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US Department of Commerce Seeks Comment on IANA Functions Contract in Advance of Renewal Process

The US Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a "Notice of Inquiry" (NOI) today, seeking public comment on how to improve the IANA functions contract. ICANN performs these functions pursuant to a procurement contract that is scheduled to expire on 30 September 2011. NTIA indicates that it will consider public comments […]

February 25th, 2011 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , |

Update on ICANN Board/GAC Consultation on New gTLDs

We wanted to provide some additional information on the work being carried out by ICANN’s Board of Directors and the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to prepare for their upcoming meeting in Brussels on the new gTLD program. As detailed in our recent announcements and blog, the Board and the GAC will hold a joint workshop […]

February 16th, 2011 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , , , |

Internet Policy Expert Named as Latin American Representative

I’m proud to announce that Rodrigo de la Parra, the Director General of Prospective Regulation of Mexico’s Federal Commission of Telecommunications (Cofetel), will join ICANN as our new representative to the Latin American region. Rodrigo is already well versed in ICANN’s multi-stakeholder model, having served as the Mexican representative to the Governmental Advisory Committee. He […]

December 9th, 2010 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment