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SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Seoul

In follow up to the last ICANN meetings in Sydney and Mexico City, CircleID in collaboration with the team from Dynamic Network Services (including Jeremy Hitchcock, CEO, Dyn Inc. & Graham Chynoweth, General Counsel, Dyn Inc.), will be bringing you video blogs and updates from the 36th ICANN meetings in Seoul (25-30 Oct 2009). Stay tuned as we keep this page updated through out the meetings. Comments and questions? Please post them below in the comment section of the page.

Updates posted in reverse chronological order.

Comments and questions? Please post them below in the comment section of the page or send us an email.


Update / Local Time: Sunday, Nov 1, 2009 at 10:22 AM — Gray Chynoweth talks about the next ICANN meeting to be held in Nairobi with Henry Mungasia, Deputy Secretary Minister of Information in Kenya, and Joe Kiragu, Administrative Manager of Kenya Network Information Center and .KE Registry.



Update / Local Time: Sunday, Nov 1, 2009 at 9:25 AM — Gray Chynoweth speaks with Jothan Frakes, COO of Minds + Machines, a company deeply involved in the introduction of new Top-Level Domain developments, about latest developments that took place at ICANN 36 in Seoul.



Update / Local Time: Sunday, Nov 1, 2009 at 9:22 AM — Gray Chynoweth sits down with Rob Hagarth, ICANN's Senior Policy Director, to talk about the latest developments during the latest meetings in Seoul.



Update / Local Time: Friday, Oct 30, 2009 at 2:05 PM — Gray Chynoweth and Alice Munyua, Communication Commission of Kenya, talk about the next ICANN meeting which will be held in Kenya as well as her perspective on discussions in that took place in Seoul with respect to the African countries.



Update / Local Time: Friday, Oct 30, 2009 at 11:05 AM — Gray Chynoweth talks to Phil Corwin of Internet Commerce Association about some the organization's concerns regarding trademark protection and how it effects domain registrants.



Update / Local Time: Friday, Oct 30, 2009 at 7:05 AM — Gray Chynoweth talks to Robin Gross, Chair of ICANN's Noncommercial Users Constituency (NCUC), about the nature of the organization and its reaction towards the introduction of new generic Top-Level Domains.



Update / Local Time: Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 11:05 AM — Gray Chynoweth speaks with Mike Rodenbaugh of Rodenbaugh Law, a long time ICANN participant and a member of the ICANN Commercial Stakeholders Group (CSG).



Update / Local Time: Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 10:50 AM — Gray Chynoweth speaks with Antony Van Couvering, CEO of Minds + Machines, regarding possible delays with the introduction of new generic Top-Level Domains.



Update / Local Time: Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 4:55 AM — Gray Chynoweth speaks with Bart Boswinkel, Senior Policy Advisor of ICANN ccNSO (Country Code Names Supporting Organization), about country code Top-Level Domains in relation to IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names) and mechanisms put in place to speed up the process.



Update / Local Time: Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 3:10 AM — Gray Chynoweth speaks with ICANN President and CEO, Rod Beckstrom, about upcoming discussions during the ICANN meetings in Seoul including the launch of specific Internationalized domain names, issues around the introduction of new Top-Level Domains and more.



Update / Local Time: Monday, Oct 26, 2009 at 10:40 AM — Gray Chynoweth and Michele Neylon, CEO of Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd, discuss InterÔÇÉRegistrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part B Policy Development Process (PDP) which was initiated at the last ICANN meeting in Sydney to address issues related to transferring of domain names from one registrar to another. Neylon explains…



Update / Local Time: Saturday, Oct 24, 2009 at 11:18 AM — Gray Chynoweth speaks with ICANN Policy Director, Marika Koning regarding the Post Domain Name Expiry Recovery working group.



Update / Local Time: Saturday, Oct 24, 2009 at 5:38 AM — Gray Chynoweth and Scott Pinzon, Director of Policy Communications at ICANN, discuss what will be the 'hot topics' at ICANN 36 in Seoul.



Update / Local Time: Saturday, Oct 24, 2009 at 5:38 AM — Jeremy Hitchcock and Gray Chynoweth talk about what to expect at ICANN 36 in Seoul, South Korea.



Update / Local Time: Saturday, Oct 24, 2009 at 5:38 AM — Jeremy Hitchcock writes: "Last time the ICANN faithful gathered in Sydney, there was a fair bit of unrest and some big unknowns. The Implementation Recommendation Taskforce (IRT) report on how Intellectual Property (IP) could be protected in the era of new Top-Level Domains (TLDs) stirred the pot (making for a great public comment session!) as did, to a lesser extent, the issue of Registry-Registrar separation in new TLDs. Additionally, everyone had big questions on their minds — when the root would be signed (and DNSSEC fully implemented), which of the IRT's recommendations would be incorporated into the new Draft Applicant Guidebook (DAG), would IP issues (or any other issue for that matter) further delay the launch of the new generic Top-Level Domian (gTLD) application process, and would ICANN and the US Department of Commerce renew the Joint Project Agreement (the document that had shaped ICANN's existence from its very beginnings)." Read More...

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