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Video: ICANN open forum at IGF 2009

by Kieren McCarthy on November 15, 2009

ICANN ran an open forum at the IGF in Sharm El Sheikh yesterday. You can view a video of the event below. ICANN and the Internet Ecosystem Presentation [PDF, 1,440K]


The New York Times and new gTLD roadshow

by Kieren McCarthy on July 14, 2009

Updated: ICANN’s new gTLD team are on the road at the moment, spreading the word about the historic expansion of the Internet’s domain name space that we as an organization have been working on for four years or so. Yesterday, they were in New York; tomorrow, they’ll be in London. Then Hong Kong on 24 […]

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Video Top Ten

by Kieren McCarthy on July 13, 2009

As many of you will hopefully be aware, we have new video software in place and most visible on our video webpage at, yes, Videos are uploaded and tagged and so more easily discoverable. Each meeting’s videos are also archived on a video page on that meeting’s website e.g. And since we now […]


Congressional Hearing on ICANN

by Kieren McCarthy on June 4, 2009

A Congressional Hearing is taking place in Washington this morning concerning ICANN and the conclusion of the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) that ICANN has with the US government. President and CEO Paul Twomey is representing ICANN on a panel of six, in front of the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet. You can […]


Video update to the Applicant Guidebook process

by Kieren McCarthy on February 4, 2009

So, no doubt you have all been wondering what exactly ICANN and its staff have been up to over January with respect to the Applicant Guidebook and the reams of comments covering the new generic top-level domain process.

In order to provide some answers and perspective, ICANN’s most senior executives dealing with the process – the CEO Paul Twomey, the COO Doug Brent and the Senior Vice President for Services Kurt Pritz – have done a video update on where we are now and where the process is going.

You can see it on the right-hand-side of this post. Enjoy.