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It is our pleasure to share with you a few highlights, key points and takeaways from the ICANN workshop which took place in Cotonou, Benin on May 5-6. It was part of the implementation and operationalization of ICANN’s Africa Strategy. Benin’s Minister for ICT, Komi Koutche and David Olive, ICANN’s VP for Policy Development Support […]


Thursday In London

by Steve Crocker on May 12, 2014

When we last met in Singapore, the NTIA announcement on transitioning stewardship of the IANA functions was still very fresh and we adjusted our meeting schedules to begin constructive discussions in response. The processes governing these discussions are now in motion, and we want to support them with open dialogue with as many stakeholders as […]


Ever since the NTIA announced its intention to transition the stewardship of the IANA functions, the ICANN Community, our Board, and ICANN’s leadership all have been in agreement that a process on ICANN’s overall accountability is needed. This process should look at from an organizational perspective, whether and how ICANN’s broader accountability mechanisms should be […]


Tour de Bahrain

by Fahd Batayneh on May 5, 2014

by Fahd A. Batayneh — Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator, Middle East I had the pleasure of visiting the Kingdom of Bahrain during the period April 27-30, 2014 to focus only on engaging with stakeholders there away from events and conferences. This was the first visit of its kind for me since joining ICANN. In addition to […]


The new will be releasing soon, and we thought it would be valuable to reflect on the process and methodology we employed to build the new digital presence for ICANN. Consider it a bookend to the post we wrote at the beginning of the project last July, when we laid out our general approach […]


Turning Talk Into Action After NETmundial

by Fadi Chehadé on May 1, 2014

NETmundial was an exhilarating and unique experience, with its spirited and passionate discussions about principles for how together we should govern the Internet in the future. Many people remarked on how refreshing it was to see governments lining up at microphones to speak alongside members of civil society and the technical and business communities. And […]


Multistakeholder Ethos Award Nomination Process

by David Olive on April 30, 2014

Last week, ICANN launched the nomination period for the first Multistakeholder Ethos Award. ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehadé initially proposed the award at ICANN 48 in Buenos Aires. A formal public comment forum this past January sought input from the ICANN community for this effort. This award program seeks to recognize community members who […]


“.. and I’ve seen it before .. and I’ll see it again .. yes I’ve seen it before .. just little bits of history repeating“ History Repeating, Propellerheads featuring Shirley Bassey As the Internet began to grow rapidly in the early 1990s it became clear that the classful approach to routing, which had been introduced […]


The Challenge that Connects the World

by Sawsan Aldawodi on April 18, 2014

I have always known language interpretation and translation would be the field I could give the best contribution. Thanks to my native tongue, Arabic, and its accents and dialects, languages have been my passion since childhood. I was able to enhance this passion through my multiple jobs I performed during the last five years. I […]

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Making the Most of ARIN 33

by Glenn McKnight on April 18, 2014

By Glenn McKnight and Joe Catapano The 33rd meeting of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN 33) recently wrapped-up in Chicago, Ill. U.S.A at the famous Drake Hotel. The venue is steeped in history, including one bar that prides continuous operation from the day after the repeal of alcohol prohibition in the U.S. in […]