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    Rita Rodin Joins ICANN Board
    On June 28th, 2006 with 2 comments
    ICANN Blog reports Rita Rodin Elected to ICANN Board. Although many...
    Section: Main > Board of Directors

    VeriSign receives subpoena relating to stock option backdating
    On June 27th, 2006 with 1 comments
    GeorgeK writes "VeriSign has reported that they are cooperating with a grand...
    Section: Main > Verisign/NSI

    Renewal Agreement Drafts Now Online
    On June 27th, 2006 with 1 comments
    ICANN just posted links to three draft renewal agreements:Afilias (.INFO),...
    Section: Main > New gTLDs.org

    Open Letter to ICANN Community from NeuLevel on Renewal
    On June 27th, 2006 with 0 comments
    Keith Drazek writes "NeuLevel today submitted an Open Letter to the ICANN...
    Section: Main > New gTLDs

    On June 26th, 2006 with 2 comments
    The Register reports ICANN has extended Dr. Paul Twomey's contract for two...
    Section: Main > ICANN Staff and Structure

    Did DoC Use the IANA Contract to Convince ICANN to Nix .XXX?
    On June 25th, 2006 with 1 comments
    ICM Registry has issued a new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request about...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    Technical Difficulties
    On June 24th, 2006 with 1 comments
    We had some technical difficulties this morning and were down for a short time....
    Section: Main > ICANNWatch.org

    ICANN Announcement on Strategic Plan and Budget
    On June 24th, 2006 with 0 comments
    24 Jun 2006 4:48 AM PDT: Updates to Strategic Plan, Operating Plan, and...
    Section: Main > Budget and Expenditures

    Fewer than 8% of May '06 Domain Registrations are Real
    On June 22nd, 2006 with 4 comments
    GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons claims the vast majority of domain registrations are...
    Section: Main > Registrars

    Board Resolutions Don't Mean A Thing
    On June 22nd, 2006 with 1 comments
    Bret Fausett has the details, and they're worth reading, but the key point is...
    Section: Main > Board of DirectorsLaugh (or Cry)

    Wall Street Shines Light on .com Deal
    On June 22nd, 2006 with 0 comments
    CFIT writes "In reaction to the pending approval of the .COM registry...
    Section: Main > Verisign/NSI

    Ken Fockler Joins NomCom
    On June 21st, 2006 with 0 comments
    Ken Fockler, a well-respected former ICANN Board member known for his listening...
    Section: Main > NomCom

    Workshop on Domain Marketplace at Morocco ICANN Meeting
    On June 21st, 2006 with 0 comments
    Jothan Frakes writes "I have been asked and invited by ICANN to moderate a...
    Section: Main > ICANN Meetings

    ICANN and its knowledge of ccTLDs and ISO3166 code
    On June 20th, 2006 with 2 comments
    Elisabeth writes "Do not miss this official announcement from ICANN, in which...
    Section: Main > Country-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs)

    Registrar GoDaddy becoming spam police?
    On June 20th, 2006 with 0 comments
    fnord writes "According to SlashDot, domain name registrar GoDaddy is blocking...
    Section: Main > Registrars

    GNSO 1st Round Vote Should Be Done Now
    On June 16th, 2006 with 4 comments
    The GNSO is choosing someone for the remaining term of the open Board seat...
    Section: Main > Board of Directors

    Send a Message to NTIA
    On June 13th, 2006 with 2 comments
    The Internet Governance Project is is urging Internet users everywhere, but...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    Statements to .COM Hearing
    On June 7th, 2006 with 4 comments
    Karl Auerbach's prepared testimony is online. And, CFIT writes Today, CFIT...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    Does China Protect Domain Name Registrants' Rights Better than ICANN?
    On June 2nd, 2006 with 1 comments
    This is not exactly breaking news, but often it takes time for events in China...
    Section: Main > Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)

    ITU Reaches Out to ccTLDs
    On June 2nd, 2006 with 1 comments
    Via CircleID, ITU Launches IDN Survey and ccTLD Outreach,Today, the ITU ...
    Section: Main > ITUCountry-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs)

    House Committee to Hold Hearing on .com Deal
    On June 1st, 2006 with 1 comments
    Via CFIT, news that the House Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing...
    Section: Main > USA Goverment Relations

    NomCom Chair Resigns
    On June 1st, 2006 with 0 comments
    Since I am on the NomCom, I'll just link and report without comment: ICANN...
    Section: Main > NomCom

    Runaway Budget
    On May 31st, 2006 with 0 comments
    The ICANN Blog says it all:You can check my numbers against those in the...
    Section: Main > Budget and Expenditures

    ICANN Really Doesn't Want to Hear From You
    On May 24th, 2006 with 1 comments
    Even for ICANN, this one is pretty...
    Section: Main > Budget and ExpendituresLaugh (or Cry)

    ICM Registry Mounts FOIA Appeal
    On May 19th, 2006 with 8 comments
    The XXX drama isn't over. Today ICM Registry announced that it would file a...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy root

    The Forum MAG: Who Are These People?
    On May 18th, 2006 with 11 comments
    United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan established an Advisory Group to...
    Section: Main > WSIS

    .tel Approval Confirmed
    On May 13th, 2006 with 5 comments
    Although there's still nothing up on the ICANN front page about it, it seems...
    Section: Main > sTLDs hoping to enter legacy root

    .tel Approval Rumored
    On May 11th, 2006 with 2 comments
    Although there is nothing about it on the ICANN site at this writing, there's a...
    Section: Main > sTLDs hoping to enter legacy root

    ICANN Nix on XXX (9-5)
    On May 10th, 2006 with 4 comments
    In a characteristically open and transparent meeting (i.e. a secret one), ICANN...
    Section: Main > gTLDs hoping to enter the legacy rootUSA Goverment Relations

    An X-Ray of ICANN
    On May 5th, 2006 with 6 comments
    ICANN released its revised Operating Plan yesterday. Some items of interest: P
    Section: Main > Budget and Expenditures

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