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In response, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) — the nonprofit entity that manages the global domain name system — has proposed redacting key bits of personal data from WHOIS, the system for querying databases that store the registered users of domain names and ...
Special report On March 26 – two months before new privacy protections come into effect in Europe – Goran Marby, CEO of DNS overlord ICANN, sent a letter [PDF] to each of Europe's 28 data protection authorities (DPAs) asking them to hold off punishing it over Whois. Whois is a set of databases of ...

ICANN has been told for a second time that it must fundamentally change its Whois service to become compliant with Europe's incoming privacy law – and do so within the next month. At a meeting in Brussels this week with the European Union's data protection authorities (DPAs), the US-based DNS ...
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which manages the Domain Name System (DNS), is completely unprepared for the new laws related to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect in May, according to the European Union. ICANN manages ...
Almost three years ago, the global domain name authority ICANN chartered a working group to consider how to build a replacement for the WHOIS database, a publicly-accessible record of registered domain names. Because it includes the personal information of millions of domain name registrants with ...
The US government has waded into the omni-shambles that is the internet infrastructure industry's failed effort to comply with European privacy laws. Having tried to use its behind-the-scenes influence at a recent meeting of DNS overseer ICANN to drive decisions, the Department of Commerce's frustration ...

The Whois public database of domain name registration details is dead. In a letter [PDF] sent this week to DNS overseer ICANN, Europe's data protection authorities have effectively killed off the current service, noting that it breaks the law and so will be illegal come 25 May, when GDPR comes into force.
ICANN should be a boring organization but it hired people who want to make a difference. I visited ICANN's offices in California in 2008. That was well before ICANN's finances ballooned. There were fewer than 100 employees back then. I'd characterize ICANN in 2008 as boring. It was a small organization ...
Yesterday I reviewed the massive growth in ICANN's expenses over the past 9 years. Today I'll examine growth in headcount. ICANN records the total number of W-2 employees on its tax returns, but these numbers are based on calendar years instead of financial years. ICANN's financial year ends in June.
The GDPR may have some unintended consequences for WHOIS data and ICANN when it goes into effect on May 25. ... The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a not-for-profit organization that coordinates the maintenance and procedures for the namespaces of the internet.
ICANN is in a bit of a budget crunch. Lower than expected revenues along with a re-evaluation of the required reserve fund (and tapping into it) are straining the organization. I have plenty of thoughts on how this happened and what to do about it, but I'm going to start with a series of charts showing the size ...
As the destination continues its recovery from Hurricanes Maria and Irma, Meet Puerto Rico, the organization responsible for attracting groups and conventions to Puerto Rico, reports it has successfully hosted the nonprofit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) 61 Community ...
GDPR is not the only hot topic at the ICANN 61 meeting in Puerto Rico. Discussion of ICANN's financial condition has taken up a significant fraction of the meeting time as well. It is no secret that ICANN is in a bit of a financial slump. The organization spent a ton of money on getting out from underneath U.S. ...
LOS ANGELES – The group overseeing internet addresses is scrambling to balance the privacy of website owners and the right to know who is behind online pages. The nonprofit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) began a weeklong meeting Monday focused on the fate of the ...
Adobe, Facebook, Microsoft and eBay are among a group of leading companies demanding ICANN to take a closer look at an "immediate and urgent matter" involving a subset of questionable domain name registrars. Kevin Murphy of Domain Incite reports: "The ad hoc coalition, calling itself the ...
ICANN has consistently said its intention in complying with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is to comply while at the same time maintaining access to the WHOIS domain name registration database "to greatest extent possible." On February 28, ICANN published its ...
ICANN and the mobile network operators trade body, GSM Association (GSMA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Mobile World Congress being held this week in Barcelona. The MoU aims to enhance collaboration and raise awareness about Internet governance issues that are ...

