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Compared to some past meetings, Hyderabad was subject to relatively little controversy between the various parts of the community. The treatment of Inter-governmental organization (IGO) names and acronyms within new gTLDs remains one such controversy. Both the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) and the Generic Names Supporting Organisation (GNSO) debated internally on matters of structure and their role within the new Empowered Community, which replaces the US Government’s oversight following the completion of the IANA Transition.

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Mark Carvell, from the UK Government where he is responsible for global Internet governance policy has been elected as one of the vice-chairs of the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN).

 
8 November 2016   Read more...

The work of the Verified Top Level Domains Consortium received a boost this weekend when their website vtld.domains went live. The Verified Top-Level Domains (vTLD) Consortium is an informal, voluntary association of registry operators that have established standards to determine eligibility for domain name registrants. vTLDs continue to gain attention in an age when consumers are more informed about online fraud associated with their personal, financial, and health information. vTLD Consortium registry operators grant domain names only to applicants that undergo a verification process to establish that the applicant is a legitimate entity that is relevant to the specific vTLD.

 

 

 
7 November 2016   Read more...

The next ICANN meeting begins in Hyderabad on Thursday 3 November 2016. The Opening Ceremony on Saturday will be the first one where new CEO Göran Marby is in charge. To date, we have not seen significant changes under Marby’s leadership, so it will be interesting to hear his priorities.

 
3 November 2016   Read more...

Recent joiner, Zack Coleman, shares his thoughts and hopes for the Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process (PDP). 

 
7 October 2016   Read more...

At the end of last week, Com Laude and Valideus hosted a meeting for 25 members of the dot brand community to discuss the current reviews that ICANN is undertaking of Rights Protection Mechanisms and Subsequent Procedures (meaning what Round Two of the new gTLD programme will look like).

 
3 October 2016   Read more...

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