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What the Board decided in May

by Kieren McCarthy on June 1, 2009

The Board made a number of important decisions at its May meeting. You can read the preliminary report online now at, but here is a quick rundown of the decisions made and their import.

  • A new registrars contract

After two years of work, a new contract covering the relationship between ICANN and registrars was approved by the Board.

The contract contains no less than 17 amendments and was the first overhaul of the contract since it was first approved in 2001. Read more in the official announcement:


Paris Briefing Note – overall summary of the meeting

by Kieren McCarthy on July 18, 2008

As with previous meetings, we have prepared a “briefing note” for Paris to act as a broad summary of what happened over the five days. It has been published on the Paris meeting site and we republish it below.

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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.