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  • Webinar: Proposed Updates to Draft Operating Standards
    on September 19, 2018 at 7:00 am

    LOS ANGELES – 19 September 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) invites the community to attend one of two webinars. The purpose of these webinars is to highlight proposed updates to the draft Operating Standards in several key areas. The presentation will be identical for both one-hour webinars, scheduled as follows: Webinar 1: 04 October 2018: 16:00 UTC [local time] Webinar 2: 05 October 2018: 00:00 UTC [local time] Webinar agenda: Overview of proposed updates to the Operating Standards Community Q&A Next steps toward publication of Operating Standards To participate, please request a calendar invitation by sending an email to mssi-secretariat@icann.org and indicating which webinar you will join. If you do not indicate a preference you will receive invites for both webinars. The overview document and webinar slides will be posted to the wiki here ahead of the webinar. Recordings of the webinars will also be posted to the wiki page once available. Background Information The ICANN Bylaws call for the development of Operating Standards to provide guidance to review teams to conduct Specific Reviews efficiently and effectively. The ICANN organization is in the process of modifying the Draft Operating Standards based on public comments received on the October 2017 draft and on the Long-Term Options to Adjust the Timeline for Specific Reviews. Best practices and process improvements from Specific Reviews that were launched and/or conducted under the new Bylaws1 are also being incorporated in the updated draft. About ICANN ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world. 1 Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review (CCT); the second Security, Stability and Resiliency Review (SSR2), and the second Registration Directory Service Review, formally WHOIS Review (RDS-WHOIS2) […]

  • German Appellate Court Rules on ICANN Request to Preserve WHOIS Data
    on September 17, 2018 at 7:00 am

    LOS ANGELES – 17 September 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced a German High Court has ruled against ICANN's plea to reconsider the Court's own decision. ICANN has been pursuing a preliminary injunction from the German Court to require EPAG, a Germany-based, ICANN-accredited registrar (that is part of the Tucows Group) to continue to collect elements of WHOIS data, as required under ICANN's Registrar Accreditation Agreement, which permits the registrar to sell domain name registrations for generic top-level domains. ICANN received a ruling from the German Higher Regional Court in Cologne ("Appellate Court") last week, that rejected ICANN's request for review ("plea of remonstrance") filed by ICANN on 17 August 2018. ICANN's plea was filed to continue the immediate appeal in the ICANN v. EPAG injunction proceedings. ICANN initiated such proceedings against EPAG, to seek assistance in interpreting the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in order to protect the data collected in WHOIS. The Appellate Court again has determined that it would not issue an injunction against EPAG. In making its ruling, the Appellate Court found that the preliminary injunction proceeding does not provide the appropriate framework for addressing the nature of the contractual disputes at issue, and that a decision in preliminary proceedings does not appear to be urgently needed. Again, the Appellate Court did not address the merits of the underlying issues with respect to the application of GDPR as it relates to WHOIS. ICANN is continuing to evaluate its next steps in light of this ruling, including possible additional filings before the German courts, as part of its public interest role in coordinating a decentralized global WHOIS for the generic top-level domain system. About ICANN ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world. […]

  • ICANN 2018 Nominating Committee Announces Updated Selections
    on September 16, 2018 at 7:00 am

    LOS ANGELES – 16 September 2018 – The ICANN 2018 Nominating Committee announces that Danko Jevtovic will begin a three-year term with the ICANN Board of Directors at the conclusion of ICANN63 in Barcelona, Spain. This is an update to the ICANN 2018 Nominating Committee’s 2 August announcement introducing selections for leadership positions within ICANN, after the Committee was informed by Lousewies van der Laan that, due to unforeseen family obligations, she is unable to extend her service to the Board after this current term. The three 2018 Nominating Committee selectees for the ICANN Board of Directors are: Rafael Ibarra Latin America / Caribbean Islands Tripti Sinha North America Danko Jevtovic Europe The Nominating Committee is charged with recruiting and selecting a portion of ICANN’s leadership. The Nominating Committee is mandated to ensure that ICANN’s overall leadership is diverse in geography, culture, skills, experience, and perspective. Selectees should meet the following basic criteria: Integrity, objectivity, and sound judgment. Support decision-making within groups. Ability to work effectively in English. Understanding of ICANN’s mission and operation. Commitment to ICANN’s success. Experience in world affairs. Ability to contribute to cultural, professional, and geographic expertise. Willingness to work long and hard, generally as volunteers, for the global public trust. To learn more about the Nominating Committee, visit http://nomcom.icann.org/ About ICANN ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique, so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world. […]

  • Data Protection/Privacy Update Webinar Scheduled for 26 September 2018
    on September 13, 2018 at 7:00 am

    LOS ANGELES – 13 September 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that it will hold a webinar on 26 September 2018 from 15:00 to 16:00 UTC to provide an update on recent ICANN data protection/privacy activities related to the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Participants are encouraged to email questions prior to the call via email to gdpr@icann.org. We will also hold a question and answer period at the end of the webinar. A full recording of the webinar will be published on icann.org for future reference. More information on ICANN's data protection/privacy activities is available here: Webinar Details & How to Attend: Date: 26 September 2018 Time: 15:00 - 16:00 UTC Join via Adobe Connect View Dial-in Information About ICANN ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world. […]

  • Request for Proposal: DNSSEC KSK Management Tools
    on September 12, 2018 at 7:00 am

    LOS ANGELES – 12 September 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN"), is soliciting proposals to identify a provider that will develop and maintain software for its affiliate Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) that will replace the existing Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) Key Signing Key (KSK) Management Tools. These tools comprise a critical component of the delivery of the IANA functions by PTI. The selected provider, in coordination with PTI, will be responsible for all aspects of development and implementation including design, programming, testing and configuration. All deliverables must be created under formal guidelines with comprehensive documentation. The software will be published under an open source license and must incorporate industry best practices with documented test cases that will be shared with the Internet community. The DNSSEC KSK Management Tools are a set of software utilities to manage the KSK life cycle, including processing Key Signing Requests (KSRs) and generating Signed Key Responses (SKRs), as part of executing the Root Zone KSK ceremonies. PTI seeks a well-qualified provider to develop and maintain this new software based on provided requirements, to provide ongoing maintenance and to develop potential future enhancements. This software will help improve the efficiency and resiliency of management of the Root Zone KSK, which can also be leveraged by other DNSSEC practitioners in their operations. For an overview of the RFP including the timeline, please click here [PDF, 182 KB] Indications of interest should be emailed to DNSSEC.KSK.Management.Tools-RFP@icann.org. Proposals should be electronically submitted by 23:59 UTC on 10 October 2018 using ICANN's sourcing tool. Access to the ICANN org sourcing tool may be requested via the same email above. About ICANN ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world. […]

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