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Webinar Invitation: Evolving ICANN’s Multistakeholder Model
LOS ANGELES – 7 May 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) invites the community to continue an ongoing conversation about evolving ICANN's multistakeholder model of governance. Please join one of two webinars on 14 May 2019 at 1600 UTC or 15 May at 2300 UTC.
When the community came together at ICANN64 in Kobe, Japan, they engaged in a facilitated conversation about how to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of ICANN's multistakeholder model of governance. Based on those comments and additional input received at ICANN63, a paper requesting further feedback was posted for Public Comment on 25 April 2019. This webinar is intended to continue that discussion. Facilitator Brian Cute, who will lead the webinar, has asked those who attend to come prepared to discuss the following topics:

Provide a specific example that describes one or more of the issues that have been identified. Use fact-based examples only.
Describe the nature of the issue and specifically how it hampers the more effective functioning of the multistakeholder model.
Describe how the multistakeholder model would more effectively function if a solution or new approach to the issue could be implemented.
Describe how the multistakeholder model would more effectively function while respecting the open and inclusive nature of the multistakeholder model....
Additional 2021 ICANN Public Meeting Locations Announced
LOS ANGELES – 6 May 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the locations for two of the 2021 ICANN Public Meetings.
Cancún, Mexico, will host ICANN70 from 20-25 March 2021. The Community Forum will be held at the Cancun International Convention Center (CICC).
The Hague, Netherlands will host ICANN71 which will take place from 14-17 June 2021. The Policy Forum will be held at the World Forum.
Earlier this year, ICANN announced that Seattle, Washington, U.S., will serve as the location for ICANN72, which will be held from 23-28 October 2021 at the new Hyatt Regency Seattle.
About ICANN Public Meetings
ICANN holds three Public Meetings each calendar year in different regions of the globe. ICANN Public Meetings are a central principle of ICANN's multistakeholder model because they provide a venue for progressing policy work, conducting outreach, exchanging best practices, conducting business deals, and promoting interaction among members of the ICANN community, Board, and organization. Usually comprising more than 300 different sessions, these meetings are the focal point for individuals and representatives of the different ICANN stakeholder groups to introduce and discuss issues related to ICANN policy development. Participants may attend in person or remotely. Meetings are open to everyone and registration is free....
Proposed FY20 Operating Plan and Budget for ICANN Board Adoption Published
LOS ANGELES – 02 May 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published the proposed FY20 Operating Plan and Budget, and Five-Year Operating Plan update, after the review of public comments. This is the final proposed draft that is being sent to the Board for consideration and adoption during the Board's workshop from 1-3 May 2019.
In addition, the ICANN organization and Board Finance Committee have approved the Staff Report of Public Comments [PDF, 629 KB], which was originally published on 22 March 2019.
Under ICANN's Bylaws, after the Board adopts these documents, the Empowered Community then has the ability to reject them before the documents go into effect.
Another announcement will be sent out after adoption by the ICANN Board.
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.
Alert: Phishing Scam Email From "sales@icann.org"
LOS ANGELES – 2 May 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") has received reports that a phishing email from "sales@icann.org" has been sent to ICANN contracted parties.
The sales@icann.org email address, for example, is not a valid ICANN organization email address. Contracted parties may have recently received emails from "accounting@erp.icann.org", which is a valid ICANN org email address. If you receive an email from the "sales@icann.org" address, or any other suspicious email address, do not respond. Please forward the email in its entirety to globalsupport@icann.org.
For additional information about phishing scams, visit https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/phishing-2013-05-03-en.
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.
Process Proposal for Streamlining Organizational Reviews
Open Date:
30 April 2019
Close Date:
15 July 2019


Originating Organization:
Multistakeholder Strategy and Strategic Initiatives


Categories/Tags:

