ICANN’s New Vision and Five-year Strategic Plan – Community Input Requested

ICANN is seeking public input on eight areas of consideration for their new strategic plan: role clarity; community; users; internationalization and regional development; Internet governance; security and stability; operational excellence; and domain name industry engagement.  Details and a link to provide your input is available at: http://www.icann.org/en/about/planning/strategic-engagement This  public comment period runs until 2 September 2013. Additionally, ICANN is holding an open forum on the subject… Read More

ASO AC re-elects Kuo Wei Wu to ICANN Board

The ASO Address Council (AC) is pleased to announce that Mr Kuo Wei Wu has been re-elected to fill Seat 10 on the ICANN Board for a three-year term. Mr Wu’s term will start at the end of the 2013 ICANN Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Buenos Aires until the end of the 2016 ICANN AGM. The ASO AC would… Read More

NRO and ICANN comment on ITU Secretary General’s WTPF Report

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Number Resource Organization (NRO) have written to the chair of the Informal Expert Group (IEG) of the World Telecommunication Policy Forum 2013 providing further comments on the International Telecommunication Union’s Secretary-General WTPF Report. In the letter to the Chair of the IEG Mr Petko Kantchev, ICANN and NRO –… Read More

Confirmed Candidates for ICANN Board Seat 10 Election

Consistent with the ASO Memorandum of Understanding and ICANN Bylaws, the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) is responsible for the appointment of a representative to serve on Seat Number 10 of the ICANN Board. The ASO AC is pleased to announce the following five candidates for its upcoming appointment: Hago Dafalla Charles Daniel Otine Edwin Martin Salazar Vega… Read More

ICANN GPP-IPv4-2011 Implementation Comment Period

ICANN has announced a Public Comment Period relating to the implementation of GPP-IPv4-2011: Global Policy Proposal for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by the IANA. The ICANN Board announced ratification of GPP-IPv4-2011 on 17 May 2012. The proposal had reached consensus in all Regional Internet Registry (RIR) regions and was reviewed by the NRO EC and the ASO AC prior… Read More

REMINDER: ASO AC Call for Nominations for Seat 10 on the ICANN Board

On 17 August 2012, the ASO AC called for nominations for the ASO appointment to Seat 10 on the ICANN Board of Directors. The nomination period will end on 19 October 2012. If you are considering nominating someone or yourself, please do not wait until the end of the nomination phase. Nominees will need time to sign and return a… Read More

ASO AC Call for Nominations for Seat 10 on the ICANN Board

Consistent with the ASO Memorandum of Understanding and ICANN Bylaws Article VI Section 8.1.e and 8.4, the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) calls for nominations for Seat Number 10 on the ICANN Board. The ASO AC will announce the full timeline for the selection process after its September meeting. For ongoing information and notices about the selection process… Read More

NRO Acknowledges Awarding of IANA Functions Contract to ICANN

Letter from NRO Chairman regarding IANA functions contract On 10 July 2012 the Number Resource Organization acknowledged the decision by the U.S. Government Department of Commerce to award the IANA functions contract to ICANN. In this letter, from NRO Chair, John Curran, the NRO notes it looks forward to continuing its work with ICANN to facilitate community-driven policy development and… Read More

ASO AC Re-elects Raymond Plzak to ICANN Board

The ASO Address Council (AC) has selected Raymond Alan Plzak to fill Seat 9 on the ICANN Board for a three-year term. As a result, Mr. Plzak will continue as a member of the Board after the end of ICANN 44, Prague, Czech Republic from 24-29 June 2012. The ASO would like to congratulate Mr. Plzak on his re-appointment and… Read More

ICANN Formally Announces GPP-IPv4-2011 Ratification

ICANN has formally announced news that the ICANN Board has ratified the Global Policy Proposal for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by the IANA. The policy GPP-IPv4-2011 was sent to the ICANN Board by the Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Address Council on 13 March 2012. ICANN then posted the proposal for public comment from 14 March 2012 through 4 April… Read More