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Sticky ssNIC Registration Launch Timelines

The National Communication Authority (NCA) is the current registry administrator for the .SS domain name and by this notice it wishes to inform the general public of the launching phases and procedure of the .SS domain name. The registration process...

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Chair’s Blog: September Virtual Board Workshop

Last week, from 9 to 11 September, the ICANN Board held a virtual workshop focused on organizing our work and ensuring that we are fully prepared to deliver on our operational priorities. With ICANN69, our Annual General Meeting (AGM), quickly...

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ICANN Installs Root Server Cluster in Singapore

I am pleased to update our community on the installation of an ICANN Managed Root Server (IMRS) cluster in Singapore. This new cluster will help to increase the root server capacity for the Asia Pacific region and bolster the resiliency...

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ICANN Extends Coronavirus-Related Travel and Meetings Guidance to 31 December

I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe during these unprecedented times. We appreciate all the work our community is undertaking, despite the limitations as a result of COVID-19. I would like to share with you that ICANN...

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A Roadmap for Success: ICANN Affiliate PTI Publishes First Strategic Plan

Today, we published the first Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) strategic plan, the last step in fulfilling the implementation plan outlined in the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) stewardship transition by the cross-community working group. To view the strategic plan, click...

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What’s New on the RDDS Roadmap?

As part of an effort to keep the community informed about the evolution of policy and management of registration data, new information about the ICANN org’s ongoing projects related to Registration Data Directory Services (RDDS) has been published. This roadmap,...

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Chair’s Blog: Board Priorities Ahead of September Remote Workshop

This week, the Board will be meeting remotely from 9 to 11 September to discuss and deliberate on several pressing issues. While the present circumstances continue to disrupt how the Board normally meets and conducts its business, it’s important that...

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ICANN OCTO Publications: Supporting Technical Engagement

ICANN’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) is tasked with the formidable mission: to help improve the technical posture of ICANN in the world. As part of this mission, the OCTO team creates and publishes a portfolio of research...

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Working Toward a More Secure Domain Name System (DNS) Ecosystem

The Domain Name System Security Facilitation Initiative Technical Study Group (DSFI-TSG) is now well underway and has completed its first major milestone: finalizing its charter and scope. Attacks on the DNS rarely impact only one actor in the Internet ecosystem...

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2020 Nominating Committee (NomCom): An Update on the Selection Process

In May 2020, we shared an update on the 2020 NomCom’s progress with selecting qualified candidates for open ICANN leadership positions. At that time, we advised that the COVID-19 pandemic would require us to revise our timeline. As you know,...

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Public Comment on the GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Working Group Draft Final Report Now Open

On behalf of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) New generic top-level domain (gTLD) Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group (WG), we are pleased to announce the publication of our draft Final Report and the start of the...

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