Accountability/Transparency
Bylaws
Reviews/Improvements
Strategy



Brief Overview:
Organizational reviews are a key component of ICANN accountability and transparency measures as mandated by the ICANN Bylaws, Section 4.4. The community has identified areas of the organizational review process that may benefit from streamlining. This public comment proceeding seeks to solicit community input on "Process for Streamlining Organizational Reviews: A Proposal". Specifically, the community is asked to provide feedback on four questions that are the focus of this public comment:

Do you/your organization agree with the proposed list of issues that should form the focus of the streamlining process? If not, with which do you disagree and what would you like to add?
Do you/your organization agree with the proposed underlying principles that should guide the solutions? If not, with which do you disagree and what would you like to add?
Do you/your organization agree with the community role in the streamlining process? If not, what would you propose?
Do you/your organization agree with the proposed high-level timeline? If not, what would you propose?




Link:...
Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone Version 3 (RZ-LGR-3)
Open Date:
25 April 2019
Close Date:
4 June 2019


Originating Organization:
Global Domains Division


Categories/Tags:
Top-Level Domains


Brief Overview:
The Integration Panel (IP) has successfully evaluated the Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR) proposals for 10 additional scripts, including Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Hebrew, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Sinhala, Tamil and Telugu. These proposals were finalized and submitted by the respective Generation Panels (GPs), following the release of the individual proposals for public comments. The IP has integrated these proposals, along with Arabic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Khmer, Lao and Thai scripts already integrated into the second version of the Root Zone LGR (RZ-LGR-2), to develop the third version of the Root Zone LGR (RZ-LGR-3). As per the Procedure to Develop and Maintain the Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone in Respect of IDNA Labels, the RZ-LGR-3 is being released for public comments to gather community feedback for its finalization. RZ-LGR will be used to determine valid top-level Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) labels and their variant labels.


Link:
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rz-lgr-3-2019-04-25-en
Evolving ICANN’s Multistakeholder Model
Open Date:
April 25, 2019
Close Date:
June 4, 2019


Originating Organization:
Multistakeholder Strategy and Strategic Initiatives (MSSI)


Categories/Tags:
Strategy


Brief Overview:
This public comment supports the Draft ICANN Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025. The Draft Strategic Plan includes a set of five strategic objectives. Strategic Objective #2 addresses ICANN Governance and aims to improve the effectiveness of ICANN's multistakeholder model. The strategic objectives provide guidance for establishing Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results-oriented, and Time bound (SMART) operating goals and plans to fulfill the vision and deliver on the mission over the five-year horizon of the Strategic Plan.
At ICANN64, to develop a plan to support Strategic Objective # 2, the community engaged in a facilitated conversation about how to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of ICANN's multistakeholder model of governance. Building on the conversation at ICANN64, this public comment invites the community to further define issues that challenge the effectiveness of ICANN's multistakeholder model.


Link:
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/evolving-multistakeholder-model-2019-04-25-en
ICANN Publishes Updated Domain Name Marketplace Indicators
LOS ANGELES – 17 April 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced publication of the first wave of the Domain Name Marketplace Indicators report, which presents statistics related to generic top-level domains (gTLDs) and country code top-level domains (ccTLDs).
View the Report
This report is an evolution of the previous gTLD Marketplace Health Index report (Beta), which was first published in July 2016 with twice annual reports through June 2018. This report includes expanded coverage to include ccTLD data. ICANN plans to further expand its coverage of shortlisted indicators and continue to publish these statistics twice a year to track progress against its goal of supporting the evolution of the domain name marketplace to be robust, stable and trusted.
A community Advisory Panel worked with ICANN to refine these indicators in preparation for publishing this version. Concurrent to the release of these Version 1.0 marketplace indicators, ICANN org will continue to work with the community and the Advisory Panel to evaluate additional enhancements that might be incorporated into this initiative in the future.
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...
Invitation: Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) Discussion Group
LOS ANGELES – 17 April 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking participants for the Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) discussion group.
The NCAP discussion group, as defined by the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) proposal and revised by ICANN's Office of the CTO, is an open and public group tasked with discussing issues pertaining to the work of the NCAP Study 1.
The NCAP Study 1 was authorized by the ICANN Board of Directors on 14 March 2019. The study will:

examine all prior work on the issue of name collisions and produce a summary report that brings forward important knowledge from prior work into this study, and which can act as a primer for those new to the subject.
create a list of data sets used in past studies, identify gaps, if any, and list additional data that would be required to successfully complete Studies 2 and 3.
decide if the project should proceed based on the results of the survey of prior work and the availability of data.

