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Month: January 2018

Successful Candidates Selected for NextGen@ICANN61

LOS ANGELES – 5 January 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) has announced the names of the individuals who will participate in the NextGen program at ICANN61, to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from 10 to 15 March 2018.
The 15 individuals are currently engaged in studies in North American universities in the fields of computer science, law, and human rights. In addition, 5 individuals who attended a previous ICANN Public Meeting with the NextGen program will now serve as ambassadors for these newcomers.
An independent selection committee assessed the candidates. The committee selected the successful candidates based on their current studies & interest in the work currently being done in the Internet ecosystem relating to intercontinental policy & Internet governance.
The individuals selected as ICANN61 NextGen participants are:
Savannah Badalich Columbia University Jesús Colón Rosado University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus Justin Cray Cornell University Fransleidy de Jesús Díaz National University College Juan A. Figueroa Rosado University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón Allan Fret University of Puerto Rico Sarah Ingle Trinity College, University of Toronto Gabriel Jiménez Barrón University of Puerto Rico School of Law Ishan Mehta Georgia Institute of Technology Kaitlyn Rose Karpenko Columbia Law School Haley Lepp University of Washington Anna Cecile Loup University of Southern California Carolle Vodouhe University of Montreal Shamar Ward University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus James Wesley Wilson University of California, Los Angeles

The individuals selected as ICANN61 ambassadors are:
Krishna Kumar ICANN58 Joash Ntenga ICANN59 Sheilla Ayot Nyeko ICANN55 Raphael…

Public Comment Period Extended: CCT Review Team – New Sections to Draft Report of Recommendations

LOS ANGELES – 5 January 2018 – The deadline to submit comments on the new sections [PDF, 1.12 MB] of the Competition, Consumer Trust & Consumer Choice (CCT) Review Team draft report of recommendations has been extended until Monday 15 January 23:59 UTC.
Comment on the new sections.
The CCT Review Team published its draft report and recommendations for public comment in March 2017. The new sections seek to reflect results from the “Statistical Analysis of DNS Abuse in gTLDs” Report (see here for more information), and address costs of the New gTLD Program for trademark holders, based on the results from a survey conducted by the International Trademark Association (INTA) (see here [PDF, 1.4 MB] for more information). In addition, the CCT Review Team requests feedback on updates made to its parking & consumer choice related sections.
The CCT Review Team aims to publish its final report in Q1 2018.
Additional Resources
New Sections of the Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Team Draft Report (EN) [PDF, 1.12 MB] AR [PDF, 1.57 MB] ES [PDF, 1.23 MB] FR [PDF, 1.22 MB] RU [PDF, 1.14 MB] ZH [PDF, 1.02 MB]

Listen to the Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Engagement Session at ICANN60 for more information on their findings & recommendations. See here for details & recordings.
Listen to the Competition, Consumer Trust & Consumer Choice Review Webinar on New Sections of Draft Report. See here for details, recordings & transcripts available in 5 UN languages.
ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate & support these…

The Sinhala Script Community Forms the Generation Panel for Developing the Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)

LOS ANGELES – 3 January 2018 –The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (“ICANN”) today announced the formation of the Generation Panel to develop root zone Label Generation Rules (LGR) for the Sinhala script.
Following the Call for Generation Panels to Develop Root Zone Label Generation Rules, the Sinhala script community has submitted to ICANN the Proposal for Generation Panel for Sinhala Script Label Generation Ruleset for the Root Zone [PDF, 391 KB]. The ICANN org reviewed the proposal including panel composition & scope, to ensure that requirements set forth in the LGR Procedure [PDF, 772 KB], & in particular the criteria set forth in the Call for Generation Panels to Develop Root Zone Label Generation Rules, are fulfilled.
“On behalf of ICANN we are grateful to the Sinhala script community for volunteering to develop the Sinhala script LGR proposal for the root zone,” said Sarmad Hussain, the Director of IDN Programs at ICANN. “We would also like to thank Theekshana Company and the University of Colombo School of Computing in Sri Lanka for providing the institutional support to the panel.”
With composition and work plan approved, the Sinhala script Generation Panel will start its work on the label generation rules. According to the LGR Procedure [PDF, 772 KB], the starting point of any Generation Panel’s work is the Maximal Starting Repertoire (MSR), with its second version (MSR-2) released on 27 April 2015. The full specification of Generation Panel’s tasks can be found in the LGR Procedure [PDF, 772 KB] in particular, Section B.3 “Variant Rule Generation Procedure”.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to reiterate our appreciation for the efforts of many communities towards developing their root zone LGR proposals,” said Sarmad Hussain. “We still have more work to do including organizing script panels for Hebrew, Myanmar & Tibetan. I encourage interested…

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