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Cloudfest : 14 March 2018

Cloudfest is a place where partners and attendees become as much a part of the program as the inspiring speakers who take to the stage. CloudFest embraces and celebrates the cloud industry – it is everything new and exciting in technology and internet innovation.

Shifting Perspectives: Nothing "New" About New gTLDs Anymore
Presenter: Thorsten Einig
Where: Circus Celebration

Check the agenda and register here.

Pre-ICANN61 Policy Open House : 1 March 2018

In this interactive 60-minute open house, the focus will be an active question and answer session with the Policy Development Support Team:
  • A Walk in the Shoes of a New Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Registry Operator;
  • Name Collisions;
  • ...
Policy development processes underway:
  • Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs;
  • Protections for Red Cross National Society Names in the Domain Name System;
  • New gTLD Subsequent Procedures;
  • ...
Advisory Committee activities:
  • GAC discussion on the .AMAZON Independent Review Process;
  • RSSAC & SSAC Response to the GNSO's New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Working Group on Root Scaling;
  • SSAC Response to the ICANN Internationalized Domain Name Guidelines Working Group;
  • ...
Register by 26 February 2018!

Just announced: the .CHARITY new gTLD auction

The .CHARITY new gTLD: commencement date for auction #20 is on 18 April 2018 at 16:00 UTC.

Contention sets are on hold for these strings and are not yet eligible:
  1. .GAY
  2. .HOME
  3. .CPA
  4. .HOTEL
  5. .MAIL
  6. .MERCK
  7. .CORP
  8. .MUSIC
  9. .SPA
  10. .KID/.KIDS
More here.

GDD Industry Summit : 14 May 2018

Join the ICANN organization's Global Domains Division, ICANN accredited registrars and gTLD registries in a three-day summit to be held 14-17 May 2018, in Richmond, British Columbia (Vancouver metro area), Canada.

The GDD Industry Summit provides contracted parties an opportunity to engage and address issues of mutual interest and importance. This forum enables direct and one-on-one interaction with members of the ICANNorg's GDD team. It is not a typical ICANN meeting nor is it solely intended for discussions of policy.

New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Working Group call : 8 January 2018

The following call for the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Working Group will be held on Monday, 8 January at 20:00 UTC for 90 minutes.

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