Entries categorised as Governance of Cyberspace:

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

US Commerce Department approves ICANN’s proposal for privatisation of IANA functions

Posted On June 12, 2016
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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the US Department of Commerce has found to be “satisfactory” ICANN’s proposal for transition of IANA stewardship.

In its Assessment Report of the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal, the NTIA finds that the ICANN proposal has broad community support and will achieve the following four principles:

  • support and enhance the multistakeholder model;
  • maintain the security, stability, and resiliency of the Internet DNS;
  • meet the needs and expectations of the global customers and partners of the IANA services; and
  • maintain the openness of the Internet.
  • In addition, a panel of corporate governance experts has concluded that the proposal is consistent with sound principles of good governance. For these reasons, NTIA found that the ICANN proposal “meets the criteria necessary to complete the long-promised privatization of the IANA functions”.

    See IP Watch for a timetable of the steps remaining in the transition.

     

     

     

    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.

    Draft proposal for EU Regulation on geo-blocking leaked

    Posted On May 17, 2016
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    News site Politico this week leaked a draft proposal for an EU Regulation addressing geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on place of residence or nationality within the EU, 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.