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Policy & Regulation / Industry Updates

2016 U.S. Election: An Internet Forecast

The unexpected election of Donald Trump, along with continued Republican control of both houses of Congress will have a big impact on our US priorities. While the outlook remains unclear, we've prepared the memo below examining the initial impact the election may have on issues that matter to Internet infrastructure companies and organizations. more»

MarkMonitor Supports Brand Holders' Efforts Regarding .Feedback Registry

In the capacity that MarkMonitor has as an ICANN accredited registrar, we have observed numerous issues with registrations in the .feedback registry. These issues date back to the initial launch of .feedback earlier this year. more»

Dyn Weighs In On Whois

Dyn believes enthusiastically in the deprecation of Whois in favor of Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP). Dyn believes that Whois has long outlived its usefulness and looks forward to the deployment of RDAP as its replacement. more»

IBCA Presentation to ICANN GAC on Protection of Geographic Names in New gTLDs

The Internet Business Council for Africa (IBCA) was invited by ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to present comments it had submitted for the proposed for Protection of Geographic Names in New gTLDs during ICANN GAC session. more»

Domain Name .Africa Faces Hurdles - Q&A with Sophia Bekele

DotConnectAfrica (DCA) Trust and DCA Registry CEO Ms. Sophia Bekele recently participated in a Q&A with Mr. Gareth Van Zyl of Fin24.com, SouthAfrica, based on some pointed questions presented by the tech journalist to inquire into the current state of affairs regarding the .Africa new gTLD name and the attendant Independent Review Panel proceeding. more»

Video Interviews from ICANN 50 in London

ICANN 50 in London wrapped up in late June and proved to be an exciting and eventful conference. Discussion in London included hot topics such as Internet Governance and the IANA Functions Transition, as well as ongoing discussions regarding New gTLDs, ICANN Accountability, and policy development. more»

Neustar to Launch usTLD Stakeholder Council

In its plan to manage the usTLD, Neustar proposed to create a stakeholder council ("usTLD Stakeholder Council") to ensure that the usTLD remains a trusted space for all Americans and to facilitate stakeholder input into usTLD policies. more»

Comments and Questions by DCA Trust on .Africa at the ICANN-47 Public Forum, Durban SA

This is a complete unabridged version of the comment/questions raised by Ms. Sophia Bekele, Executive Director and CEO of DotConnectAfrica Trust, at the ICANN-47 Public Forum Meeting in Durban, Republic of South Africa on 18th July 2013. more»

SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Beijing

CircleID in collaboration with the team from Dyn Inc. and ICANN Wiki, brings you video blogs and updates from the 46th ICANN meeting in Beijing, China (7-11 April 2013). Stay tuned as we keep this page updated through out the meetings. more»

Comments by DCA TRUST on ICANN Multi-Stakeholder Model and DCA's Contribution to ICANN Africa

DCA Trust has been participating in the ICANN Global Community and attending the ICANN International Meetings regularly and actively within the past few years. DCA Trust is also a new gTLD applicant, and has submitted an application for the .Africa generic Top-Level Domain. more»