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ICANN Stands Ready for New gTLD Launch

On Tuesday 3 January 2012, our executive team met with Michael Salazar, New gTLD Program Director, to review ICANN’s readiness to open the application window for the new generic top-level domain program on Thursday, 12 January, as planned. We carefully reviewed every critical aspect. Each executive was called on to indicate whether his or her group is […]


January 6th, 2012 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , , |

New gTLD Roadshows

I have spent a lot of time on the road recently. My visits to 16 countries in three months were just one part of ICANN’s busy and successful international roadshows to raise awareness of new generic top-level domains. Since the roadshows began in September as part of the broader new gTLD awareness-raising effort, ten members […]


December 20th, 2011 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , , |

EBERO Plan Moving Forward Rapidly

Monday, 5 December marked the Request for Information (RFI) deadline that asked Emergency Back-End Registry Operator (EBERO) candidates to submit their proposals if they would like to be considered for the new gTLD EBERO Program. We received 14 RFIs from respondents in North America, South America, Asia and Europe and we plan to make the […]


December 14th, 2011 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , |

Carefully Constructed New gTLD Program Moves Forward

Senator Jay Rockefeller’s introductory statement at the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s hearing regarding ICANN’s New gTLD Program on December 8, 2011 went right to the issue: “I think we have to get used to dot-hotels. I think we have to get used to dot-auto.” With that comment, the Chairman seemed to […]


December 12th, 2011 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , |

ICANN has always tried to embrace Africa. Imagine, then, our delight that Africa has embraced us in return – with great ardor. I had the privilege of speaking Wednesday morning with the men and women attending the AFRALO capacity building program. AFRALO is the African expression of At-Large, the group within ICANN representing the voice […]


October 27th, 2011 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , |

NORC at the University of Chicago Selected to Conduct a gTLD Whois Registrant Identification Study

I am delighted to report that ICANN has engaged NORC at the University of Chicago to conduct a gTLD Whois Registrant Identification study, seeking a foundational understanding of the types of entities and kinds of potentially commercial activities observed among gTLD domain names. NORC intends to use Whois Registrant contact data to classify the kinds […]


September 28th, 2011 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , , |

If you’ve visited www.ICANN.ORG today, you might notice that the site looks different than it did last week. We’ve refreshed the look of the pages as the first step in a comprehensive overhaul of ICANN.ORG. The new look removes some clutter. For example, contrast the way links to social media tools now appear on the […]


August 15th, 2011 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , |

New Ombudsman at ICANN

Dear ICANN Community, My name is Chris LaHatte, and I am ICANN’s new Ombudsman. I will be available online to assist and facilitate the ICANN community as the organization faces many challenges from the gTLD expansion, the huge growth in Internet use in the developing world, and the cultural interplay and resolution from new participants […]


August 1st, 2011 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , |

Internet Looks to Singapore and ICANN 41 for Decision on New gTLDs

Monday, 20 June, might go down in history books as the day the Internet changed dramatically. That’s the day ICANN’s Board of Directors votes on whether to finalize the Applicant Guidebook, a document that explains how any established institution (such as a government, business, or non-profit organization) can apply to operate a generic top-level domain […]


June 18th, 2011 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , , , |

I am delighted to report that ICANN has engaged Interisle Consulting Group to survey gTLD domain name registrants, registrars, and privacy and proxy service providers regarding their willingness and ability to participate in future Whois Relay and Reveal studies. The GNSO Council has expressed interest in understanding, broadly and in depth, relay and reveal requests […]


June 17th, 2011 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , |