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DRAFT PTI and IANA FY21 Operating Plan and Budgets
Open Date:
14 October 2019
Close Date:
27 November 2019


Originating Organization:
Finance


Categories/Tags:

Operations/Finance
Accountability/Transparency



Brief Overview:
Focusing on ICANN's commitment to the multistakeholder model, the ICANN organization seeks public comment on the operating plan and budgets for delivering the IANA functions. This is comprised of two components — the Draft FY21 Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) Operating Plan and Budget and the Draft FY21 Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Operating Plan and Budget. The PTI Operating Plan and Budget outlines the activities to deliver the core IANA functions and associated operational activities to enhance systems and processes. The IANA Operating Plan and Budget is comprised of these PTI activities, plus additional programs and costs associated with overseeing and delivering the IANA functions performed by ICANN in its role as the IANA Functions Operator that are not borne directly by PTI.
ICANN seeks structured feedback on the plans described in these documents.


Link:
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-pti-iana-fy21-op-budget-2019-10-14-en
Proposed Changes and new Additions to the IANA SLAs for ccTLD Creation and ccTLD Transfers
Open Date:
14 October 2019
Close Date:
25 November 2019


Originating Organization:
ICANN


Categories/Tags:
IANA Naming Function Contract, ICANN/PTI Contract, PTI, IANA SLAs, ccTLD creation, ccTLD transfer, SLA Change Process


Brief Overview:
Purpose: As required by the IANA Naming Function Process for Amending the IANA Naming SLAs, the purpose of this public comment proceeding is to obtain community input on a proposed change to one SLA and three proposed new SLAs which would define expectations of request processing timeliness for ccTLD creation and ccTLD transfers. If adopted, the changed SLA and new requirements will be added to the performance metrics as defined in the Service Level Agreements for the IANA Naming Functions Contract. The ccTLD delegation and transfer process is designed to assign or re-assign a ccTLD to a manager, taking into account a number of technical and public interest criteria. There is currently a single measurement of staff processing time for ccTLD delegation and transfer requests, representing the cumulative time the request is being processed by the IANA team for the life of a request. However, the processing time for this type of request varies greatly from several weeks to several months. The CSC and PTI determined that perhaps identifying new SLAs that measure these transactions in a totally different manner is...
Registration Directory Service (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team Final Report
Open Date:
8 October 2019
Close Date:
25 November 2019


Originating Organization:
ICANN Organization – Multistakeholder Strategy and Strategic Initiatives (MSSI)