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has presented several data models to its contracted parties regarding their contractual arrangements with ICANN and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). They have gathered and presented some of the legal analysis and ...
... the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG), the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations (CANTO), the Latin American and Caribbean Country Code Top-Level Domain Association (LACTLD), and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
SINGAPORE – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), in cooperation with the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) Underserved Regions Working Group, announced the first capacity-development workshop for Asia GAC members and representatives, to be held ...
At an ICANN meeting on February 4, the board decided to end 20 bids for .corp, .home, and .mail. ICANN had previously deferred delegation of the gTLDs because of 'name collision' domains, those which have been identified as having the potential to cause problems in a private internal network if they ...
ICANN has yet to implement a solution for maintaining privacy of domain registrant records in accordance with the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which will go into effect on May 25. The organization published four original plans as temporary fixes, along with eight plans submitted by ...
ICANN's board has passed a resolution confirming that it will not delegate the .mail, .home and .corp strings as part of 2012 round of new top level domain name expansion, and has authorized a full refund for companies that applied for these strings. The strings were shelved due to concerns about name ...
Incoming European privacy laws which carry a global impact for anyone doing business in the Union are continuing to cause an epic policy meltdown at internet overseer ICANN. This week the European Commission responded [PDF] to the US-based organization's latest efforts to resolve a stark conflict ...
On World Trademark Review we have previously reported on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its potential impact on rights holders' access to accurate and reliable WHOIS data. In this guest blog, Brian J Winterfeldt, principal of the Winterfeldt IP Group and president of ICANN's ...
Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect in May 2018, and with it, a new set of tough penalties for companies that fail to adequately protect the personal data of European users. Amongst those affected are domain name registries and registrars, who are required by ICANN, ...
The Senate confirmed Redl in November after he overcame objections from Cruz, who has long railed against Obama's move to relinquish U.S. government authority over ICANN, the global nonprofit that manages the internet's domain name system. The change took effect in October 2016, meaning that ...
Putting aside for the moment Peskov's insinuation that the chief administrator of the Internet, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which abides by California's state laws, would mess around with Russia's access to the network, the question remains: Could Russia create its ...
On World Trademark Review we have previously reported on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its potential impact on rights holders' access to accurate and reliable WHOIS data. Restricted access could significantly impact trademark policing and enforcement efforts, making it an issue ...
VeriSign said it “anticipates” Nu Dot Co will execute an agreement with ICANN and assign the domain to VeriSign, upon ICANN's consent. ICANN spokesman James Cole told Bloomberg Law Jan. 10 that ICANN will now follow its processes for delegating .web. The Justice Department and a Nu Dot Co ...
A law firm commissioned by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to explore the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on publicly available WHOIS data has recommended a temporary 'layered access' solution be adopted. While this will buy time to ...
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced that it is deferring enforcement actions over non-compliance with contractual obligations relating to the handling of registration data. The move is designed to ease registry and registrar concern over the ability to meet both ICANN and ...
Over the last three months of 2017, EFF has been representing the interests of Internet users and innovators at three very different global Internet governance meetings; ICANN, the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS), and this week in Geneva, the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF). All of these ...
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the domain name administrator, has been reviewing—for more than a year—an internal process for determining whether applicants that claim to represent a community should get “priority status” over other applicants. That review has ...
Champika Wijayatunga, the Security, Stability and Resiliency Regional Manager at ICANN spoke about what ICANN is and what they do. In case you were wondering, the ICANN or Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers deals with assigning names and numbers to web addresses. So what ...
Those organizations that coughed up cash to be in the running to oversee the top-level domains will be given a full refund, ICANN said, in what it clearly considers an act of generosity. It notes that it doesn't officially have to hand the full sum back, but that it will do so out of "fairness." The applicants are no ...
This is a debate that has been simmering for well over a decade at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a nonprofit NGO responsible for the fate of WHOIS data. But the implementation of the GDPR later this year has pushed the issue to the forefront of the organization's ...
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is planning to assess the use and effectiveness of sunrise and trademark claims rights protection mechanisms. In an announcement made yesterday, January 29, ICANN said it was seeking to identify suppliers that could develop and ...
In recent years, ICANN has moved to make more domain suffixes available, due to a shortage of available web addresses tied to the “.com” ...
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has appointed Cherine Chalaby and Chris Disspain as the new chair and ...
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has appointed Cherine Chalaby and Chris Disspain as the new chair and ...
LOS ANGELES - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced in a press release the opening of ...
An annual meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ended Friday without resolving a looming standoff between ...
For many years it has been perceived that intellectual property interests, and those that advance them, face a less-than-welcoming environment ...
Internet overlord ICANN has hit on an ingenious solution to the impending collision of the domain name system's Whois service and incoming ...
Internet overlord ICANN has hit on an ingenious solution to the impending collision of the domain name system's Whois service and incoming ...
Heather Forrest has been elected as the chair of ICANN's Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council, the first time that an ...
EFF is at ICANN's 60th meeting in Abu Dhabi this week. Along with other members of ICANN's Non-Commercial Users Constituency, we are ...
An independent review panel (IRP) has ordered the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' (ICANN) board to reevaluate its decision to refuse ...
ICANN maintains an up-to-date list of all open Sunrise periods here. This list also provides the closing date of the Sunrise period. We will ...


 

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