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ALAC

4 days in the Fast Track Process

by Tina Dam on November 19, 2009

Just a brief message to keep you up to date. As of 00:00 UTC today – 4 days after the launch of the Fast Track Process we have new requests coming in. The total number is 10 requests. They spread over 5 different languages. Details about the process is at: http://www.icann.org/en/topics/idn/fast-track/ Please keep asking questions. […]

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Fast Track Status Update

by Tina Dam on November 16, 2009

The IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process was successfully launched, as planned on 16 November 2009. It was done at exactly 00:00UTC with a very joyful count-down by the Fast Track Staff Team – followed by a wooohooo The launch went smoothly. We have since monitored the system and everything is working. As of 10pm Pacific […]

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At-Large Summit – an Overview

by Nick Ashton-Hart on February 19, 2009

The Mexico City meeting is a landmark for At-Large. For the first time, the whole At-Large community will be meeting together face-to-face in the ‘At-Large Summit’. About 90 representatives of the At-Large membership of organisations (called “At-Large Structures”) are already confirmed. Mexico City meeting attendees will be able to spot them easily, as each will have a ribbon indicating their status as a Summit delegate attached to their ICANN meeting badges.

It is being held 28 February through 5 March, at the Sheraton and also at the nearby Melia Mexio Reforma hotel.

All ICANN staff, board members, and community members are invited and encouraged to attend the sessions, all of which are open to everyone.

Tell us what you think – public comment rundown

by Kieren McCarthy on February 18, 2009

In the build up to every ICANN meeting, there is always a glut of public comment periods as reports are finished in time for the community to review them before discussing them in person.

Mexico City is no exception. Although this time, it is very much easier to get a quick overview of what is out from public comment from the front page of the ICANN website (the third box down on the right). Just to present you with another avenue to finding out about these public comment periods however, there are all listed below with quick explanations of what they are and the dates when they close.

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Joint AC/SO chairs meeting video

by Kieren McCarthy on December 22, 2008

For the first time at an ICANN meeting, we held a joint Supporting Organization and Advisory Committee chairs public meeting. The idea was to get the different arms of ICANN to cover the topics and areas that most concerned them and to have their different viewpoints on the same topics outlined and discussed.

During the Cairo meeting in general, ICANN together with Domaine.info produced a number of videos covering the main sessions and topics, with each video fronted by a member of either the staff or a chair of the relevant supporting organization or advisory committee.

You can find all of those videos posted on the Cairo site at http://cai.icann.org/video, and on the ICANN main site under the “Video” tab.

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Nominating Committee selections announced

by Kieren McCarthy on September 5, 2008

The selections of the 2008 Nominating Committee have just been announced. They include:

• Two new Board members
• Two members of the ALAC
• One member of the ccNSO Council
• One member of the GNSO Council

In total, 78 individuals applied (13 female and 65 male). The geographic split saw 27 apply from Europe, 20 from North America, 15 from Africa, 14 from Asia-Pacific and 8 from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Deadline closing today on ALAC review

by Kieren McCarthy on May 2, 2008

A quick notice: the deadline for input on ALAC review is ending today (Fri 2 May 2008), so get your comments in as soon as possible if you want your perspective to be considered in the initial review of suggestions.

What do the independent reviewers want to hear about? Any observations you may have about the role of the At Large Advisory Committee, or its structure, or its operation. All submissions/comments are confidential.

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ALAC Public Forum Presentation

by Jacqueline Morris on November 1, 2007

The outgoing ALAC Chair, Jacqueline A. Morris, made a presentation at the Public Forum at the 30th ICANN meeting in Los Angeles. It’s reproduced here for your information. In general, there was mention of policy positions on IDNs, gTLD, the GNSO reform, the RAA, Ipv4 to v6 transition, and more. There were updates on the […]

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ICANN Request for Information on Domain Tasting

by Patrick Jones on August 22, 2007

The GNSO is currently conducting fact-finding on domain tasting. ICANN posted a Request for Information on 10 August, and information may be submitted through 15 September 2007. Comments may be submitted to rfi-domaintasting@icann.org and viewed at http://forum.icann.org/lists/rfi-domaintasting/. Answers and information can also be submitted to the survey at https://www.bigpulse.com/872i. For background, please see the Issues […]

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NARALO signing pictures

by Kieren McCarthy on July 20, 2007

The North American RALO was signed at the San Juan meeting. It marked the end of the Interim ALAC since the final region of the world had formed an MoU with ICANN, and the formation of a new, more representative, and hopefully more cohesive, Advisory Committee that will represent the interests of all Internet users […]