Categories/Tags:
Reviews/Improvement


Brief Overview:
In its Final Report, the Registration Directory Service Review Team assessed the extent to which prior Directory Service Review recommendations have been implemented and whether the implementation has resulted in the intended effect. The review team also assessed the effectiveness of the then current generic top-level domain (gTLD) registry directory service and whether its implementation meets the legitimate needs of law enforcement, promotes consumer trust, and safeguards registrant data. The report contains 22 recommendations, covering requests for more and better data collection, policy issues to be addressed by the community, a correction of the ICANN Bylaws, and suggested reforms relating to transparency and data collection within ICANN Contractual Compliance. The recommendations were adopted with full consensus from the Review Team.
Per the ICANN Bylaws, each final report of a review team shall be published for Public Comment in advance of the Board's consideration. The Public Comment process on the Final Report was started on 8 October 2019 and is expected to close on 25 November  2019. To review the Final Report and...
Recommendations for the Technical Utilization of the Root Zone Label Generation Rules Published
LOS ANGELES – 7 October 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (lCANN) announced the release of the Recommendations for the Technical Utilization of the Root Zone Label Generation Rules by the Root Zone Label Generation Rules Study Group (RZ-LGR SG). These recommendations are being provided to the ICANN Board for further consideration.
With the availability of the Root Zone Label Generation Rules (RZ-LGR) and its fundamental role envisaged for defining the variant labels of top-level domains (TLDs), the ICANN Board asked the ICANN community (including Supporting Organizations (SOs), Advisory Committees (ACs), and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)) to study and recommend how to technically apply the RZ-LGR in a harmonized way to generic and country code top top-level domains (gTLDs/ccTLDs).
To address the request from the ICANN Board, the RZ-LGR SG was formed from the nominees of SOs, ACs, IAB, and additional volunteers from the ICANN community following the call for formation in February 2018. The SG first determined the scope of its work, and enriched it with feedback received from the community through the first public comment call in August 2018.  Based on this scope, the SG has developed a set of recommendations, which was released for public comment in May 2019. The RZ-LGR SG has now completed and published its Recommendations for...
Register Now to Participate in the 4th Eastern European DNS Forum
BRUSSELS – 2 October 2019
Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that the fourth Eastern European Domain Name System Forum (EEDNSF) will take place from 11-12 October 2019 in Yerevan, Armenia, co-organized with the .am/.հայ Registry, ISOC.AM.
The Forum follows the success of previous fora, namely in Kiev, Ukraine (2016); in Minsk, Belarus (2017); and in Moscow, Russia (2018). It is part of a series of events under the umbrella of the first N2 Forum, which aims to bring together key players of the regional and global Internet community with the theme "Together Towards a Digital Future."
The EEDNSF has been an integral part of ICANN's ongoing outreach efforts to raise awareness on issues related to the Domain Name System (DNS), and collaborate with stakeholders to uncover unique circumstances and experiences in the region. This year's agenda topics include:

Technical and policy issues related to the developments in the DNS ecosystem
Issues and challenges impacting domain name holders
DNS security and cyber hygiene
Universal Acceptance
Country Code Top Level Domains
The stakeholder journey at ICANN

