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Key Topics to Follow During ICANN 57 in Hyderabad

Posted On November 1, 2016
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The key issues for consideration at the forthcoming ICANN 57 meeting, according to Mayer Brown, are:

  1. ICANN Accountability Post-IANA Transition
  2. Geographic Names
  3. Domain Name Registration Data
  4. Trademark Rights Protection Mechanism Review
  5. Content Regulation, Mitigating Abuse and Enhancing Trust in the DNS
  6. Subsequent Procedures for Additional New gTLD Applications

US government intends IANA functions transfer to ICANN by 1 October 2016

Posted On August 18, 2016
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The United States Commerce Department has confirmed it will hand over oversight of the internet domain name system root zone and other core internet infrastructure registries to the ICANN no later than 1 October 2016.

Six key issues under consideration at ICANN 56

Posted On June 26, 2016
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Dispute resolution mechanisms, a further round of new gTLD applications, and enhancing accountability are among the key issues to be considered at the 56th meeting of ICANN being held in Helsinki.

A discussion of the following 6 key issues under consideration at ICANN 56 is set out in a Mayer Brown report:

  1. Review of the Trademark Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure
  2. Development of subsequent new gTLD procedures
  3. Devising a  next-generation gTLD registration directory service to replace WHOIS
  4. Amendments to Registry Agreements
  5. Enhancing ICANN accountability
  6. Proposals for dealing with geographic names

Divided views in US on IANA stewardship transition

Posted On June 6, 2016
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Witnesses before the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation hearing examining the plan for IANA authority were divided on when—and whether—to transition stewardship, reports Mayer Brown.

ICANN sued by unsuccessful new gTLD applicant

Posted On May 9, 2016
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ICANN has been sued by the disgruntled new gTLD applicant DotConnectAfrica, in order to prevent the delegation of .AFRICA to its rival applicant ZA Central Registry, reports Hogan Lovells.

Five key take-aways from ICANN 55 meeting in Marrakesh

Posted On April 26, 2016
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For a summary of the key outcomes of the 55th meeting of ICANN in Marrakesh, March 2016, see this Mayer Brown report.

ICANN Marrakesh meeting reaches milestone for IANA transition

Posted On March 11, 2016
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The Board of ICANN has sent a package of proposals to the US government which, if approved, will see ICANN become the manager of the registries for domain names, IP addresses and protocol parameters essential for the functioning of the global internet, reports IP Watch.

Governments agree to ICANN accountability proposals, giving green light for IANA transition

Posted On March 11, 2016
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Governments at the ICANN 55 meeting in Marrakesh have agreed to not object to the final proposal on enhancing ICANN accountability, clearing the way for handover from the US Department of Commerce to ICANN of the management of the central root zone of the domain name system, reports IP Watch.

Expectations for success of IANA transition

Posted On March 9, 2016
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The 55th meeting of ICANN in Marrakesh this week is expected to finalise the last proposal necessary for the transition of the IANA responsibilities, reports IP Watch.

ICANN demands compliance by cyberflight-permitting registrar

Posted On March 4, 2016
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ICANN has sent a notice of non-compliance to a registrar, Visesh Infotecnics Ltd. d/b/a Signdomains.com, for failure to comply with new rules designed to prevent so-called “cyberflight”, reports Dorsey & Whitney.