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Important Update – ICANN68 to be Held as Zoom Webinars

On the first day of ICANN68, several sessions were subject to instances of disruption, or “Zoombombing.” This occurs when Internet trolls interrupt public Zoom meetings and use Zoom’s features to share offensive audio, images, and video.The individuals responsible for these...

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ICANN68: 2020 Nominating Committee (NomCom) Update

The 2020 Nominating Committee (NomCom) is over halfway through its recruiting timeline for open ICANN leadership positions. Ahead of ICANN68, we want to provide you with an update on how the search is progressing. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it...

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Board Work Ahead of and During ICANN68

Over the past few months, ICANN org and the community have been working diligently to ensure that ICANN68, our second virtual ICANN Public Meeting and the first-ever Virtual Policy Forum, is capable of supporting the community’s ongoing policy and development...

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Countdown to ICANN68 – ICANN

I am looking forward to welcoming you to the ICANN68 Virtual Policy Forum. While we were unable to hold the meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the meeting will be held in the Kuala Lumpur time zone (UTC+8). I’d like to...

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Zoom Enhanced Security & Feature Updates

Following a number of updates to Zoom in the past weeks, we felt that this would be a good time to review both ICANN org’s and the ICANN community’s usage of the application. You may recall our message last month...

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Selection of the first recipient of Tarek Kamel Fellowship Recognition

We are proud to announce that Abdalmonem Galila has been selected as the first-ever recipient of the Tarek Kamel Fellowship Recognition. Galila, who lives in Egypt, is among the fellows who were selected to attend ICANN68. The Tarek Kamel Fellowship...

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Introducing the Identifier Research, Operations, and Security Function

In October 2018, ICANN President and CEO Göran Marby announced the decision to place the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions under my role as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Prior to this, my function – the Office of the CTO...

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ICANN and the Schools on Internet Governance

Building capacity or providing training in Internet Governance (IG) is critical to enabling stakeholder groups to participate fully in all IG-related processes. Schools on Internet Governance (SIGs) were created specifically to support this objective. The first SIG emerged in 2007,...

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Expanded Interpretation Services for ICANN68

Interpretation is an important feature of ICANN Public Meetings. To enable broader participation and facilitate the community’s work, ICANN org makes many events, meetings, and content accessible in the six United Nations languages – Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and...

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Organizational Changes Coming to ICANN org

In this day and age, all organizations experience change; whether planned or unplanned, change is inevitable. This requires us to be responsive and adaptable. As stewards of ICANN org, my Executive team and I take this responsibility seriously. Whenever changes...

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