Traditionally attended by over two hundred participants, the event will also have regional and global actors participate and contribute to the discussions with their areas of expertise. It will see high-level participation from...
ICANN Releases Community-Wide Survey Findings on Age Diversity and Participation
LOS ANGELES – 2 October 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published its Age Diversity and Participation Survey. It contains data and analysis drawn from 380 community respondents who were surveyed between 10 March and 19 April 2019.
The survey report offers insights into the community's perceptions of age diversity, potential and perceived barriers to participation, and its support for initiatives to enhance age diversity.
You can find the report here: go.icann.org/agesurvey  
The ICANN organization is committed to promoting greater diversity and supporting broad, inclusive participation. The topic of gender diversity is next on the agenda for the ICANN community. The Age Diversity and Participation Survey report provides useful data and findings to guide these future discussions.
The report is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Please email any feedback or questions to agesurvey@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...
Registration Open for ICANN Academy 2020 Leadership Program
LOS ANGELES – 2 October 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has issued a call for nominations for the 2020 Leadership Program, scheduled for 5–6 March in Cancún, Mexico, just prior to the ICANN67 Public Meeting.
The Leadership Program helps current and incoming leaders better understand the complexities of ICANN, while also helping to develop the facilitation skills of participants.
Interested individuals need to be endorsed by their Supporting Organization, Advisory Committee, or stakeholder group.
Please register here by Friday, 15 November 2019, 23:59 UTC. The Leadership Program does not provide financial support for travel to Cancún but does cover accommodations and offer a stipend for the days a participant is involved in the 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 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
Request for Information: ICANN Contractual Compliance Registry and Registrar Audit Services
LOS ANGELES – 27 September 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced it is soliciting information from vendors qualified to provide global audit services for the ICANN organization's Contractual Compliance department. The intent is to identify a qualified audit vendor who will be responsible for providing registry and registrar audit services to verify compliance obligations under ICANN agreements.
Expertise in performing audits and knowledge of the domain name industry are necessary to ensure an effective and high quality audit implementation.
For an overview and timeline of the Request for Information (RFI), please click here.
ICANN will review the initial indications of interest via this RFI process and will issue a subsequent Request for Proposal (RFP) with necessary details to selected bidders.
Indications of interest should be sent via email to Compliance.Audit.Services-RFI@icann.org. ICANN will provide interested parties with access to the ICANN sourcing tool (SciQuest/Jaggaer). Responses to the RFI should be electronically submitted by 23:59 UTC on 24 October 2019 using ICANN's sourcing tool.
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...
ICANN's Adiel Akplogan Inducted Into the 2019 Internet Hall of Fame
LOS ANGELES – 27 September 2019 – Today, Adiel Akplogan joined the elite ranks of notable individuals who have been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame for their significant contributions to the advancement of the global Internet. The Internet Hall of Fame inducted Akplogan, the Vice President of Technical Engagement at ICANN org, for his outstanding contribution to the Internet's growth, reach, and security in Africa. ICANN President and CEO Göran Marby said, "Adiel is the embodiment of ICANN's mission to work in the public interest. I know everyone at ICANN wishes Adiel congratulations on this significant achievement."
Akplogan has been with ICANN's Office of the Chief Technology Officer since 2015, where he develops and coordinates ICANN org's technical engagement. David Conrad, ICANN's Chief Technology Officer, said, "Adiel is key to our outreach and engagement efforts with the Internet's technical community. This recognition is well-deserved and is a testament to his dedication and contributions to the ICANN community."
Recognized as an Internet pioneer in Africa, Akplogan contributed to technical capacity-building and the deployment of some of the first private Internet Service Providers in Africa. He helped found and was the first CEO of the African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC). Akplogan said, "We dreamed and worked relentlessly to build a...
IANA Naming Function Review: Review Team Members Announced
LOS ANGELES – 26 September 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the 13-member team that will conduct the first IANA Naming Function Review (IFR).
The IFR is a new accountability mechanism created as part of the IANA stewardship transition to ensure that Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) meet the needs and expectations of its naming customers. The IANA Naming Function Review Team (IFRT) will conduct the review in accordance with the scope specified in the ICANN Bylaws, which centers around a review and evaluation of PTI's performance of the IANA naming function against the contractual requirements in the IANA Naming Function Contract.
The members of the IANA Naming Function Review Team (IFRT) are:



Name
Region
SO/AC Nomination


1
Frederico Neves
LAC
ccNSO


2
Peter Koch
EUR
ccNSO


3
Unguec Stephen Kang
AF
ccNSO nomination of non-ccNSO ccTLD manager


4
Rick Wilhelm
NA
RySG


5
Jean-Christophe Vignes
EUR
RySG


6
Kristian Ørmen
EUR
RrSG


7
Christian Dawson
NA
Commercial Stakeholder Group


8
Tomslin Samme-Nlar
AF
Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group


9
Mr. Andreas Dlamini
AF
GAC


10
Patrik Fältström
EUR
SSAC


11
Suzanne Woolf
NA...
Application Period Open for ICANN67 Community Childcare Grants Pilot Program
LOS ANGELES – 25 September 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has begun accepting applications for its Community Childcare Grants Pilot Program for ICANN67 in Cancún, Mexico. The program aims to facilitate, during ICANN meetings, the in-person participation of community members with children.
Grants up to USD 750.00 per family are available for ICANN Public Meeting participants who are bringing children and will incur expenses associated with babysitting and/or local childcare services. There will be no on-site meeting/conference-sponsored childcare services during ICANN67.
The deadline to apply for the grant is Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at 23:59 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The application can be found here. For more information, please visit the program's page here.
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.
ICANN Publishes Registry Operator Audit for Addressing DNS Security Threats
Los Angeles – 17 September 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Contractual Compliance published the Report on the Registry Operator (RO) Audit for Addressing DNS Security Threats [PDF, 277 KB]. This report summarizes the results of an audit that took place from November 2018 through June 2019.

With the conclusion of this audit, ICANN will launch an audit of registrars that will also focus on DNS security threats.

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.
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