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Month: March 2018

WIPO Domain Name Decision D2018-0188 for,,,,,,,,, …

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ICANN Requests DPA Guidance on Proposed Interim Model for GDPR Compliance

LOS ANGELES – 28 March 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (“ICANN”) has requested European data protection authorities (DPAs) provide specific guidance on the organization’s Proposed Interim Compliance Model [PDF, 922 KB] as it relates to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In letters to each of the 28 European member states’ DPAs and the European Data Protection Supervisor, ICANN asks the authorities to “help ICANN & the domain name registries & registrars to maintain the globe WHOIS in its current form, through either clarification of the GDPR, a moratorium on enforcement or other relevant actions, until a revised WHOIS policy that balances these critical public interest perspectives may be developed & implemented.”
Absent this specific guidance, the integrity of the international WHOIS system & the organization’s ability to enforce WHOIS requirements after the GDPR becomes effective will be threatened.
ICANN is concerned that continued ambiguity…

Chair’s Blog: Our Sympathies

Our community has sustained a tragic loss. It is with great sadness that I offer condolences on behalf of the ICANN Board on the passing of Stéphane Van Gelder. Stéphane was an active member of the ICANN community for many years, serving as Vice Chair & Chair of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council; Chair of the ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom), & most recently, as the Vice-Chair for Policy in the Registries Stakeholder Group, among many other roles, both formal and informal. His impact on Internet Governance and his accomplishments extended well beyond his involvement with ICANN, ranging from recent achievements such as the launch of TLD Fastrack Limited, advising prospective new generic top-level domain registry operators, & co-founding French registrar Indom. He has served on the Board of AFNIC, the non-profit organization that manages French top-level suffixes, and the French chapter of the Internet Society. While…

WIPO Domain Name Decision D2018-0002 for,,,,,,,,,

WIPO Domain Name Decision for,,,,,,,,, …

Draft Final Report of the NomCom2 Review

Open Date: 27 March 2018 Close Date: 7 May 2018 Originating Organization: Multistakeholder Strategy & Strategic Initiatives (MSSI) Categories/Tags: Reviews/Improvements, Accountability/Transparency Brief Overview: Public comment on the independent examiner’s Draft Final Report is invited as part of the second Nominating Committee Organizational Review (NomCom2). A webinar on the Draft Final Report will be hosted by the independent examiner, Analysis Group. Link:

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