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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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Country Code Top-Level Domain Participation in ICANN’s Domain Abuse Activity Reporting System

Since late 2019, country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) have been able to voluntarily participate in the Domain Abuse Activity Reporting (DAAR) system designed by ICANN's Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO). The DAAR system is used to study and...

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The Asia Pacific Regional Plan for FY21-25 is Ready

As a follow-up to my previous blog seeking feedback, I am pleased to announce that the Asia Pacific (APAC) Regional Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2021-2025 is now finalized. I am grateful for the input provided by the APAC community...

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ICANN President & CEO Goals for Fiscal Year 2021

The world around ICANN is changing, and ICANN needs to evolve with it. Each year, I work with the ICANN Board to develop my goals for the next fiscal year, and then work with the Executive team to build a...

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The Africa Regional Plan for FY21-25 – What it Means

I am pleased to share with you ICANN’s final Africa Regional Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2021-2025. The launch of the ICANN Strategic Plan for FY21-25 provided an opportunity to review and realign our engagement plan for Africa. Accordingly, the...

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Join the Information Transparency Initiative (ITI) Team for live demonstration of preview.icann.org

In May 2020, the Information Transparency Initiative (ITI) team released a preview of the improved ICANN.org, giving the ICANN community an opportunity to see and experiment with some of the content types they have been working on to improve accessibility...

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The Importance of ITHI to You, and How to Participate

One way ICANN fulfills its mission of ensuring the stable and secure operation of the Internet’s unique identifier systems is by monitoring and collecting Domain Name System (DNS) related data. For this purpose, ICANN has launched a number of data-collecting...

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Guidelines for Developing New ICANN Learn Courses

In-person ICANN meetings and workshops may be on hold in light of COVID-19-related travel restrictions, but we are continuing to develop self-paced online learning opportunities hosted on ICANN Learn. Capacity development is a significant way to enhance engagement with the...

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Using All the Tools in the Toolbox for Meaningful Engagement

The ICANN community’s commitment to its work during these difficult times is impressive. The COVID-19 pandemic has helped us realize that many of the tools we need are already in use, and it has pushed us to be creative with...

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Status of ICANN org’s Human Rights Impact Assessment Recommendations Implementation

ICANN org has implemented nearly half of all recommendations in the year since publishing its first-ever internal Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA). The focus has been on improving relevant processes, practices, and policies that may impact human rights concerns within...

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Domain Name System Security Facilitation Initiative Technical Study Group Begins Its Work

I’m pleased to report that the Domain Name System Security Facilitation Initiative Technical Study Group (DSFI-TSG) held its first meeting on 16 June 2020. The DSFI-TSG will now begin its work to investigate the potential mechanisms to strengthen collaboration and...

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