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Una vez más, ¡llegó la hora de participar en una nueva reunión de la ICANN! Durante la reunión Nº49 de la ICANN, a realizarse entre el 23 y el 27 de marzo de 2014 en Singapur, los miembros de la comunidad, el personal y la Junta Directiva se encontrarán para continuar aprendiendo acerca de las […]

مرة أخرى، حان الوقت لأن نلتقي في أجتماع ICANN المقبل! حيث سينعقد أجتماع ICANN 49 في الفترة من 23-27 آذار 2014 في سنغافورا والذي سيجمع أعضاء المجتمع والعاملين واعضاء مجلس الأدارة معاً لمعرفة المزيد عن القضايا المؤثرة في سياسة الإنترنت وإنخراط ICANN المستمر في هذا المجال بالإضافة الى المواضيع الساخنة الأخرى مثل برنامج New gTLD […]

Novamente, nossa próxima reunião ICANN está chegando! ICANN 49 na Singapura, de 23 a 27 de março de 2014, vai reunir os membros da comunidade, colaboradores e membros da Diretoria para conhecer mais acerca das questões que afetam a política da Internet e o envolvimento contínuo da ICANN neste âmbito, bem como os temas candentes […]

A Model for Exploring WHOIS Accuracy

by Margie Milam on March 3, 2014

As previously reported, ICANN continues making headway in improving WHOIS. One aspect of this effort focuses on bringing visibility into how these improvements might be impacting overall accuracy rates. To do this, a new program is in development in which ICANN will conduct periodic WHOIS accuracy studies, publish the findings, and forward for follow-up WHOIS […]

Mitigating DNS Namespace Collisions

by John L. Crain on February 26, 2014

In line with our ongoing commitment to preserve the security, stability and resiliency of the Internet’s Identifier systems, ICANN today published a report on collisions in the DNS namespace as they relate to the New TLD program.  We would like to thank JAS Global Advisors LLC for its role in performing the studies and in […]

Help Reinvent WHOIS | Fact Finding by the EWG

by Jean-Francois Baril on February 21, 2014

ICANN is on a journey to reinvent today’s WHOIS system. The Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services (EWG) is an important part of this journey, and we need YOUR help as we approach the final phase of our work to identify a replacement for WHOIS. The EWG is currently in its final research and […]

Breaking the Ice

by Joe Catapano on February 12, 2014

By the second day of this week’s North American Network Operators Group’s 60th meeting in Atlanta, Ga., I was as likely to be asked, “How soon can you get a flight home?” as “How soon do you think we can get IPv6 fully deployed?” Sure there were concerns over an impending ice storm bearing down […]

First Middle East DNS Forum Overwhelmingly Successful

by Baher Esmat on February 11, 2014

by Baher Esmat and Fahd Batayneh There are a plethora of untapped opportunities in the Middle East’s domain name sector, both in existing domain names and new ones. Last week’s Middle East DNS Forum, held in Dubai, confirmed just that. These opportunities lie in not only new gTLDs, but also in the regional ccTLDs that […]


First Middle East DNS Forum is Around the Corner

by Baher Esmat on January 30, 2014

by Baher Esmat, Regional Vice President, Middle East The First Middle East DNS Forum will take place next week, 3-4 February 2014 in Dubai, UAE. The meeting is hosted by the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE, and is co-organized by ICANN and ISOC. The Forum is designed to become a platform for the […]

Marking another milestone in ICANN’s ongoing commitment to improve WHOIS based on recommendations from WHOIS Review Team, I am pleased to announce that the WHOIS Primer is now live and available in all six UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish). The WHOIS Primer is designed to help the average domain name user […]