There are two ways to participate in the NCAP discussion group:

Individual participants – Participants are expected to actively contribute to mailing list conversations as well as meetings. Each potential participant will be required to provide a Statement of Interest (SOI) before gaining posting rights to the mailing list. It is anticipated...
Updated Request for Proposal: ICANN's Technical Compliance Monitoring System
LOS ANGELES – 10 April 2019 –The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking to identify a provider to develop and maintain a Technical Compliance Monitoring system. The Technical Compliance Monitoring system is intended to enable the ICANN organization to help generic top-level domain (gTLD) registries and registrars ensure compliance with ICANN's consensus policies, as well as the provisions described in the 2017 gTLD Base Registry Agreement and the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (contracted parties' agreements).
This system will allow the ICANN org to operate more efficiently and engage contracted parties in a consistent, transparent manner for issues related to compliance with their agreements.
The objective of the system is to automate the monitoring of compliance with approximately 77 provisions in the contracted parties' agreements and consensus policies. The system is intended to pull information from internal and external data sources, check compliance with relevant provisions, and push results to a central repository.
ICANN is seeking to identify a provider to develop this system based on ICANN's requirements, as well as to maintain the system and develop additional enhancements.
For a complete overview of the RFP including the timeline, please see here [PDF, 133 KB].
This announcement updates the previously announced...
ICANN Publishes ICANN64 By the Numbers Report
LOS ANGELES – 9 April 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published the ICANN64 By the Numbers Report, which includes technical, demographic, and attendance statistics for the most recent ICANN Public Meeting in Kobe, Japan. The report summarizes the findings from ICANN's third Community Forum of the current meeting strategy. The report is part of ICANN's commitment to transparency and support for its multistakeholder model.
ICANN64 By the Numbers Report highlights include:

1,759 checked-in participants, with 721 listing their region as Asia/Australia/Pacific.
35% of attendees participated for the first time.
275 sessions were held for a total of 516 hours.
918 attendees logged into the schedule website and mobile platform.
10,938 gigabytes of data as network traffic.
24% of network traffic was IPv6 (14% increase from ICANN63 in Barcelona, Spain).

ICANN is committed to being responsive to the community's needs. Information from the data collected gives the ICANN organization greater insight into how to maximize attendee satisfaction and identify opportunities for improvement.
Click here to download the full ICANN64 By the Numbers Report [PDF, 6.95 MB].
Please send any questions to: meetings@icann.org.
About ICANN
ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person...
ccNSO Review Assessment Report for Community Input; Join the Upcoming Webinar
LOS ANGELES – 8 April 2019 – Meridian Institute, the independent examiner performing the second review of ICANN's Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO), has published its assessment report for community consultation.
Read the report [PDF, 940 KB].
Your comments are encouraged and can be sent to reviews@icann.org until 23:59 UTC on 26 April 2019. All comments will be forwarded to the ccNSO Review Working Party mailing list which is publicly archived.
The assessment report contains important and valuable findings from the ccNSO and surrounding community on how the ccNSO fulfills its purpose, manages its structure and operations, and strives for accountability.
Findings
Based upon the findings, Meridian Institute's overall determination is that:

The ccNSO has a strong continuing purpose;
There do not seem to be significant needs to make structural or operational changes; and
The ccNSO is accountable to its constituencies, including its members.

The goal of the assessment report is to achieve agreement between the wider ICANN community and the independent examiner as to which areas of the ccNSO work well and which may benefit from improvements. Recommendations for continuous improvement based on the findings will be presented in the draft final report, expected to be published for public comment in June 2019. All organizational reviews convened after...
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