Posts Tagged ‘GAC’

New Information for Geographic gTLD Applicants

ICANN to Require Multi-Territory Cooperation on Select New Geographic gTLDs If you are an organization currently looking to register a new gTLD for a specific geographic area, make sure you have all the facts before you apply. If your application does not stress multi-territory cooperation for your geographic gTLD or governmental support, ICANN will likely […]

ICANN Seeks Interest in IDN ccTLD Fast-Track Process

The IDNC WG recommended that as part of the implementation plan of the IDN ccTLD “fast-track” process a request for information (RFI) is sent out to all territories to gain an understanding of the interest of individual territories to participate in the Fast Track process. Participation in the RFI is not be mandatory to be […]

ICANN approves the introduction of internationalized domain names

On Thursday 25 June the Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the nonprofit corporation that coordinates the global Internet system of unique identifiers, at the closing of its 32 International public meeting in Paris, unanimously approved the introduction of Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) in the top level of […]

Paris Briefing Note – overall summary of the meeting

As with previous meetings, we have prepared a “briefing note” for Paris to act as a broad summary of what happened over the five days. It has been published on the Paris meeting site and we republish it below.

What was it?
ICANN’s 32nd international public meeting was one of three held annually to conduct policy […]

ICANN: Comment Period Closed; Updated Draft Final Report IDNC WG on Fast Track Process for IDN ccTLDs Now Available

The IDNC WG has produced its draft final report [PDF, 97K] for discussion by the GAC and the ccNSO pursuant to the charter of the IDNC WG. Please note this document has not been signed off by the IDNC Working Group. The public comment period on the draft officially closed on 23 June 2008. Summary: […]

Bulgaria Applies For IDN Domain Extension

Bulgaria has entered an official application today to ICANN for the IDN extension .бг (.bg).
ICANN had raised the issue of IDN extensions at their recent Paris Conference, with a view to introducing a “limited number of non-contentious IDN ccTLDs, while an overall long-term IDN ccTLD policy is being developed” (DomainNews).
A representative of Bulgaria’s Governmental […]

Cyrillic names many enlarge number of Russian Internet domains

PARIS, June 22 (Itar-Tass) — The number of Russian Internet domains may rocket if it is permitted to give Cyrillic names to domains, a member of the Russian delegation to the Paris meeting of the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) on internationalized domain names told Itar-Tass on Sunday. Russia is taking part in the GAC forum […]

IDN meeting

UNESCO encourages Governments to participate in the next meeting of the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), to be held in Paris from 22 to 26 June 2008, in Le Meridien Montparnasse (19, rue du Commandant Mouchotte, 75014 Paris).
The GAC plays a key role in guiding public […]