ICANN Announcements

Notice of Implementation Date for WHOIS National Laws Procedure

Today ICANN is publishing a notice of implementation of the ICANN Procedure for Handling WHOIS Conflicts with Privacy Law. The procedure will be posted for 30 days, and implemented on 17 January 2008. The draft procedure was first posted for comment on 3 December 2006. ICANN sought input on the draft procedure from the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC).

The procedure has been revised to incorporate advice from the GAC, and is available here. New language has been inserted into Sections 1.4, 2.1, 3.1 and 5.1 of the procedure, based on input received from the GAC and from members of the ICANN Board in the Los Angeles meeting. The attached pdf shows the areas of modification in yellow. The ICANN Board discussed the draft procedure during the public meeting of the Board on 2 November 2007 in Los Angeles, and noted that “the next step now would be for the staff to update their procedure in taking into account that advice [from the GAC].”


ICANN’s Registrar Data Escrow (RDE) Program

As per ICANN’s announcement dated 9 November 2007, all ICANN-Accredited Registrars are required to deposit a backup copy of their gTLD registration data with ICANN through a Registrar Data Escrow (RDE) service provider. While ICANN has selected Iron Mountain Digital as the designated agent for the RDE program, Registrars can also use a Third Party Provider (TPP) of RDE services at their own expense.

LogicBoxes has decided to integrate with Iron Mountain Digital for the RDE program. Therefore we suggest you respond to the email received from Iron Mountain Digital, and execute the necessary agreements.

We are currently in the early stages of discussing the technical and commercial aspects of this process and will keep you informed about the progress at our end, through subsequent mails.

If you have any queries or concerns, please feel free to get in touch with your LogicBoxes Account Manager.

ICANN Announcements

2008 ICANN Nominating Committee Issues Invitation for Statements of Interest in ICANN Leadership Positions

ICANN’s Nominating Committee invites Statements of Interest from the Internet community as it seeks qualified candidates to assist in ICANN’s technical and policy coordination role. Interested individuals are invited to submit a Statement of Interest to this year’s Committee for the following positions:

  • Two members of the ICANN Board of Directors
  • One member of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)
  • One member of the Council of the Country-Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)
  • Two members of the At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)

ICANN’s Nominating Committee (Nom Com) is an independent committee tasked with selecting a majority of the members of ICANN’s Board of Directors and other positions within ICANN’s Supporting Organisations. ICANN is an internationally organised, public benefit, non-profit corporation dedicated to: preserving the operational security and stability of the Internet; promoting competition; achieving broad representation of global Internet communities; and supporting the development of policies appropriate to its mission through bottom-up, consensus-based processes.

Announcements, Registries

.In Registry Downtime 7 Day Notice

The .IN Registry will be undergoing a planned downtime for maintenance on December 15, 2007. For schedule details, please click here.

We request you to inform your Sub-Resellers and Customers of this Registry-imposed downtime. We shall be reminding you of the outage once again, 24 hours prior to the scheduled downtime.

ICANN Announcements

Application Round Opens for Paris Meeting Fellowships

Program makes sure global voices are heard at ICANN’s International Public Meetings

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. : The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is putting out the call for fellowship program applications for its 32nd International Public Meeting to be held in Paris from 22-27 June 2008.

“The fellowship program plays a key role in making sure that global voices are heard at the ICANN meeting and in our various public forums,” said Theresa Swinehart, ICANN’s Vice President, Global and Strategic Partnerships.