in the Internet ecosystem. Participation covers a range of activities:

Writing articles and blogs
Giving online or in-person public comments about bottom-up policymaking
Participating in Internet...
ICANN Opportunities to Participate: Reviews
LOS ANGELES – 13 November 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has several opportunities for community input and participation to announce below.
Specific Reviews are led by teams of community volunteers to assess the performance of the ICANN organization and make recommendations for improvement.

Share your public comment on the RDS-WHOIS2 Draft Report and Recommendations. The Registration Directory Service (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team is now seeking input on its Draft Report [PDF, 1.98 MB] and recommendations. Please share your public comment by 18 November 2018.
Share your public comment on the CCT Final Report and Recommendations. The Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice (CCT) Review Team is now seeking input on its Final Report [PDF, 4.89 MB] and recommendations. Please share your public comment by 27 November 2018.

Organizational Reviews are led by independent examiners to assess the extent to which ICANN's Supporting Organizations (SOs), Advisory Committees (ACs) and the NomCom fulfill their purpose and whether any changes in structure or operations are needed.

Join the webinar to learn about the SSAC2 Draft Final Report. Join the webinar on 20 November at 21:00 UTC [local time] to receive an update and pose questions to the independent examiner. The Draft Final Report [PDF, 3.18 MB] is out for public comment...
Successful Candidates Announced for ICANN64 Fellowship
LOS ANGELES – 12 November 2018 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is pleased to announce 45 individuals from 36 countries have been selected to participate in ICANN's Fellowship program at the 64th ICANN Public Meeting in Kobe, Japan to be held 9-14 March 2019.
These successful candidates represent all sectors of society including: civil, government, country code top-level domain (ccTLD) operations, academia, business community, technical, security, and end-user groups.
The Fellowship Program seeks out individuals who are interested in, or already engaged in, the various aspects of ICANN's work in policy building, the operation of the Domain Name System, and the security and stability of the global Internet. The goal of the ICANN Fellowship Program is to strengthen the diversity of the multistakeholder model by fostering opportunities for individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities to become active participants in the ICANN community.
518 applications were received for the ICANN64 Fellowship application round.
Click this link to see the list of selected candidates and learn more about the Fellowship Program.
About ICANN
ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or...
Successful Candidates Selected for NextGen@ICANN64
LOS ANGELES – 9 November 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced the successful candidates who will participate in the NextGen program at ICANN64 to be held in Kobe, Japan, from 9 to 14 March 2019.
The 12 individuals currently study law, economics, cybersecurity or computer science in universities across the Asia Pacific region. In addition, 3 individuals who attended a previous ICANN Public Meeting with the NextGen program will serve as ambassadors for these newcomers.
An independent committee assessed and selected the successful candidates based on their current studies and interest in the work currently being done on global policy and Internet governance.
The individuals selected as NextGen@ICANN64 participants are:






Han Bo
Tsinghua University


Ananya Singh
Utkal University


Wenkai Jin
Tsinghua University & School of Journalism and Communications


Elliott John Mann
Swinburne University of Technology / Law School


Desh Deepak Dwivedi
Peking University HSBC Business School, Shenzhen


Nisal Dileepa Waduge
University of Moratuwa


Dikchya Raut
National Law College, Tribhuvan University


Aisyah Shakirah Suhaidi
Universiti Malaya


Korry Tyler Kin Ping Luke
Keio University, Graduate School of Media and Governance


Jaewon Son
Graduate School of...
ICANN Board Reaffirms Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data
LOS ANGELES – 8 November 2018 – The Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) voted to reaffirm the "Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data." The full text of the Board's resolution is available here.
The Temporary Specification was originally approved by the Board on 17 May 2018 and reaffirmed on 21 August 2018, in order to establish temporary requirements for how ICANN and its contracted parties will comply with existing ICANN contractual requirements and community-developed policies in relation to the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Under the procedures for adopting Temporary Policies outlined in the Registry Agreement and Registrar Accreditation Agreement, the Board must reaffirm the adoption every 90 days, and may continue to do so for no more than a year.
For more information and to follow the latest updates, please visit the dedicated Data Protection/Privacy issues page.
About ICANN
ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique, so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as...
Public Comment Period Extended: Registration Directory Service (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team Draft Report of Recommendations
LOS ANGELES – 06 November 2018 – The deadline to submit comments on the Draft Report [PDF, 1.97 MB] of the Registration Directory Service (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team has been extended until Monday 18 November 23:59 UTC.
Comment on the new sections.
The Registration Directory Service (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team published its draft report and recommendations for public comment on 4 September 2018. The Registration Directory Service Review Team assesses the extent to which prior Directory Service Review recommendations have been implemented and implementation has resulted in the intended effect. The review team also assesses the effectiveness of the then current gTLD registry directory service and whether its implementation meets the legitimate needs of law enforcement, promotes consumer trust and safeguards registrant data. Informed by ICANN organization briefings and available documentation, the review team has formulated draft recommendations based on a factual analysis. This public comment proceeding aims at gathering community input on the RDS-WHOIS2 Review Team's proposed draft findings and recommendations.
The RDS-WHOIS2 Review Team aims to publish its final report in Q1 2019.
Additional Resources
Registration Directory Service (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team Draft Report [PDF, 1.97 MB]
Executive Summary [PDF, 285 KB]

AR [PDF, 264 KB]
ES [PDF, 212 KB]
FR [PDF, 183 KB]
RU [...

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