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October, 2009

  • 8 October

    ICANN: "We have always been independent."

    Now that the JPA has expired and ICANN’s ties with the government have essentially been cut, the organization has declared that nothing has changed and that it will continue to operate exactly as it has in the past. Brad White, director of media affairs at ICANN, stated that while many …

September, 2009

  • 30 September

    New ICANN oversight model announced

    With the expiration of the JPA today, a new framework for the oversight of ICANN has been announced. The new model puts less emphasis on U.S. government involvement and relies more on input from foreign governments and the private sector. Called the Affirmation of Commitments, this new agreement lasts indefinitely. …

  • 23 September

    CADNA calls for audit of ICANN

    CADNA, a non-profit organization often at odds with ICANN, has called for a full audit of the Internet governing agency– exactly one week before the expiration of the JPA. CADNA wants the government to carefully investigate ICANN’s policies, structure, governance, and oversight methods before any changes are made to the …

  • 17 September

    ICANN receives letter of concern from Congress

    Two high-ranking Republicans from the House Judiciary Committee– Lamar Smith, R-TX, and Howard Coble, R-NC– sent a letter to new ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom this week expressing concern about the new gTLD system and the expiration of the JPA, slated to occur in less than two weeks. The two expressed …

August, 2009

  • 6 August

    More updates on call for U.S.-ICANN relationship

    In a letter sent out on August 4, two Democratic congressmen called for a permanent relationship between the United States government and ICANN. Since the event made news yesterday, more details about the situation have emerged. The letter published by the congressmen calls for the following to occur at ICANN: …

  • 5 August

    Congressmen call for permanent ICANN relationship

    With less than two months of ICANN‘s Joint Project Agreement with the United States Department of Commence remaining, two key House members are calling for permanent government involvement in the organization. House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman, D.-Calif., and Communications Subcommittee Chairman Rick Boucher, D-Va., made a statement regarding …

June, 2009

  • 30 June

    3 months of JPA remaining

    Mark your calendars. On September 30- exactly three months from today- the Joint Project Agreement between ICANN and the U.S. Department of Commerce will expire. Peter Thrush, the Chairman of ICANN’s Board of Directors, stated earlier this month that the California organisation has no intention of renewing this agreement. Besides …

  • 24 June

    NRO to US Government: "ICANN is no longer your domain"

    The Number Resource Organisation (NRO) call for an end to the United State’s special relationship with ICANN today. After the Joint Project Agreement between the two ends in September, the NRO wants to see better representation, coordination, competition, and stability in governing ICANN. NRO Chairman Adiel Akplogan hit the nail …

  • 16 June

    Africa Backs ICANN

    In a statement regarding ICANN’s current partnership with the Department of Commerce, a representative group of African registrars and government leaders officially announced its support for the organization. The group believes that Africa has benefited and will continue to benefit from the relationship. The Internet’s sound and effective coordination should …

  • 11 June

    ICANN to End JPA with U.S. Government

    For years, ICANN has operating under what’s known as the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) with the United States Department of Commerce. The agreement is for “the purpose of the joint development of the mechanisms, methods, and procedures necessary to effect the transition of Internet domain name and addressing system (DNS) …